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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Fire erupts in PID building

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Islamabad-Fire erupted at the Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications (DEMP) office located at Press Information Department (PID) building near Zero Point here on Wednesday morning. However, no loss of life was reported. The blaze broke out on the ground floor of the DEMP and engulfed a large part of the building within minutes. The […]

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A leaf from history: KU students take a journey through time

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KARACHI: University of Karachi’s history department took the city on a walk through historical events one may not be familiar with as it opened a three-day exhibition at its art gallery where models of architectural wonders, replicas of world-famous paintings, sketches and maps were exhibited on Tuesday. Students from second, third and fourth years put up […]

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War of words intensifies on social media

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ISLAMABAD – With opposition uniting against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s government, the war of words on social media is becoming intense once again. With over 19.5 million tweets, the trend faqirazam (the biggest beggar) was among the top trend where PML-N supporters ridiculed Prime Minister by showing how Khan is doing exactly opposite to what he had been […]

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Suspected killer of Haripur journalist held

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HARIPUR: The police on Wednesday announced the arrest of one of the two suspected killers of a local journalist. Sohail Khan, the 28-year-old correspondent of a local daily, was gunned down on Oct 16. Ali Sher and Hamayun Mussarat, sons of Mussarat Iqbal of Hattar village, were nominated in the murder FIR.Police promise early arrest […]

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Khumariyaan on making Paris debut

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Coke Studio 11 may well be the current subject dominating social media and making headlines online but drowning the noise for a minute, Instep can confirm that instrumental folk-rock music group Khumariyaan plan to release their debut album this year. In between doing his day job as an architect and a runaround trip from Islamabad […]

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Celebrities take on Coke Studio’s Ko Ko Korina

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LAHORE-Shireen Mazari’s comments on Ko Ko Korina sung by Ahad Raza Mir and Momina Mustehsan at Coke Studio’s Season 11 has stirred up a storm on social media. The Afreen Afreen vocalist entangled in a Twitter spat with the Human Rights Minister that has been making headlines. Pakistan People’s Party leader Sherry Rehman also mirrored […]

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Nadra begins accepting applications for NPHP

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ISLAMABAD  –   The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Monday opened its doors to citizens applying for a house under the first phase of the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) initiated by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, DawnNewsTV reported. So far, Nadra is accepting forms at select centres in seven districts: Sukkur, Quetta, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Swat, […]

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IAC celebrates Sufi night

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LAHORE-The splendour of the Institute of Arts & Culture (IAC) building provided a perfect backdrop to a spiritually uplifting musical evening. Renowned mystical singer Arieb Azhar elevated the spirits of the guests, comprising of city’s cultural elite by his Sufi songs. He started with his ecstatic Sindhi Dhamaal, and followed with the poetry of great […]

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Efforts urged to end unchecked deforestation

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop on Monday called for putting an end to merciless felling of trees and underscored the need for growing more saplings to counter the impacts of global warming. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised the day-long session to highlight the issue […]

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Nawaz strongly refutes high treason allegations against him

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LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly rejected the allegations of high treason levelled against him in a petition pending adjudication before the Lahore High Court and maintained that “the act of sedition is even unthinkable for me”. Though Mr Sharif did not attend Monday’s hearing of the petition by a full bench, his […]

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Demo against media lay-offs

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Monday staged demonstrations at Charing Cross and simultaneously on the stairs of the Punjab Assembly building against lay-offs and salary cuts. A large number of newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers as well as lawyers and civil society members participated in the protest and […]

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CPNE concerned over govt steps to ‘control’ media

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Sunday expressed deep concern over the proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) to be formed under a new media law submitted to the Senate by the federal government to control print, electronic and digital media in the country. It also pointed out that such a move had […]

Broadcasting, Digital Media, Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media and Governance, Print Media


Memories hold on – PTV

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People used to wait for the clock to strike 8:00 at night. The khabarnama (News Bulletin) at night was a follow-up delight. Men would come from offices and their businesses in time to enjoy the nashriyats (transmissions) of the Pakistan Television. It was not unusual for the neighbours to gather at a house that had […]

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‘Donkey King’ breaks all animated film records

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KARACHI: Geo’s first and Pakistan’s number one animated movie ‘The Donkey King’ breaks all animated film records within 8 days, Mangu Being chased by 5 Indian Films. With a record breaking business of 8+ crores, Geo Films’ Donkey King has broken the animation record of all films within just one week. The movie broke lifetime […]

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