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‘Forced conversions hideous scar on conscience of our society’

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Human rights lawyer demands progress in case of a 15-year-old Christian girl who was forcibly converted and married to a Muslim man Speaking on the recent abduction and forced conversion of a Christian girl who was them married to a Muslim man, noted human rights lawyer Zia Awan said on Tuesday that under-age marriages and […]

New child protection bill on cards

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ISLAMABAD: A child protection bill for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) was approved on Friday by the cabinet legislative committee. The draft child protection bill for ICT will soon be moved before the National Assembly for approval, Ministry of Human Rights Director General Hasan Mangi told The Express Tribune. “The bill will also partially cover issues relating […]

Private media not invited

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Office has reportedly invited only official media to the function organized to unveil the much-delayed an incentive package for exporters finalized after several rounds of negotiations. When contacted an official of Prime Minister’s Office stated that as per his information as usual only the official media would cover the event. Prime Minister […]

Geo team in Damascus to update viewers on war

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KARACHI: Geo News, like always, continued its tradition to provide its viewers update facts about international events, this time sent its team to Damascus to carry out coverage of Syrian war. The Geo news team reached Damascus for the coverage of update progress where the fighting was intensifying in different areas and miseries of citizens […]

Female journalists face gendered forms of surveillance, study finds

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ISLAMABAD: Female journalists face more surveillance by their audience and readers than by the state and intelligence agencies, research on the ‘Surveillance of Female Journalists in Pakistan’ has found. The pilot study of gendered surveillance, conducted by the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), found that this surveillance begins when they start their professional careers, as audiences […]

OMD wins ‘Pakistan Media Agency of the Year’ award

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OMD Pakistan, a part of the Omnicom Media Group, on 30th November, 2016 won the title of ‘Pakistan Media Agency of the Year’ at the Campaign Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year Awards 2016. This is OMD Pakistan’s third consecutive award at Campaign Asia’s Agency of the Year Awards, but the first time as a winner […]

Ministry of IPC may approach Pemra: NA body

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ISLAMABAD – The Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) on Monday directed the Ministry of the IPC that it might approach PEMRA to give suitable time for universal campaign for promotion of “Girls Guide and Boys Scouts” in Pakistan. The meeting of the Standing Committee on IPC held under the chairmanship of Minister for IPC […]

Law and order: CPNE meets Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirz

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KARACHI: A delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) led by President Zia Shahid and Secretary General Aijaz ul Haq along with senior members of the body met Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirza on Thursday. The delegation discussed matters relating to law and order situation in Karachi and particularly security issues […]

Pemra suspends licences of two TV channels

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ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Friday suspended licences of two private TV channels. PEMRA, in its 122nd meeting suspended transmission of a private channel from 5.00pm to 12.00 midnight daily for a period of seven days starting from December 27, 2016 to Jan 2, 2017 for airing a false and unverified audio […]