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No verdict on Zindagi Tamasha yet

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Almost a month into the postponed release of Sarmad Khoosat-directed Zindagi Tamasha, the film is nowhere to be seen, not in cinema houses and not even on TV or a streaming service thus far. The film marked Sarmad Khoosat’s return to direction after Manto in which he also played the titular role. But, Zindagi Tamasha […]

HBL PSL 2020 schedule of Media Day announced

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To provide better player access to the media during the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced to organise Media Days in the lead up to its flagship event, which will be attended by all the sides. The Media Days, to be held in Karachi and Lahore from 15th-18th February, […]

Regulating social media in public interest, says Fawad

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Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that regulating social media was in public interest, besides bringing the social media companies under Pakistan’s legal framework was imperative. The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has notified Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, to ensure prevention of online content related to […]

PSL 5: Jang Media Group releases Aaja Maidan Main for Quetta Gladiators

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KARACHI: As the preparations for Pakistan Super League season 5 are in full swing, the Jang Media Group released the anthem for Quetta Gladiators for this year. Titled, “Aaja Maidan Main”, the song brings the spirit of sportsmanship alive and instills the enthusiasm to be prepared for the upcoming PSL season 5. The Jang Media […]

PM Imran says fake news being run against him

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the press has defamed him by running fake news against him. The way deliberate campaigns were run to destabilise the government, had it been in any other country, those media outlets would have been shut down. The prime minister said during his visit to China, a piece of […]

PBC, SCBA express concern over social media regulation

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ISLAMABAD: The top bodies representing the legal fraternity expressed concern on Friday over reports that the government is weighing a set of proposals that seek to gag the media and curtail freedom of expression and digital rights of citizens online. Abid Saqi, the Pakistan Bar Council’s (PBC) vice chairman, and Syed Qalb-e-Hassan, the Supreme Court […]

CPJ slams new social media measures

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ISLAMABAD: A leading media rights watchdog has slammed new regulatory measures for social media platforms in Pakistan. According to a draft of the law, the new measures announced earlier this week would pave the way for allowing Pakistani authorities to ask for the removal of content, disable encryption, and demand companies open offices and host […]