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Drama festival in full swing

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LAHORE-The second day of the three-day 5th Unique Drama Festival was held on Tuesday at Alhamra Cultural Complex. The festival was organised by the Punjab government in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council.  The audience, mostly consisting of the youth, was extremely excited to see plays by different schools Provincial Minister for Trade, Industries and […]

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Journalist among four killed in Charsadda firing

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CHARSADDA: Four persons, including a journalist, were killed in a firing incident here on Tuesday, police sources said. The sources said the accused identified as Arshad Jamal, who was said to be a drug addict, opened fire on his mother, sister-in-law, nephew and cousin over a domestic issue at Tala Shah in Umarzai area of […]

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Bilawal assures protesting journalists of his party’s support

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Tuesday that his party would stand by journalists and continue to struggle against the injustices being committed by the government. “Whatever your economic policy, it is the responsibility of the government to provide financial security to the public by ensuring jobs for them,” he said […]

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Pemra seizes dish antennas in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, Federal Investigation Agency and customs department on Sunday seized devices that delivered Indian content/digital TV to the households. A joint team of the three bodies conducted raid in Kohati area of the city and seized smuggled DTH (direct to home) devices.The action was taken on the directives of the […]

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Interim bail granted to TV anchor in graft case

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted interim bail till Nov 12 to television anchor Dr Shahid Masood in a corruption case on Monday. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the petition. Dr Masood, a former managing director and chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV), is under trial on a charge of embezzling Rs37 million and for […]

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Regulatory duty to be introduced for unregistered mobile phones

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ISLAMABAD: The government has decided in principle to introduce regulatory duty (RD) with a minor penalty for unregistered used mobile phone sets depending upon the category they belong to, Dawn has learnt. The blocked mobile phone will be unblocked only following the payment of RD along with the penalty at the nearest customs point. Approximately, it has […]

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‘Life becomes useless without books’

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KARACHI – Reading and writing books is most significant for the identification of any civilised society because without books our life becomes useless. Books play an important role of a teacher, guide and friend in our life. Books share our pain, guides to use to lead the future with confidence. These views were expressed by […]

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PM launches Citizens’ Portal to spruce up governance

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ISLAMABAD – Launching Pakistan Citizens’ Portal on Sunday Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the programme would be a leap forward as people from all over the country and overseas Pakistanis could help spruce up the governance through registration of their complaints and suggestions on working of Ministries and government departments. Addressing the launching ceremony […]

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TV anchor challenges decision on pre-arrest bail plea

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ISLAMABAD: Television anchor Dr Shahid Masood on Saturday challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) the special judge central’s judgement of dismissing his pre-arrest bail plea in a corruption case. Mr Masood through his counsel Shah Khawar filed a petition, saying that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was victimising him for being critical to the […]

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SC reinstates ban on airing of Indian content on TV channels

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday reinstated a ban on the transmission of Indian content on local television channels, setting aside an earlier verdict by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a case filed by the United Producers Association pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content […]

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Asma wins UN human rights prize

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UNITED NATIONS: The late Asma Jahangir, a renowned human rights defender in Pakistan, was named on Friday by the United Nations as one of the winners of the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. Others who share the award include Tanzanian activist Rebeca Gyumi, Brazilian activist Joênia Wapichana and a human rights organisation, Front Line Defenders. […]

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Rights issues: Govt to table bills regarding torture, custodial deaths

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ISLAMABAD: Government was working on various bills regarding torture and custodial death, rights of persons with disability and prohibition of corporal punishment which would be tabled in National Assembly soon. She was talking to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Representative Vibeke Jensen who had called on her on Friday. They discussed relevance of […]

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Zubeida Mustafa recalls her years in journalism

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KARACHI: Facing challenges since childhood, being the only woman journalist in a decision-making position in a newspaper office, dealing with the black era of Ziaul Haq, censorship, meeting with people of repute and so much more. Listening to senior journalist and columnist Zubeida Mustafa talk about her life was like an experience in itself during […]

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HRCP criticises curbs on freedom of movement

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says it is concerned about putting activist Gulalai Ismail on the exit control list (ECL) and confiscation of her travel documents. An HRCP press release says Ms Ismail was taken into custody in Islamabad on Oct 12 in connection with a first information report filed in August […]

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