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Industrial cities: five monitoring stations bought to measure air pollution

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The Punjab Environment Department has bought five monitoring stations for four big industrial cities-Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Chakwal-to measure air pollution. “One air pointer is already installed in Lahore while another has been established near Sahiwal Coal Power Plant for continuous monitoring of air,” said Secretary Environment Protection Department Captain Saif Anjum while addressing a […]

‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ trailer makes us want to say, “Shut up and take my money!”

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KARACHI: The makers of Pakistani cinema’s highest grossing film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani are back with another potentially successful film, Punjab Nahi Jaungi. Directed by Nadeem Beyg, the film stars Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat, Urwa Hocane and Ahmed Ali Butt. The trailer of the film was launched in a ceremony on July 5 and boy, […]

Collection of Prof Waris Mir columns published

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LAHORE: The Waris Mir Foundation has published a new book titled “Falsafa-e-khushamad” (The Philosophy of Flattery) to mark the 30th death anniversary of legendary scholar and journalist, Prof Waris Mir, who had breathed his last on July 9, 1987. The subtitle of the book, “Pakistan’s laudatory Politics and Journalism”, makes it clearer as to what […]

684 social media IDs objectionable

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LAHORE: The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) reported 684 objectionable pages and IDs of both Facebook and Twitter during its strike against anti-state, anti-social, blasphemous and sectarian warmongering elements on social media. According to a handout, following strict observation protocols, and in line with acceptable social media code of conduct, the PSCA took this action […]

Threat to Al Jazeera

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IT is an unequivocal assault on journalistic freedom in a region where a free media is either non-existent or frequently under attack by authoritarian states. Simply, Al Jazeera is a journalistic endeavour worth protecting — the integrity of the media being easily gauged by the array of powerful forces against it. Qatar that created and […]

Rulers spending money on journalists, lawyers: Imran

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He said the government must tell (the nation) who was conspiring against them — the Army or the judiciary — and alleged that they were hurling threats at the Supreme Court after failing to control the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The PTI chief, while referring to appearance of Maryam Nawaz at the JIT on Wednesday […]

Senators want PEMRA to ban quacks on TV shows

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ISLAMABAD: With unqualified or people with dubious credentials handing out health and beauty tips using herbs and vegetables on television shows, senators have demanded that the regulatory authority should crack down on the practice. “My maid used one of the tips [advised in a morning show] and it burnt her face,” Senator Ateeq Shaikh said […]