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PEMRA bans commercial featuring Fahad Mustafa

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has imposed a ban on QMobile’s latest commercial that features popular game show host Fahad Mustafa. The notice issued states that the advertisement carries content that is inappropriate for Pakistani audience. “The advertisement carries content that is indecent and unacceptable and is also against the rules and regulations of PEMRA,” […]


Rahat Fateh sings for Salman Khan’s Tubelight

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is having another supremely successful year. The Tribute Tour 2017 meant to honour the twentieth anniversary of the Ustad legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan took RFAK and his group to Canada and the United States before wrapping up in terrific fashion. Furthermore, just last month, Oxford University named a music room […]


No relief for child workers due to lax implementation of laws: Sparc

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Despite the enactment of clear laws against child labour, the plight of Pakistan’s child labourers remains unaddressed due to poor implementation of these laws, said the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc) on the eve of the World Day Against Child Labour. Calling for a complete overhaul of the way […]


Global warming and its impacts in Pakistan

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The term global warming means increase in greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a natural process by which the earth holds some of the energy of sunrays, and utilizes it to warm it enough to sustain life on it. The human activities like burning of fossil fuels, excessive smoke discharges from factories and the depletion […]


55pc children in Sindh out of school: report

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KARACHI: Despite billions of rupees being spent on the education sector, 55 per cent children aged between five and 16 in Sindh are out of school, it emerged on Sunday. Among the out-of-school children, 61pc are girls, reflecting a disturbing gender disparity in school education. In its latest report on the state of children, the […]


Another Blasphemy Victim

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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday sentenced a man to death for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said – the first such prosecution in the country. There is scant detail on the case beyond the fact that the accused was a 30 year old Shia from Bahawalpur. Little can […]


Journalist gunned down in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead in a commercial area of Haripur on Sunday morning. Sources said that Bakhsheesh Elahi, the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily K-2, was going to his office from his house on Lora Road when men on a motorcycle opened fire on him and sped away. They said Mr Elahi received […]


Express Tribune staffer facing threats

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A senior staffer of The Express Tribune has been receiving threats from unknown people for the past several days. Chief reporter of The Express Tribune Lahore bureau, Rana Tanveer, has been facing the threats due to his work reporting on issues of minority communities. Two days ago, Tanveer was hit by a speeding car and […]