26 | December | 2018 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Daily Archives: December 26, 2018

Junoon rocks Karachi, once again

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KARACHI: Music was in the air. Karachi hadn’t experienced live music on such a grand scale in a long time. On Tuesday, it finally happened. Music lovers poured into the Moin Khan Academy to listen to Junoon, the band that defined an era in Pakistani music, the 1990s to be precise, when lines between (Pakistani) […]

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Until next year: KIBF concludes much to the dismay of book lovers

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KARACHI: The five-day Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) 2018, organised by Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers’ Association (PPBA), successfully concluded at the Expo Centre on Tuesday. A record number of 0.6 million people attended the event this year. KIBF 2019 is expected to be held from December 5, 2019 till December 9, 2019. On the fifth day, […]

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Tragic demise of a newspaper

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This is to mourn sudden and unceremonious demise of the only surviving English eveninger “Daily News” published from Karachi under auspices of the leading Jang Group of Newspapers. Other two English eveningers “The Star” of Dawn Group and “Leader” had ceased publication in 2007 and “Leader” was bought by a commercial party which was reportedly […]

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Five-day Sheikh Ayaz festival concludes

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HYDERABAD: The five-day Ayaz Festival concluded on Tuesday at Sindh Museum with speakers paying tribute to the progressive prose and poetry of Sheikh Ayaz in an era when retrogressive forces were backed by the state. Speaking at a session on Sheikh Ayaz ja difa kar, writer Jami Chandio said Ayaz’s was entirely progressive and he […]

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Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

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Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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