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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Calls at helpline to register HR violations increase to 15,500

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Islamabad: The number of calls at Helpline 1099 to register human rights violations have witnessed an increase, reaching 15,500 from 4,000 per month, especially during last four months. Ministry of Human Rights had introduced a round-the-clock toll free helpline to get public complaints about human rights violations and provide legal advice so as to provide […]

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Pakistan’s private TV news revolution under General Musharraf

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When Pakistan’s last military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, assumed power on October 12, 1999, he was hailed—both by the local and international media—as a liberal hero. He imposed no restrictions on the media, and within three years of coming to power, he allowed private news channels to become operational in the country. Pakistani media was […]

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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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PPF denounces attacks on journalists, media houses

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written letters to the head of states of Nicaragua, Honduras, Mozambique, Turkey and the Democratic Republic of Congo, protesting incidents of attacks on journalists and media houses around the world. According to a statement on Monday, the PPF in its letter to Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega expressed concern over […]

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Govt to ban child domestic work: minister

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government will be putting a complete ban on child domestic work and negotiations are underway with all stakeholders to address the issue of missing persons, Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said on Monday. Speaking at a seminar on Child Protection: Issues, Solutions and Opportunities, the minister announced a few […]

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Sunday Book Bazaar to be relaunched at Frere Hall

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KARACHI: The city administration has decided to re-launch the Sunday Book Bazaar at Frere Hall (FH) from December 30. The weekly event, to recommence after a lapse of more than a year, had emerged to be a strong cultural and literary activity for the inhabitants of the metropolis for quite some time. Unfortunately, it had […]

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Nawaz’s conviction jolts social media

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s conviction in Al-Azizia reference jolted social media and hawks from ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz furiously attacked each other. International and local media houses flashed the news on internet instantly, capturing the attention of thousands, making trend #NawazShairf popular with over 25,000 comments, where intellectuals, politicians, journalists and […]

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Junoon’s reunion gig, a concert for Pakistan

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After a successful reunion of sorts of one of Pakistan’s pioneering music group Junoon, first in the form of an announcement featuring the big three – Ali Azmat, Brian O’ Connell and Salman Ahmed – followed by a music video of ‘Khudi’, Peek Freans Sooper has managed to get the music giants onboard for a […]

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Search Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: PIO

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ISLAMABAD: Principal Information Officer (PIO) Mian Jehangir Iqbal has said that the government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression in addition to being aware of the importance of regional press alongside national newspapers and was striving for resolving problems related to these matters. He was talking to editors of local newspapers […]

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PPF condemns arrest and assault on journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the arrest and assault on Rodrigue Ndakazieka, a journalist and technician at Radio Mwinda. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the arrest and physical assault on Ndakazieka and called […]

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