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Daily Archives: September 26, 2019

Woman says she falsely accused Ali Zafar of harassment, issues apology

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In 2018, Meesha Shafi accused Ali Zafar’s of sexual harassment. She claimed the singer-actor harassed her on multiple occasions, in response to which the Channo singer filed a defamation suit against Shafi in the Lahore High Court. The accusations on Zafar did not stop with Shafi’s #MeToo call-out as a few other women also opened up about their stories […]


Rescue services soon an app away

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PESHAWAR: In a bid to improve access to rescue services and their response times, the government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has signed an agreement with one of the largest ride-hailing mobile application services in the country. According to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the K-P authorities and Careem, the ride-hailing service, at the Chief Minister’s […]


Facebook exempts political speech from fact-checking

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SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook will not fact-check the statements politicians post to the site, the social network announced Tuesday ahead of the US 2020 elections, even as it works to discredit false information meant to manipulate public opinion. While the social network relies on third-party fact-checkers, including news organisations such as AFP, to help it discredit viral misinformation, […]


Shireen apologises for Firdous’s ‘insensitive’ remarks

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday apologised for remarks made by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Informa­tion and Broadcas­ting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan regarding Tuesday’s earthquake which left nearly two scores of people dead, hundreds of others wounded and many houses and infrastructure devastated in Azad Jammu […]


Court orders French #MeToo founder to pay damages for defamation

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PARIS: A Paris court on Wednesday ordered the woman behind France’s answer to the #MeToo campaign to pay thousands of euros in damages for defaming the man she had accused of sexual harassment in a viral Twitter post. Sandra Muller, a French journalist who coined the viral hashtag #balancetonporc ( “expose your pig”) to describe […]


Pakistani documentary on bomb disposal unit wins Emmy

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KARACHI: A Pakistani film-maker’s documentary about the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit was honoured with a win at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony in New York on Tuesday night. Asad Faruqi’s Armed with Faith received an Emmy in the category for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary. Co-directed with Geeta Gandbhir, the film follows […]


Wage board chairman condoles Niloufer Patel’s death

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the 8th Wage Board, retired Justice Hasnat Ahmad Khan, has expressed deep sadness on the passing away of Niloufer Patel, director of circulation and coordination at Dawn. Justice Hasnat in a statement released on Wednesday said that Ms Patel would be remembered for her memorable contribution of 36 years in the […]


These Pakistani superheroes have been patrolling the streets of social media

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DUBAI: As an honest fan of the superhero genre, the previous five months have been hard. Iron Man’s exit seems like a yesterday that’ll stay with you till tomorrow. It has, perhaps it will. To use clichés with an iron hand, the end of Avengers: Endgame was nothing short of marvellous. And while we wallow in our misery, […]