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Daily Archives: January 14, 2019

PPF condemns attack on three journalists covering political rally

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attack on three journalists during a political party rally in Lagos, Nigeria. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly and independently investigate the […]

Hakeem Munir passes away

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NAWABSHAH – Renowned Hakeem and producer of traditional Sindhi drink “Thadal”, Hakeem Muhammad Munir passed away here on Saturday night at the age of 83. He left behind four sons and two daughters to mourn. The funeral prayer of the deceased was offered on Sunday morning at the ground of Islamia High School which was […]

Famed TV star Safia Khairi passes away

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Renowned television actor Safia Khairi passed away last night in Karachi, aged 86. The news was announced by her daughter Umber via Twitter. “My mother Safia Khairi has gone after a long and interesting life. A beautiful, compassionate, opinionated woman with a very strong sense of right and wrong. RIP,” the columnist wrote. Khairi began acting […]

Indus Blues bags Gold Award at Spotlight Documentary Awards

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After winning the Best Documentary Feature Award at the South Film and Arts Academy Festival 2018, Indus Blues has bagged another award. The film, which documents the struggles of several Pakistani folk artists who are trying hard to keep a fading art-form from dying, while reminding the world what it is about to lose, has […]

What science can do

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If we consider the state of scientific literacy in Pakistan, we can clearly see that sufficient progress has been made in this regard. The number of universities and professional institutes has considerably increased. Many of these institutions have also churned out doctors, engineers, and IT graduates. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has played a vital […]

K-P may form commission to probe environmental impacts

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PESHAWAR: The provincial government has hinted at creating a joint commission which will probe the air pollution allegedly caused owing to the rising number of oil and gas fields in Kohat division. This was suggested by Adviser to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister (CM) on Energy and Power Development Himayatullah Khan during a visit to inspect […]

MQM leadership settles defamation case with Geo/The News reporter out of court

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LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s founder Altaf Hussain and one of the party’s Rabita Committee members have issued apology to this correspondent in an out-of-court settlement for which a petition was filed for a defamation case before the London High Court. This correspondent had approached the court after negotiations with the MQM-London’s leadership failed over […]

Indian content on TV channels

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In remarks bound to ruffle many a feather, the nation’s top judge has declared that the Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be aired on Pakistani TV channels, citing its deleterious effects on our culture. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar’s comment on Wednesday possibly referred to the unabashed obscenity and vulgarity which the […]

Media must reinvent itself to survive, seminar told

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LAHORE: The media is going through a transformation the world over due to “digital disruption” and mobile technology has so bewitched the younger generation that very few among them watch television these days, TV host Fahad Hussain said at a seminar on Sunday. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was among the speakers at the Afkar-i-Taza ThinkFest […]