29 | November | 2018 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Daily Archives: November 29, 2018

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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