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IHC removes name of rights activist from ECL

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has ordered removal of the name of human rights activist Gulalai Ismail from the Exit Control List (ECL). Justice Aamer Farooq of the IHC had on Jan 10 reserved the verdict on a petition filed by Ms Ismail challenging the government’s decision to put her name on the ECL. The […]


Napa festival kicks off with Hashr’s Mureed-i-Shak

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One of the recurring themes in William Shakespeare’s plays is that of jealousy caused by unfounded misgivings or doubts. Othello is a cogent example. In The Winter’s Tale, the situation is a bit different and the treatment of the subject quirkier. Agha Hashr Kashmiri’s Urdu adaptation of The Winter’s Tale, titled Mureed-i-Shak, is thought to […]


Indus Blues to screen at Copenhagen International Documentary Festival

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After having multiple screenings at various international festivals and winning accolades at different platforms, Jawad Sharif’s documentary film Indus Blues had its premiere in Pakistan earlier this month at the 10th edition of Karachi Literature Festival. The good news is that the documentary has now been officially selected for screening at the CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International […]


Court reserves order on plea seeking details of govt ads

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KARACHI: An accountability court on Wednesday reserved its order on an application seeking direction for the National Accou­ntability Bureau to submit three-year details of the government advertisements allegedly illegally awarded from 2013 onwards. Accountability court-I Judge Rashida Asad rese­rved her verdict to be pronounced on March 20 on an application moved by an accused, Mansoor […]


Senate body fears cyber-attack from India

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology (IT) have expressed fear that India may resort to hacking key websites of Pakistan and urged the IT ministry to take precautionary measures in this regard. The Senate standing committee held its session on Wednesday with Senator Rubina Khalid in the chair. During the session, Senator […]