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Pemra fines Nicklodeon for airing ‘indecent’ cartoon

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 on cartoon channel Nicklodean for airing what it deemed as indecent content. According to a notice issued by the regulatory authority on June 15, it said, “Pemra has imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 on Nickelodean for showing indecent content […]

Sindh govt hires consultants for feasibility study on 1,320MW power plant

KARACHI: The Sindh government has finally engaged an international consortium of consultants to carry out a study to lay railway lines, install the power plant and construct a jetty to transport equipment and machinery at Keti Bunder. Chief Minister (CM) Murad Ali Shah said this while presiding over a meeting on Saturday regarding the Keti […]

Mukhtaran Mai attends US opera inspired by her story

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LOS ANGELES:  Fifteen years after her horrific gang rape by a local clan in her village in Pakistan, Mukhtaran Mai is reliving her ordeal — and courageousness — through a US opera inspired by her story. “I was very emotional when I first started watching it and began reliving the incident in my mind,” Mai, […]

Pakistan eager to introduce ‘screen tourism’

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to attract tourists from all over the world, Pakistan is looking forward to introducing ‘screen tourism’ to highlight its cultural diversity and scenic beauty at international level. “Screen tourism will only be possible after revival of our film industry. Its main focus will be to showcase the true culture and heritage of […]

HEC launches online system for degree attestation

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The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, has launched a completely secure and robust online degree attestation system through which applicants can apply for the attestation of their degrees while sitting at home, said an official of the commission on Saturday. Talking to The News, the HEC’s deputy director for public relations, Waseem Khaliqdad, said that […]

Jang Group spokesman rubbishes PTI chief’s allegations

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ISLAMABAD: Talking to journalists here on Saturday, after chairing a party meeting, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan levelled allegations against the Jang Group of supporting the corrupt family.   Referring to Shakil-ur-Rahman, he objected to the way, they had given coverage with reference to the Panama case. He asked was this the job of a media […]