Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

SOC Films’ latest animated short highlights domestic violence

Pakistan Press Foundation

Having launched a public service campaign Aagahi to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan, SOC films, helmed by documentary film maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, brings out the second animated short as part of the initiative. The latest short highlights the issue of domestic violence, which is very common in Pakistan. With Aamina Sheikh on […]

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Mehreen Jabbar’s Lala Begum to screen at Zee5 Film Festival today

Pakistan Press Foundation

Mehreen Jabbar was one of the 12 filmmakers, six each from Pakistan and India, who made a film as part of Zee Network’s ‘Zeal for Unity’ initiative that aimed to bridge the cultural gap between the two nations. While things fell apart due to a strong political rift between the two states, 12 films were […]

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Terrified of television

Pakistan Press Foundation

IF you want to experience an avalanche of unpleasant visual phenomena, all you need to do is turn on the television. As I write this, three-quarters of the screen is devoted to a speech being given by the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. Every now and then the camera pans across the […]

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Next phase of ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign in January

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad: Having planted more than 2.5 million saplings across the country early September, the climate change ministry has decided to begin the next phase of the plantation campaign next January. “The initial response to our tree plantation drive, Plant for Pakistan, was phenomenal as people from all walks of life, especially youths, overwhelmingly participated in […]

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Geo releases trailer of upcoming movie ‘The Donkey King’

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: Geo Films & Talisman Animation Studios have officially released the theatrical trailer of their upcoming animated movie “The Donkey King”. The Donkey King is helmed by Aziz Jindani, the architect of the success of Pakistan’s first and most popular animated super hero series for a leading anti-bacterial soap brand. A teaser trailer of the […]

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New Daraz App has millions of products and knows your choice

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: This invitation is addressed to you, the user. Just like the new Daraz app is. Addressed to your personal preferences and priorities. What: The New Daraz APP is here, along with brand new features, software and algorithms built from the ground up to ensure every user’s journey through the APP is easy, secure, and […]

Information Technology

IT regulatory authority in the offing, says minister

Pakistan Press Foundation

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Tuesday underscored the need of an IT regulatory authority with a vision to enhance IT education standard in the country. “Establishment of a regulatory authority is under consideration to modernize information technology. An announcement in this regard will be made soon,” he said, speaking […]

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Senator calls for parliamentary panel on minorities

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar has said that despite the Constitution guaranteeing minorities’ rights, religious injunctions and Pakistan having signed international covenants, their rights have been shrinking while intolerance by state and society has increased. Speaking at an International Interfaith meeting organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Tuesday, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) […]

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Cyril Almeida broke no law, says PPP chairman

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Pakistan Peo­ples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has expressed surprise and dismay on the issuance of an arrest warrant against Dawn assistant editor Cyril Almeida by the Lahore High Court. “Treating Mr Almeida like he is a criminal and trying him for treason no less is shocking! This adds on to the perception that […]

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APNS sees govt ‘ad body’ as attack on press freedom, devolution of power

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its grave concern over the government’s decision to form a “content committee” for prior approval of all advertisements to be released to media. In a statement, the APNS has “deplored” that Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has formed the committee “headed by himself” to monitor […]

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