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Counter Terrorism Department of police pick up journalist

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Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a senior sub-editor of Nai Baat daily newspaper was picked up by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police during a raid on his home in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and media centre. Chaudhry’s wife Ghulam Fatima submitted an application to the police station, in which she stated that armed men some […]

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Lyari’s story is richer than its conflicts

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Karachi: Lyari is often spoken and written about as synonymous with violence, conflict, and gang-wars. It has also been in the news for its recent shift in political favour towards Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and also right-wing parties such as the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and Jamaat-e-Islami, as opposed to the previously-favoured Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Sometimes you […]

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Colourful awards ceremony brings Lok Mela to a close

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ISLAMABAD: A massive festival of folk culture with over 600 artisans and craftspeople from all four provinces and two administrative regions of the country came to a glamorous and colourful close Lok Virsa in Shakarparian on Sunday evening with an awards ceremony for the skilled folk artists. Artisans and craftspeople had over the past eight […]

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Limits for govt officials’ media interaction

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LAHORE – Did the Lahore NAB director general Shahzad Saleem transgress his limits by recently giving interviews to some TV channels? The NAB official’s media interaction raised a question as to who is competent to talk to the press in certain situations. An official of the Regulations Department on anonymity says that the DG or […]

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Media must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain credibility: Fawad

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LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said that the credibility of media was fast diminishing and it must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain the same. Addressing the launch of a national daily at the auditorium of a private university here, the Minister said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did […]

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IHC to hear Shahid’s bail plea today

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Islamabad – Islamabad High Court will Monday (today) resume hearing in a petition of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood seeking bail in PTV corruption case. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will hear the petition challenging special judge central’s judgment of rejecting pre-arrest bail of Dr Shahid. The accused has filed the […]

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Most Pakistanis do not know what the internet is: report

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ISLAMABAD: Around 69pc Pakistani users between the ages of 15 and 65 do not know what the internet is, revealed an information communication technology (ICT)-based survey launched last week. The survey was conducted by LirneAsia, a think-tank based in Sri Lanka that carries out research on information communication technology. The report is based on a […]

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NCHR addresses 274 cases of women related issues since Dec 2015 to Oct 2018

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Islamabad: National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), established with a broad mandate and powers to take actions, has addressed 274 cases of women related issues since December2015 to October 2018. The government was committed to ensuring Protection and Promotion of Women Rights as envisaged under the constitution as well as international commitments by adopting all […]

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