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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Mohmand writers boycott govt function

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GHALANAI – Writers belonging to various local literary organisations boycotted the literary session organised by agency sports office and Cultural and Sports Department, Fata Secretariat in Ghalanai Jirga Hall on Wednesday. The programme was attended by Additional Political Agent Hamid-ur-Rehman, assistant political agents Tariq Ullah, Touseef Khalid and Sher Alam Khan, Agency Education Officer Farid […]


Concocted charges: Court takes up Jang/Geo damages suit against Imran today

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ISLAMABAD: The third hearing of Rs1 billion damages suit by Jang/Geo Group against PTI chief Imran Khan will take place here today (Thursday) in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ-East) Sikandar Khan. Imran Khan has repeatedly levelled concocted allegations against the Jang/Geo group and it Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, forcing the latter to […]


Electronic media ethics

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TRUTH was not the only casualty the day that Shahid Masood aired his since-debunked claims regarding the Zainab rape-murder case on his TV programme. Already stretched judicial and law-enforcement resources were diverted to investigate his allegations, which were so sensational and politicised that they detracted from and threatened to diminish the very real horror of […]


Haseena Moin addresses television’s biggest issues

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Veteran playwright and the writer behind classic TV serials Uncle Urfi, Kiran Kahani, Ankahi, Tanhayyan and Dhoop Kinaray, Haseena Moin made a startling revelation during her interview in the See It Be It program by Cannes Lions at a local hotel in Karachi. She revealed that she doesn’t watch television dramas by choice. The writer […]


‘Social media poses new challenge for anti-polio campaigns’

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ISLAMABAD: Although there has been improvement in the country when it comes to reducing the number of polio cases, social media poses a new challenge for the polio vaccination programme. “Whenever the time comes to start a campaign against polio, a campaign is started on social media that results in increased resistance to vaccination,” National […]


Top court suspends Shahid Masood’s TV show for three months

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court banned on Tuesday, senior anchorperson Shahid Masood’s TV programme for three months. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing in case pertaining to allegations made by Masood regarding the rapist and murderer of a seven-year-old girl in Kasur. The bench also directed Masood […]


Govt challenges verdict declaring suspension of cellular service illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has challenged judgment of the Islamabad High Court’s single bench which declared suspension of mobile phone service for security against law, especially suspension of cellular service around the March 23rd Parade in the capital. IHC’s division bench comprising of Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani issued a notice to […]


Amnesty International urges Pakistan to resolve enforced disappearances cases

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ISLAMABAD: The Amnesty International urged Pakistan to resolve hundreds of cases of enforced disappearances as the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted on Monday the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan. “As an elected member of this council, Pakistan must uphold the highest human rights standards – to not just acknowledge violations, […]


Chalay Thay Saath to screen in Hong Kong on March 20

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With over ten years post cinema revival, Pakistani films have begun to make a mark internationally. Several films have been screened in multiple countries (Rahm, Lala Begum, Janaan, etc.) in recent past while this year’s Parchi was the first film to release in Saudi Arabia. The most recent example in this regard is Cake that […]


APNS to hold Annual General Council Meeting on 31st

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The APNS Executive Committee has decided to hold its Annual General Council Meeting on March 31, 2018 at Karachi. The General Council will elect Executive Committee for the year 2018-19 and chalk out the strategies and actions for the problems of newspaper industry. The Committee approved the Annual Report of the Secretary General for the […]


Pakistan is ready for change: Mahira Khan

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An unapologetic rebel in her choices, Mahira Khan represents a new generation of Pakistani women. The 33-year-old’s latest offering Verna released in November last year, after its fair share of controversies and bans. The film – which followed the story of a rape victim her quest for revenge – proved to be a bold condemnation […]


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, […]