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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Pakistan: Journalist arrested posting critical posts on Facebook

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Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on June 29 charged Zafar Achakzai, a journalist working for Daily “Qudrat” in the city of Quetta, under the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016. Local journalists believe Achakzai was arrested for comments he had posted on Facebook criticizing security agencies and the arrest of Majeed Khan Achakzai, a member […]


THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE > LIFE & STYLE > TV & FILM EID BOX OFFICE: ‘Yalghaar’ leads the pack with ‘Mehrunnisa’ inching closer

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KARACHI  :This Eid saw two local film releases, Yalghaar andMehrunissa V Lub U, alongside four international films, namely Transformers: The Last Knight, Despicable Me 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baby Driver. Just like last Eidul Azha, local films did not have to compete with any Indian films but even with the four foreign releases, Yalghaar and Mehrunissa dominated […]


Police investigate female journalist’s murder

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KARACHI: Police have registered a murder case against unidentified persons over the alleged killing of a female journalist in Karachi. An FIR, No 140/17, has been registered at the Brigade police station under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). The case was registered on behalf of the victim’s brother Zafar. Zeeba Burney, 65, was found […]


Pemra did not issue any direction for Parachinar tragedy coverage

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Wednesday clarified that it had not issued any instructions to television channels for not airing news regarding tragic terrorist’ attacks in Parachinar. In a statement issued here, Pemra clarified the fake news being aired by some TV channels that Pemra had issued instructions to TV channels not to […]


Mehrunisa V Lub U being released on Eid

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KARACHI: Since the electronic media is not allowed to shoot footage from inside the cinema hall during a movie premiere, its members try and make most of the red carpet event that precedes the film screening. This is exactly what happened on Friday night at the premiere of the film Mehrunisa V Lub U (MVLU) […]


Polluted water of Indus delta threatens coastal life, ecology

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KARACHI: All 18 creeks of the Indus delta have been polluted to the extent of giving rise to serious health and ecological implications, reveals a recent study conducted by Karachi University’s Institute of Environmental Studies. Out of 18 creeks surveyed, 11 are located in Shah Bundar while seven exist in the Keti Bundar area. The […]


Social media gives voice to Parachinar protesters

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PESHAWAR: After blackout by mainstream electronic media, the social media became voice for the protesters, who were mourning as well as asking the government some serious questions about their security following Friday’s massacre that killed 72 and injured more than 300 in Parachinar, Kurram Agency. “The protesters, who staged sit-in after the twin blasts, decried […]


Senior journalist murdered in Karachi

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KARACHI: A senior journalist, who had been living alone after retirement from Nawa-i-Waqt newspaper, was murdered during Eid holidays in the city, officials said on Wednesday. Zeba Burney, wife of late journalist Naeem Qamar, was found dead inside her flat in Khudadad Colony on Monday morning, Jamshed SP Dr Rizwan Ahmed said. Her body was […]


Pakistan: Journalist picked up by paramilitary forces without warrant for critical posts on Facebook

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On June 25, Zafar Achakzai, a journalist working for Daily “Qudrat”, was abducted by men in plain clothes from his home in Quetta the capital of Pakistan’s restive province of Balochistan.  Achakzai’s whereabouts remain unknown though local journalists believe he was  picked up by the paramilitary Frontier Corps. According to local journalists Achakzai was picked up for the comments he […]


Plastic pollution wreaking havoc on marine life along Pakistan’s coast

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Beaches in Pakistan, especially Clifton, are littered with plastic pollution contributing to around 50 percent of the total garbage found on the beach. This non-degradable pollutant is seriously affecting marine life along coastal and offshore waters, maintained a World Wide Fund for Nature–Pakistan’s (WWF-P) study on marine pollution in the country. The study released to […]


Literary Notes: Shades of Eidul Fitr in Urdu literature

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Traditional Urdu poetry dubbed the beloved ‘Eid ka chaand’, or ‘Eid moon’. It was a perfect literary allusion as it said all about the sweetheart: beautiful and much sought-after but rarely seen. In Urdu idiom, too, Eid moon is something or someone that rarely comes across. Beloved’s eyebrows were often referred to as ‘hilal’, or […]


Yalghaar to release in 22 countries

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Karachi-After the premiere of ‘Yalghaar’ in Islamabad, the epic war film is all set to rule foreign territories. The first overseas premiere will be held in New York, USA which will be followed by a special screening in Los Angeles. The crew’s next destination will be London, where the screening will be held at the […]


Danish Taimoor has high hopes on Mehrunisa V Lub U

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lahore-Famous for his charismatic looks and acting skills, Danish Taimoor is a heartthrob of Pakistani film industry. He pours himself into any character, by mining the most complex emotions. With the revival of cinema he has done several roles in numerous successful films and has established himself as one of the critically acclaimed leading actors […]


Plastic pollution poses serious threat to marine life

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KARACHI: How polluted our sea has become was indicated on Thursday when fishermen at sea around 270km south of Karachi caught a flat needlefish stuck in the handle of a plastic cup in their catch, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported. According to the organisation, fisherman Momin Khan took the fish on board […]