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Two arrested for defrauding woman over social media

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Facebook – the world’s largest social networking website – has revolutionised how we communicate with friends and acquaintances across the world. In Pakistan, however, it has become a fertile hunting ground for predators to search for impressionable victims, in the absence of a regulatory mechanism. In the latest incident of fraud through social media, a […]

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Zoheb warns to sue Nazia’s ex-husband

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LAHORE-Singer Zoheb Hassan has warned that her late sister, Nazia Hassan’s ex-husband is attempting to make a film on her and anyone ‘entertaining’ him will be sued. The Pakistani pop icon died on August 13, 2000, at the young age of 35, in London, following a prolonged battle with lung cancer. Zoheb, who sang along […]

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Billion Tree Tsunami: Forest guards want service scale upgraded

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PESHAWAR: Forest guards serving under the Billion Tree Tsunami forestation project have asked the government to materialise its commitment about their scale upgradation. Speaking at a news conference here on Monday, Forest Guards Foresters and D/Rangers Association Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President Muhammad Zeb Khan said the Billion Tree Tsunami project was recognised at the world level. […]

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Human rights & mental health

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A DECADE ago, world-renowned psychiatrist and medical anthropologist Arthur Kleinman termed the standard of mental healthcare across the world a ‘failure of humanity’. He noted that the worse deficiencies of care lay in the ‘local conditions’ faced by the mentally ill, and not the fact that mental disorders contributed to 15 per cent of the […]

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Literary Notes: Why teaching history of journalism is inevitable

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THERE is good news and bad news, but first the bad news. The sad news that Prof Dr Tahir Masood announces in the intro to a new book is that history of journalism and press has been axed from the syllabi of the mass communication, a subject taught at almost every university of the country. […]

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Cabinet to take up new advertisement policy: Wahab

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KARACHI – Adviser to Sindh chief minister on Information and Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that the new advertising policy is being set up which will be brought to the cabinet to make fair distribution of public services. He expressed these views while chairing All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) meeting on Monday. Barrister Wahab said […]

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Remembering Ustad Amanat Ali Khan on his 44th death anniversary

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LAHORE: The 44th death anniversary of legendary classical singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan is being observed in Lahore today and in this connection, the Patiala Gharana is hosting a ceremony in memory of the various renowned Pakistani music artists. Countless classical singers and showbiz personalities of today remember Khan and his art. They believe his name will […]

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Dosti channel: Can radio bring two countries closer?

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ISLAMABAD: For Chan Xing, he had never thought that his study of the Urdu language would one day enable him to play a key role in bringing the people of two countries together. But then, the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project kicked off and the radio professional found himself calling upon every ounce of […]

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Pemra cautions TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday cautioned the television channels against broadcasting derogatory remarks and comments against the superior judiciary. “During the monitoring of satellite TV channels for the last few days, a trend has been observed wherein News and Current Affairs Satellite TV channels have been found airing live footages, […]

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