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Daily Archives: December 19, 2018

PPF concerned over threats to correspondent of Radio Progreso

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed concern over the threatening message to Erick Pineda, correspondent of ‘Radio Progreso’. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the continued attacks on the team of Radio Progreso and urged the authorities to independently and thoroughly investigate such […]

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Security guards damaged my reputation: Nawaz

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif expressed regret over the assault of a private television channel cameraman and said the behaviour of his security guards had damaged his reputation. Journalists staged a protest on the arrival of Mr Sharif in the accountability court on Tuesday. Mr Sharif, however, went straight to the courtroom to attend the trial […]

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Imran reposes full confidence in Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said that the government believed in freedom of expression and considered critical eye of independent and vibrant media vital for keeping the government on right track. Talking to Federal Information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain who called on him at the Prime Minister’s House Prime Minister reposed full confidence in […]

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‘World needs one voice to counter hate speech’

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the world needed to have one voice to counter hate speech and incitement to violence. “The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is a staunch advocate of free speech but there is a dire need for international regulatory regime to defy hate content on social media,” […]

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Mayor for protecting women rights

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has said that women are half of our population, country cannot progress without taking them into the journey of development. “We have to change our thinking and whole society has to stand against those powerful ones who abused women. The world is now raising voice on animal rights and in […]

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Renowned actor Ali Ejaz passes away at 77

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LAHORE: Renowned film, TV and stage actor Ali Ejaz has died in Lahore due to cardiac arrest. He was 77. Ejaz started his career in 1967 and was well known for his role in a popular television comedy drama series Khawaja and Son. The actor also suffered paralysis 12-13 years ago. He was honoured with the prestigious Presidential […]

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Daily News memories

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THOSE involved like me in its launching in 1962 must feel sad over the closure of Daily News, Karachi’s last English language evening paper. The battery of journalists working for the paper at its launch ranged from seasoned newsmen to juniors and apprentice, but at least one of them would rise to become an icon […]

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Human rights education for a vision

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As per world report 2018 by Human Rights Watch, Women, Religious minorities , children and transgender faced violent attack,and discrimination throughout the year. A recent report by HRCP declares the same dismal situation of human rights in Pakistan with restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of movement misused continuation of blasphemy law and harassment against […]

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