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Mahira Khan is heading to Cannes Film Festival

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LAHORE-Gorgeous Pakistani actress Mahira Khan will be heading to Cannes to add glamour at the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is going to be held from May 8th to 19th. She will be representing L’Oreal Paris Pakistan Haircare as its official spokesperson. “I am quite sure that my hair will be […]

Tree plantation stressed for temperature decline

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KARACHI – Federal Forest Inspector General Dr Syed Nasir Mahmood said that about 6 to 10 degree centigrade temperature can be reduced in Karachi by planting trees following the international concept of urban forestry. He expressed these views at the 45th public awareness seminar on “Recent Advances in Ecosystem Development” held at the Professor Salimuzzaman […]

Pakistan moves to tax US tech giants including Google, Facebook

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has proposed 5% tax on digital revenues, hitting US tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, while also moving to bring offshore-controlled companies in its tax ambit in an apparent attempt to tax Chinese earnings from the country. The tax measures have been laid before parliament as part of the Budget 2018-19, which […]

Pemra fines 17 channels for airing false news about ban on anti-judiciary speeches

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has fined 17 satellite TV channels for incorrectly reporting that the Lahore High Court had imposed an interim ban on the airing of anti-judiciary speeches made by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders. The regulator imposed a fine […]

The right to inform

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As has been since 1983, Unesco’s World Press Freedom Day was observed globally on May 3. The theme this year was: ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law’. Press freedom remains a problem in nations around the globe, with 81 journalists killed in 2017 according to the International Federation of Journalists. […]

Record April temperatures in Pakistan due to climate change: UN

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UNITED NATIONS: Record temperatures in Pakistan and deadly storms in India are an indication that more extreme weather events are happening globally owing to climate change, United Nations weather experts say. Amid flash-floods in the East and Horn of Africa and sand and dust storms in the Arabian Gulf Clare Nullis from the World Meteorological […]

Cops-mediamen clash report tabled in Senate: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb said democracy in the country would not gain strength in an oxygen tent and the government could not be run when it was made dysfunctional and paralysed. She was speaking in the Senate in regards to clash between the police and journalists on Thursday. Marriyum […]