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Monthly Archives: December 2018

FIA raids entertainment company office

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday raided the office of an entertainment company running a cinema in Karachi’s Saddar area, seizing its record and detaining one of its employees while investigating a case related to money laundering through hawala. Sources said officials from the FIA’s anti-corruption circle raided the company’s office in a […]

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Realme smartphones to be launched in January

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Realme, an emerging smartphone brand that specialises in providing high quality smartphones, announced their official launch date in Pakistan. The brand is set to reveal its line-up for the Pakistani market, and details plus recommended retail prices on January 02, 2019. Based on the brand’s moto and philosophy, Realme smartphones are designed on the concept […]

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PFA to launch FM radio for public awareness

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LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) is ready to spread its awareness wings for the counselling of public. In this connection, the PFA will establish its first-ever non-commercial FM Radio, approval has recently been granted by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The approval of the licence was given in the 146th meeting of PEMRA. In […]

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CS inaugurates SMIU’s FM radio for literacy promotion

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has expressed pleasure over FM Radio Channel 96.6, incepted by the Sindh Madrasatul Islam University (SMIU) for promotion of education and literacy entitled “Voice of Education”. Speaking after inaugurating the FM Radio Channel 96.6/Voice of Education on Friday, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah admired the University Teachers and […]

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PCP unanimously rejects proposed PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has unanimously rejected the proposed creation of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) and urged the government to ensure the Freedom of Press, if it intends to streamline the various institutions then it should table a Bill in the Parliament, says press release. The Press Council of Pakistan’s General Council, […]

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Kamiar Rokni collaborates with Anaya for new collection

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LAHORE: Introducing The House of Kamiar Rokni’s unstitched Wedding collection for Anaya by Kiran Chaudhary  luxurious, extravagant, opulent and unapologetically eastern in sensibility, the 7-piece capsule collection is titled ‘Riyasat’ an ode to the very heritage of The House of Kamiar Rokni , who hails from the former Riyasat territory of Bahawalpur. With this exclusive unstitched three-piece […]

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The Empress’s five old trees

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KARACHI: It seems that the hullabaloo created by those who seem to care a lot about Karachi’s historicity as soon as the anti-encroachment drive at Empress Market began has now subsided. Empress Market is still there, although these days it cuts a weary, haggard figure. Everybody knows how old the market is and who made […]

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Child workers

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The Lahore High Court has stepped in to ease the plight of the millions of child domestic workers employed in households across Punjab. A LHC bench hearing a petition filed in March this year has ordered that the provincial government step in to ensure that no child under the age of 15 is employed as […]

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‘Technology helping in overcoming disabilities’

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Speakers at a special children’s day programme held at the Arts Council on Thursday said that we are living in a jet-set era in which every day technological achievements are taking place in various fields, due to which people with disabilities are now able to participate in every activity. The event was organised by the […]

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Foreign channels E1 and Minimax approved by PEMRA for airing

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in its 147th meeting held on Thursday at PEMRA headquarters, approved grant of two Landing Right Permissions to M/s Standard Services (Pvt) Limited for Foreign Satellite TV Channel “E-1” and M/s Bells Entertainment (Pvt) Ltd for foreign satellite TV channel Minimax both under children category. The authority was also […]

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Have Urdu films taken over Lollywood? Insiders weigh in

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LAHORE: This year witnessed the release of many Pakistani films, a lot of which fared well at the box office and went on to become super hits. However, majority of them were in Urdu. 2018 did not prove great for the Punjabi film industry as only six Punjabi films were released and not a single one of those […]

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Junoon reunion was amongst Junaid Jamshed’s last wishes: Salman Ahmad

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KARACHI: Tuesday night saw the biggest band of South Asia come together after 13 long years. Karachiites were treated to a Junoon reunion after much speculation over whether fans would get to see the Pakistani rock legends perform ever again. And so, it was as much a night of classics as it was a night of […]

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‘Clean and green KP’ app launched

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday inaugurated ‘clean and green KP’ app. The app was launched at a function, where senior minister Mohammad Atif Khan, ministers Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Shakeel Khan, special assistant to chief minister on science and information technology Kamran Bangash, Peshawar district nazim Mohammad Asim, and other officials were […]

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Govt asked to extend deadline for blocking imported mobile phones

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ISLAMABAD: The Mobile Phone Traders’ Association on Wednesday demanded that the deadline for blocking imported phones be extended by another month or two as a large number of dealers have placed orders for imported mobile phones. Speaking at a press conference at the National Press Club, the association’s Central President Munir Baig Mirza said dealers […]

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