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Pakistani artists should be temporarily banned: Indian minister

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday called for a temporary ban on Pakistani artists for working in the Indian cinema. Supriyo, a singer-turned-politician, had said Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s voice in the song Ishtehar from Welcome To New York must be removed and dubbed by someone else as he was not able […]

Pemra told to decide on plaints against Nawaz’s rant

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to hold its meeting on complaints received against contemptuous material being broadcast on television channels and submit a report. Justice Shahid Karim issued the order hearing a petition against alleged contemptuous and anti-judiciary speeches of former primer minister Nawaz Sharif, […]

Discourse of democracy in Pakistan

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Pakistan is one of those countries where balance of institutional power oscillates between civil and military ends. Civil-military competition and objective control of the military has always been part of conceptual and intellectual debate in Pakistan because the country has experienced frequent military coup d’états and usurpation of civil authority at the hands of military […]

Amnesty International decries ‘intensifying’ crackdown on freedom of expression in Pakistan

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KARACHI: Amnesty International has criticised what it claims is an “intensifying” crackdown on freedom of expression in Pakistan, according to an an annual report of the London-based human rights group released on Thursday. The report has also condemned the use of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 to “intimidate, harass and arbitrarily detain human […]