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Twitter faces shutdown in Pakistan

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The Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has warned micro blogging platform Twitter that it could be banned in the country if it fails to comply with a notice to block objectionable content. On August 15, PTA informed the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat that other social media platforms including Facebook and Youtube have already acceded to the Pakistan government’s requests to block objectionable content, while […]


PPF condemns the attack on Canadian photojournalist Stan Behal

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has expressed concern over the attack on award-winning photojournalist Stan Behal by a protestor in Toronto. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter commends the Toronto police for launching an investigation into this incident in response to the complaint […]


PPF condemns attack on Brazilian reporter Adenilson Miguel

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the attack on Brazilian reporter Adenilson Miguel on August 9. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter condemns this incident and urged authorities to immediately take action against those responsible and ensure the safety of Miguel […]


APNS announces Eid holidays

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KARACHI – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has announced that the member publications of the APNS will observe two closed holidays on account of Eidul Azha on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23, 2018. Consequently, there will be no morning newspaper on Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24, 2018 whereas the evening newspapers […]


How to infect all with hope

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PAKISTAN’S new prime minister Imran Khan takes oath of office today and will enjoy the briefest of honeymoon periods as a raft of issues is screaming out for his immediate and urgent attention. There have been countless discussions in print and electronic media on what ails the country’s economy and how the new government will […]


No rain, but misery showers on Tharparkar

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HYDERABAD: If it does not rain profusely in Tharparkar in the next few days, the new Sindh government will have to declare drought in the desert region. The dry spell, with a modicum of rain in June and July, was far from enough for the farmers to cultivate the rain-fed crops, in the geographically-largest district […]


Eminent columnists hold interactive-session with AIOU students

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Islamabad: Eminent columnists held here an interactive session with the students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and urged them to keep high national cause and good moral practices in their practical life. The session was arranged by the University’s Department of Mass Communication, enabling its students to learn from the experience and achievements of […]


Tree plantation ceremony held at JMPC

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A ceremony was held at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) to plant trees as part of the Greener Pakistan Initiative to celebrate the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan, stated a press release issued on Friday. Speaking at the ceremony, National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH) President Naeem Qureshi, informed the audience that the […]