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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Ministers object to additional funds for billion tree project

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PESHAWAR: The future of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Billion Tree Tsunami flagship project is at stake in the province as the provincial cabinet divided on approval of additional funds for the project. Sources told this scribe that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan deferred the matter regarding approval of the additional fund worth Rs1,840 million […]


Two SHOs suspended for storming journalist’s house

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Rawalpindi-The City Police Officer Faisal Rana placed two station house officers under suspension for storming into house of a journalist, taking hostage his family, threatening and humiliating them at gunpoint, said sources on Monday. The suspended police officers have been identified as Sub Inspector (SI) Ahsan Kiyani (SHO Police Station Banni) and SI Anwaar Ul […]


SHC directs Pemra to submit progress report

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to submit a progress report regarding its council of complaint’s action on complaints of the Karachi University and its associate professor against three private TV channels for telecasting defamatory programmes and talk show. The direction came on the petition of Dr. […]


Govt launches website, app for moon sighting

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LAHORE: While launching Pakistan’s first official moon-sighting website and Hijri calendar, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday announced that Eidul Fitr would be celebrated on June 5 according to the newly developed calendar. An android application for moon sighting would also be available on Google Play store from Monday (today), the federal […]


Animals being treated inhumanly at Islamabad Zoo: Wildlife expert

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ISLAMABAD-Wildlife, especially elephant ‘Kawan’ at Islamabad zoo is in dire need of attention of the quarters concerned as it is being treated inhumanly, a wildlife expert said, requesting anonymity. He said that the quality of food served to Kawan was unhygienic and it was being fed on sugarcane and hay by the visitors. He disclosed […]


PPF condemns attacks on journalists in Indonesia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia has expressed concern over the attacks on journalists after unrest erupted during a protest against the election results of Indonesia. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has denounced the attack on journalists working in the line of duty and […]


Digitising our past-VI

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A modern archive is an interactive space. Far from the inaccessible stack of documents and the formidable looking archivists, the modern archive strives to make the place a part of a country’s everyday space. For example, if one goes to the National Archives of the United Kingdom in Kew, one would not only find historians and […]


Buzdar, Firdous discuss progress on media payments

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LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan met here on Saturday. The duo discussed political situation and progress on payments of dues to the media. During the meeting, the chief minister said that alliance of opposition parties was aimed at protecting […]


Pakistan among top states where Facebook curbed most content

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Karachi: The total content restricted in Pakistan by social media giant Facebook doubled between July and December 2018, according to the platform’s latest transparency report released on Friday. Facebook restricted 4,174 items within Pakistan during the second half of 2018, as compared to 2,203 pieces from the first half of the year. After India (17,713 […]


CM orders crackdown on manufacturing, use of plastic bags

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Peshawar: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has ordered a crackdown against manufacturing and use of plastic bags throughout the province. He was chairing a meeting on promotion of tourism in the province, said an official handout. The meeting was also attended by Senior Minister for Tourism Atif Khan, Minister for Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Minister for […]


PPF condemns murder of Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of Francisco Romero, a Mexican journalist and the editor of the online media Ocurrió Aquí. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal murder of journalist and called […]


Two channels served notices for ‘sensationalising’ Farishta issue

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Comm­ittee on Information was informed on Thursday that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued show-cause notices to two TV channels for “sensationalising” the Farishta murder issue. In reply to a query by members of the committee, Pemra Chairman Saleem Baig said the show-cause notices had been issued because […]


‘Ghussay Vich’, ‘Saaqi E Bawafa’ and Wilderness make it to international festival circuit

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Director-writer Ali Sattar recently released a new music video, a short film to be precise, ‘Ghussay Vich’, in collaboration with RockLite, a music group that is helmed by Rizwan ul Haq (former Vital Signs). Sattar recently took to social media to share that the short film alongside two other recent works, have been shortlisted for […]


NAB debunks fabricated TV report maligning its chairman

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KARACHI: News One, a private news channel, was left red-faced and had to tender a public apology after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) denied a story aired by the channel showing a purported conversation of the NAB chairman with an unnamed woman. The NAB rejected in a statement the report about NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed […]