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PPF condemns attack on cameraman in Zambia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia has expressed concern over the attack on Kashete Sinyangwe, cameraman for Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), on October 12. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the continued attacks on journalists and media workers in Zambia. PPF also […]

Literary notes: Urdu’s first essay writer and Sir Syed’s selected essays

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Dr Jameel Jalibi thinks it was Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. In his Tareekh-i-adab-i-Urdu, or history of Urdu literature, Dr Jalibi has mentioned Sir Syed as “pioneer of the genre essay writing in Urdu literature” (vol. 4, page 874). But in the same book Dr Jalibi admits that “when Sir Syed began writing essays, he benefited […]

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Body to revive past glory of Sindhi film industry in the works: minister

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HYDERABAD: Spea­kers, among them legendary movie icons of Pakistan film industry, expressed hope for the revival and bright future of Sindhi film industry and proposed establishment of Sindh Film Development Corporation to translate the hope into reality. They were speaking at the inauguration ceremony of four-day Sindhi Film Festival which started with a seminar on […]

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Fashion Pakistan plants 100 gulmohar trees in Lyari

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KARACHI-Fashion Pakistan’s ‘Sew. Reap. Repeat’ campaign in collaboration with Kiran Foundation came to a successful close here the other day. At this tree plantation drive, the last of the 100 gulmohar trees, was planted in the heart of Lyari by Mahira Miyanji, a Lyari native who is working to educate the girls of Lyari free […]

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Three detained for running banned outfits’ web pages

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested three ‘activists’ of banned outfits for allegedly operating web pages of their respective organisations on social media, Dawn has learnt. According to FIA officials, the arrested people are members of a network operating the web pages of the banned outfits for the last couple of years […]

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First death anniversary of Bil Batori from ‘Ainak Wala Jin’ observed

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LAHORE: Yesterday marked the first death anniversary of celebrated stage star and TV artist Nusrat Ara, famously known as Bil Batori. Lahore’s industry insiders observed the day with a special play in her honour. The show, which was held at Alhamra Hall, included speakers paying tribute to Ara’s life and career. Many showbiz personalities also participated in […]

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Sindh chief minister inducts four more ministers to cabinet

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KARACHI: The Sindh government expanded its cabinet on Monday by inducting four more ministers. With the latest additions, the cabinet size has now reached 18 (16 ministers and two advisors). The ministers who took oath include Taimur Talpur, Syed Awais Shah, Murtaza Baloch and Abdul Bari Pitafi.  Sindh Governor Imran Ismail administered oath to the new […]

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