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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Pak media faces undeclared gag: CPJ

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LAHORE: An undeclared gag on media is in place in Pakistan as journalists are prone to employ self-censorship while reporting on sensitive subjects. The views were expressed by Steven Butler, Asian Program Coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists, Ahmed Rashid, Member Board of Directors CPJ, and Mustafa Hameed, Producer at CPJ, at a “Meet the […]


Portraits of writers in Haqqee’s picture gallery

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‘POLYMATHY’ is a word derived from two Greek roots meaning ‘much’ and ‘to learn’. A ‘polymath’ was a person who had learned much and his or her knowledge and skills spanned across various disciplines. Though polymathy is a concept developed during the Renaissance and now the body of knowledge has become too vast and too […]


Nawaz’s speeches: LHC summons Pemra official

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday summoned a responsible official of Pakistan Electronic Media regulatory Authority (Pemra) in connection with a petition against alleged contemptuous and anti-judiciary speeches of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, The petitioner’s counsel, Azhar Siddique, argued before the court that Nawaz had launched a vilification […]


Faiz Aman Mela attracts crowd at Bagh-e-Jinnah

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LAHORE: Faiz Aman Mela, a congregation organised by left leaning activists since the times of Zia to pay homage to great Urdu revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, was organised at Open Air Theatre Bagh-e-Jinnah on Sunday. A huge number of activists and families participated in the gathering that continued throughout the day. The whole day […]


Journalists celebrate Basant festival in Quetta

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QUETTA: Journalists, who have dedicated their lives to provide truth and honesty to the nation, spared a few moments on Sunday to celebrate the Basant festival. The word ‘Bo kata’ from a famous song sung by a local artist Fariha Parvez could be heard everywhere during the festival organised on the rooftop of the Quetta […]


CPNE concerned by overdue govt payments

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed concern over the unjustified and continued nonpayment of dues by the Sindh government and advertising agencies associated with it. In a resolution, the council said that the nonpayment has caused delays in salaries and wages to working journalists and other staff of newspaper organisations and pushed […]


Journalism academy to be named after Siddiq Baloch

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QUETTA: Intellectuals, journalists, director general Public Relations Balochistan, civil society members and people from various businesses have proposed establishment of a journalism academy in the name of senior journalist late Lala Siddiq Baloch in order to pay him a grand tribute for his untiring services in the field of journalism. It came during a condolence […]


IHC judge asks journalist if he wants to contest contempt proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday gave two days to senior journalist and anchor Matiullah Jan to decide whether he would tender an apology or contest the contempt of court proceedings against him. The judge was hearing a case against an episode of the talk show ‘Apna Apna […]


Syed Noor and wife Saima publicise their current relationship status

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LAHORE: Rumours have recently surfaced regarding the divorce of famous film director Syed Noor from actor wife Saima Noor. However, the two have outright denied any such assumptions. The couple took to social media to share a video clip stating that they are happily married and will never separate. The director warned to sue those […]


Crackdown on fake armed forces social media accounts

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ISLAMABAD: A list of over 250 fraudulent social media accounts using the names of Pakistan’s armed forces has been forwarded to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director-General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor for the purpose of a crackdown on such accounts, says a press release. The FIA has, in […]


How TV licence be used without security clearance, asks SHC Gave chance thrice, how long will it continue

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KARACHI: Giving last opportunity to the Bol’s lawyer to appear before the court on Feb 21, the Sindh High Court bench said the court has already given adjournments thrice and cannot go on indefinitely giving adjournments. A two-member bench headed by Sindh High Court Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi was hearing Pemra’s petition over interim order […]


Media to get accreditation: United manager

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ISLAMABAD – Justice prevails as Islamabad United Franchise manager Rehan-ul-Haq Wednesday assured the genuine sports journalists of twin cities of providing the accreditation cards for Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators match to be played today (Thursday). Taking action on The Nation story, Rehan, who is also United general manager , called this scribe and not […]


Iranian film festival kicks off in Karachi

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A week-long Iranian film festival kicked off on Wednesday at the Iranian Cultural Centre, opening up to Pakistani audiences an unfamiliar world. Different Iranian productions, internationally acclaimed, are set to be screened at the cultural centre to allow a more meaningful exchange between the two countries. All the movies instead of having subtitles were dubbed […]


Axact fake degrees case: PBA serves legal notice on FIA for negligence in probe

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KARACHI: A legal notice has been served on the Federal Investigation Agency by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association for the agency “to take immediate steps regarding the fake degrees issued by Axact” in light of a pending Supreme Court case. Interestingly, the notice was originally drafted by Asma Jahangir a day before she died. It was […]