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Case against TV anchor adjourned

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ISLAMABAD – The accountability court (AC) Friday adjourned hearing of PTV corruption reference against TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood till February 19. AC Judge Muhammad Bashir conducted hearing on a reference against TV anchor regarding alleged corruption in PTV during his tenure as Managing Director (MD). During the hearing, the counsel for Masood prayed the […]


The Verdict Imran Khan or Ayub Khan: Is PMRA the new tool to curb freedom of press and control media?

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) government in the centre recently approved the formation of a new regulatory body, known as the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). From now, all media, including print, electronic and social, will be simultaneously regulated by this newly established body. Organisations such as the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and the […]


Manto Festival closes with messages of positivity

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LAHORE:The Manto Festival, which was held at Alhamra Hall in Lahore concluded on Wednesday evening. The two-day gala saw performances presented by various theatre groups from across the city. Maas Foundation’s play Yeh Tha Manto received much applause. Khol Do is a story that is dramatised and highlighted in Yeh Tha Manto. It was set back in 1947 and focused on rape victims […]


Sharmeen Obaid releases 5th part from ‘Climate Change Animated Series’

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LAHORE – SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, released the fifth part from Pakistan’s first Climate Change Animation Series. This film is part of SOC Films’ series to educate young children about the effects of climate change. In the last installment of our film series, we explore the present day […]


Media workers protest retrenchment, pay cuts

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KARACHI: A joint workers’ action committee comprising representatives of media organisations, as well as trade and labour unions, set up a protest camp outside the offices of a newspaper on Thursday to protest job and pay cuts in media houses. Political and religious parties also took part in the protest. The protest brought together the […]


Green initiative: Plantaion drive starts in Abbottabad

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ABBOTTABAD:The Abbottabad district administration and the local environment department have planned plantation of 539,000 saplings during the forthcoming spring season. Most of the plantation will be carried out in rural areas of the district and 500 hectares of land have been identified for this purpose. This was revealed during opening ceremony of the Tree Plantation […]


‘Five-year plan must include clean energy solutions’

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ISLAMABAD: Joint Secretary and Planning Commission’s Climate Change and Energy Section chief Arshad Ali Chaudhary has underlined the need for moving towards cleaner, greener and affordable energy solutions and incorporating them into the 12th five-year plan, which is at the finalisation stage. “In Pakistan, power generation alone is not an issue, but also power distribution, transmission […]


A grave threat to freedoms

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BY approving the proposal for a law to stifle the print, electronic and digital media, the federal cabinet has put parliament on trial. Will it allow the executive absolute control over the media, or will it defend the most fundamental freedoms of the media and the people — which are also essential prerequisites to the […]


Performing arts used to teach youngsters about rights

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KARACHI: To learn about human rights and important international days, Tehrik-i-Niswan, along with its partner organisations held an event called Sahar Awaz Deti Hai at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Wednesday evening. The programme was open to the general public, and it was nice to see the auditorium filled to capacity in quick […]


PTV launches film festival to mark Pakistan Day

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Pakistan Television (PTV) is organising a short film festival for Pakistan Day on March 23, it announced on Wednesday. The festival titled “Green Belief” will focus on the the country’s republic day. The state television broadcaster has invited filmmakers to share three to 10-minute duration short films and documentaries covering promising aspects of Pakistan. The theme symbolises […]


Up to 7,076 people received information from govt depts under RTI, seminar told

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PESHAWAR: Chief Information Commissioner Right to Information Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Azmat Hanif Orakzai has said that 7,076 people have received information from the government departments under the Right to Information Act in the province. “The number of people seeking information under the RTI law to check the performance and transparency of the government departments is […]


Climate ministry proposes tax on plastic bags

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir has said the federal government in order to reduce the use of plastic bags has decided to impose tax on them and the Ministry for Climate Change has suggested a tax of Rs1-2 per plastic bag. Speaking to Express News, the state minister said the aim of […]


Pemra bans TV anchor for 30 days

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regu­la­tory Authority (Pemra) has prohibited anchor Dr Danish from appearing on any TV channel for a month in any capacity, for levelling false and unfounded allegations against senior officials of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) in one of his talk shows. A complaint against Dr Danish had […]


Manto Drama Festival gets grand opening

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LAHORE: Two-day Manto Drama Festival, that was in the news two weeks back due to the postponement, on works of Saadat Hasan Manto, stated to be the one of the greatest, if not the greatest, short story writers of Urdu, started at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, on Tuesday. The festival organised by the Lahore […]