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Sindhi Culture Day: All for one and one for all

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KARACHI/SUKKUR/HYDERABAD: For the past seven years, people across the province of Sindh have gathered on December 13 to celebrate their caps, clothes and culture. Mach Katcheries [campfire assemblies], musical programmes and rallies were held across Sindh to mark Sindhi Culture Day this year too. The day was first observed in 2009 in reaction to the […]

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Past in Perspective

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”Journalists are bigger terrorists than terrorists themselves.” –Asif Ali Zardari’s frustration on Pakistani media during an address to businessmen from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad 2009. Asif Ali Zardari was addressing members of the delegation of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), during which he commented on the role of journalists in Pakistan. The president […]

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PPP asks Pemra to check ‘biased’ TV content

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ISLAMABAD – PPP on Monday finally broke the silence against Zulfiqar Mirza’s back-to-back verbal attacks on Asif Ali Zardari, asking PEMRA to stop live telecast of allegedly one-sided defamatory programmes being aired in violation of the regulatory body’s rules and regulations. “The one-sided and malicious outbursts employing cheap and vulgar language made continually and without […]

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Media urged to promote democracy

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KARACHI: Former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said the media should promote democracy wholeheartedly so that Pakistan makes rapid progress. Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of a conference organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) at the Governor House on […]

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Sabeen Mahmud’s murder widely condemned

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The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) condemned the killing of human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud, who was brutally gunned down in Karachi a day earlier. “We condemn the tragic and unfortunate killing of Ms Sabeen Mahmud. Our heart goes out to bereaved family at this sad moment,” Director General ISPR, Asim Bajwa tweeted. Condemning the murder […]

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‘Govt committed to women emancipation’

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ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has said the government is committed to women emancipation and protect them from all kinds of exploitation and discrimination. In his message on the International Women Day being observed worldwide including in Pakistan, the President said it demonstrates that women everywhere are waking up. “On this occasion I wish to […]

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Zardari takes pride in upholding media freedom

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By: Shoaib A Raja Kaira reaffirms commitment to freedom of expression ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday took pride in upholding media freedoms and showing tolerance for dissent. He said, “We have extended the hand of friendship to all political forces, to the media and all stakeholders as well and we feel satisfied that […]

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