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Monthly Archives: March 2018

PID starts publishing daily ad distribution plan on its website

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Information Department (PID) has started publishing its plan about daily advertisement distribution among the print and electronic media on its official website. Federal Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera had directed Press Information Officer Muhammad Saleem to bring transparency in distribution of advertisements among the media houses and publications. The […]


NAB references against Sharifs: Media persons being stopped from covering hearing

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ISLAMABAD: The security personnel deputed inside and outside the accountability court, where NAB references Nawaz Sharif, his children and Ishaq Dar are being heard, remain vigilant but only towards journalists as the media workers are stopped from covering by not being allowed them to enter the court while a coterie of ministers, advisers and political […]


Daily mayhem on media won’t be allowed: LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench Thursday came hard upon television programmes which criticise the judiciary, observing that “the parliament is the mother of the democratic system but even then it does not criticise the judiciary,”. A three-member bench headed by Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi […]


Asim Abbasi bags Best Director award for ‘Cake’ at UK Asian Film Festival

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KARACHI: Asim Abbasi’s upcoming directional Cake has garnered a lot of attention even before its release in Pakistan, especially after the world premiere held at Leicester Square in London. Many have been anticipating the release of the film in Pakistan ever so eagerly and to add to the flurry, Abbasi has gone and bagged the […]


UC chairman shoots journalist in Sialkot

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SIALKOT: A local journalist working for a Lahore-based Urdu daily was allegedly shot dead on Tuesday in Begowala village of Sambrial tehsil. Police claimed that Zeeshan Ashraf Butt had gone to Begowala on a personal visit where he had an argument with Imran Cheema, chairman of the Begowala union council, over a monetary dispute. Cheema […]


Local journalist abducted from Tank, family claims

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A local journalist, Shah Zaman, was abducted from his home in Tank on Monday night, family of the journalist alleged. Zaman’s brothers, Shah Farman and Ismail, informed DawnNewsTV that five unknown armed men raided their residence and took Zaman away forcefully. They claimed that it is not the first time that Zaman was abducted as […]


Speakers call for concerted efforts to conserve shark species

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KARACHI: Speakers at a two-day workshop organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – Pakistan emphasised the need for concerted efforts to address the illegal trade of various shark species in Pakistan. Expressing concern over the decline of the shark population, they suggested that a national plan of action be developed for the […]


Father of former militant commander threatens to kill journalists

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WANA: The father of a former militant commander on Monday threatened to kill four local journalists from South Waziristan Agency. Anwar Ali Khan Lohar, the father of former militant commander Zafar Ali Lohar, issued the threat during a jirga of tribal elders of South Waziristan in Tank. The jirga was convened to discuss the problems facing the […]


Axact’s channel being run through foreign funding, SHC told

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KARACHI: The additional attorney general on Monday argued before the Sindh High Court (SHC) that Axact’s TV channel is being run on foreign funding and any person funded or sponsored by a foreign government or organisation could not be granted broadcasting licence. Initiating arguments on the application of M/s Labaik against the cancellation of its […]


Karachi switches off lights to mark Earth Hour

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By switching off lights at landmarks and important government and historical buildings across the country at 8:30pm on Saturday, Pakistan joined 184 nations around the world in celebrations marking the eleventh edition of Earth Hour — the movement’s biggest edition yet — in a global moment of solidarity for climate change. Landmarks across the country […]


Memorial held for veteran journalist Siddiq Baloch

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Nushki : Zind Academy on Sunday hosted a memorial reference for renowned thinker, journalist and editor lala Siddiq Baloch. The event was organized in district hall under the chairmanship of shahzada zulfiqar Baloch. President of Balochistan union of journalist Khalil Ahmed, Irfan Saeed attended the ceremony as the chief guest. The memorial service made extensive […]


Pakistan’s first ever transgender newscaster appears on TV

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One of Pakistan’s local broadcasting channel recently marked a milestone by hiring the country’s first transgender newscaster, Maavia Malik. The first Pakistani transgender newscaster appeared on the television screens months after Pakistan Senate, the upper house of country’s parliament, approved the bill for the protection of transgender persons, empowering them to determine their own gender […]


Shazia Khushk sings for clean water

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KARACHI: To highlight the lack of clean water on World Water Day, folksinger Shazia Khushk performed in front of the Karachi Press Club on Thursday, demanding that a law be enacted to protect the Indus River from contamination. After enthralling her captive audience with rendition of tradition Sindhi folk songs, she addressed the media and […]


Sindh govt imposes ban on use of plastic bags

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KARACHI: The Sindh government, complying with Supreme Court orders, imposed on Wednesday a ban on the manufacture, sale and purchase of non-biodegradable polythene bags and plastic products in the province with immediate effect. According to a notification issued by the home department, the ban has been imposed to avoid environmental pollution, choking of drains and […]