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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Morning shows: Pemra issues notice

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Tuesday issued a notice carrying directions from Islamabad High Court, to all satellite TV channels for regulation of morning shows’ contents. The notice stated, “There are serious complaints which [are] a matter of serious concern for all the families that different channels through morning shows are involved in […]


SC summons 12 media figures to Zainab case hearing today

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SLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has called a number of television anchors and top executives, including heads, of media organisations and asked them to assist the court during a hearing in the Zainab murder case on Sunday (today). In a handout, the court asked 12 executives and anchors of various media houses to appear in person […]


Radio broadcast continues from Prague after bureau’s closure

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PRAGUE: With its Pakistan bureau shut by the authorities last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Pashto-language station is broadcasting from its headquarters in a distant Prague, waiting for “the dust to settle”, according to its senior editor. The Islamabad office of Radio Mashaal, or Torch in Pashto, with a target audience of some 10 million […]


Pakistan plans to set up renewable energy institute

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari has said that the energy ministry is planning to establish a renewable energy institute with an aim to conduct research, study existing potential and propose policy measures for government’s consideration. He disclosed this during a meeting with a delegation of the World Bank and […]


Unbridled Pak social media places national pride, harmony at stake

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LAHORE: The adverse and far-reaching impact of propaganda, deliberate misinformation, rumours and hoaxes spread through the “unbridled and unharnessed” Pakistani social media can be gauged from the fact that the Punjab government had to request the State Bank of Pakistan to check and verify if the main accused in the Zainab rape-cum-murder case really owned […]


‘Online buying, selling of goods gaining popularity in Pakistan’

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E-commerce, an online buying and selling of goods; is gaining popularity in Pakistan, but has yet to witness a boom that the western countries has seen; however online businesses platforms are growing in the country and cheetay.pk is one of the latest entrant, which deals in online food delivery. Cheetay.pk head of marketing Zeeshan Ali […]


Fake news hurting media credibility

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ISLAMABAD: The drop scene of TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood’s sensational claims about alleged Kasur rapist Imran Ali has once again ignited debate about the mainstreaming of fake news in Pakistan’s electronic media in the absence of any institutional mechanism to counter the practice or any ethical tradition of apologising for the wrong facts. On […]


Man protests for recovery of ‘missing’ daughters, wife

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KARACHI – An old man resident of DHA, Karachi held a protest demonstration outside KPC, seeking recovery of his three ‘missing’ daughters and his ex-wife who he claimed were ‘detained’ by some influential persons for the sake of money. The citizen who identified him as Sohail Mughal told media men that he was engaged in […]


Newsweek reviews ties with Pakistan franchise after child abuse comments

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ISLAMABAD: US publication Newsweek said it was reviewing ties with its Pakistan franchise after the magazine’s local editor made offensive remarks about child abuse and rape. Twitter posts by Fasih Ahmed, the scion of a wealthy family that owns the local Newsweek Pakistan magazine, sparked outrage on social media at a time of deep anger […]


Media has a role in reinforcing democracy: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage State Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb while co-chairing a boardroom discussion titled ‘Information and Entertainment Systems Stewards Meeting’ at Devos on Thursday said that as Pakistan is at the cusp of history to complete uninterrupted democracy for a decade for the first time and the media which enjoyed freedom of […]


Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman: A legend lives on

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It was my good fortune to have been born to a father, late Syed Shamsul Hasan, who was associated with All-India Muslim League, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan from 1913 until after the birth of Pakistan. As a youngster I had the privilege to have had exposure to some of the big […]


Conserving our endangered dolphins

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The Indus River dolphin, known as the second-most endangered freshwater species in the world and listed among the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s threatened species, is struggling for its survival. Locally called Bhulan, the blind dolphins are confronting multiple threats which range from reduction in freshwater flows to pollution and […]


Online votes for overseas Pakistanis on cards

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ISLAMABAD: With the Supreme Court’s approval, the country’s biggest database manager has started working on the development of an integrated internet voting system aimed at extending the right of franchise to over seven million Pakistanis living abroad in time for the next general elections. According to a presentation given by the National Database and Registration […]


Badnaam thrills music lovers

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KARACHI: It was pure thrill to see and hear schoolchildren from Karachi’s district central chanting ‘Badnaam, Badnaam’ on Wednesday afternoon at the Arts Council’s open-air theatre to cheer the folk rock band Badnaam as the musicians sound-checked before their performance. The three-piece group is the runner-up of last year’s Pepsi Battle of the Bands (BOTB) […]