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Daily Archives: February 6, 2019

Pakistani short Rani is destined for London

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Pakistani short films are developing into quite an industry. One particular case in point is Rani, starring transgender actor and LGBTQ activist Kami Sid, who essays a toy vendor and what happens when she decides to take care of an abandoned child. Since last year, the film has been screened at approximately 8 film festivals. […]

PPF condemns killing of two journalists in Afghanistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed deep concern over the killing of two journalists in Taliqan city, northern Takhar province of Afghanistan. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this incident and called on the government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly […]

Experts call for making barren parks in city green

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KARACHI: While the project for an urban forest being proposed over 400 acres along the Malir River faces many challenges and is yet to be officially approved, experts have called upon the government to immediately start implementing small-scale measures to turn the city’s many barren parks and roadside spaces green. These steps, they said, would […]

Unicef calls for action to tackle online violence against young people

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ISLAMABAD: Pointing to dangers posed by online violence, cyber-bullying and digital harassment for people between the ages of 15 and 24 who are online in Pakistan, Unicef on Tuesday called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against children and young people. The call came on Safer Internet Day following a recent Unicef poll […]

A dire conversation with an upcoming author

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KARACHI: The crowd was silent during actor Sarwat Gilani’s narration of journalist Maheen Usmani’s first book, The Mercurial Mr Bhutto & Other Stories. If it was discomfort, shock, empathy, or a culmination of all the audience felt… no one could know for sure.  However, one thing was for sure: Maheen’s stories might be fictional but they touch on […]

TV host terms Pemra’s decision illegal

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ISLAMABAD: TV host Dr Danish has claimed that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s decision to restrain him from appearing on any TV channel in any capacity for a month for levelling ‘false’ allegations was illegal and one-sided. In a letter written to Pemra chairman, dated February 4, Dr Danish said: “I have learnt this news […]

Declaration of newspapers closing offices to be cancelled

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Monday that Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed deep concern over the journalists’ firing from jobs. Talking to the camp of sacked journalists and media workers here, the minister said the prime minister had asked him to meet the affected media persons, taking along information ministers from […]

Rights activist Gulalai Ismail released: Islamabad police

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Rights activist Gulalai Ismail was released by Islamabad police late Wednesday, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat told DawnNewsTV. However, according to the senior official, 17 of the 25 Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers arrested a day earlier along with Gulalai for holding a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club were sent to Adiala jail after […]