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Heritage: Saving The Karachi Press Club

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It is not much different from saving a life. There is the flat-lining patient surrounded by doctors trying everything within their power to resuscitate him, to get him to breathe again. That is what the Endowment Trust (EFT) does for the architectural heritage of Sindh. The EFT sees saving and conserving one’s heritage as a […]


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 […]


APNS, CPNE assail move to form new media body

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have criticised the federal cabinet’s decision to set up the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) that is to replace the existing bodies regulating print and electronic media. The APNS termed the decision a particularly regressive measure and the CPNE described it as […]


New Media Regulatory Authority gets cabinet’s nod

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ISLAMABAD –   The federal cabinet Thursday approved formation of a new Media Regulatory Authority in consultation with the journalists’ associations. Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said media representatives will be consulted on the new body. “The cabinet has approved steps for constitution of a new Media Regulatory Authority. Consultation with journalists’ associations has been recommended,” […]


Role of women journalists in society praised

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QUETTA: Adviser to the Balochistan Chief Minister on Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Abdul Khaliq Hazara has highlighted the importance of media in the development of society, saying the face of Pakistani media is being changed and women are the catalyst of this transformation. “The media-persons always work with devotion and highlight the issues faced by […]


Tragedy coverage brings out role of citizen journalism

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Social media has certainly created a lot of chaos and anarchy all across the world with a flood of fake or manipulated “news.” It will still not stop a person like me, who did nothing but full-time journalism for three decades, to admit that in countries like Pakistan “citizen journalists,” always beat us when it […]


Putting the media in the picture

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There is no obvious allusion to the media – the proverbial fourth pillar of the state – in the erudite address delivered by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa at a full-court reference held in honour of the outgoing chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday. But, as a journalist, I feel that the media has a […]


HR Ministry to start media campaign for child protection

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Islamabad: To sensitise people over rights of the children and their protection the Ministry of Human Rights was going to start an awareness media campaign, said Human Rights Minister Dr. Shrieen Mazri here on Wednesday. Talking to APP, she said that the Zainab Alert Bill was aimed to pre-empt any child abuse incident. Moreover, the […]


72 journalists murdered in Pakistan since 2002

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KARACHI: Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for media persons, as it has already witnessed the murder of 72 journalists since 2002, stated a report of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), whose executive summary was shared at a seminar on “State of Pakistani Media 2018” held at the Karachi Press Club on […]

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Media’s role in discussing marginalised communities highlighted

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Highlighting the media’s role in strengthening the conversation about marginalised communities, the Legal Rights Forum (LRF) held a discussion with journalists at a hotel on Monday evening. Expressing concern over the situation at media outlets with regards to censorship, Tahir Hasnain of the LRF said that despite being a democracy, it seems that the country […]

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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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CS inaugurates SMIU’s FM radio for literacy promotion

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has expressed pleasure over FM Radio Channel 96.6, incepted by the Sindh Madrasatul Islam University (SMIU) for promotion of education and literacy entitled “Voice of Education”. Speaking after inaugurating the FM Radio Channel 96.6/Voice of Education on Friday, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah admired the University Teachers and […]

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Experts say despite problems, media disseminating untwisted news

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KARACHI: Speakers at a session in the ongoing Festival of Arts and Ideas organised by Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Thursday said that despite being influenced by highly divisive society of the country, Pakistani media has still managed to play its role in trying to disseminate untwisted information to people. At a session titled […]

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Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

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KARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]

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