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Daily Archives: December 23, 2018

Info ministry slashes ad rates for TV channels

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LAHORE: Federal Ministry of Information has made drastic cut in the commercial rates being paid to the private television channels for all federal, provincial, autonomous bodies and public sector organisations. The letter issued by the ministry says the rates have been slashed as the government ‘intends to support the electronic media industry and initiate electronic […]

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THE MEDIA COVER-UP?

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When Pakistan Television anchorperson Tanzeela Mazhar filed a case against the head of her department, an Inquiry Committee was set up to look into the matter. But, instead of properly investigating the issue, and questioning the accused, the committee asked Tanzeela ‘why she had not left the job if she was being harassed.’ Tanzeela was not the only one […]

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Experts find link between climate change and respiratory diseases

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ISLAMABAD: A medical expert on Saturday emphasised on the need to hammer out a national climate change awareness plan to boost Pakistan’s response to climate risks and build up climate resilience through adaptation measures in various socio-economic sectors, particularly water, energy and food. Senior Physician Dr Qayumm Raza said climatic change is greatly associated with respiratory […]

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Shaikh Ayaz: The greatest Sindhi poet, writer of 20th century

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HYDERABAD: Making the literary work of Shaikh Ayaz, a Sindhi poetic colossus of twentieth century, relevant to the present, the fourth annual edition of five-day Ayaz Melo commenced in Hyderabad on Friday. The event, hosted by Cafe Khanabadosh, is taking place in the idyllic setting of a park in the premises of Sindh Museum. Besides the […]

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Junoon’s Reunion Concert stimulates nationalism: Ali Azmat

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KARACHI: The countdown has begun for the biggest ever music festival “Sooper Hey Pakistan Ka Junoon,” being jointly organised by Peek Freans Sooper and Geo TV Network on December 25 at the Moin Khan Academy, formerly known DHA Sports Club. The secret of the Reunion Concert plan was revealed by singer Ali Azmat and guitarist […]

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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on animation

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Two-time Academy Award winner, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has a distinct directorial style that she uses to amplify the voices of underrepresented groups. This has earned her industry recognition for the wide variety of topics she’s touched upon. With the third film of the 3 Bahadur franchise having just released, she’s also juggling many other projects. […]

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