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Monthly Archives: November 2018

PPF condemns closure of Radio Iriba FM in Bukavu, Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of Radio Iriba FM, station in Bukavu, city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the closure of radio station and […]


TV anchor Shahid Masood sent to jail on judicial remand

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad sent Shahid Masood, a former chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation, to Adiala jail on a 14-day judicial remand in the PTV corruption case on Thursday. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced the TV anchor in the court of senior civil judge Mohammad Inamullah and informed him the agency no longer […]

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10 climate change projects undertaken, ministry briefs Senate

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Climate Change on Thursday informed Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change that almost ten climate change mitigation projects were in different phases of implementation with the help of foreign assistance. The Senate body on Climate Change with Senator Sitara Ayaz in chair expressed their satisfaction and commended the endeavours of the ministry in […]

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Documentary showing life in refugee camps screened

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ISLAMABAD: As part of the Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival, Austrian Ambassador Nicolaus Keller hosted a screening of acclaimed documentary What the Wind Took Away. Mr Keller said this is the first cultural project he is doing since he arrived in Pakistan in Nov 1. The ambassador was the head of culture in Austria […]

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Renowned Ajoka Theatre actor Arshad Durrani passes away

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LAHORE: It seems to have been a tough year for famed performing arts group Ajoka Theatre. After the passing of its founder Madeeha Gauhar in April this year, news of another subsequent personality’s demise has emerged. A senior member of Ajoka acting troupe, Arshad Durrani, passed away at his Lahore residence yesterday. The 83-year-old was suffering from […]

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Writer Altaf Fatima passes away

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LAHORE: Eminent writer Altaf Fatima breathed her last on Thursday after a prolonged illness. She was 91.Born in 1927 in Lucknow, UP, Altaf Fatima was an Urdu novelist, short-story writer, and an expert on poet-philosopher Dr Muhammad Iqbal. At the time of Partition, she moved to Lahore and earned a bachelor’s in education and a […]

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System to check smuggled mobile phones to start on Dec 2

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that Dec 1 is the deadline after which it will implement its new mechanism to counter the spread of smuggled mobile phones in the country. The PTA maintains that it has developed a system using indigenous technology — the Device Identification Regis­tration and Blocking System (DIRBS) — […]

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I had no intention of pursuing a career in music: Ali Noor

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LAHORE: The Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) has initiated a weekly series of cultural talks for exchange of ideas. This has been carried out in order to educate students with practical experiences and motive of inspiring and mainstream artists, stated a press release. Renowned singer, guitarist and song writer, Ali Noor was the first celebrity […]

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New application launched to facilitate motorway users

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Communication Murad Saeed has said the government is taking steps to depoliticise institutions to improve their governance. Addressing the launching ceremony of Humsafar, a smartphone application, on Wednesday he said with the use of the application National Highways and Motorway Police would be able to respond quickly and serve the […]

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Banned literature case: ATC grants journalist Nasarullah Khan bail

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An antiterrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday accepted the bail of journalist Nasarullah Khan Chaudhry who has been in police custody for allegedly possessing banned literature. According to the Counter-terrorism Department (CTD), it arrested Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, in Karachi’s Garden area on Nov 11. The agency alleged that the journalist was […]

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Bold steps needed to turn the page, Imran tells India

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KARTARPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor and announced that his government and the army wanted a ‘civilised relationship’ with India, declaring that Islamabad would move two steps forward if New Delhi took one step. Speaking to a large gathering of Sikhs, media persons and diplomats from […]

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PPF concerned over assault on journalist in Colombo, Srilanka

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the assault on a journalist in Colombo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the Srilankan authorities to immediately investigate the incident and hold those responsible for attacking a journalist. PPF […]

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PPF condemns threats against reporter in Brazil

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Michel Temer, President of Brazil has expressed concern over threats to reporter of Roma News Portal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the Brazilian authorities to immediately investigate the matter and hold the officers involved in threatening a journalist. According to […]

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Climate change: Govt committed to play its part: PM aide

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ISLAMABAD: Giving an insight into ‘Clean Green Pakistan’ initiative, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has said that present government is committed to playing its part in combating this challenge. In this regard, the government has already taken concrete steps including planting trees, banning brick kiln operations, shifting brick kiln […]

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