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Daily Archives: December 6, 2019

Many answer the call of Urdu as it’s time again to cherish literature

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For the past many years in Pakistan, we have not produced a single body of work which could stand out in any field of social sciences. There are, obviously, noted social scientists in Pakistan who are doing their bit but how could we deny the fact that no discipline of social sciences ever progressed in […]


PID team visits Bara Press Club after 10 years

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BARA: A delegation of officials of the Provincial Information Department visited the Bara Press Club to assess the requirements here on Thursday. The delegation comprising Director Information, Project, Ghulam Hussain Ghazi along with Senior Engineer FM Radio Peshawar Jalal Khan, Senior Engr FM Radio Kohat Athar Khan, Producer FM Radio Peshawar Nizamuddin and Muhammad Ali, […]


JS Bank Case: Court issues non bailable warrants against TV channel’s owner, anchor

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KARACHI: The Addl District and Sessions Judge, West, Karachi issued non bailable warrants against four people including the anchor and owner of a private tv channel for defaming the JS Bank through a concerted fake propaganda campaign and not appearing before court. While cancelling their bails, the judge directed the DIG West to arrest and […]


AdAsia 2019 concludes: Social media awash with fake news: Dr Alvi

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LAHORE: President Dr Arif Alvi has said the mass media has attained central place in people’s lives today, though the social media content has made it difficult for people to distinguish between fake and true information. While addressing the concluding session of three-day AdAsia 2019 conference at Alhamra on Thursday, he drew a comparison among […]


Show of solidarity with Dawn over threats

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ISLAMABAD: A large number of journalists, media workers, civil society activists, politicians, labour leaders and students assembled outside the offices of daily Dawn across the country on Thursday to show solidarity with the staff in the wake of an episode earlier this week in which a mob besieged the newspaper’s Islamabad bureau. The unidentified men […]


‘Poetry & stories cannot be penned when one is gasping for breath’

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KARACHI: The 12th International Urdu Conference began at the Arts Council here on Thursday evening with two intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking keynote addresses. Poet and secretary general of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Harris Khalique delivered an impassioned speech. He said the age we live in is faced with two great crises: one relates […]


Media should protect interests of state: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Thursday that freedom of expression was a constitutional right of all citizens. But at the same time, she said the media should also understand its responsibility and protect interests of the state. “The responsible role of media should be promoted […]


PM launches Digital Pakistan Initiative

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ISLAMABAD -Regretting that previous governments did not work on making Pakistan a digitally advanced country, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday expressed his resolve to take country digitally forward. Launching ‘Digital Pakistan Vision’ at a ceremony here, the prime minister termed it a big opportunity for the nation, saying introduction of e-governance in government departments would […]


IPI executive board condemns death threats to Dawn editor and CEO

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The undersigned members of the global Executive ~ of the International Press Institute (IPI) vehemently condemn death threats made against fellow P1 Executive Board member and Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas as well as Dawn CEO Hamid Haroon during demonstrations outside the offices of Dawn in Pakistan. “On December 3 protestors laid siege to Dawn’s Islamabad […]


On internet freedom

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With the passage of time, cyberspace has become prominent for human rights like freedom of speech and expression. The diverse battleground over what is right and wrong politically, socially and culturally is increasingly shifting into the cloud. But beyond that, unfortunately, the quest for genuine persuasion, activism and engagement is made for difficult amid the […]


PTA to raise issue of Twitter account’s blocking

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) will raise the issue of blocking of Twitter accounts again with the Twitter administration as it continues to suspend accounts from Pakistan. According to Spokesperson PTA Khurram Ali Mehran, Twitter has recently suspended accounts of a number of Twitter users from Pakistan without any warning and on unsubstantiated grounds. The PTA […]