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PPF condemns brutal murder of journalist in Accra, Ghana

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the killing of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale on January 16 in Medina, Accra. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned this brutal murder of journalist and called on the Ghanaian government to thoroughly […]


Dr Shireen Mazari calls on Facebook team

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mizari on Wednesday met the Facebook team and discussed the closer cooperation and deeper partnership between the Ministry to address Human Rights issues, particularly those related to Child Protection. The Minister appraised the team that the Ministry was going to initiate Child Awareness Programmes in Islamabad. […]


FM opens first Inter Agency meeting on ‘Science Diplomacy’

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ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday inaugurated the first high-level Inter Agency meeting on “Science Diplomacy.” This initiative was launched in September last year with the designation of a focal point (Science Diplomacy Division) to act as a liaison between national Science and Technology stakeholders and international partners. Welcoming the participants of the […]


A nostalgic soiree into vintage music

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The Karachi Press Club (KPC) was the venue of a nostalgic trip in a non-linear dimension, time, with the marking of the73rd death anniversary of the legendry Indian playback singer of the pre-partition India, Kundan Lal Saigol (KL Saigol). The programme, Bayad KL Saigol, was conducted by a well-known connoisseur of music, Mujeeb Qureshi, himself […]


Pakistani short, Rani, heads to Hulu

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Pakistani films, still very much at a young stage, compared to other film industries, are now at least being produced at a regular interval, which is a good thing. But, because we seem to be still in early years since the revival, a lot of those big films leave a lot to be desired – […]


Pakistani short, Dia, to premiere at international festivals

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Pakistani short films seem to be doing well on international front. The latest addition to the list is Dia that will be screened at different international platforms this year. Directed by filmmaker Hamza Bangash, the short had its premiere in London on Tuesday (January 15) at the prestigious platform of BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival […]


Seminar discusses newer possibilities of journalism in digital realm

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Dubbing the current situation of media houses as disruption, a panel discussion of journalists on Tuesday focused exploring new possibilities in the realm instead of painting a bleak picture. Titled ‘Future of Journalism’, the session was organised at Aman Tower by students of the Mass Communication department at the University of Karachi and moderated by […]


Move to raze Sukkur Press Club building stirs protests

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SUKKUR: An eviction notice served to the local press club by the district administration on Tuesday sent a wave of anger among media personnel, who took to the streets and vowed to fight their case at an appropriate forum. The press club stands on a portion of the Mohammad Bin Qasim Park at Dolphin Chowk. […]


Govt to encourage local film industry: Fawad

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KARACHI: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Tuesday said the government would fully support the local film industry and the taxes on their equipment would be reduced. In a meeting with a delegation of Drama and Film Producers’ Association at the Governor’s House, Fawad Chaudhry said it is the government responsibility to project the […]


Journalists’ protection bill to be tabled in NA: minister

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KARACHI: Federal In­­for­ma­tion and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that his ministry is planning to present a bill in the National Assembly for protection of journalists. The new legislation will be similar to the one enacted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This was stated by Mr Chaudhry at the awards ceremony organised by the Centre for […]


Air pollution termed greatest environmental threat to health

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KARACHI: Describing air pollution as the world’s single biggest environmental health risk, experts at a three-day international conference, which concluded at Karachi University (KU) on Sunday, called for collaborative research efforts to determine the impact of specific sources of air pollution on human health. They were speaking at the fifth international conference on ‘Environmental horizon, […]


Pakistani journalist Asad Hashim wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

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ISLAMABAD: Freelance reporter Asad Hashim was named as winner of the 2018 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Monday for his coverage of the plight of ethnic Pashtuns and blasphemy issues in his native Pakistan. The award, named after one of AFP’s finest correspondents, recognises journalism by locally-hired reporters in Asia operating in risky or difficult conditions. Hashim, 33, was honoured […]


APNS flays govt’s ad distribution policy

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KARACHI  –   The All Pakistan Newspaers Society (APNS) has taken exception to the advertisement distribution policy of Federal Government as major part of advertising is being allocated to dummy and ghost publications in contrast to the claims of transparent and judicious allocation of government advertising by the Ministry of Information. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, APNS, […]


SHC seeks record of suspects in Daniel Pearl case

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KARACHI  –   The Sindh High Court on Monday heard appeals of detained suspects in the Daniel Pearl case, a US journalist who was killed in Karachi in 2002 while working on a story. The court has sought the detention record of suspects, from jail officials, who were taken into custody for investigation into the case. […]