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Daily Archives: November 23, 2018

Colombian government orders investigation for attacks on RCN Radio

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In response to letter by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), the Colombian government has ordered the authorities to immediately investigate attacks on RCN Radio station in the country’s capital city of Bogotá. The adviser to the President, Yenevieve Cuervo Mateus has directed the Attorney General Dr. Luis Gonzalez Leon and managing director of National Protection Unit, […]

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Govt to establish new watchdog to regulate TV, print, social media

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said the government while disbanding Pemra has decided to establish Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority, which will simultaneously regulate electronic and print media as well as social media. “In Pakistan, media enjoys freedom and is effective too as it can be compared with that of any developed […]

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Junoon reunion concert: All that you need to know

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KARACHI: Salman Ahmad is a happy man today for various reasons. His ‘ain’t true love’ is the head of the government and the Junoon reunion is finally happening. Till last year, every time Ahmad tweeted or spoke publicly about a Junoon reunion, Ali Azmat denied it openly and aggressively. It almost felt as if Ahmad was […]

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11th Urdu Conference opens at Arts Council

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KARACHI: The 11th International Urdu Conference commenced on Thursday at Arts Council of Pakistan with an opening address by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah. The CM claimed that Karachi is the largest city of Urdu speaking people. “It [Urdu] is the language of love and fraternity. It has the ability to remove the communication barriers […]

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Pakistani designers to showcase at PFW in London

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LAHORE: Pakistan Fashion week is the brainchild of Team Riwayat which is headed up by a team of directors from Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The 14th edition of the fashion week is taking place at Hilton Hotel Park Lane in the heart of London’s prestigious Mayfair on 24th and 25th November. The event has […]

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Renowned Urdu poet, writer Fahmida Riaz passes away

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Renowned Urdu poetess and activist Fahmida Riaz passed away in Lahore on Wednesday. She was 73.Riaz always raised her voice for women rights and democracy. She also headed the National Book Foundation. Fahmida Riaz remained an activist in her academic life. She spoke and wrote against the ban on student politics during General Ayub’s regime. […]

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PPF condemns charges against journalists and closure of Unity FM radio in Northern Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda has expressed concern over the arrest and charges against six Unity FM journalists in Lira and closure of radio station since November 17. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the unjustifiable arrest and charges against radio journalists and shutting […]

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