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Writer/journalist Mohammed Hanif honored with Sitara-e-Imtiaz

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s highly lauded author Mohammed Hanif has been honored with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the third-highest civilian prize in the country. The highly acclaimed writer and journalist in a tweet publicized the news and expressed his exhilaration. “Thank you all for your lovely messages. Now can someone please tell me how does one collect it because […]


Anger over ‘Blackface’ on TV

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Islamabad – Social media users in Pakistan have reacted with outrage after a popular morning TV show darkened fair-skinned models’ faces and asked contestants to “transform” them into beautiful brides, reported BBC on Friday. The show Jago Pakistan Jago asked contestants on Wednesday to demonstrate bridal makeup looks for darker skin. However, the use of […]


Countering radicalisation through media

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In the face of mounting radicalisation and terrorism in Pakistan and beyond, the media along with the military and the government can effectively indoctrinate de-radicalisation among the masses. The famous “CNN effect” explains the significance of the media’s influence on a state’s policies particularly in conflict prevention and egalitarian interventions. As Colin Powell once observed, […]


FIA helpless as incidents of cybercrime reach a new high

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LAHORE: With more than a thousand incidents of cybercrime being reported in Punjab within the past two months and people being conned of millions of rupees, eyebrows have been raised over the performance of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). While cybercrimes including that of blackmailing students especially women, internet frauds and ATM skimming are increasing […]


NAB cases: APNS demands release of arrested advertisers on bail

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society has asked the government to release the biggest advertiser Inaam Akbar alongside several others arrested by NAB on bail bonds and continue with investigations against them in order to steer the newspaper industry out of crisis. The All Pakistan Newspaper Society, (APNS) in its meeting on Friday chaired by […]