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Daily Archives: November 6, 2018

PPF condemns death threats to twelve journalists in Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda has expressed concern over the death threats to twelve journalists working in the Southern Buganda region. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Ugandan authorities to look into this matter and take immediate steps to provide security to […]

Governor vows to play role to get lease rights for KPC

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said he will play his role so that the Karachi Press Club (KPC) gets due lease rights of the historical building on Sarwar Shaheed Road near Saddar, in which it is housed since the time of its inception in the 1950s. He held out the assurance on Monday as he […]

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Promotion of democratic models urged to protect freedom of expression

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KARACHI: A global commission has urged world leaders to take action to promote democratic models that protect the exercise of freedom of expression and opinion while respecting the principles of pluralism, freedom, dignity and tolerance, and the ideal of reason and knowledge. According to a press release issued by the Ethical Journalism Network on Monday, […]

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SHC orders PTA to check fake social media accounts

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairperson to immediately develop a mechanism to combat fake social media accounts used to harass women. A female private school teacher, who is a victim of a fake social media account, approached the court for justice. Justice Salahuddin Panhwar while hearing the case said […]

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Sharmeen releases 2nd part from climate change animated series

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KARACHI-SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, releases the second part from Pakistan’s first Climate Change Animated Series. The second part explores the science being global warming, the rising sea levels and the pollution caused by the products humans consume. Launched in honour of the International Climate Change Awareness Day earlier […]

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New web series to explore why desi rishta proposals are both awkward and offensive

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KARACHI: As Pakistani cinema witnessed a new dawn, social dramas such as Verna, Josh and Bol ruled alongside mainstream films. A similar trend is developing on the digital front. Titled Shameless Proposals, a new seven-part online series will address the taboos attached to how women are ‘presented’ to their possible in-laws like commodities. “The theme of Shameless Proposals is to deal with the […]

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Journalist beaten up, injured

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PESHAWAR: About 12 men armed with guns and sticks attacked office of a local Urdu daily and beat up its crime reporter, causing him minor injuries. The incident took place at the office of daily Akhbar-i-Shahar when several attackers managed to enter its office and beat up its crime reporter, Kamran Gul. Mr Gul said […]

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PTV regrets Beijing spelling blunder

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Television (PTV) Network on Sunday televised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address from China but misspelled the Chinese capital Beijing as “Begging” in what appeared to be a typographical error. The premier was addressing an event at the Central Party School in Beijing which the PTV was broadcasting live. However, on the top […]

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‘CPEC, climate change threaten GB’s natural resources’

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GILGIT: Speakers at a consultative workshop here on Monday cautioned that owing to climate change and mega projects being launched under the CPEC the natural resources of Gilgit-Baltistan were under threat. They urged the local community to support the institutions for better management of natural resources. The event titled ‘customary laws and right use of […]

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