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Fire near radio transmission tower doused

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NOWSHERA: Hectic efforts were made to put out the fire that broke out near the transmission tower of Radio Pakistan in Ajab Bagh area in the district. Assistant Sub-Inspector Murad Khan said that five fire-brigade vehicles made efforts to douse the fire after three hours as no loss of life or property was reported in […]

Artist restores defaced murals on Karachi Press Club walls

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KARACHI: The man who painted city heroes outside the walls of Karachi Press Club saw his hard work ruined before his eyes when some politico-religious groups vandalised the walls on Thursday. “If they do it five times, I will redo the painting myself five times,” said artist Haider Ali, the chief executive officer at Phool Patti. […]

Death threat, warning to media spray-painted on Karachi murals

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The walls of Karachi Press Club — which had recently been painted with colourful murals of several progressive civil society activists and journalists — were vandalised last night allegedly by members of politico-religious parties. The messages left by the vandals were spray-painted over the portraits of nearly all women activists featured on the wall. Though […]

Pak-Afghan journalists vow to contribute towards polio eradication

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Islamabad: Journalists from Pakistan and Afghanistan Thursday pledged to contribute towards the fight against polio at the close of a three-day sensitisation and orientation workshop organised for them by Voice of America (VOA). The purpose of the training was to build the capacity of journalists covering polio related news stories and writing features on the […]

PTI sorry over abuse of UK journalists

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Accepts journalists were attacked during anti-Nawaz protest LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (UK) has apologised to Pakistani journalists in the UK after senior journalists were abused and threatened during PTI’s agitation on 25th of May here outside Hasan Nawaz Sharif’s flat. Veteran reporter Ahmed Ali Syed was attacked and other journalists were threatened and vulgar language used […]

The News Education Expo opens to throngs of students, parents

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Karachi: The three-day education event is being held at the Expo Centre and many leading local institutions, as well as consultants of various foreign universities, are available to guide students on future academic pursuits Despite the hot weather in Karachi, a large number of visitors visited The News Education Expo ’16 on its first day […]

‘Free media key to protecting democratic ideals’

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Ebad says only print and electronic media can prevent anti-democratic acts by raising voice, irrespective of fears and pressures Karachi: The role of an independent media is pivotal for the promotion and sustainability of democracy and democratic norms. This is because it is the media that helps prevent anti-democratic acts by raising its voice, irrespective […]

Media, politics’ role vital in strengthening democracy: MQM

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Leader of MQM Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that media and politics can play a vital role in strengthening democracy. He expressed such views while talking on the occasion of hi-tea held in honour of Hyderabad Journalists on Sunday at Diyal Das Club Hyderabad. He said, “Altaf Hussain has given the identity to people living […]

Media urged to help eradicate polio by mobilising people

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QUETTA: The media must play its due role for eradication of the polio virus by mobilising populations and raising awareness about the crippling disease. After the eradication of smallpox, polio is cornered in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the world is looking towards both countries to defeat the virus and declare the complete eradication of the […]