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Many organizations banned in Pakistan thrive online

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — It’s dusk. The shadows of three men brandishing assault rifles welcome the reader to the Facebook page of Lashkar-e-Islam, one of 65 organizations that are banned in Pakistan, either because of terrorist links or as purveyors of sectarian hate. Still more than 40 of these groups operate and flourish on social media […]


PPF concerned over the detention of Somali Journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minster of Somalia to expressed serious concern over the arrest of journalist Omar Ali Hassan after returning from Mogadishu on July 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali demanded immediate and unconditional release of Hassan and also urged Somali government must respect journalist’s […]


Literary Notes: Urdu’s five best couplets of Haqqee’s choice

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SOME 50 years ago, a publisher in India began publishing selections from Urdu poetry. Each selection consisted of 100 best couplets of an individual poet. Many such selections were published and it was planned to select 100 best couplets out of those selections. Thus began a trend to select 100 best Urdu couplets of one’s […]


Missing journalist appears after being dropped near airport

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KARACHI: After almost 20 hours of forced detention, captors released on Monday the journalist who had been whisked away on Saturday night. Abdullah Zafar, a staff reporter at The Nation, was taken away during an overnight raid at his house in Lawyers Society, Scheme 33 in the Sacchal area of Karachi. He was then shifted […]


SC seeks details of govt ads given to media

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed Attorney General Ashther Ausaf to submit details about government advertisements given to print and electronic media after formation of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe PanamaLeaks case within seven days. A three-member special implementation bench on the PanamaLeaks case verdict headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and […]


2 PTV officials suspended

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ISLAMABAD: PTV Managing Director Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera has suspended two senior officials, whose negligence allowed derogatory content targeting Pakhtuns to be aired on PTV Home on Eid day. The two officials, PTV Home producer Sohail Ashraf and script producer Aziz Rana, were found guilty of not censoring a controversial poem that mocked Pakhtuns. The recorded […]


SC issues contempt notices to Jang Group publisher, editor, The News reporter

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ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of news reports published in Daily Jang and The News, the Supreme Court on Monday issued contempt of court notices to the Jang Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Publisher/Printer Mir Javed Rahman and The News reporter Ahmad Noorani. A three-member special implementation bench on the PanamaLeaks case verdict headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal […]