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Pakistan Advertisers Society hosts first-ever prestigious Effie Awards

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KARACHI: The first Effie Awards Pakistan was held in Karachi on May 4th, 2019 under the auspicies of the Pakistan Advertisers Society (PAS). With the affiliation of Effie Worldwide, PAS Awards, which is Pakistan’s most prestigious marketing effectiveness award programme, joined the global Effie network to become Effie Awards Pakistan. With more than 600 people […]

Pakistani short, Rani, screened at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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Short film Rani, which had its Pakistan premiere in March at the 10th edition of Karachi Literature Festival and stars transgender model and activist Kami Sid, is making waves again. Produced by GrayScale and Rizvilia Productions, Rani was screened on Tuesday (May 7) alongside a host of other great short films at the 35th edition […]

Digitalisation to raise insurance coverage

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KARACHI: Insurance is less prevalent in developing countries where insurance companies can play a vital role as governments are not so active in health, education and other necessary fields. Growing digitalisation is expected to pave the way for increase in penetration by the insurance industry in Pakistan. “The country’s general insurance penetration, which is 0.3%, […]

Stakeholders find weaknesses in government disability rights bill

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ISLAMABAD: Stakeholders have identified weaknesses in the ICT Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill before a parliamentary committee on human rights considers it next week, and have urged the committee to seek insight from people living with disabilities. At a press conference on Thursday, stakeholders also demanded representation for people living with disabilities in the […]

Climate change badly affects mango production

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Climatic changes have posed serious challenge and leading to 30 percent reduction in mango production this year. Export season of mango would commence from 20th May 2019 and an export target of 100,000 metric tons has been fixed for this year. According to Waheed Ahmed, Patron-in-Chief of All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable, Exporters, Importers and […]

CPNE concerned at ban on govt ads to Dawn group

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Thursday expressed grave concern over a ban imposed by the federal government on advertisement to the Dawn Media Group, calling it a move against freedom of expression. In a statement, CPNE president Arif Nizami, senior vice president Imtinan Shahid and secretary general Jabbar Khattak said the […]

Ramazan transmission: minister asks TV channels not to air ‘indecent’ programmes

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Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has urged private channels not to broadcast indecent programmes in the name of Ramazan transmission. During the Question Hour session of National Assembly, the minister said that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) monitors contents of about 55 private channels to check whether they are […]