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Daily Archives: February 7, 2020

Three-day international puppet festival kicks off in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD-The famous artist and author Rafi Peerzada announced that first time after 1976 the three-day 29th International puppet festival will be kicked off in Baagh-e-Qasim Karachi under the flag of Peer Rafi Theater tomorrow. Talking to a private news channel he stated the festival would be started from 7th February, the puppet show would be […]

Zindagi Tamasha row continues

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When the teaser(s) of Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha first released, it gave fans of cinema something to look forward to. It piqued our collective interest. It defied any set genre because Sarmad Khoosat cannot be pigeonholed into one. He is also a non-linear storyteller and we need more of those. The rendition of ‘Sik Mitraan’ […]

Siddique Baloch remembered on 2nd death anniversary

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QUETTA: A ceremony was organised at Quetta Press Club on Thursday to pay tribute to veteran journalist Siddique Baloch on his second death anniversary. Former CM and Chief of Sarawan Nawab Aslam Khan Raisani called the late journalist a ‘voice of the voiceless people of Balochistan’ adding that Baloch fought for the rights of the […]

Newspapers to be given ads on merit: Sindh minister

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Thursday said that the process of giving advertisements to the newspapers would be made more transparent. Talking to the officers of Sindh Information Department in Karachi, after assuming the charge of the Information Ministry, he said that dummy newspapers should also be identified so that […]

The furious case of Twitter ‘violations’

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KARACHI: The opponents of critical speech have found a new method of silencing expression online — this time in Twitter’s rules enforcement policies. On Feb 23 2018, feminist group Women’s Democratic Front (WDF) posted a tweet calling for public participation in a Women’s Day gathering. Two years later, Twitter locked the WDF account saying the […]

‘No improvement in system can be expected without free media’

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Attempts to keep media under the state control will harm democracy. The current state of journalism in Pakistan is not praiseworthy as on the one hand, there is severe censorship and on the other hand, journalists have lost interest in working on investigative stories. Moreover, owing to the free flow of information, it has become […]