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In Balochistan, journalists to protest against lay-offs

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QUETTA:The journalist community of Balochistan has announced to launch protests against the dismissal of media workers in the country. “Protest camps will be set up in front of the provincial assemblies across the country, while a demonstration will be held on February 12 in front of the parliament during the assembly session,” said Pakistan Federal Union of […]

Speakers stress importance of RTI law

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KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that bureaucrats, who are civil servants, are not permitted to attend public gatherings as per the rules enacted in 1947. “Police officials [too], as public servants, are not allowed to hold [press] conferences and yet they do […]

Dr Fouzia joins PNCA as DG

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Islamabad: Author, right activist and researcher Dr Fouzia Saeed, former director-general, Lok Virsa, joined Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) as its director-general here Wednesday. Dr Fouzia replaced renowned playwright, painter, singer, instrumentalist and TV drama artist Jamal Shah. Dr Fouzia did her PhD in Education with minor in Cultural Anthropology from University of […]

National-level plan to face cyber space challenges sought

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a workshop here on Wednesday stressed the need for a national-level strategy to face the challenges arising from cyber space and to ensure that people, especially the youth, do not fall prey to the agenda of the enemy. The workshop, organized by the Beaconhouse School System, was attended by a large number […]

Huawei Tech Day for IT influences in Pakistan

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Islamabad : Huawei IT Tech Day 2020 started here in Islamabad. The summit is a three-day platform for ICT influences, government officials, and industry leaders in Pakistan designed to exchange viewpoints, keep the community updated with the latest trends in technology and experience first-hand technological innovation involving IT development. PTA Chairman, Major General(R) Amir Azeem […]

Journalists’ attackers yet to be arrested

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LAHORE: Hanjerwal police have yet to arrest the accused persons involved in firing at senior journalists couple of weeks back. Police had registered an FIR No. 2421/19 under Section 440 of PPC on the complaint of senior journalist, Muhammad Adrees, son of Muhammad Sidique, a resident of Johar Town. He had told police that on […]

Satirical novel “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” has been seized

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Award-winning satire “A Case of Exploding Mangoes “by   journalist turned novelist Mohammed Hanif  about Pakistan’s former Martial law administrator /president Gen Zia-ul-Haq has been confiscated in a raid on the publisher and the author  is reported to receive a defamation notice from Gen Zia’s son. The book allegedly, pokes fun at the country’s former military […]