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Govt looking to resurrect repressive press laws

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ISLAMABAD: Apparently not satisfied with the freedom enjoyed by the print media since the courts struck down anti-press regulations introduced in the 1960s, the government has now decided to introduce harsher laws to control the press. Being prepared to regulate the print media, the proposed law will introduce stringent rules making it mandatory for publishers […]


Marriyum promises help to TV artist

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of state for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb Saturday expressed deep concern over the ailment of renowned TV artist Iftikhar Qaiser, who has given memorable performances in the Hindko, Pashto and Urdu dramas. The minister said that Iftikhar Qaiser was an eminent artist and a great asset of the country, therefore, […]


The rickety-ride to information

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In 2016, the Swedish and Finnish governments celebrated the 250thanniversary of the world’s first Freedom of Information (FOI) law that was passed in Sweden in 1766. Nudged by an Asian Development Bank precondition, Pakistan made its first FOI law in 2002. Between the federation and the four provinces, Pakistan today has five independent Right to Information […]


Environment-friendly brick kiln tech to be introduced shortly

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LAHORE: The Punjab Environment Department will shortly introduce an environment friendly and cost effective technology of brick kilns which is being effectively used in Nepal. Punjab Environment Minister Zakia Shahnawaz disclosed this here on Saturday while addressing the participants of a workshop held at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The Minister said that […]


Sania Saeed and Atiqa Odho share screen after 25 years

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KARACHI: The 1992 serial Sitara aur Mehrunissa, written by Anwar Maqsood, became popular and perhaps, one of the reasons was the wonderful chemistry between veteran actress Sania Saeed (Mehrunissa) and Atiqa Odho, who made her debut as Sitara. 25 years later, the duo is back to reunite on screen in Pyari Bitto. Saeed spoke with The Express Tribune on how she felt […]