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Daily Archives: December 8, 2018

Retuning television

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Early in the millennium, the private television channels in Pakistan brought a new trend of news bulletins and current affairs talk shows. This no-holds-barred freedom in the post 9/11 environment heralded in its stride undesirable trends alongside positive ones. In response to viewers’ appetite for independent news and bold analyses, the channels aired round the […]

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New panel formed to consider proposals for GB citizens’ rights

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ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Friday ordered constitution of a fresh committee to consider the proposals and recommendations being developed by a different group for the grant of fundamental rights to the citizens of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). Headed by Attorney General (AG) Anwar Mansoor, the fresh committee will consist of Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan a senior counsel […]

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Committed trade unionist Shafiuddin Ashraf is no more

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KARACHI: Shafiuddin Ash­raf, general secretary of the Pakistan Herald Workers Union (PHWU) and chairman of All Pakis­tan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec), passed away at a local hospital after a protracted illness on Friday. He was 63. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. A compassionate man of high integrity and a […]

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Junaid Jamshed remembered by social media users

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KARACHI: From ‘Saw­anli Saloni’ and ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ to his soulful naats, Junaid Jamshed was on everyone’s mind on Friday as a hashtag with his name was one of Pakistan’s top trends for the day. The late singer was among those who died aboard a PIA flight which crashed near Havelian en route to Islamabad […]

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Review: ‘Pinky Memsaab’ takes off your rose-tinted glasses

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KARACHI: There is one scene in Pinky Memsaab where domestic helper Pinky (Hajra Yamin), who has recently moved from the rural Punjab of Pakistan to work in a house in Dubai, gets lost in the city. Her ‘memsaab’ Meher (Kiran Malik) and the chauffeur Santosh (Indian actor Sunny Hinduja) find her sitting on the stairs in some strange […]

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PPF concerned over arrest of blogger under Sedition Act

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia has expressed concern over the arrest of blogger Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris on November 29. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the authorities to immediately release the blogger without any charges. According to […]

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