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Mohammadi Union of Journalists will promote positive journalism

CHARSADDA: A meeting of Mohammadi Union of Journalists was held in Charsadda. President Faiz Mohammad chaired the session. In the meeting different administrative issues were discussed. Faiz Mohammad welcomed new journalists and said that joining of new journalists will help to promote healthy journalism in the area. 4 journalists quit Charsadda Press Club Four leading […]

Urdu translation of Babar Nama launched at KU

KARACHI: Historians have said that Zaheeruddin Muhammad Babar, founder of the vast Mughal Empire in India, was a brave soldier, able administrator, poet, lover of nature and above all had a good understanding of human nature. Speaking at the launching ceremony of the Urdu translation of ëWaqa-i-Babar (Babar Nama or Tuzk-e-Babri) at the Audio-Visual Centre […]

Pakistani film wins award at international festival

KARACHI: Pakistani filmmaker Jamil Dehlavi’s film “Infinite Justice” won the Best Feature Film award at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris on 18th March. The film was shown in Karachi at the Kara Film Festival last December. Jamil Dehlavi was invited as a special guest at the festival where a retrospective of his films […]

UNGA praises project to train women councillors

ISLAMABAD: The UN General Assembly, in its informal thematic discussion on ‘Promotion of Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women’ on March 6 in New York praised the Women Development Ministry’s initiative to empower women by establishing Women’s Political Schools (WPS). Delegates at the UN meeting spoke well about the WPS project in their speeches and […]

Apwa holds charity concert

KARACHI, March 23: Pakistani and Indian singers had the audience spellbound at a charity concert held on Thursday night. At the show organized by ‘Friends of Apwa’ (All Pakistan Women’s Association) Sajjad Ali, Alka Yagnik and Abhijeet Bhattacharya enthralled the audience, singing many hit songs that echoed all around the Mohatta Palace venue till about […]

Elections of TV journalists Sun

KARACHI: The first elections of the executive council of the Association of Television Journalists (ATJ) will be held March 11 at PMA House. According to a press release issued Friday, polling will start at 09:00 a.m. and will continue non-stop till 05:00 p.m. There are 306 eligible voters and two panels (Friends and Media). Source: […]

Media varsity to be set up in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Muhammad Ali Durrani has said a media university proposed to be established in Islamabad would be the first-ever university of international standards in the Muslim world as well as in the South Asian region. “The university would not only cater for the growing needs of trained media professionals, […]

Much-awaited recognition for writers, poets of Sindh

KARACHI: The first Shah Latif excellence award ceremony will be held in the middle of March to honour writers and poets of Sindh. The selected names for these awards have also been finalised. This was stated by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Social Welfare, Rauf Siddiqi, during a press conference at his office on […]

Role of mass media highlighted

KARACHI: The intellectual and economic development of a country depends on immaculate planning in every sector of society, especially a carefully planned strategy to prevent the ‘Population Explosion’ that retards the rate of progress. The word of caution was voiced by Prof Pirzada Qasim, Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi while delivering his inaugural […]

Opening of more private radio stations to be encouraged: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said on Monday the Radio Pakistan, being an effective medium of communication, had been playing a constructive role in promoting national integration and projecting the message of brotherhood and unity. He was addressing the National Excellence Awards 2006 ceremony of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation at the Jinnah Convention Centre on […]

Latif Bhittai Excellence Award next month

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Social Welfare, Rauf Siddiqui announced Saturday that the Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Excellence Award would be conferred next month. The award would be conferred in four different categories, Urdu/Sindhi scholar/writer, poet, actor/writer/director in the field of performing arts and Sindhi folk singer, and the winners will also receive […]

US filmmaker visits Sindh sites for documentary

HYDERABAD, Feb 1: Indian-born US filmmaker and freelance journalist Sarah Singh arrived here on Thursday, visited the Institute of Sindhology, interviewed veteran intellectual Ibrahim Joyo and left for Bhit Shah. The activities were part of her work on a documentary on the cultural and archaeological history of India and Pakistan she is planning to exhibit […]

CPNE, government agree to hold regular interaction

During the deliberations, it was agreed to hold regular interaction, on quarterly basis. Hence, the next meeting of CPNE office-bearers, with the senior officers of the ministry, will be held on February 6, 2007. Source: Business Recorder Date:1/10/2007

Freedom of expression analysed

KARACHI: The world was passing through a critical phase as confrontations in different geographical locations needed meaningful dialogue for them to be tackled. This was stated by Hans Joachim Kiderlin, Consul General of Germany in Karachi, while delivering his keynote address at the inaugural session of an international conference “Confrontation versus Dialogue: Different Perspectives on […]