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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Millions express true patriotism during Kashmir Hour

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ISLAMABAD: On the call of Prime Minister Imran Khan, millions of Pakistanis across the country took to the streets on Friday to observe Kashmir Hour from 12pm to 12:30pm to express solidarity with the people of the occupied valley. Bureaucrats, armed forces personnel, legal fraternity, political parties’ leaders, businessmen, traders as well as students in […]

Is Twitter aiding India’s quest to silence Kashmiris?

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KARACHI: The spectre of an internet clampdown has once again reared its ugly head. This time though, the perceived cause is the social media companies — the digital gatekeepers who rally behind the idea of free expression for all. In the past few weeks, several users have complained that their accounts or tweets were suspended […]

PPF concerned over Arrest of Journalist in Tanzania

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to John Magufuli, President of Tanzania has expressed concern over the arrest of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, on July 29. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Tanzanian government to immediately release Kabendera without any charges, Tanzanian authorities should stop targeting journalists working in the […]

While govt spends billions on plantation, AIOU chops down 80 trees

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ISLAMABAD: At a time when the government is spending billions of rupees on tree plantation, the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has felled 80 trees, a step which alerted the environment wing of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) on Thursday. The trees felled by the university included 65 eucalyptus, five shesham and six popular. A […]

Foreign journalists visit LoC in Pakistan

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RAWALPINDI: A group of foreign media correspondents in Pakistan on Thursday visited the Line of Control (LOC) to acquaint themselves about the ceasefire violations by Indian troops that had been deliberately targeting the civilian population. They were also given a detailed briefing about the prevailing situation and Indian ceasefire violations, knowingly targeting civilian population, and […]

TV anchor held for harassing ex-colleague

KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency’s cybercrime wing raided the head office of a TV channel here on Wednesday and arrested an anchorperson on charges of allegedly harassing and blackmailing his former colleague through social media. Anchor Irshad Jagirani was taken into custody during the raid on Sindh TV head office, which drew criticism from the […]

Literature festival returns to Islamabad after more than a year

ISLAMABAD: More than 150 speakers will participate in 52 sessions at the sixth Islamabad Literature Festival, scheduled to be held next month after a year and a half hiatus. A press conference on the event, which is organised by the Oxford University Press (OUP), was held on Wednesday. It was announced that the three-day festival […]

Over 160 local, foreign, speakers, authors expected at ILF

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ISLAMABAD: Over 160 speakers and authors from Pakistan, UK, USA, France, Germany, Russia, and Sri Lanka will come together to add their valuable contribution to the sixth annual Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) which will be held from September 27 to 29 at a local hotel. Every year, the capital gets its much-needed intellectual and cultural […]

Geo News Editor Entertainment Nadia Faisal passed away

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KARACHI: Geo News Editor Entertainment and senior journalist Nadia Faisal aka Neini passed away Tuesday evening after a long battle against cancer. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, the 28th of August at Mubarak Masjid, Seaview Clifton. She had 13-year association with Geo and her professional life spanned 20 years during which she served […]

Iran journalist flees Zarif delegation to stay in Sweden

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An Iranian journalist covering Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s Nordic tour has fled the official delegation and applied for residency in Sweden, officials here said Tuesday. The Swedish Migration Agency said Amir-Tohid Fazel, a political reporter for Iran’s ultra-conservative news agency Moj, had “applied for a residence permit in Sweden on 21 August 2019”. It […]

PEMRA confiscates thousands of illegal Indian device

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has been successfully running throughout the country its drive against Indian Direct-to-Home (DTH) devices, C-Line equipment, Indian channels and Indian content. During this crackdown that has been continuing for two weeks, Pemra has impounded thousands of illegal equipment – C-Line receivers, low-noise block downconverters (LNBs), dish antennas and […]

Facebook blocks 31 pages over propaganda against polio vaccine

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ISLAMABAD: After a vicious campaign was launched on social media against the polio vaccine, Facebook blocked as many as 31 accounts/pages involved in propaganda against vaccination in Pakistan on the request of the government’s polio programme. On Monday, rumours were circulated on social media that a one-year-old girl had died in Swabi due to the […]

Arrest warrant issued for prime suspect’s brother in TV anchor murder case

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KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Monday issued arrest warrant for a brother of the alleged prime suspect in a case pertaining to the murder of TV anchor Mureed Abbas and another man over a financial dispute. Atif Zaman, the alleged mastermind of the shady investments scam, has been detained and booked for allegedly shooting to […]

Twitter sends notice to President Alvi over occupied Kashmir tweets

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President Arif Alvi was served a notice by microblogging social media platform Twitter for posting in support of Kashmiris and highlighting the reality of the occupied valley after India’s illegal and unilateral move to annex the region. Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari criticised the platform for “becoming a mouthpiece of the rogue Modi government” […]