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Group of FS under-training officers visit BoI

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ISLAMABAD: A group of 26 probationary officers of 44 CTP, undergoing Specialize Training Program (STP) at Foreign Services Training Academy visited Board of Investment (BoI), Islamabad and briefed on the opportunities and challenges of CPEC by Executive Director General (EDG) BoI Fareena Mazhar and DG BoI Rifat Pervez. Shah Jahan Shah, Additional Secretary, while responding […]

Alarming rise in chikungunya virus cases in Sindh

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KARACHI: With more than a quarter of the current year remaining, chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral disease, has already affected more than 4,000 people — more than tenfold of the number reported last year — in the province, officials said on Friday. Officials in the Sindh health department reckoned Malir as the most affected district of […]

Christian man in Lahore sentenced to death over blasphemous WhatsApp text

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A Christian man in Lahore has been sentenced to death for blasphemy after he sent a Muslim friend a poem on WhatsApp that insulted Islam, a lawyer said Friday. The accused was charged in July last year after his friend, Yasir Bashir, complained to police that he received a poem on the messaging app that […]

Publications law

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THE framing of laws and the ambit of their application is always a delicate balancing act. After the media managed to see off the threat posed by a draft law targeting the press, another, albeit somewhat less worrisome, challenge has come up. It appears that the draft Sindh Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Act, […]

Censorship? Never again…

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IT may have been an abortive attempt, given that it had to be abandoned due to the outrage expressed in the media, but that someone in the corridors of power was willing to make a crude, sinister attempt to muzzle the press in the country is reason enough to trigger alarm bells. Once the draft […]

Mehreen Jabbar reflects on Lala Begum win

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The year 2017 did not have the most auspicious start when it comes to Pakistani cinema but the future certainly looks bright. On one end, there are commercial films like Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Na Maloom Afraad 2 that are running successfully in cinemas even after two weeks of release, picking up mostly good reviews. […]