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Daily Archives: December 18, 2018

PPF concerned over raid in office of online magazine ‘Confidencial’

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua has expressed concern over the raid in the office of online magazine ‘Confidencial’. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, considered this incident as an attack on freedom of expression and urged the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately and thoroughly investigate […]


Remembering actor Kamal Ahmed Rizvi

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LAHORE: The 3rd death anniversary of legendary TV and stage actor, Syed Kamal Ahmed Rizvi was observed on Monday. Born in 1930 in Bihar’s ancient city of Gaya, Rizvi opted for moving to Pakistan following Partition and settled in Karachi when he was 19. Like most other thinkers of his age, Rizvi was influenced by […]

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PTM and international media

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The warning by Major Gen. Asif Ghafoor, the Director-General of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), to the Pashtun Tahafuz (protection) Movement (PTM) of severe consequences on crossing the so-called “red line” was viewed as another blow to the democratic rights of representing one’s position through protest and agitation. There were similar attempts of disengaging […]

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Ask Google

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A resolution has been submitted in the Punjab Assembly to demand explanation from Google as to why when one types ‘bhikari’ in the search bar the picture of Prime Minister Imran Khan pops up. The resolutions asks for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to be summoned and explain why this happens. Notwithstanding the fact that surely […]

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Tehzeeb Festival ends on high note

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KARACHI: The queue outside the auditorium on the third day of the 10th Tehzeeb Festival showed no signs of abating despite the cold winds blowing through the city. The three-day festival ended on Sunday on a high note, after treating the audience to different genres and styles of traditional music — khayal, thumri, ghazal and […]

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Literary notes: Dialogue with divinity and a few other translations

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HOW many books have been translated into Urdu from different languages on different topics so far? The estimated numbers differ wildly. Ubaidullah Qudsi in his book Pakistan mein zehni rujhanaat (1958) had put the number of translated books into Urdu at about 6,000. In an article, Delhi University’s Dr Abdul Haq had estimated that there were about […]

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‘My guard was hit first’: Nawaz defends guard who attacked SAMAA TV cameraman

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Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif defended the guard responsible for the attack on SAMAA TV cameraman Wajid Ali outside parliament on Monday. The PML-N Quaid, who was apologetic before, put the entire blame on the cameraman while he spoke to media inside the accountability court chamber on Tuesday. He said that his guard, identified as Shakoor, was in […]

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GEO News grabs ‘News Channel of the Year’ award

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LONDON: Geo News has been declared winner in the category of ‘Urdu News Channel of the Year 2018’ at the 5fth annual Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA). Two other private Pakistani television networks were also in the running for the award but Geo News was declared winner after receiving overwhelming popular support from the voters. […]

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Pemra approves grant of licences through open bidding

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority [Pemra] has approved the grant of licences to new satellite TV channels through open bidding. The approval was given at a meeting on Monday. The authority approved two non-commercial FM radio licences for Punjab Food Authority (PFA), Lahore, and Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore. The regulator reviewed the […]

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Coke Fest 2018 concludes in Karachi

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The Coke Food and Music Festival 2018, that commenced in Karachi on December 14, came to an end on Sunday after a three-day, successful run. The festival opened doors to numerous eateries that served local as well as continental cuisines while music reigned supreme at the event. An interesting lineup of artists including Asim Azhar, […]

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