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Daily Archives: March 7, 2020

Mahira Khan opens up about Aurat March

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With International Women’s Day, which is observed all round the world on March 8, just a day away, preparations for the third Aurat March are in full swing. However, the kind of criticism that Aurat March has attracted recently has provoked several celebrities to speak up, in its favour or against it. Among those who […]


Firdous opposes ‘provocative’ slogans of Aurat March

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The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday opposed the controversial slogans of Aurat march, saying these things do not match with the norms of our society. Speaking at a function here, Firdous said that fighting for their rights was the right of every woman but […]


IHC rejects petitions seeking restrictions on Aurat March

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday dismissed petitions seeking restrictions on the Aurat March being staged on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day. IHC Chief Justice Athar Min­allah, while rejecting the petitions, observed that the petitions were not “justiciable”, but also expressed the hope that the participants of the march would exercise […]


Govt to support Aurat March with strings attached

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday announced its support for Aurat March on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Sunday and expressed the hope that the participants of the march would not harm honour and dignity of the country. The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) also backed the march programmes, but asked the organisers to […]


‘Opponents of Aurat Azadi March oblivious to suffering of women’

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ISLAMABAD: Civil society and Aurat Azadi March organisers on Friday rejected what they called religious and rightwing political parties’ propaganda and threats against the march and reiterated to continue their struggle for basic rights. At a joint press conference, the speakers called on the local administration to take measures to ensure it was held peacefully […]


SHC reserves judgment in Daniel Pearl kidnapping and murder case

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The Sindh High Court on Friday reserved its judgment on the appeals of four convicts in the kidnapping and murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl after hearing the arguments of the appellants and the state counsel. British national Ahmed Omer Sheikh was sentenced to death for kidnapping and killing the journalist, and his three […]


Journalists Mansoor and Mustafa laid to rest

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Journalists Hassan Mansoor and Ghulam Mustafa Farooq were laid to rest in Mewashah and Baldia Town graveyards, respectively, here on Friday, amid tears and anguish. As per details, Mansoor, who was associated with Daily Dawn as a senior reporter, suffered a heart attack at his home which proved fatal while Ghulam Mustafa Farooq, an Associate […]


IHC stops MD, Chairman PTV from performing duties

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Friday stopped Managing Director Aamer Manzor and Chairman PTV Arshad Khan PTV from performing their duties while seeking para wise comments from respondents on petition challenging their appointments.  Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani of IHC conducted the hearing filed by a citizen Muhammad Shafi through his counsel Umair Baloch, challenging the appointments of four members […]


Pemra asks TV channels not to air ‘indecent content’

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued an advice to all satellite TV channels on Friday over airing of content about World Women’s Day, urging them to realise their “obligation to uphold moral values”. The advice said all satellite channels must ensure that programmes related to Women’s Day, being observed on Sunday (March […]


APNS gives ‘Business Performance Award’ to NBP

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APNS gives Award to National Bank Pakistan (NBP) for ‘Business Performance Award’ in the public sector category at the 24th All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) Award ceremony held in Islamabad. President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi was the chief guest of the occasion. Syed Khurram Hussain, SVP/Divisional Head, SMD/SBAG, received the award on behalf of […]


Nine-member JIT formed to probe journalist’s murdera

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KARACHI – The Sindh government on Friday announced the constitution of a nine-member joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the alleged murder of journalist Aziz Memon in Mehrabpur. READ MORE: Special anti-polio drive begins in 16 districts of KP The JIT was formed after the journalist’s brother Hafeez Memon expressed his dissatisfac­tion over progress in […]