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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ranbir Kapoor breaks his silence on dating Mahira Khan

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Rumours surrounding Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan sharing a romantic bond – and their friendship culminating into more then just a ‘casual friendship’ have been making headlines this past week. Reported by Business of Cinema, Ranbir finally retorted back to the rumours. While everyone is still wondering when and how this news story took shape, let’s break it down. […]


Woman succumbs to long physical, emotional abuse in Sialkot

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SIALKOT: After being repeatedly raped by a man who had promised to marry her and later being forced to drink acid by him, 21-year-old Kainat Bibi on Sunday died in the hospital where she had been admitted for some six months. What was even more painful for Kainat than the burns caused by the acid […]


Random thoughts: Science for development

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No one can deny the importance of science and technology in national development. Every aspect of our existence depends on advancements in these fields. However, there can be no scientific advancement without education. The healthy growth of science and technology in any country depends on the availability of trained manpower. In fact, human resources with […]


Modern war: divesting states of their nations

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When Musharraf was eventually seen off after a decade-long military rule, and the PPP – perceptively the most anti-military government – was ushered in, it signified the moment of anti-military reflux. It became natural to assume freedoms associated with a democratic government and react to the assumed suppression under military dispensations. Thus began a period […]


Age of social media

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IMPASSIONED and often irreverent, there is no denying that social media users have changed the dynamics of public debate in Pakistan, and elevated issues that tend to fall by the wayside. Equally true, with this growing ‘people power’, is that the state has felt its authority threatened and sought to curb the extent to which […]


Another ‘revenge rape’

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Fifteen years on since that tragedy in June 2002, not very far from the village of Mukhtaran Mai, something else has happened. It was unexpected because of the widespread outrage her case had stirred in Pakistan and around the world. Early this month, a panchayat (village council) in Muzaffargarh district ordered the rape of a […]


10 finalists announced for PechaKucha

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KARACHI:  Ten finalists from a group of emerging artists were announced on Saturday who will deliver PechaKucha presentations at Karachi Biennale in October this year. The finalists were announced at the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Art Gallery in Alliance Française de Karachi at PechaKucha Emerging Artists Intensive. The event was held in collaboration with Alliance […]


Two policemen suspended for manhandling journalist

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KARACHI: Two policemen were suspended on Saturday for manhandling a journalist while he was covering a police encounter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Sajid Rauf, an Express News reporter, was manhandled by policemen of the Sharae Faisal police station near Lal Flats on main Rashid Minhas Road. “After hearing gunshots, I reached the spot and saw two robbers lying […]


PTV News changes policy – at least for now

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ISLAMABAD: Soon after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif as prime minister for hiding his assets in his nomination papers, a visible change was seen in the policy of the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV). Ahead of the grand verdict in the Panamagate case, the PTV News was projecting the ruling party. But just hours after the […]


Baaghi touches upon issues concerning women in rural areas

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The Saba Qamar-starrer, Baaghi, inspired from the life of social media starlet Qandeel Baloch, created quite a stir on social media since the day it was announced. Baloch, who was killed by her brother, in July, last year, was more of a rebel who didn’t fit into the norms of Pakistani society, hence the play’s […]


PFUJ seeks indiscriminate accountability for all

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Friday said the accountability process should be extended to all political parties, journalists, bureaucrats, generals and judges with an aim to ensure transparency and strengthen democracy in the country. During a meeting of the central executive committee held under the chairmanship of PFUJ president Afzal Butt, the […]


The one year milestone of The Khawatoons

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Pakistan’s first all-female comedy improv troupe, spearheaded by Faiza Saleem, is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend. It has been a little over a year since Pakistan’s first all-female comedy improv troupe made its presence felt with a hilarious show. Founded by Faiza Saleem, The Khawatoons consists of a bunch of madcap and talented women […]


Human rights ministry in the doldrums

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SLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights and its commissions established in Sindh and Balochistan are facing acute shortage of experienced staff as well as financial resources, which is hindering their performance. “The current staff is overburdened and also performing tasks way beyond its expertise,” said an official of the Ministry of Human Rights while talking to The […]


Regulator cuts tariff by up to 18.5% for new Thar power projects

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KARACHI:  The power sector regulator has scaled down the tariff for electricity supply from new Thar coal-fired plants by up to 18.51% while keeping in view the declining cost of production. However, there are fears that the decision will hurt the flow of investment into power generation.   The new tariff has been announced in […]