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PPF concerned over detention of two CPJ staffers

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to John Magufuli, President of Tanzania has expressed concern over the detention of two staffers of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in Tanzania. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali condemned the unfair detention of both Muthoki Mumo and Angela Quintal and called on the Tanzanian authorities to immediately […]

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Technology transfer… yes, please

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The government has decided that all agreements signed in the future with foreign partners will include provisions for technology transfer. This will include fast friend China. The first of these would apply to the extension of a 2010 accord for deepening cooperation in the field of geosciences. A Memorandum of Understanding had been signed between […]

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Legal fraternity takes up environmental issues

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HYDERABAD: With the subject of environment and its degradation receiving a greater consideration with the passage of time, the legal fraternity, at a conference on Thursday, discoursed on how the law can help stop man-made pollution. The event titled ‘Law Conference’ was organised by the Government Sindh Law College in collaboration with a non-profit organisation, RightsNow […]

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Lok Mela: Sindh musical night, mix of folk, Sufi music enthrall audience

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Culture pavilions of different provinces are the main attraction of the Lok Mela organised by Lok Virsa, with the Sindh pavilion displaying the rich culture and traditional architecture of the land of Sufi saints. Sindh pavilion was the centre of interest for people who thronged to the venue to have a glimpse at the cultural […]

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Film students learn the art of scriptwriting

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KARACHI: What happens when you enter a room and see some young boys and girls eagerly watching a scene from the Oscar-winning film Kramer vs Kramer? Of course, the answer is, you quietly sit down in one corner of the room and see why the scene is being shown. This happened on Wednesday evening at […]

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Moot urges people not to forward offensive material on social media blindly

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a ‘law conference’ urged people to give up forwarding material blindly on social media because many things were offensive and it constituted a crime to spread them carelessly. They said the world had tuned into a global village where one was not connected to one’s real brother but he was linked to […]

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FIA takes up banking fraud, hacking with SBP

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ISLAMABAD: Officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday discussed threats to the banking system in the country. A team of SBP officers led by Deputy Governor Jamil Ahmed during a visit to the FIA headquarters also discussed with its officials the recently reported cases of banking fraud. […]

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Ex-senator’s interview: ATC issues arrest warrants for female anchor

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ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has issued non-bailable arrest warrants for a female anchor, who had conducted a controversial interview of former senator Faisal Raza Abidi. The court issued orders while hearing a case pertaining to anti-judiciary remarks given by Abidi during an interview on a web-based television channel. The court has ordered the authorities […]

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SC restrains media from airing public comments in sub judice matters

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued a verdict wherein the media has been restrained from airing public comments regarding sub judice matters. “The oft-used term ‘media trial’ is a real phenomenon and cannot be allowed where the fate of sub judice matters is being decided on public forums as not only the […]

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PPF concerned over detention of two internet activists in Oman

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultanate of Oman has expressed concern over the detention of two internet activists in Oman. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Omani government to immediately and unconditionally release both Sultan Al-Maktoumi and Salem Al-Arimi. PPF also urged to […]

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Armed men forcibly enter the premises of KPC

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On November 8, a group of armed men forcibly entered into the premises of Karachi Press Club (KPC) and started making video recordings of different parts of the premises. At around 10:30 pm, the armed men in plain clothes reached the press club in cars and land cruisers accompanied by a police van. They were […]

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