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Monthly Archives: November 2019

AGAHI Awards-2019 Recognizes 47 Journalists For Excellence

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AGAHI Awards-2019 – Pakistan’s prestigious and most-sought after journalism recognition – has recognized 47 journalists for media excellence and ethics. The AGAHI Awards in its seventh year received thousands of submissions in more than 40 categories from across Pakistan, a press release said. A jury of national and international experts, development specialists, academicians and media […]


Thousands throng charity bazaar on Sunday

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ISLAMABAD: Thousands thronged the charity bazaar on Sunday held under the aegis of Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association (PFOWA). The hallmark of the bazaar, as usual, was the presence of various foreign missions that established their stalls. At the stalls, the foreign missions displayed various items depicting lifestyle, culture and traditions of their respective countries. Besides, the event […]


Pak-Japan fusion enthrals audience at art festival

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ISLAMABAD-The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Islamabad Art Festival 2019 organized a joint music performance of Pakistani and Japanese artistes titled “NIHON Cultural Performance” at the auditorium of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) here on Sunday. The Japanese musicians known as ‘The Trio Zipang’ where Takanabe is a percussionist; Tabata is […]


Seven Vertical Miles wins Dawn-DW top film prize

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KARACHI: A short documentary about a coalmine in Balochistan titled Seven Vertical Miles made by Ali Haider, Ali Baloch, Hassan Zia and Zeeshan Haider won the first prize of the ‘It Only Happens in Pakistan video story contest 2019’ organised by Dawn.Com and Deutsche Welle (DW) at a local hotel on Saturday. This year the […]


ECP asks 125 political parties to make own websites

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday asked all political parties to present their constitution before public. As per details, ECP has written to 125 political parties that they should make their own website and upload party constitution onweb. The ECP directed all parties to upload details of all provincial and central party […]


Foreign funding case: CEC sets no 15-day deadline

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday denied having given 15 days for completion of hearing in the foreign funding case. Election Commission Spokesperson Altaf Khan clarified that the hearing of the PTI foreign funding case would be held on a daily basis. However, he said a report attributing the Chief Election Commissioner […]


Protecting farmers’ rights top priority of Govt: Langriyal

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Minister for Agriculture Punjab Malik Nauman Ahmed Langriyal while presiding over an emergency meeting organized for farmer organizations in the Agriculture House Lahore said that Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar says that farmers are our capital. In the past, the agriculture sector was ignored but now the protection of the rights of agriculture and […]


Aspiring citizen journalists lauded for digital storytelling

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KARACHI: Journalists in Pakistan continue to face immense challenges in the quest to seek the truth. From receiving death threats to reporting in perilous, war-torn regions and facing censorship issues, the prolonged list of challenges is a ghastly reality that haunts the future of journalism in the country. Pakistan is among the states where journalists get murdered, […]


Dawn Editor receives prestigious Press Freedom Award

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NEW YORK: Dawn Editor Zaffar Abbas received the prestigious Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award for 2019 on Friday for his “extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom”. The award is named after Ms Ifill, the first woman of African descent to host a nationally televised news show in the United States. American […]


Mellifluous confluence of poetry and music

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KARACHI: What do the names of Hafiz, Rumi, Faiz and Farough Farrokhzad bring to mind? Pure, unadulterated poetry. Imagine their poems being set to music by four musicians of exceptional talent — musicians who are known to play jazz at that. Isn’t it beautifully unique! It happened on Thursday evening at the Arts Council when […]


Finance and IT school of Sindh police inaugurated

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The Sindh police on Friday inaugurated its school of finance and information technology built in collaboration with various dignitaries and financial institutions. The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior police officers. The chief guest at the event was Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Zulfiqar Larik […]


International Writers Conference Held At Islamabad Art Festival

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ISLAMABAD:A day-long International Writers Conference was held here at Sir Syed Memorial Complex organized by Pakistani Branch of the Writers Union of Africa, Asia and Latin America in collaboration with Islamabad Art Festival 2019 and Progress Writers Association Pakistan. Eminent international writers and scholars attended the conference including Dr. Helmi Al Hadidi, Head of the Afro-Asian Peoples’ Solidarity Organization (AAPSO), Cairo Film Festival President Cherif El-Shoubashi, Director General National Language […]


Social media access

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The government is reportedly mulling over a ban on social media access in government offices, fearing that the related websites and apps could lead to leaks of important data. But members of the National Assembly panel hearing the proposal quickly pointed out that the move could well be a ploy to curb freedom of speech. It could […]


Only real journalism can counter fake news, says DW-TV DG

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Addressing a lecture on the subject ‘Digital Journalism in the Age of Fake News’ at Habib University, Deutsche Welle TV Director General Peter Limbourg said on Friday that social media had had a transformative effect on the spread of news, having made news about global events accessible to literally everyone. However, he warned that this […]