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PPF condemns the disruptive incident at the Lake House

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the disruptive incident taken place at the Lake House. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned this incident and termed it an attack on media organizations. PPF also called on the authorities to immediately investigate the […]


PPF condemns arrest, brief detention of photojournalist in Nepal

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Khadga Prasad Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal has expressed concern over the arrest and brief detention of photojournalist Barsha Shah. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned this unacceptable action of police and considered it an attack on freedom of expression. PPF also urged the authorities […]


KU warns against ‘misleading’ Facebook page

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KARACHI: Karachi University (KU) has stated that it has no concern whatsoever with a Facebook page seeking Rs500 registration fee for a conference titled ‘Flat Earth’. “The university makes it clear that the page publicising this seminar at KU’s Arts Auditorium on Jan 11, 2019, is misleading. Students and the general public are advised to […]

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Folk singer Pitafi passes away

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SUKKUR: Eminent multilingual singer Mohammad Bux Pitafi, who sang songs in Sindhi, Urdu, Seraiki, Balochi and Punjabi for Radio Pakistan, Pakistan Television and various private TV channels, besides performing at music programmes for more than three decades, passed away at Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan late on Thursday evening. He was […]

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Following govt directions: Rawalpindi Arts Council looks to commercial events

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ISLAMABAD: With the provincial government claiming at every opportunity that its coffers are empty, it has decided to at least make its cultural centres self-sufficient, if not turn a profit. The Punjab government, under its Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chauhan, has devised a plan whereby arts councils in Rawalpindi, Murree and other parts of the province, […]

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Art, culture festival opened in Kandhkot

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KANDHKOT: A three-day festival of art, literature and culture was inaugurated at Mini Stadium Kandhkot on Friday. The festival was organised by district administration and was jointly inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Kashmore Raja Tarique Hussain, Colonel Sindh Rangers Mohammad Amir and SSP Kashmore Haidar Raza. Hundreds of people from all walks of life attended the […]

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Unattended Pirowal Forest in a shambles

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KHANEWAL-Situated some seven kilometres from Khanewal on main Lahore Road, the Pirowal Forest, under the sole control of Forest Department, has been in a shambles. The forest is considered to be one of the most precious and spacious forests in the country. Its glory was increased when a wildlife park was added to it, and […]

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Cleanliness, plantation drives in full swing in Punjab

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LAHORE/BAHAWALPUR: Bahawalpur Deputy Commissioner Shozab Saeed chaired a meeting to review the steps taken in connection with the Clean and Green Punjab campaign. It was stated in the meeting that during the Clean and Green Punjab drive, encroachments have been cleared, including 2,880 handcarts and 1,022 encroachments outside shops. The authorities also issued notices to 5,543 […]

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State-run TV, radio to be reformed: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain here on Friday said state-run television and radio would be reformed, brought under single administrative umbrella and would be taken out of financial deficit under a comprehensive plan. Speaking during question hour in the National Assembly, he said state-run TV and Radio would have one board […]

Broadcasting, Radio, Television


KU organises beach-cleaning drive

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The Marine Reference Collection and Resource Centre of Karachi University (KU) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has organised a cleanliness drive on December 16 at the Paradise Point beach. The drive has been organised under the HEC’s Social Integration Outreach Program. The principal investigator of the centre, Dr Qadeer Mohammad Ali, said […]

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Two-day Karachi Carnival Festival organised by Jang and Geo starts

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KARACHI: The two-day Karachi Carnival Festival organised by Jang and Geo at a famous superstore (Metro Cash and Carry) on the University Road started on Friday with a spectacular Qawwali performance by Afzal Sabri. Residents of Karachi attended the festival with great enthusiasm. The colourful event featured stalls of local and international food chains along […]

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251 journalists imprisoned for 3rd consecutive year: CPJ

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ISLAMABAD: For the third consecutive year at least 251 journalists are behind bars for their work, as authoritarian regimes increasingly use imprisonment to silence dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists found. As of December 1, 2018, CPJ found 251 journalists are in jail for their work. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than […]

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