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Monthly Archives: February 2019

PPF condemns the threat and verbal assault on TellZim staff

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the threat and verbal assault on TellZim staff. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the verbal attack and threats on journalists and called on the law enforcement agencies and Zimbabwe government to thoroughly investigate the matter and […]


Adab Festival ends with tribute to culture, literature

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KARACHI: The celebration of the rich and diverse Pakistani culture and literature at the three-day Adab Festival culminated with a closing ceremony against the beautiful backdrop of Governor House on Sunday evening. Peter Alan Oborne, Bri­tish broadcaster and former chief political commentator of The Daily Telegraph who was the keynote speaker at the event, amped […]


KP govt plans to use dams for fish breeding

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PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakthunkhwa Government has planned to utilize Khanpur and Tarbela dams reservoirs for breeding and stocking of different types of fish to meet peoples’ demands for quality sea food in the province. To increase fish production, the PTI Govt will establish model hatcheries and fish farms in adjoining districts including Haripur and […]


Members of Gulf royal families given permits to hunt protected bird

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KARACHI: The federal government has issued at least 13 special permits to members of the royal families of Gulf states to hunt internationally protected bird houbara bustard in Sindh during the 2018-19 hunting season, according to sources. Those given the permits include a king and a president, besides crown princes, their uncles and cousins, and […]


Pemra to start web TV, OTT regulation soon

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Muhammad Salim Baig, while discussing about the future plans of the authority, said that the process of formulating regulations for OTT (Over the Top) and Web TV is underway, and meeting in this regard has also been held with other regulators like PTA for devising a policy. […]


Young writer’s book of short stories launched

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KARACHI: Comedian Shafaat Ali, who was asked to moderate the book launch of Maheen Usmani’s The Mercuiral Mr Bhutto and other stories, said he felt very strange coming to the Adab Festival on Sunday because it was the first time he was asked to host something serious. Sharing his reading experience, Mr Ali said he […]


Bilawal wants parliament to give judiciary a fight

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Karachi – Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday called for ‘empowerment of Parliament’ to reverse the ‘erosion of power’ of this supreme constitutional pillar of the state. “Parliamentary activism is needed in the presence of judicial activism,” he said, asserting that this prime democratic institution was under attack for quite some time. […]


The hunt continues

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Trophy hunting could help conserve wildlife and benefit local communities in the northern areas but the facts on the ground suggest otherwise In overcast conditions, Jaffar Ali and the local guides scramble over loose rocks on the steep mountainside. With no time to stop, they have to move quickly yet silently. They are in the […]


‘Go Green Gujranwala’ drive inaugurated

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GUJRANWALA: ‘Go Green Gujranwala’ drive was inaugurated here on Saturday. Commissioner Asad Ullah Faiz, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Naila Baqar and MPA Shaheen Raza planted saplings at Quaid-e-Azam Divisional Public School. Addressing the ceremony, the commissioner said some five million saplings would be planted throughout the division and approximately 2 million saplings would be planted in […]


Why is freedom of expression important?

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Freedom of expression is important not only because it is a fundamental human right and a democratic ideal but also because it leads to newer ideas — ideas that change and improve a society and bring economic prosperity A few days ago my nine-year-old son and I had a conversation on our way back home from […]


‘Karachi is the most unique South Asian city’

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KARACHI: Lovers of history thoroughly enjoyed the session moderated by Kamran Asdar Ali on ‘Karachi of the 1950s and 1960s’ at the Adab Festival Pakistan on Saturday. Journalist Ghazi Salahuddin went down memory lane in his distinct style. He said he was in school in the 1950s. Usually when we look back at our past, […]


Importance of media literacy stressed

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Though the landscape of Pakistani media — electronic and news media — in the country has expanded and dozens of Pakistani media outlets have been providing news 24/7, but to maintain authenticity and sanctity of news, it is imperative for media outlets to do fact-checking and cover the news in a comprehensive and holistic manner. […]


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. […]


Agriculture is govt’s first priority, says PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has said promotion of agriculture is the first priority of his government which will provide all possible support to provincial governments in order to realise the country’s potential in the sector. Imran Khan said this on Friday while chairing a high-level meeting on agriculture and food processing. Federal minister of food […]