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Daily Archives: December 8, 2019

Where the public forms its free opinion

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The apex court of the country unexpectedly halting a long-announced extension in the job of the army chief is as big as news can get in Pakistan, short of a prime minister being removed from office or one being hanged or executed – all have, sadly, happened. And yet, when two weeks ago a bolt […]


Responsible Media

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The meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information & Broadcasting had more or less the same narrative that we are used to seeing from the government. When the subject of media freedom is brought up, intrinsic freedoms of speech and choice are usually discussed with the additional caveat of protecting the interests of […]


Urdu Conference discusses state of Sindhi and Punjabi literature

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A number of sessions were held on the third day of the 12th International Urdu Conference on Saturday, including talks on Sindhi and Punjabi literature. Speakers in the session on Sindhi literature included Mumtaz Bukhari, Mazhar Jamil, Noorul Huda Shah and others. Dr Qasim Rajpar moderated the session. The speakers were of the view that […]


Journalists speak of media freedom at Urdu conference

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KARACHI: Whatever freedom the media enjoys today in the country was actually snatched by the media. Since independence, around 150 laws were enacted in various regimes to control journalism in Pakistan. Even today there are a total of 44 laws that are used to control the media in the country. Senior journalist Mazhar Abbas said […]


Fayyazul Hassan Chohan offers Shahbaz Sharif money to sue British journalist

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LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has offered former chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif money to pay lawyer’s fee to sue British ‘Daily Mail’ journalist, David Rose, over corruption allegations, if he didn’t have enough for the purpose. While addressing a press conference here on Saturday, he advised Pakistan Muslim League-N president to meet […]


International book fair attracts more visitors on weekend

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The 15th Karachi International Book Fair (KBIF) continued for the third day on Saturday. Students, youngsters and citizens came in a large number and availed discount on books available at different stalls. Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig, Chairman National Book Foundation Dr Inam-ul-Haq and Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Ameen-ul-Haq visited the book fair. Notable personalities, […]


Punjabi reigns supreme at Urdu Conference

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KARACHI: It was Punjabi that clearly ruled the third day of the 12th International Urdu Conference here on Saturday, with Mohammed Hanif and Naeem Bukhari sharing the honours in an even split. Indeed, there were many a cerebral session during the day, like, for instance, those on Contemporary Urdu Fiction and Critical Overview of Pakistani […]


Minister condemns violence and threats by protesters outside Dawn offices

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KARACHI: Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Saturday condemned the incidents of “violence and threats” by protesters outside the Dawn offices in Islamabad in recent days. In a tweet, Ms Mazari said: “Peaceful protest is everyone’s right but giving threats to others cannot be acceptable. I disagree often with @dawn_com’s line but I strongly condemn […]


World Human Rights Day on December 10

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The World Human Rights Day would be observed on December 10 and different events would be held to highlight the human rights and to raise awareness regarding responsibilities for the safety of human rights. Under the directions of government of Pakistan, the World Human Rights Day would be observed to condemn the grave violation of […]