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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Pakistani short Dia screened at International Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto

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Filmmaker and theatre practitioner Hamza Bangash’s short film, Dia, which had its world premiere at the 71st Locarno Film Festival in August 2018, has another feather in its cap. The Pakistani short was recently screened at the 8th edition of International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA), Toronto. The festival, which kick started on May […]


Wild boars population increases in Galliyat

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PESHAWAR  –   Wild boar, a species usually found in the sub-tropical regions of the country, has now started showing its presence in the temperate hilly terrains of Galliyat, surprising the environmentalists and locals as well. During the last one decade, wild boars have started appearing in Galliyat, upper areas of Margalla hills, Kashmir region and […]


Nine cinema halls demolished in Sialkot

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SIALKOT – As many as nine popular cinema halls have been demolished in various parts of Sialkot City during the last few years due to prolonged financial crisis, lowering number of cine-goers, and unbearable burden of taxation by the government. The cinemas in Sialkot City whose buildings have been demolished by their owners to avert […]


The life of painting

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Canvas & Colleagues, the title of a recently concluded exhibition in Lahore, invites you to investigate the relationship between artists. Can canvases be colleagues? Is it possible for two artists of equal merit to have a firm friendship? In recent history, artists known to be close companions, like Van Gogh and Gauguin or Jasper Johns […]


Digitising our past-V

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By the summer of 2018, the preservation, sorting, annotation, and preliminary scanning process had been initiated in the Punjab Archives Digitisation Project. Despite the sweltering heat of the Punjab summer, a small team sat at Anarkali’s Tomb delving into the centuries old record. When the team members started to work, they did not even have […]


Journalistic ethics

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ON Friday, PPP Punjab president Qamar Zaman Kaira’s son was killed in a car accident, along with his friend. To lose a child is one of the greatest sorrows to befall a parent, and messages of condolence began pouring in. Along with these expressions of grief, however, there was an outpouring of disgust at the way the […]


Media houses attack case adjourned till June 13

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Karachi : An anti-terrorism court judge on Saturday expressed resentment over absence of lawyers from the hearing of two cases against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders. The cases are related to attacks on media houses on August 22, 2016 after hate speech by the MQM founder. Farooq Sattar and other accused appeared in the anti-terrorism […]


Govt going green to purge pollution

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Islamabad: The government has decided in principle to promote the use of electric vehicles in the country for warding off environmental hazards and reduction in oil consumption that involves foreign exchange on its import. A comprehensive policy is being framed in this regard. The decision was taken at a high echelon meeting on climate change […]


Kami Sid-starrer Rani heads to Cannes 2019

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Pakistani short film Rani that features transgender model and activist Kami Sid has been making headlines for one reason or another. The way the short has been performing at international platforms, it may well be one of the most significant shorts of our time. After having multiple screenings at various international festivals and winning accolades […]


AJK to plant 540m saplings under nationwide drive

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MIRPUR (AJK)-AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Friday said that his government has set a target of planting 540 million saplings across AJK under the mass nationwide Billion Tree Project of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. He was talking to media on Friday after attending a high level meeting in Islamabad chaired by […]


The Media Crisis

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The problems facing the profession of journalism are myriad and also universal – much of which has to do with the changing nature of information dissemination and the disruption it has caused among established orders of news publication. It is less a question of which method is chosen – online, social media, print or broadcast […]


‘Govt not to table PMRA bill without CPNE input’

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has assured the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the bill for the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) will not be presented in the assembly without consulting the CPNE. Dr Awan said this on Friday during a meeting with the CPNE President Arif […]


PPF condemns closure of 15 stations in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the shutdown of at least fifteen private and community based broadcasting stations. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this action of closing the stations and urged the authorities to […]


In Lahore, bats hang on for dear life

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Lahore: Owing to their demonic representation in popular culture, people often think of bats as spooky, bloodsucking beings which only exist to harm and scare humans. In reality, however, they are fascinating nocturnal creatures that are relatively environmentally-friendly and have, quite literally, been hanging around alongside man for many years. Like various other cities of the […]