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Internet’s gatekeepers

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“The Supreme Court appropriately understood the importance of the internet to the way politics and free expression occur right now,” says Neil Richards, a professor at Washington University Law School, who specialises in First Amendment law. “We cannot have a functioning First Amendment that doesn’t take First Amendment activity in a digital context into account.” […]


Prime Time: Morning Sickness

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Turn on the TV in the morning if you dare and tune in to the morning show circus. You may encounter a bride, swathed in red, with a beautician who declares that she will clean the ‘dulhan ki moochhein’ (the bride’s upper lip hair). Surf ahead and you may see 20 enterprising beauticians, bending over […]


MQM leadership settles defamation case with Geo/The News reporter out of court

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LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s founder Altaf Hussain and one of the party’s Rabita Committee members have issued apology to this correspondent in an out-of-court settlement for which a petition was filed for a defamation case before the London High Court. This correspondent had approached the court after negotiations with the MQM-London’s leadership failed over […]


Tareen moves ATC for acquittal in Parliament House attack case

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ISLAMABAD: A senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Jahangir Khan Tareen, has filed in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) an application seeking acquittal in a case relating to an attack on the Parliament House and Pakistan Television building during the 2014 sit-in. ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbasi Zaidi, after a preliminary hearing of Mr […]


Pakistan, Turkey vow to forge closer ties

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ISLAMABAD/ANKARA – Pakistan and Turkey yesterday resolved to take their historic relations to new heights by forging closer than ever bonds in areas of education, health, trade and defence. Significantly, they agreed to adopt unified positions in areas of foreign relations and regional security, and hold a trilateral meeting in Istanbul geared toward bringing peace […]


PM Khan’s agenda for 2019

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The new government is no longer new. In 2019, Pakistan is scheduled to get a new chief justice and a new army chief, and at some point of time between January 19 and November 30 – when both those positions are due to have new individuals filling them  the prime minister will discover that he […]

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THE YEAR IN COMEDY

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Pakistan’s politics repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. So, while you may initially be inclined to shed tears over it, a better reaction, I humbly suggest, might be to enjoy the absurdities for what they are. It is the greatest comic show, better than anything you could find on Netflix. And it certainly […]

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FIA raids entertainment company office

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday raided the office of an entertainment company running a cinema in Karachi’s Saddar area, seizing its record and detaining one of its employees while investigating a case related to money laundering through hawala. Sources said officials from the FIA’s anti-corruption circle raided the company’s office in a […]

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‘World needs one voice to counter hate speech’

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the world needed to have one voice to counter hate speech and incitement to violence. “The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is a staunch advocate of free speech but there is a dire need for international regulatory regime to defy hate content on social media,” […]

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Bold steps needed to turn the page, Imran tells India

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KARTARPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor and announced that his government and the army wanted a ‘civilised relationship’ with India, declaring that Islamabad would move two steps forward if New Delhi took one step. Speaking to a large gathering of Sikhs, media persons and diplomats from […]

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Balochistan Governor House opens for public

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QUETTA – Balochistan Governor House has been opened for public on fourth consecutive Friday and historic official building was visited by students of Saqiba Girls College Quetta. Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai welcomed the students led by Principal Firdous Anwar Qazi of Saqiba Girls College Quetta. Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said that the Governor House was […]

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SC rejects reports of ISI, ECP, Pemra on sit-in

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the reports of Inter-Services Intelligence, Election Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority regarding the last year’s Faizabad sit-in by Tehreek-Labaik Ya Rassul Allah.The top court directed them to file fresh reports after removing discrepancies highlighted by the court. Discontented with the cold response by […]

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Opp furious over ‘media trial’ of Shehbaz

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ISLAMABAD – The major opposition parties on Friday took a hard stance over the appearance of NAB (Lahore) DG Saleem Shahzad in talk shows, terming it an attempt to influence the cases against members of the National Assembly. The opposition jointly moved a ‘question of privilege’ in the National Secretariat and then raised the matter […]

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Governor vows to play role to get lease rights for KPC

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said he will play his role so that the Karachi Press Club (KPC) gets due lease rights of the historical building on Sarwar Shaheed Road near Saddar, in which it is housed since the time of its inception in the 1950s. He held out the assurance on Monday as he […]

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