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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Converted into museums: Govt officials visit Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor houses today

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to convert the ancestral houses of legendary Bollywood actors and friends — Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor — into museums. The Peshawar district administration will visit both houses on Wednesday (today) for a survey and measurements. The deputy commissioner and the Revenue staff will determine the value of […]


The Need for Social reforms


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The only way to handle the abuse in society A furious debate concerning women’s security in Pakistan has been evoked right after the recent motorway gangrape. Public began to protest all over Pakistan, and social media became the hub of discussions and anger-filled arguments. Society questioned the state of law and the role of law […]


Rich tribute paid to journalist Ahfaz-ur-Rahman

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KARACHI: Senior journalists, writers, intellectuals and poets paid rich tribute to veteran journalist Ahfaz-ur-Rahman at a memorial reference at the Arts Council here on Tuesday. Organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi, in collaboration with the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), the Council of Newspaper Editors, the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation and […]


PBC constitutes ‘Journalists Defence Committee’

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has constituted “Journalists Defence Committee” for providing free legal assistance and services to journalists and/or their elected bodies in the courts of law. In a press statement, issued by PBC general secretary on Tuesday, in view of the prevailing policies of the government undermining the freedom of expression through […]


Eight years on murder investigations of ARY News reporter remain in cold storage

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“My brother’s case is just a file which is locked in some cupboard, I guess,” said Abdul Razzaq as he discussed the case of his brother, Abdul Haq Baloch, a correspondent for ARY News television station and Khuzdar Press Club, who was murdered on September 29, 2012. Eight years ago, Baloch was gunned down by […]


No press freedom

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THE situation is bad enough if the press and citizens of a country are denied freedom of expression. It is at its worst if there is a system in place to ensure they are deprived of this right. Pakistan is passing through such a phase, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. The union’s […]


Int’l Federation of Journalists Calls for Impartial Probe After Pakistani Reporter Killed

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MOSCOW: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called for an independent inquiry after Pakistani reporter Abid Hussain Abidi was shot dead by unidentified gunmen. Abidi, a reporter for the Jurm-o-Saza newspaper, was gunned down on Friday in Malakwal district, the IFJ said. The slain journalist’s brother has said that the attack was in retaliation […]


Efforts underway to provide broadband access to rural areas in Pakistan: Amin Ul Haque

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KARACHI – Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque Monday said that in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Digital Pakistan vision, efforts were underway to provide broadband access to rural areas in Pakistan and efforts would be geared towards ensuring that the facility of e-commerce is made available in small […]


SC extends Umer Sheikh’s detention in Pearl’s murder

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ISLAMABAD – Accepting the appeals of Sindh government and Daniel Pearl’s parents, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued notices to the respondents and extended detention of Umer Sheikh, who had allegedly beheaded the reporter of The Wall Street Journal. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam conducted hearing of the […]


Peshawar homes of Bollywood stars to be restored


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PESHAWAR: The ancestral homes of two Bollywood legends are to be saved from crumbling in Peshawar. The houses belonged to the families of Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar who migrated to India in the years before Pakistan was created from British India in 1947. Officials in Peshawar say the dilapidated homes are to be bought, […]


Press, backbone of democracy, not free: Justice Isa


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ISLAMABAD: A free and robust press is the backbone of democracy, while a democracy without a free press quickly descends into an empty world, with its principles reduced to hollow ideas, said Supreme Court Judge, Justice Qazi Faez Isa. He was addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the Press Association of Supreme Court (PAS) as the […]


Banning Tiktok

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Wrong solution for a serious problem Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz disclosed that Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering banning TikTok, the popular video streaming social media platform, because it is spreading obscenity contrary to Pakistani cultural values. If Senator Faraz is to be credited, Mr Khan is increasingly worried by the increasing incidents of […]


Freedom online?

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When the current government first proposed a unified regulatory body to oversee print, electronic and social media soon after taking power, it was widely criticised for doing so without consulting stakeholders and trying to control independent voices. Thankfully, the government had at the time backed off. But things have not been completely pleasant on the […]


Journalist shot dead in Mandi Bahauddin

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A journalist, identified as Abid Hussain, has been shot dead in Mandi Bahauddin’s Malakwal. The police said he was going home from the Malakwal police station when a group of men attacked him near a railway crossing. He has reportedly been killed for writing a news story. An FIR has been registered against unidentified men. […]