Daily Archives: January 30, 2020

PIC fines NADRA and LESCO

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has imposed fine on Public Information Officers (PIOs) of NADRA and LESCO for not obeying its order to provide information under The Right of Access to Information Act, 2017. As per details, the PIC has directed the Chairman of National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) and Chief Officer (CO) […]


2019 in review – Pakistan: Crackdown on human rights intensifies

Pakistan Press Foundation

In 2019, the authorities tightened their control over freedom of expression, failed to uphold commitments to legislate against torture and enforced disappearances and prevailed upon shrinking the space for civil society to defend and promote human rights, Amnesty International said as the human rights organization released its annual report on events in the Asia-Pacific region. […]


Lahore biennale concludes

Pakistan Press Foundation

Lahore Biennale concluded successfully in the city where as many as 88 artists from 40 different countries displayed their artwork at different locations in the city. The event proved a best source of contact between local and international artists. The citizens of Lahore also took interest in these exhibitions and they enjoyed the impressions of […]


Karigar Mela showcases traditional products made by Sindh artisans

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Showcasing Sindh’s traditional products designed and made by thousands of artisans and craftspersons in various ecological zones of the province, the two-day Karigar Mela organised by the Thardeep Rural Development Prog-ramme (TRDP) concluded at a hotel here on Wedne­sday. The handicraft stalls in the main lawn of a local hotel were attracting many people […]


TikTok clip lands Haripur teacher, female student in trouble

Pakistan Press Foundation

ABBOTTABAD:A short video clip has landed a young college teacher and his female student in trouble as they have been expelled by the administration for “violating discipline” after the clip went viral on social networking platforms. The clip – which shows Rafaqat Hussain, an English lecturer at Postgraduate College Haripur, with his student Zainab Ali – was […]


Need stressed for transparency in giving ads to media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday acknowledged the need for digitisation in the attached departments of the information and broadcasting ministry to bring transparency, especially in giving advertisements to media. “As long as we do not minimise human interaction and reduce the discretionary powers of the officials the […]


Hameed Haroon files suit against Jami over defamatory statements

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Dawn chief executive officer, Hameed Haroon, on Wednesday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) against filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood, popularly known as Jami, for making “defamatory statements” against him. Mr Haroon through his lawyer filed a suit in the SHC and submitted that the accusations levelled by Jami were baseless and unfounded and maintained […]