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FIA arrests ‘human trafficker’

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LAHORE: FIA’s Anti Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) Thursday arrested a human smuggler.According to FIA AHTC Deputy Director Muhammad Ahmed, the accused was identified as Rana Gull Ahmad Bahar. He was arrested in a raid. He said fake Spanish passports along with Pakistani passports were recovered from him. According to him, the accused was involved in […]

Lyari sketch artist dreams big

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KARACHI: A sketch of Hollywood actor, Morgan Freeman, hangs among other sketches of Pakistani and Indian artistes inside a small workshop owned by Jawad Baloch. The 17-year-old’s workshop in Lyari’s Baghdadi area came into focus recently when some of his ‘seniors’, as he calls them, came to meet him one day and after finding his […]

Astola Island declared Pakistan’s first Marine Protected Area

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For the first time in the history of Pakistan, Astola Island, located about 39 kilometres east of Pasni, Balochistan, in the Arabian Sea, has been declared the first dedicated Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the country. Covering an area of about 400 square kilometers, Astola is considered the largest island along the coast of Pakistan, […]

IHC refuses to act as media regulator

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Today, the Islamabad High Court(IHC), in compliance with the the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s order dated 31st May 2017 passed in the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) petition, passed final order in a writ petition No. 4098/2013, after hearing all the parties. The petitioner had prayed to the court to issue directions for censoring programmes telecast […]

Pemra fines channel Rs0.5m for showing indecent content

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs500,000 on Nickelodeon (nick) for showing indecent content in its episode. The Emperor’s Throne of the cartoon series Winx Club. In the episode a cartoon character is shown indecently dressed.  After airing of the content Pemra had issued a show cause notice […]

Interior ministry, FIA again told to file replies on social media curbs plea

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday once again directed the interior ministry and the Federal Investigation Agency to file their comments on a constitutional petition of civil rights campaigners against the alleged ongoing crackdown on social media activists under the garb of action against those who criticise national security agencies. Headed by Justice Hasan […]