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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Clean and green initiative: Senate panel gears up efforts for environment conservation

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Sub-committee on Climate Change on Friday devised terms of reference (ToRs) for the committee’s work plan to gear up for the federal capital’s environment conservation amid journalists suggestions and active participation to play role in the green endeavours. The convener of the Sub-committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed chaired the meeting with Senator Keshoo […]


PHC orders release of monthly stipend to artistes in 2 weeks

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to pay a monthly stipend to artistes of the province within 15 days. A division bench comprising Justice Syed Afsar Shah and Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to pay the stipend within a fortnight or else the secretaries concerned would […]


Moot warns against radicalisation of youth through internet

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ISLAMABAD – Speakers at a conference on Friday highlighted the risks associated with the internet, especially the terrorist groups using cyber space for recruitment and radicalisation of the innocent youth. The one-day national workshop titled ‘Peace Building and Cyber Security Measures’ was organised by the Islamic Research Institute (IRI), International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), and […]


Case against TV anchor adjourned

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ISLAMABAD – The accountability court (AC) Friday adjourned hearing of PTV corruption reference against TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood till February 19. AC Judge Muhammad Bashir conducted hearing on a reference against TV anchor regarding alleged corruption in PTV during his tenure as Managing Director (MD). During the hearing, the counsel for Masood prayed the […]


The Verdict Imran Khan or Ayub Khan: Is PMRA the new tool to curb freedom of press and control media?

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) government in the centre recently approved the formation of a new regulatory body, known as the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). From now, all media, including print, electronic and social, will be simultaneously regulated by this newly established body. Organisations such as the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and the […]


Manto Festival closes with messages of positivity

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LAHORE:The Manto Festival, which was held at Alhamra Hall in Lahore concluded on Wednesday evening. The two-day gala saw performances presented by various theatre groups from across the city. Maas Foundation’s play Yeh Tha Manto received much applause. Khol Do is a story that is dramatised and highlighted in Yeh Tha Manto. It was set back in 1947 and focused on rape victims […]


Sharmeen Obaid releases 5th part from ‘Climate Change Animated Series’

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LAHORE – SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, released the fifth part from Pakistan’s first Climate Change Animation Series. This film is part of SOC Films’ series to educate young children about the effects of climate change. In the last installment of our film series, we explore the present day […]


Media workers protest retrenchment, pay cuts

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KARACHI: A joint workers’ action committee comprising representatives of media organisations, as well as trade and labour unions, set up a protest camp outside the offices of a newspaper on Thursday to protest job and pay cuts in media houses. Political and religious parties also took part in the protest. The protest brought together the […]