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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Bringing peace through films

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Since the discontinuation of Kara Film Festival several years ago, the trend of film festivals in Pakistan has disappeared as well. Though some festivals continue to do the rounds, nothing worth mentioning comes to mind. As an entertainment industry that has started producing films, we still don’t have space for short films and documentaries. It […]


Activists of religious outfit ransack press club in Mirpurkhas

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MIRPURKHAS: A group of unruly men, said to be religious extremists, stormed the press club and ransacked furniture and fixture during a protest in the city on Saturday against alleged desecration of holy names. The intruders subjected the media people to threats until the police arrived. Groups of emotionally charged activists of a religious organisation […]


Baloch Cultural Day: three-day Makran Festival begins

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Opening ceremony of three days Makran Festival 2018 was held at Kech Stadium, Turbat on Friday, and Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa was the chief guest. The event was organised in connection with Baloch Cultural Day in order to promote rich Baloch heritage. While speaking on the occasion Commander Southern Command said […]


SHC adjourns hearing of Axact’s TV channel licence

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of application against cancellation of its license by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority after partial hearing the arguments of the Bol TV counsel. Applicant Labaik has challenged the PEMRA order with regard to cancellation of Axact’s TV channel’s licence due to lack of security […]


Aisha Khan bids farewell to showbiz

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LAHORE: A favourite of many, Aisha Khan who worked in hit films like Waar and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani has decided to quit the industry. Her decision has left many fans disappointed. The actor took to twitter to share the shocking news and wrote: “With great pleasure and humility, I have decided to bid farewell […]


JIT finds all 18 claims made by Dr Masood in Zainab case were false

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ISLAMABAD: A three-member joint investigation team (JIT) appointed by the Supreme Court concluded in its report on Thursday that every single claim made by anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in the tragic Zainab rape-murder case was without any sound basis. “Virtually every single claim made by Dr Shahid Masood has been shown to be without any […]


Workshop and round table discussion for freelance journalists based in Baluchistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation with support of Open Society Foundation (OSF) organized a three-day workshop on ‘Mobile Journalism for freelance Journalists based in Baluchistan’ and a round table discussion with the publishers and editors of media houses to discuss the problems, opportunities and recommendations for the freelance journalists based in Baluchistan. The training was conducted by […]


Sindhi fiction writer Ali Baba remembered

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KARACHI: Intellectuals and writers paid homage to Ali Baba, a leading fiction writer, at a programme held here on Wednesday. The writer’s novel Moenjodaro was considered his most celebrated work in Sindhi fiction. Ali Mohammad Rind, better known as Ali Baba, had died in August 2016. He is regarded as a prolific and one of […]


PITB launches e-Khidmat mobile app

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Lahore: Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has said that Punjab IT Board in collaboration with the Punjab government has established the eighth mega state-of-the-art e-Khidmat Marakaz in Lahore. PITB Chairman Dr Umar Saif said this while addressing the launch of the e-Khidma mobile application to facilitate the general public for more than 17 government; district, […]


Hyderabad Union of Journalists’ office-bearers congratulated

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BADIN: Various social, political, elected representatives of provincial and national assembly and prominent figures have felicitated the new office-bearers of Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) on their victory. Former speaker of National Assembly and MNA Dr Fehmida Mirza, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh’s information secretary, former Sindh chief minister Liaquat Jatoi, former Sindh home minister […]


Court orders to produce missing journalist within three days

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HYDERABAD: The District and Session Judge Hyderabad Amjad Ali Bohio on Wednesday directed Hyderabad SSP Peer Muhammad Shah to produce the missing journalist Kamran Sahito in three days. The petitioner Miral Ali Sahito, father, informed the court that his son, a sub-editor at the Sindh Express, was allegedly picked up by policemen from their residence […]


Govt advertising serves as oxygen to print media: APNS

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KARACHI – The APNS has welcomed the intent of the Chief Justice of Pakistan to examine government advertising in the print media. The President, All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS), Sarmad Ali in a statement issued on Wednesday has said that the Chief Justice has observed that despite the failure to provide utilities, the provincial governments […]