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Fake news on social media

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I would like to draw your attention towards the fake news on social media. As you can see, it has become a trend nowadays that people on social media tell other fake news on anything to fool others. For example, somebody will say that there were a lot of people at the market or will […]


Gender, security and development – I

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March 8, 2020 was celebrated as International Women’s Day. Women marches were held throughout the world and in Pakistan’s major cities in highlighting the growing awareness of women’s role in national life. Any nation comprising half of the global population and unproductively involved in nation-building efforts cannot progress in the comity of nations. The reality […]


Opposition’s multiparty moot condemns Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest

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KARACHI/ LAHORE: The participants of a multiparty conference, called by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Tuesday condemned the growing atmosphere of media coercion and the restrictions on the freedom of speech. While speaking at the conference through video link, the opposition leaders severely criticised the arrest of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by […]


Media gag

At a time when the cooperation of the media could play a vital role in defeating the corona crisis which has crippled us, NAB continues its vendetta against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and the Jang/Geo group. The accountability body has been unable to produce evidence in court, in its case involving land purchase which dates back 34 […]


Disruption in Geo News broadcast: IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra, cable operators

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday issued notices to the federal government, chairman Pemra and cable operators in a plea seeking action against the cable operators responsible for the Geo News channel closure and disruption in broadcast despite court orders. Chief Justice AtharMinallah took up the petition filed by the Independent Media Corporation. Amir […]


TV channel proposed to mitigate academic losses

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education ShafqatMahmood on Tuesday chaired a meeting that decided to launch a TV channel as an alternative educational content delivery mechanism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to mitigate academic losses. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Education, the meeting was informed that the proposed dedicated TV channel […]