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Imran’s cabinet set to be expanded further

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet is set to be expanded for the fourth time with the induction of six new ministers that will take its strength to 34, Dawn has learnt. Sources in the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) said that President Dr Arif Alvi would administer the oath to the new ministers, including one minister of […]

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A scintillating evening of music

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The National Academy of Performing Arts was on Sunday and Monday host to two delightful evenings of music. While Sunday witnessed works by masters like Beethoven and Mozart, on Monday there were numbers that had been composed in the classical style, but the great classical and Romantic masters did not feature. There was just one […]

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Journalism’s battle for survival

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Huge increases in paper prices, delayed payments for advertisements, and cuts in government expenditure on advertising, have all affected genuine newspapers, like this one. It is no secret that most media houses these days are a side concern of a huge business interest. These interests range from cooking oil, college networks, even bakeries. In such […]

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Arshad Khan appointed as PTV Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved appointment of Arshad Khan as chairman of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). Briefing the media after the federal cabinet meeting, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the ministers also decided to make right to information law more strong. The News International

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Radio Pakistan employees protest against govt decision to lease out PBC HQs’

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Employees of Radio Pakistan on Monday held a peaceful demonstration in Islamabad and other Units of the organization across the country in protest against the decision of the government to lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Headquarters building. Employees of all the wings of the national broadcaster participated in the demonstrations and demanded the government to […]

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Karachi-based mountaineers discover Pakistan’s ‘highest’ lake

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Christened Paristan Lake by its explorers, the water body is reported to have been discovered in the Karakorams. The altitude of the lake is 15,641 feet above sea level. This makes it the highest lake in Pakistan and the 25th highest in the world. Talking to the media at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday […]

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Child abductions on the rise, concedes city’s top cop

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Child abductions are on the rise, with almost 146 cases reported so far this year, according to a report compiled by the Karachi police in collaboration with the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) and the Roshni Foundation. Releasing the report during a joint news conference on Tuesday, city police chief Additional IGP Dr Amir Shaikh said […]

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Literary Notes: Why teaching history of journalism is inevitable

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THERE is good news and bad news, but first the bad news. The sad news that Prof Dr Tahir Masood announces in the intro to a new book is that history of journalism and press has been axed from the syllabi of the mass communication, a subject taught at almost every university of the country. […]

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Cases of deafness on the rise, says expert

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LAHORE: Cases of deafness are on the rise due to noise trauma caused by the excessive use of mobile phone and other devices by the youth and the children, said Services Hospital’s ENT Department Head Dr Javaid Iqbal. Talking to the APP on Sunday, he said excessive use of mobile phones, computers, and hand-free accessories to listen to […]

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Journalists discuss issues with information minister

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LAHORE: A delegation of leading journalists, including Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) President, Rana Azeem; Secretary General GM Jamali, office bearers of PUJ and Apnec called on Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry here on Sunday and presented a memorandum with regard to journalists’ issues. PFUJ Secretary General G M Jamali presented the memorandum […]

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Azra Abbas’s collection of poems launched

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KARACHI: Readers of Urdu poetry were treated to an interesting conversation between poet Azra Abbas and writer Asif Farrukhi at T2F on Monday evening on the occasion of the launch of Abbas’s new collection of poems Bheer Mein. Farrukhi set the ball rolling by asking the poet about how she got inclined towards writing poems. […]

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Mazhar re-elected RIUJ Dastoor Group chief

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ISLAMABAD – Mazhar Iqbal and Khawar Nawaz Raja returned unopposed president and general secretary, respectively, of Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (Dastoor Group) as no other candidates turned up against them in the elections. Chairman elections committee Mougees Ashraf Baig said that candidates on rest of the slots also returned unopposed in the elections following scrutiny of […]

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Advisers discuss outside-the-box ideas to avoid IMF bailout

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ISLAMABAD – The new government’s economic advisers discussed banning imports of luxury cars, smartphones and cheese in a wide-ranging strategy session on how to avoid seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a senior government adviser said. While no decisions were made, the floating of radical measures to tackle Pakistan’s ballooning current account deficit by the […]

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How to cope with journalism-related stress discussed

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KARACHI: While chasing stories or even working on the desk in newsrooms, journalists might be facing all kinds of stress. Sooner or later it may have an effect on their work and productivity. Therefore, ‘Learning to cope with the long-term effects of covering recurrent trauma as a journalist in Pakistan’ was a very important topic […]

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