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Sindh govt committed to upholding human rights, claims Murad

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KARACHI: “When talking human rights we speak of the value of independence. But the Constitution talks of only one independence — the independence of judiciary,” said Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday. He was speaking at a seminar held to mark the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights organised […]

250 journalists jailed for their work globally: CPJ

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KARACHI: For the fourth consecutive year, at least 250 journalists have been imprisoned around the world in 2019 so far as authoritarian governments show no signs of letting up on critical media, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). In its annual global survey, the CPJ found at least 250 journalists in jail in relation […]

Media coverage

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In a time when there is already talk of the media facing several restrictions, the decision at the federal cabinet on Tuesday that there should be no interviews conducted of convicted persons or any such appearance by them on TV talk shows adds a new dimension to the matter. While the law has still to […]

Lawyers beat reporters, citizens

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LAHORE: Before marching towards the Punjab Institute of Cardiology on Wednesday, lawyers gathered at GPO Chowk and tortured media representatives and several citizens. The lawyers chased away reporters and tortured reporters — Ahmad Faraz, Salim Shaikh, Hasnain Chaudhry, Hasan Hafeez, Nadeem Chaudhry, Ali Sahi, Burhanuddin, cameraman Ramzan Malik and woman journalist Ambar Qureshi. They also […]

Exhibition: ‘My Land, My People’ opens at PNCA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Wednesday exhibited breathtaking photographs captured by the youth of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan to highlight the landscape and cultural heritage of the beautiful northern region. The Special Communications Organisation in collaboration with the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication organised the photography exhibition […]

A labour of love: Preserving a bygone artistic era

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KARACHI: It was the year 1989 when Romano Karim Yusuf, an art enthusiast, saw some captivating family portraits at his friend’s place. Completely mesmerised with the life-like paintings, Romano inquired from his friend about them and learned that they were the works of ‘Uncle Hal.’ “I was very young, but it sparked my interest and I […]

SM Ali: A visionary journalist who served the nation

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Syed Mohammad Ali, popularly known as SM Ali, a distinguished journalist of Bangladesh, was born ninety-one years ago in this month—on December 5, to be specific—in a well-known literary family of Sylhet. His is a candid portrait of a journalist who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and writing gift to serving the […]