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Monthly Archives: December 2018

‘Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor’ bags yet another international award

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In another great step for Pakistan’s animation industry, children’s film Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor has been named the Best Feature Film at the recent South Asian International Film Festival. The award is based on what the audience’s demands. The team behind Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor made the big announcement on the film’s social media pages. […]

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Karachi International Book Fair opens

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KARACHI: There’s no better sight than seeing schoolchildren trickling into a huge hall to buy books. Yes, books. This happened on Friday morning when the 14th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) organised by Pakistan Publishers and Bookseller Association (PPBA) opened at Expo Centre. Despite the fact that the formal inauguration of the event was to […]

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Efforts underway to make capital clean, and green

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Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) is taking measures to make the capital city clean and green as per vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Islamabad has been ranked second in the list of world’s most beautiful capitals and the civic body is committed to further enhance its beauty by planting more trees in the […]

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NCHR calls for review of entire Thar coal project

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Sharing the findings of its two-day visit to Tharparkar to monitor human rights situation, the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) on Friday asked the Sindh and federal governments to review the entire Thar coal project after looking it through the prism of social benefits for the community. NCHR Chairman Justice (retd.) Ali Nawaz Chowhan, […]

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Police visit journalist house to arrest hardcore criminal

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police on Friday visited home of a The News journalist in search of a hardcore criminal. The journalist is a senior member of The News investigation team. Showing the picture of a 50 years plus person with beard on his face, the Aabpara Police of Islamabad informed the members of the journalist’s family […]

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PPF condemns arrest of journalist Hakan Gülseven in Istanbul

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey has expressed concern over the arrest of journalist and writer Hakan Gülseven. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Turkish authorities to immediately release the journalist and drop all charges against him. According to IPS Communication Foundation-Bianet, Turkish […]

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Pakistan 8th most affected country from climate change: Adviser

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Thursday said that Pakistan has spent four billion dollars for climate change and it was identified as the eighth most affected climate change country. Addressing a Press conference, the Adviser informed that the international reports released at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP-24) […]

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Pemra urged to stop TV debates on HR issue

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Thursday urged the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to issue directives to media channels and anchors to refrain from discussing issues relating to Human Rights Case number 39216-G of 2018. In a letter to PEMRA chairman, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar – the spokesperson to the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wrote […]

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Nazar Ul Hasan bags Best Actor award at Mumbai International Film Festival 2018

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Artist Nazar Ul Hasan, who has some remarkable theatre performances to his credit such as Jasoosi Duniya and Jaza, Saza, recently won the Best Actor award for his role in Pakistani short film Kachrachi at the Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival (MSIFF) 2018. The good news was announced on the short film’s official Facebook page. […]

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Chand Tara Orchestra knock it out of the park with ‘Rung De’

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2018 is ending and with each passing week, something momentous is happening musically. Junoon is reuniting for the first time in over a decade later this month and many music fans seem excited about it. But, while that reunion takes place in the form of a gig on December 25 after the music video of […]

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IHC reserves verdict on Shahid Masood’s bail plea

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved the verdict against anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood’s bail plea in state-owned Pakistan Television Corruption Case. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani presided over the hearing. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officer Kashif Awan told the court that no evidence over the exchange of funds has been found and no statement […]

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Imrana Maqsood’s new cookbook launched

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KARACHI: Imrana Maqsood, the wife of veteran playwright Anwar Maqsood, is a published author who has penned over two dozen books during her writing career. Her last book Uljhay Suljhay Anwar that chronicled the ‘adventures’ of her husband did extremely well and became a bestseller. Her latest book Subha Ka Naashta Shaam Ki Chai is […]

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Biggest musical event with Junoon, Sooper and Geo

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KARACHI: The passion that changed the entire phenomenon of the Pakistani music, jolted the Indian industry and fired the Pakistani youth with pop music, was the “Junoon Band,” which is returning to drive the youth to ecstasy and exuberance. The Junoon Band was an instant hit when it first hit the waves propelling the troupers […]

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Film’s team trolled: court asks FB to give data to FIA

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LAHORE: A special judicial magistrate has asked the security department of Facebook to provide the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) with details of an account allegedly involved in running a vilification campaign on the social networking website against production team of an upcoming film ‘Legend of Maula Jatt.’ Ms Ammara, a resident of DHA, filed a […]

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