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Daily Archives: July 27, 2019

Pakistani film makes it to Venice Film Festival

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KARACHI: Pakistani film-maker Saim Sadiq’s Darling is set to become the first Pakistani film to be screened at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, the world’s oldest film festival, stated a press release. Darling, set in a dance theatre in Lahore, revolves around a young boy and a trans girl. It is the first ever Pakistani film to be an […]

Diary of a Sceptic wins praise for looking at history thru journalist’s eyes

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KARACHI: “The book tells you about the situation in the newsroom, the pressures, the censorship and the compromises made during reporting of events like the general election,” said Kamal Siddiqi, a former journalist and director of Centre for Excellence in Journalism at IBA, while speaking at the launch of senior journalist Nizamuddin Siddiqui’s book, Election […]

Driver of TV anchor’s murder suspect dies in hospital

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KARACHI: The driver of a suspect in a TV anchor’s murder case died during treatment at a hospital on Friday night, according to officials. Nadeem, 43, had attemp­ted suicide by taking poison five days ago at his residence in Kashmir Colony. He was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment where his health […]

Climate math

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Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”? Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges. Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep […]

Shehbaz Sharif sends legal notice to British publication, journalist over ‘politically motivated’ story

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PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has sent a legal notice to British publication The Mail on Sunday and online news site Mail Online, and its journalist David Rose, about an article published on July 14, it emerged on Friday. According to a press release, dated July 25 and issued by London-based legal firm Carter-Ruck Solicitors, a formal legal complaint […]

New policy soon to regulate social media

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ISLAMABAD   –    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman on Friday told the Senate Special Committee that the government was going to introduce a new policy to regulate social media in the country. PTA Chairman Major General (r) Amir Azeem Bajwa asked the government either to increase technical capabilities of the Authority or block social media websites in the country in […]

Ahsan slams govt for media censorship

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Lahore: PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal has expressed gratitude to the masses for making the Black Day successful by participating in rallies in large numbers. People’s participation despite police crackdown proved that they have rejected the government that came into power through stealing the mandate, he said while addressing a press conference at the PML-N […]