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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Serious efforts require making plantation drive successful: KU VC

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Karachi -The University of Karachi is known for its diversity. Its faculty members and experts are authority on their subjects and with their help the Karachi University has launched the tree plantation drive in the campus. These views were expressed by the KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi on Sunday. He was addressing […]

Monsoon plantation campaign starts in Zhob

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LORALAI: As part of a countrywide plantation drive, Zhob division Commissioner Sohail Baloch has inaugurated the monsoon plantation campaign by planting a tree in the Loralai Family Park. Additional Commissioner Mohammad Ayub, Deputy Commissioner Kashif Nabi, Agriculture Deputy Director Noor Mohammad, District Forest Officer Shah, Agriculture Officer Muheebulla, B&R Anwar Loni, sub divisional officers, and […]

Lahore Arts Council presents Partition-based play ‘Vand

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LAHORE – The Lahore Arts Council (LAC) presented a Partition-based play ‘Vand’ in collaboration with Naurattan theatre here on Sunday at Alhamra Art Centre on The Mall. According to a spokesperson, the socio-cultural and musical play titled ‘Vand’ was based on Partition of Hindustan. In the play, writer covered various pre- and post-Partition incidents. The […]

ATC to hear Mureed Abbas case on August 26

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KARACHI: The murder case of TV anchor and his friend was transferred to the anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday. The first hearing of the case will be held on August 26 in the special ATC No1 in Karachi Central Jail. The court has directed police to present the prime accused in the case, Atif Zaman, before […]

New fires rage in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

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PORTO VELHO: Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed on Saturday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to control the worst blazes in years. Multiple fires were seen across a vast area of the north-western state of Rondonia on Friday when journalists flew over […]

Journalists rally at LoC town in support of Kashmiris

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MUZAFFARABAD: A large number of journalists from different parts of the country, joined by civil society activists, staged a rally from the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital to a town near the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday to express solidarity with the besieged population of India-held Kashmir in general and media fraternity in […]

Alhamra Arts Council celebrates Noor Jehan

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LAHORE: The Alhamra Arts Council paid a tribute to the legendary artist Madam Noor Jehan at Alhamra Art Centre in Lahore on Friday, stated a press release. The evening was held in remembrance of the acclaimed singer, who was also given the honorable title of ‘Malika-e-Tarannum, the Queen of Melody.’ Noor Jehan was not only […]

Journalists register FIR against suspect for fraud

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PESHAWAR: Journalists in Peshawar have registered an FIR against Ziaullah, a resident of Swabi, who has tricked local journalists into giving him money to make bookings for a trip to Turkey. However, he managed to flee with the money. According to the FIR Ziaullah had arranged a trip to turkey for the Peshawar based Press […]

Pakistan Press Foundation expresses grave concern over suppression of media in Indian held Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), an independent non-governmental organization committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression has expressed grave concern over the communications blackout in Indian held Kashmir with arrest of journalists and by cutting off access to internet access, cable and television channels. In a letter addressed to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PPF […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page

Journalists to march on LoC today

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MUZAFFARABAD: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march, organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, has attracted attention of media professionals across the country. “For […]

Broadcasting, Print Media, Radio, Television

Pakistani short Rani to screen at the Kansai Queer Film Festival in Japan

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In recent years, various Pakistani short films have made it big internationally and have also won accolades at different film festivals. One such short film is Rani, which is consistently making waves on global platforms. The good news is that the short, which features transgender model and activist Kami Sid, is scheduled to screen at […]

Arts and Entertainment

Power infrastructure: KE drive to remove illegal TV & Internet cables begins

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K-Electric on Thursday initiated drive against unauthorised cable, TV and internet wires hanging on its electric poles throughout the city. The move comes in the wake of electrocutions of nearly 20 people in the recent two spells of monsoon rains in the city. It is relevant to mention here that Sindh Police in its report […]

Broadcasting, Digital Media, New Media, Television

KP exempts newspaper ads from 5pc tax

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to exempt newspaper advertisements from a five per cent tax levied by the Revenue Authority. According to a statement, the chief minister directed the provincial information ministry to amend the KP Newspapers, News Agencies and Book Registration Act 2013 upon a request by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper […]

Print Media

Foreign, domestic tourists enjoy Uchau festival

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PESHAWAR: Several foreign and domestic tourists, who had travelled to the remote Kalash valley, enjoyed the three-day Uchau festival in the scenic Chitral district. The festival had kicked off earlier in the week on August 20 in Rambur, Bamburet, Anish, Broon Karakul and other small villages of the Kalash valley. On the first day of the […]

Arts and Entertainment