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Fisherman beaten to death in Indian jail laid to rest

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KARACHI: “He is missing both his eyes, his skull is open with the brain gone, his kidneys, too, have been taken out but yes, he is our father. We can still say this much about this shell of a corpse handed over to us,” cried Sakina, the eldest daughter of Noor-ul-Amin, the octogenarian Pakistani fisherman […]


Tariq Abul Hasan elected KUJ-Dastoor president

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Karachi : Tariq Abul Hassan and Arif Khan have been elected President and General Secretary of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) respectively. According to Chairman Election Committee Hassan Imam Siddiqi on Wednesday, all the candidates were elected unopposed. Muhammad Rizwan Bhatti and Shams Keerio were elected Vice Presidents of KUJ Dastoor. Mohammad Bilal Tahir was […]


‘Population burgeoning out of control as media ignored’

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We have not been able to mobilise various segments of society for ushering in controlled population growth because we have ignored the media. These observations were made by Dr Talib Lashari, technical adviser, Costed Implementation Plan, Population Welfare Department, Government of Sindh, while addressing the Second Sindh FP 2020 Media Forum on Population Growth at […]


Journalists hold token hunger strike

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HYDERABAD: Office-bearers of the Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) (Dastoori group) staged a token hunger strike on Sunday against sacking of journalists and other technical staff from electronic and print media organisations and forced reduction in their salaries and other facilities. They demanded immediate reinstatement of all sac­ked journalists and media workers. The also called […]


KP gets first child protection court

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth inaugurated the first child protection court here at the Judicial Complex on Saturday amid plans for the establishment of such courts in all divisional headquarters and districts of the province by the end of the current year. Accompanied by child rights activists, judicial officers, lawyers and […]


Partly Facetious: Pakistani media being hailed

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“Each one of us, according to our status, is eligible for some discount – the poor get cheaper electricity and gas, the bureaucrats get annual pay raises even in times of severe shortages like now as well as plots upon retirement, the middle classes wait for sales and the very rich get special treatment inside […]


Dr Qamar Abbas’ book on literature and journalism launched

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Speakers at a book launch said that Pakistan’s literature and civilisation are deteriorating. They said that although national newspapers have obtained the status of an industry, they cannot continue to follow their missions. A book on literature and journalism, written by senior journalist Dr Qamar Abbas, was launched by Prof Dr Anwer Shaheen, director of […]


Shikarpur Press Club body honoured

SHIKARPUR  – The newly-elected body of Shikarpur Press Club was honoured at Shikarpur Gymkhana by Agha Munir Khan Pathan, here on Thursday. Elected body members Rahim Bakhsh Jamali, Ghulam Murtaza Abro, Nazeer Qureshi, Sikandar Khalid Siddiqui, Deedar Ali Soomro, Sain Rahmatullah Soomro, Sodho James, Sultan Rind and Shahid Mithan and others attended the reception and shared their […]


Conference highlights heinous practice of forced marriage

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Islamabad : Centre for Rule of Law Islamabad Pakistan (CRoLI), conducted a conference on the Hague Convention’s post-ratification scenario at the Punjab Police College, Sehala. The conference addressed, inter alia, the requisite procedure pertaining to the enforcement of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (ratification and aftermath). More than 30 […]


Shaikh Ayaz: The greatest Sindhi poet, writer of 20th century

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HYDERABAD: Making the literary work of Shaikh Ayaz, a Sindhi poetic colossus of twentieth century, relevant to the present, the fourth annual edition of five-day Ayaz Melo commenced in Hyderabad on Friday. The event, hosted by Cafe Khanabadosh, is taking place in the idyllic setting of a park in the premises of Sindh Museum. Besides the […]

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Stars shine at Bridal Couture Week

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LAHORE: After the glamorous showcase on day one, day two of the bridal extravaganza was a continuation of the glitz and bridal statements with the country’s acclaimed couturiers, bridal wear designers and retail brands. With stars like Saba Qamar, Zaid Ali T, Urwa Hocane, Reema Khan, Faisal Qureshi, Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt, the second […]

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CM’s adviser greets PFUJ body

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KARACHI – Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives, Law, and Anti-Corruption Establishment Barrister Murtaza Wahab felicitated senior journalist G.M. Jamali and Rana Azeem on their successful election as President and Secretary General of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) respectively. The Advisor said that the journalist community has rendered plentiful sacrifices […]

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LHC gives film importers final opportunity to file reply Import, scr

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday gave last and final opportunity to the Indian films’ importers to file a written reply in a writ petition filed against the import, screening and exhibition of Indian films in Pakistan. Hearing the petition, Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi said that if the respondents remained failed to file […]

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Lyari’s story is richer than its conflicts

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Karachi: Lyari is often spoken and written about as synonymous with violence, conflict, and gang-wars. It has also been in the news for its recent shift in political favour towards Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and also right-wing parties such as the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and Jamaat-e-Islami, as opposed to the previously-favoured Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Sometimes you […]

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