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Monthly Archives: December 2018

ACE starts probe into Punjab Forest Department’s ‘missing’ land

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RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has started investigating Punjab Forest Department’s ‘missing’ land in Islamabad, which is included in the district land revenue record but not in the Forest Department’s record for the last 18 years. During investigations into a case pertaining to a private housing society along Mouza Maloot, ACE found the old record […]

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Queen of melody Noor Jehan remembered

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ISLAMABAD: Legendary vocalist and actress Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan was remembered on her 18th death anniversary being observed on Sunday. She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum. Noor Jehan had started her musical career from Calcutta at […]

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Ministry of Human Rights takes special measures against child labour

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Islamabad: Ministry of Human Rights has taken special measures for bounded child labour to bring them into mainstream of the society’s fabric. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the index of bounded child labour in the country is estimated 1.13 per cent of the total population so the Ministry has initiated some projects to […]

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Third day of book fair sees impressive turnout

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KARACHI: A large number of book lovers, including students and children, thronged the Expo Centre on Sunday for the third day of the 14th Karachi International Book Fair. More than 330 local and international publishers have set up stalls at the book fair which ends tomorrow (Tuesday). Stalls decorated with lights and balloons carrying books […]

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Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: Jehangir Iqbal

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PESHAWAR: Government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression and is fully aware of the importance of regional press as much as national newspapers and is striving for resolving their problems, said Principal Information Officer Mian Jehangir Iqbal. He was talking to editors of local newspapers at a lunch hosted in his honour […]

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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 […]

Human Rights, Media and Governance, Media Safety, Television , ,


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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‘Online fraudster running Rs3bn Ponzi scheme’ held

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday claimed to have arrested a suspect for committing “online electronic fraud” amounting to Rs3 billion, said additional director of the cybercrime circle of FIA Mohammed Younis. “The FIA arrested suspect Ghulam Sarwar in Gulshan-i-Iqbal,” added the officer. He was supposed to leave for Saudi Arabia on Friday […]

Digital Media, New Media , ,


Sindhi cultural night to entertain fun lovers at PNCA tomorrow

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Islamabad: Shah Abdul Latif Social and Cultural Association (SASCA) in collaboration with Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will hold Sindhi cultural night here on December 22 to entertain the fun lovers of twin-cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad with a taste of regional music. The event will showcase Sindhi music and regional dances by […]

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We will continue to give ‘Junoon’ from music: Ali Azmat, Salman Ahmed

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KARACHI: The biggest-ever musical event “Sooper Hay Pakistan Ka Junoon” will jointly be organised by the Peek Freans Sooper and the Geo TV Network at DHA Sports Club Moin Khan Academy on December 25, 2018. The ‘Junoon’ band with millions of admirers is going to rock the nation and perform once again as a group. […]

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