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Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

Biggest musical event with Junoon, Sooper and Geo

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KARACHI: The passion that changed the entire phenomenon of the Pakistani music, jolted the Indian industry and fired the Pakistani youth with pop music, was the “Junoon Band,” which is returning to drive the youth to ecstasy and exuberance. The Junoon Band was an instant hit when it first hit the waves propelling the troupers […]

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Film’s team trolled: court asks FB to give data to FIA

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LAHORE: A special judicial magistrate has asked the security department of Facebook to provide the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) with details of an account allegedly involved in running a vilification campaign on the social networking website against production team of an upcoming film ‘Legend of Maula Jatt.’ Ms Ammara, a resident of DHA, filed a […]

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Chand Tara Orchestra drops a track that ‘Coke Studio’ could learn from

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KARACHI: There’s a conscious effort in the world to get rid of the guitar. Some musicologists have even gone onto on to say that guitar-based songwriting is possibly the most significant hurdle barring creative expression. ‘World Music’ instruments such as the African Kora have made a comeback in an attempt to sound something different than just Western. On the […]

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Govt inks MoU with WWF on environment

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) to provide technical support to run an awareness campaign to improve environment in the province. Sindh Minister for Envir­onment and Coastal Develop­ment Ta­i­mur Talpur signed the MoU on behalf of the government. According to […]

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Sugar mills ordered to install in-house treatment systems

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court-mandated Commission on Water and Sanitation has given one week to sugar mills to comply with its order for installation of in-house treatment systems to stop polluting the waterways and environment in rural areas. The Commission Chairperson Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, conducted the hearing on Tuesday. He expressed annoyance with the Sindh […]

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1,244 online bank fraud cases reported in 10 months, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Wednesday informed the Senate that during the first 10 months of the current year as many as 1,244 complaints were received regarding unauthorised transactions made through automated teller machines (ATMs) and Internet Banking Fund Transfers. Of the 1,244 complaints, 524 were turned into regular inquiries and 35 into FIRs while […]

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Asma given UN human rights award

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UNITED NATIONS: The late human rights activist and lawyer Asma Jahangir has been posthumously awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize that was received by her daughter Munizae Jahangir at a grand ceremony on Tuesday. The award was handed over to Ms Munizae, a journalist and human rights activist herself, by president of the General […]

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Five-day Karachi International Book Fair begins tomorrow

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KARACHI: The 14th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF), organised by the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association, will be held at Expo Centre from Dec 21 to Dec 25, announced PPBA chairman Aziz Khalid at a press conference on Wednesday. Mr Khalid said the fair would be inaugurated on Friday by provincial Education Minister Syed Sardar […]

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PPF concerned over detention of journalist in Mozambique

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique has expressed concern over the detention of a journalist along with a researcher and driver. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the detention of journalist and termed it an act to threaten journalists from investigating any story. PPF called on […]

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All state-run TV channels except one running in losses, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry told the Senate on Wednesday that all the state-run TV channels except PTV Home are running in losses. During the question hour in the Senate, the minister said that state-run TV, being a national institution, does not broadcast any Indian content or material. He said that all […]

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Case registered against Sharif’s guards over attack on journalist

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Islamabad police have registered a first investigation report (FIR) against five persons, including the security guards of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, for assaulting a Samaa TV cameraman on Monday. TV footage had showed Syed Wajid Ali, the cameraman, lying on the ground outside the parliament building after a security guard […]

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Pakistan’s army is behind an unprecedented clampdown on the media

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Upon superficial inspection, Pakistan’s market for expression is enjoying a golden age. This is a still a land of broadsheet newspapers, in both Urdu and English. Television channels only multiply. The country hardly lacks for people with a point of view, with regiments of columnists and teeming opinion-formers on social media. This picture of a thriving, […]

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‘Free media inevitable for stable democratic culture’

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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Arif Nizami has stressed the need for promotion of freedom of expression as well as press, terming it critical for democratic stability in the country. “It is also vital for the country to progress,” said the CPNE president during a luncheon hosted by Federal Minister for Information and […]

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PM Imran Khan assures journalists of clearing media dues

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LAHORE: Media is the fourth pillar of the state and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is will soon clear outstanding dues of the news organisations, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday. “Our government is committed to the freedom of expression and has full support to the media industry,” the premier said in a meeting […]

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