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PPF concerned over assault on newspaper editor

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone has expressed concern over the assault on John Korama, editor of Awareness Times newspaper. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, denounced this vicious attack on a journalist and urged authorities to immediately investigate this matter and hold […]

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Court withdraws non-bailable warrants against journalist

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered to remove name of Dawn reporter Cyril Almeida from Exit Control List (ECL) and also withdrew non-bailable arrest warrants issued against him. On October 8, journalist Almeida and former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared before the court for hearing of treason case. Almeida’s advocate Ahmad […]

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The other side of impermanence and decay

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The temporariness of things around us affects us in so many ways, as does decay. But there are those with a trained eye who find beauty in both change and decay. The artworks put on display as by artists Nayab Noor and SM Raza at an exhibition “Impermanence”, which has been under way at the […]

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Snow leopard losses

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ALTHOUGH not entirely unexpected, it is still regrettable that the country’s efforts at conservation and the protection of wildlife are often an exercise in taking one step forward and two steps back. Consider the case of the Himalayan snow leopard. It is the top predator of its habitat which extends up to three million kilometres […]

Environmental Journalism

Pakistan to approach IMF for a bailout, Asad Umar announces

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The government has made the “difficult decision” to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout to address the mounting balance of payments crisis faced by Pakistan, Finance Minister Asad Umar announced on Monday. In a video message, the minister revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given the go-ahead to open talks with […]

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Veteran journalist buried

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KARACHI: Shaikh Aziz, a veteran journalist, author and scholar, who had died here on Sunday, was laid to rest on Monday. His funeral prayers were held at a mosque in KDA Overseas Bungalows, Block 17, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, near his residence and later he was buried in Pehalwan Goth graveyard. A large number of people including members […]

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Treason matter pertains to Pemra, govt tells LHC

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LAHORE  –  A federal government representative told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday that a petition seeking initiation of treason proceedings against ex-prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and a journalist was related to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Deputy Attorney General Mian Tariq said when Justice Jehangir, a member […]

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Media bodies endorse PFUJ demands

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ISLAMABAD: All the stakeholders of media industry have agreed to constitute a joint action committee of journalists, editors, broadcasters and owners to save the press and its working force from the increasing onslaught on their professional and economic rights. On the invitation of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), spearheading the movement for freedom […]

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Mostly brides are treated like monkeys in Pakistan: Ali Xeeshan

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LAHORE-Pakistani designer Ali Xeeshan has always made the biggest splash on runways in Pakistan and abroad. His fashion house has become one of the most sought-after Pakistani brands in a short span of time due to Ali Xeeshan’s bold, artistic and creative design philosophy. Known for his theatrical genius, his label encompasses the tradition, heritage […]

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PM announces Clean, Green Pakistan drive

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ISLAMABAD   –  Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday launched an ambitious five-year long “Clean and Green Pakistan” campaign aimed at beautifying the country and securing a better future for the coming generations. Addressing the launch of the campaign here at the PM Office, he explained in detail the contours of the unprecedented campaign, based on Hadith […]

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