Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

10th Lahore Int’l Children’s film festival kicks off

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE-The10th Lahore International Children Film Festival, organised annually by The Little Art, kicked off on Monday at Cinepax cinema. The festival will be running till October 6. The chief guest of the opening event was Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas. The opening of the festival was attended by known celebrities from film and television, including […]

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Dawn’s photographer Yousuf Nagori passes away

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HYDERABAD: Dawn’s Hyderabad-based photographer Yousuf Nagori passed away here in the early hours of Monday morning. He was 62. He had been suffering from a chronic liver problem for a long time and was under treatment of a gastroenterologist. He was a diabetic and was recently admitted to the Liaquat University Hospital’s city branch and […]

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IHC dismisses petition against newspaper

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) observed on Monday that the high courts are not meant to entertain petitions against news reports since the proper forum is the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP). Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani made this observation while dismissing a petition filed against an English daily alleging that the newspaper misrepresented Kashmiri […]

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Digital atlas of Islamabad prepared

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency’s Geomatic Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Development has developed a digital atlas of Islamabad indicating resource monitoring of the federal capital. According to the climate change ministry, the digital atlas has cartographical data including maps and documentation about Islamabad’s natural resources in context of its land and environment. […]

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President Alvi, PM Imran seek acquittal in Parliament attack case

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ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday filed applications seeking acquittal from an anti-terrorism court pertaining to the Parliament and Pakistan Television (PTV) attack case during the 2014 sit-in. Counsel for the president Mohammad Ali Bukhari and counsel for the prime minister Babar Awan filed the acquittal applications under Section 265-K. The court directed […]

Front Page, Governance, Media and Governance

Literary notes: Urdu books on etymologies and word histories

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ONE of the blames that our beloved (read: poor) Urdu language has to bear with is that it does not have the kind of reference works that the English language boasts of. For example, on the topic of word history and etymology one can find scores of books in English but Urdu, say the naysayers, […]

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Two classical pianists bring Mozart and Beethoven to life at NAPA

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On Sunday night the classical music of Mozart and Beethoven came to life at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) with performances by New York-based classical pianist Kimball Gallagher and pianist Kaiyin Huang, director of Kairos Arts and a graduate of Juilliard School and Yale School of Music. Described as a “dynamo”, “sunlit and […]

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FPWF18 Day Two: A case of bad bridals on the runway

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Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive 2018 may have begun with the hope to introduce new trends and to showcase the ingenuity of the associated designers, but most of Day Two only proved otherwise. Gone were the ideas of providing market-friendly, cost-effective ensembles or the notion that winter/festive could be a space for impeccably-done pret and couture. […]

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Protecting the media

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Media freedom is at its lowest point when journalists are forced to operate in an increasingly hostile environment. While in Pakistan, there are no official curbs at the moment, as they were in the days of Gen Ziaul Haq, there is increasing pressure on media houses to conform to the narrative spun by various state […]

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PTCL, WWF join hands to plant 0.2m mangrove seeds in Lasbela

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) in collaboration with the WWF-Pakistan will start a countrywide tree plantation campaign ‘Rung Do’ on Tuesday (today). PTCL and WWF-Pakistan have recently signed an agreement for planting 200,000 mangrove seeds in Balochistan. The seeds will be planted by local community members at Miani Hor, Lasbela district. On the occasion, […]

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