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‘Sab Golmaal Hai’ — twists, turns and chuckles all the way

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It is said that opportunity does not knock twice. Comedian Milto Berle, however, once aptly quipped, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” The latter version of the saying, more or less, is what ‘Sab Golmaal Hai’ – a theatre play being staged at the Arts Council from May 13 onwards – is about. The […]

CJP takes notice of disabled girl’s rape

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NAWABSHAH: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP]) Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the rape case of a 12-year-old disabled girl of Nawabshah and has ordered the IG of the Sindh Police to submit a report accordingly. According to police, a resident of Hashim Town, Ghulam Fareed Abbasi, reported that accused Ali Raza Rajput raped […]

Senate passes amendment in Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953

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Senate on Monday passed amendment in the Pakistan Air Force Act, 1953 that gives powers to the Air Force to reopen cases, with retrospective effect, against retired officers under the Air Force Act by majority vote with the government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf joining hands. The senators from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), however did […]

Together we’re cutting climate and disaster risks

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It’s a simple fact that as we continue to pump record levels of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere we are ramping up disaster risk around the globe now and for generations to come. It goes with the sobering reality of warming and rising seas and widespread changes in the Earth’s systems that are influencing […]

Victims seek SC inquiry into TV show accident

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ISLAMABAD: Family members of those injured when the seating area collapsed during a recording of a television game show approached the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking an inquiry into the failure of police and government authorities to pursue the case. Also on Monday, Nilor police formally lodged an FIR against the management of ARY and […]

Senate passes companies bill to encourage corporatisation

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Senate passed “The Companies Bill, 2017” on Monday with an aim to encourage and promote corporatisation in the country based on best international practices. Minister for Law Zahid Hamid presented the bill in Senate and elaborating its salient features said that it is aimed at ensuring that the procedures of doing business in the country […]

Call for media code to curb sensationalism

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LAHORE: Media owners, practitioners and regulators should evolve a code to curb “sensationalism” as race amongst TV channels for “breaking the news” is affecting the media credibility and shrinking the number of viewers. This was crux of speeches delivered at a seminar on ‘Quality of media content, role of regulators, media professionals and owners’, arranged […]

Health is wealth: National media to support govt’s awareness campaign

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination [NHS] on Monday received a nod from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority [PEMRA] as well as national TV and radio stations for broadcasting public service messages. The agreement is in line with the public service message ruling within the [PEMRA] Ordinance, Section 20 (e) Act […]

PPF concerned over a year imprisonment to Iranian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Rouhani, President of Islamic Republic Iran expressed concern over the one year imprisonment to Isa Saharkhiz for “insulting the former president” and “defaming the head of the judiciary” on April 26. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged Iranian government to immediately release […]