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Monthly Archives: February 2018

PTA asked to submit report on measures to block child pornography

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ISLAMABAD: A special committee of the National Assembly held a meeting to discuss methods of preventing pornographic content, including child pornography and abuse on the internet. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was asked to explain the existence of ‘dark web’ and to verify if videos of children subjected to abuse in Pakistan were available. The committee […]


Pakistani-American playwright wins Kennedy prize

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Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar’s weighty drama, Junk is this year’s winner of the Kennedy Prize for Drama Insipired by American History. According to The New York Times, Junk explores the underworld and Wall Street in the 1980s. The play was shown on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Centre and closed last month. […]


Government urged to take effective steps for climate change policy

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The government was urged on Tuesday to take effectives steps at policy level for dealing with climate change-induced challenges. The speakers expressed these view while addressing the participants of the 4th Climate Change Adaptation Policy and Science Conference (CCAPS), organized by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) under the Himalayan Adaptation Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) research […]


Facebook introduces new feature in Pakistan to help increase blood donations

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Facebook is launching a blood donations feature in Pakistan to make it easier for people to sign up to be blood donors, and to help connect donors with people and organizations in need. Pakistan, like many countries, has a shortage of safe blood. In some cases, this shortage means patients and their families are responsible […]


‘Strict actions should be taken against those involved in violence against journalists’

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LAHORE: An International Conference on “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: A Pakistani Perspective on UNESCO Report” was held in the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), University of the Punjab. Norwegian Ambassador Tore Nedrebo, Swedish Ambassador Ingrid Johnson, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zakarya Zakir, ICS Director Dr Noshina Saleem, UNESCO Communications Consultant […]


IHC expels TV channel’s counsels from court

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court bench on Tuesday expelled counsels representing a private TV channel in a contempt of court case from the courtroom after they exchanged hot words with the judge. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui also expressed his displeasure for misinterpreting the verdict of the court in […]


Cake to receive world premiere in London

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KARACHI-One of the most anticipated Pakistani film releases of this year, Cake is set to receive its world premiere in London’s West End on Tuesday, March 13. Vue West End will lay the red carpet to welcome the stars Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik and Beo Raana Zafar; director Asim Abbasi and producer Sayed […]


KP sports journalists not happy with PCB

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PESHAWAR: The Sports Writers Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (SWAKP) here Monday criticised ‘indifferent’ attitude of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) towards the sports journalists of the province and asked Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to intervene into the matter and address their reservations. Association of International Press Sports (AIPS) General Secretary Amjad Aziz Malik said the […]


IHC declares suspension of mobile networks on security pretext illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday declared the suspension of mobile phone services on the pretext of security as illegal. This verdict came on petitions challenging the government’s decision of frequently shutting down cellular services in the federal capital for security concerns. Justice Athar Minallah had reserved his verdict on the petitions on […]


SC orders audit of PTV expenditure during Qasmi’s tenure

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday directed for audit of Pakistan Television Corporation accounts and expenditures incurred during the tenure of Attaul Haq Qasmi as its chairman. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo moto case regarding the appointment of Qasmi as its chairman. The bench reserved the […]


Millions of Pakistani, Indian fans grieved over Sridevi’s demise

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LAHORE/DUBAI: The death of legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi has grieved her Pakistani and Indian fans. She brought Pakistani and Indian film fans closer. Pakistani, Indian stars and sports persons expressed their condolences on passing away of the spell-binding actress who was not known to have a history of heart disease. Sridevi Kapoor’s death not only […]


Devoted to journalism

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No journalist influenced Balochistan’s public policy debates as much as the veteran journalist Siddiq Baluch. When the 78-year old legendary journalist passed away in Karachi on February 5, 2018, after a prolonged battle with cancer, he left behind a rich legacy that will continue to inspire Balochistan’s coming generations of reporters and editors. Throughout his […]


At last, construction starts in Media Town

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The construction of houses started in Media Town, Hawksbay, on Saturday after 21 years since the land was allocated for the journalists of the city. Journalists from both print and electronic media participated in the ground breaking ceremony while the media aired news about the constructions activities. Dozens of journalists, officials of Layari Development Authority […]


PM to announce culture, film policy on 26th

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyam Aurangzeb said the Prime Minister would announce the cultural and film policy on February 26 to ensure systematic and integrated mainstreaming of cultural and ethnic cohesiveness.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Artists Convention and the CPEC Cultural Caravan Festival at the […]