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Monthly Archives: October 2018

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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PPF concerned over detention of French journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan has expressed concern over the detention of French journalist Vincent Prado and his interpreter Danara Ismetova in Aqtau, the capital of the Mangystau region of Kazakhstan. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, urged Kazakh authorities to allow Vincent […]

Freedom of Expression, Protest Letters by PPF

Journalism’s battle for survival

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Huge increases in paper prices, delayed payments for advertisements, and cuts in government expenditure on advertising, have all affected genuine newspapers, like this one. It is no secret that most media houses these days are a side concern of a huge business interest. These interests range from cooking oil, college networks, even bakeries. In such […]

General News

Facebook’s Dark Secrets

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What might seem like a harmless social media website can turn out to have dark consequences on one’s privacy. Facebook, a social networking site which currently has more than 2.2 billion active users, may seem like a fun tool for sharing and connecting with friends, but the security and hacking risks that come with the […]

Digital Media ,

First science studio for children opens in Karachi

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KARACHI: You may have learnt about good and bad conductors of electricity in fifth grade, but surely you have not become part of a circuit to physically experience it. The Dawood Foundation (TDF) is all set to offer such experiences with the launch of the first-of-its-kind TDF MagnifiScience Children’s Studio in Karachi. The fourth floor of TDF building […]

Information Technology ,

Photojournalist Mujeeb remembered

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KARACHI: Speakers at a memorial reference for photojournalist Mujeebur Rehman paid tribute to his work and dedication to the profession and called for the establishment of a photography institute after his name to fittingly recognise his stature. At a programme jointly organised by the Pakistan Association of Photojournalists and the Karachi Press Club on the […]


FPW picks up pace, concludes on a high note

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KARACHI: After a tepid opening day, Day 2 of Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) Winter/Festive ’18 showcased bridal designs by Wardha Saleem, Sara Rohale Asghar, Deepak & Fahad, Maheen Karim, Rano’s Heirloom, Shahmeer Ansari and Maheen Khan on Saturday. As the opening act, Wardha Saleem’s ‘Chandbaala’, inspired by the engravings found within the ancient Ajanta Caves, […]

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Kashmiri leader distances himself from social media campaign against newspaper

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KARACHI: Veteran Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Gilani has said that he neither has a Twitter account nor has he ever criticised a Pakistani newspaper for its coverage of the protest movement by Kashmiris for their right to self-determination in India-held Kashmir. Mr Gilani’s family sources said the recent outburst on social media, quoting Ali Gilani […]

Digital Media, Print Media ,

RTI alliance launched

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Islamabad: To conduct research on current situation of Right to Information (RTI) and to create awareness on RTI law, civil society organisations working on RTI has launched Pakistan Alliance on Right to Information (PA-RTI). Under this alliance, awareness activities, policy seminars and a national level briefing of Federal Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on […]

Access to Information, Front Page ,

PPF expressed concern over harassment of reporter Marina Dias

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the unjustified incidents of harassing and defaming Encontro reporter Marina Dias on social networking sites. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, denounced this act and urged the Brazilian government to investigate all such incidents of harassment […]

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