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Catching up with Atif Aslam

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Singer-songwriter Atif Aslam, easily the country’s most popular music star, is in the midst of having another landmark year. He has sung a number of Bollywood songs this year for films starring the likes of Salman Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput. He has played live shows not just at home but also abroad in places […]

‘Foreign policy of Pakistan, India seems to be media-driven’

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KARACHI: “The foreign policy of both India and Pakistan seems to be media-driven,” said journalist Mazhar Abbas at a seminar titled ‘Indo-Pak relations and role of media’ at the HRCP office on Friday. Journalists and civil society activists had gathered there to try to understand the increasingly confrontational media presence between both countries, and how […]

Rights activists condemn ‘enforced disappearance’ of Punhal Sario

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HYDERABAD: Activists of nationalist parties, human rights and civil society organisations have condemned ‘enforced disappearance’ of Punhal Sario, a noted human rights activist and convener of the Voice for Missing Persons of Sindh, a day before. Mr Sario was picked up by occupants of a double-cabin vehicle at around 11pm on Thursday night near the […]

Use of derogatory language against Pashtuns evokes protest

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KARACHI: To show their anger against a private TV and its anchor Aamir Liaquat Hussain for using derogatory language against Pashtuns, particularly the Wazir tribe, a large number of Pashtun activists on Friday demanded Pemra to impose a ban on anchor’s program. A large number of Pashtun activists belonging to various literary organizations, political and […]

Disaster for free speech

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There’s a new bill in Congress that would threaten your right to free expression online. If that weren’t enough, it could also put small Internet businesses in danger of catastrophic litigation. Don’t let its name fool you: the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693) wouldn’t help punish sex traffickers. What the bill would […]