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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) […]

PAC seeks 10-year details of ads for print, electronic media Listen

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ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts committee (PAC) Wednesday sought the details from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting about the advertisement to print and electronic media during the last 10-year and also the advertisements rate of print and electronic media. Besides seeking the record of the advertisements and rates of advertisements to the print and electronic […]

There’s more sensationalism in Pakistan than real news, claims Bilawal at World Economic Forum

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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a panel address at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos discussing Fake news vs Real politics said the big business models pose a threat to real journalism in Pakistan. Discussing the concept of fake news, Bilawal said that fake news recently gained popularity primarily through […]

Newsweek ‘reviewing relationship’ with Pakistan franchise after editor makes light of child abuse

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LAHORE: Newsweek, an American weekly magazine and the parent company of Newsweek Pakistan, is reviewing its relationship with the Pakistan franchise after Fasih Ahmed, editor of Newsweek Pakistan made light of child sexual abuse on his Twitter handle. Fasih Ahmed took to Twitter late Tuesday night and stated, “The sexual abuse of children will always […]

PTV Parliament channel to be launched soon, PAC told

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ISLAMABAD: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed here Wednesday that Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is all set to launch new channel “Pakistan Television Parliament” for giving live coverage to the sessions of parliament and standing committees. The PAC appreciated the plan of ministry saying that this step will surely build the trust of […]