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PEMRA is neglecting its role as watchdog

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Nothing has a greater effect on our lives in this era than science, finance and the media. The media is not just the fourth pillar — but also the backbone of any democratic society. This is because while the legislature makes the laws, the judiciary interprets it and the executive implements it, it is the […]


Pakistan’s mobile internet users stand at 21 percent of the population: Report

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s mobile internet users as a percentage of the population were recorded at 21 percent at end of January 2018, according to a Global Digital report prepared by We Are Social and Hootsuite. The internet penetration stood at 22 percent (44.6 million users) of the population at end of the aforementioned period. Sifting through […]


Geo News suspension attack on freedom of expression: top NGOs

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KARACHI: Top representatives of non-government organisations (NGOs) have said the basic human rights have continuously been at stake in the country due to various deplorable incidents, taking place recently as well as during the past many years. Addressing a joint press conference at Karachi Press Club on Friday, they said that such incidents had worsened […]


Pemra fines two TV channels for misreporting

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ISLAMABAD: The 60th meeting of Council of Complaints (CoC), Sindh was held at Pemra Regional Office Karachi. The council heard the complaint lodged by Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal, Minister for Home, Agriculture and Mines, Sindh against two TV channels for airing baseless and defamatory content. Both channels failed to defend themselves before the council, therefore, […]


‘Reading habit key to personality development’

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LAHORE: Punjab University Department of Information Management and PU Library jointly organised a seminar on the role of reading in personality development to mark World Book and Copyright Day at Al-Raazi Hall on Friday. Punjab Commission on Women Chairperson Dr Fauzia Waqar, Oriental College Principal Dr Muhammad Fakharul Haq Noori, Department of Information Management Chairperson […]


World Earth Day: Give up use of plastic and save the environment

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KARACHI: The increasing use of plastic poses a serious threat to freshwater and marine life in Pakistan. This was stated by experts during an event held to mark World Earth Day, which will be held on Sunday, organised on Friday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Pakistan in collaboration with Karachi University (KU) at […]