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Ex-major denied bail in cybercrime case

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PESHAWAR: A single-member Peshawar High Court bench on Friday dismissed the bail petition of a former army officer charged under the cybercrime law for allegedly uploading fake objectionable pictures of a woman MPA on social media. Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth pronounced that the suspect, retired major Mohammad Tahir Khan, was not entitled to be set […]


Bid to kidnap journalist foiled

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ISLAMABAD: Unidentified people riding in a car and a motorbike attempted to kidnap senior journalist Azaz Syed Friday night. The suspects including a masked bike-rider intercepted Azaz Syed at Park Road near Banigala police station and stopped his car. The suspects asked him to come out of the car but Azaz accelerated his car and […]


Marriyum calls for promoting country’s soft image abroad

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has stressed the need for taking concrete measures to promote soft image of Pakistan around the world. She stated this while chairing a meeting of all allied departments of the ministry on Friday. She directed all allied departments of the ministry, including Radio Pakistan, […]


Pemra suspends action against TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: In compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has suspended action on violations of Ramazan guidelines by some TV channels. The apex court while hearing a petition of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), that had challenged the Ramazan guidelines, had directed Pemra not to take […]


PPF concerned the intimidation against netizens in Indonesia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to JokoWidodo, President of Indonesia expressed serious concern over the threats to netizens by the members of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) for posting their opinion against Rizieq Shihab, the grand mufti of FPI. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter condemns the intimidations, violence and terror […]


PPF demands to access journalist in Papua, Indonesia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to JokoWidodo, President of Indonesia expressed serious concern over more cases of violence against journalists in Papua and remains restricted for foreign journalists to enter the province. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter demanded to honor your promise to allow local and international media access […]


Guitarist Aamir Zaki passes away at 49

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KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s top guitar virtuosos, Aamir Zaki, died due to heart failure on Friday, his family and friends confirmed. He was 49. According to brother Shahid Zaki, he had been suffering from prolonged illness for quite some time. Playing guitar since the age of 14, Zaki was best known for a short stint with […]


Climate change deal

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IN withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change, President Donald Trump has in fact walked away from the role of global leadership that the United States has held since the end of the Second World War. Out of the 197 countries that had signed the agreement last year, 147 have already ratified it, meaning […]


Rights organisation calls upon police to register cases of missing persons

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QUETTA: The Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) has requested the provincial government to ensure that all police stations and tehsildars are obligated to register FIRs on complaints submitted by relatives of disappeared persons. Addressing a press conference at the press club here on Friday evening, BHRO chairperson Bibi Gul Baloch said the crime of enforced […]


Sanitary worker dies in Umerkot after fasting doctors refuse to touch his ‘unclean’ body

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UMERKOT: In yet another incident exposing the lack of conformity to safety rules and the alleged apathy of medical practitioners, a sanitary worker suffocated to death on Thursday in Umerkot. The deceased, 30-year-old Irfan Masih, fell unconscious along with three other sanitary staff while cleaning a manhole on Chorr Road in Umerkot. He died hours later […]


The State’s ads

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SINCE the Modi government came to power in 2014, pro-BJP newspapers and periodicals have reaped a rich bounty from the central and state governments, from local bodies and public-sector undertakings. They are flooded with advertisements, regardless of their circulation or importance. All this is at the expense of established dailies and periodicals and in gross […]


Illegal Dispossession (Amendment) Bill, 2017 referred to ministry

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Committee on Interior Friday approved Illegal Dispossession (Amendment) Bill 2017 under which 10 years’ imprisonment for land grabbers and their connivers is proposed. The meeting of the Senate committee was held Friday with chair of its Chairman Senator Rehman Malik. The committee passed the bill with the directions to the Ministry to bring […]