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Stories of successful Pakistanis ‘Geo To Aise’ on Geo News from today

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KARACHI: A new special programme on the stories of successful Pakistanis “Geo To Aise” is being launched every Friday and Saturday evening from May 1 at 7:15 pm on Pakistan’s most popular news channel “Geo News”. Hosted by Dr Omar Saif, the programme will see the stories of successful Pakistanis who are changing the future […]


Since 2013, daily killings have dropped by 84pc in Karachi: HRCP

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Although many efforts have been made to improve the law and order situation, including the launch of various police and military operations in the past, street crime and kidnappings for ransom in Sindh’s urban areas were rampant last year. This was observed in the ‘State of Human Rights in 2019’ report of the Human Rights […]


HRCP highlights plight of weakest section of society

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KARACHI: Warning that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will worsen human rights record of the country, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has observed that 2019 was the year of widespread social and economic marginalisation that left the weakest segment of society invisible and unheard. The human rights organisation released its flagship annual report ‘State […]


FIA claims decline in cybercrime despite 40pc increase in internet use

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed on Thursday that cybercrime cases, including financial crimes, had shown a declining trend despite a 40 per cent increase in the use of internet, especially online shopping, during the lockdown across the country triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, some businessmen involved in online trade of goods dispute […]


Neo TV told to stop news, current affairs programmes

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed Neo TV to air entertainment content only and stop airing news and current affairs programmes as it does not possess a licence for it. The directive by the regulatory authority came on Thursday as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed the channel’s plea for change […]


Private TV reporter attacked, injured in Bhirya city

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: A reporter working for a private news channel was found lying unconscious and having sustained multiple injuries at Lehrani stop on a link road in Bhirya city on Thursday. Police said Aftab Hussain Keerio seemed to have sustained injuries from repeated strikes of club and other hard objects while returning home on his […]


Islamabad riskiest for journalists: report

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ISLAMABAD: At least 91 cases, including seven murders of journalists and a blogger, attacks and other violations, against media and its practitioners have been documented in Pakistan over the course of one year – between May 2019 and April 2020 – signifying a worryingly escalating climate of intimidation and harassment that is adversely affecting the […]


Media houses: PFUJ concerned at spike in coronavirus cases

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has expressed deep concern over the alarming increase of coronavirus cases in media houses across the country. In a joint statement PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar, and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that since the outbreak of COVID-19, most of the journalists have been covering coronavirus-related news without proper equipment, […]