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Conference stresses need for ethical journalism

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ISLAMABAD: Improved working conditions for media persons, professional training and state support for free media were termed vital for the promotion of ethical journalism in the country. These views were expressed by senior media persons and activists at a two-day annual conference of Pakistan Coalition of Ethical Journalism (PCEJ) titled ‘Ethical Dilemmas for Media in […]

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Living legend: Munnoo Bhai is Pakistan’s history, says Pervez Rasheed

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ISLAMABAD: In the preface of his book of Punjabi poems “Ajjay Qayamat Naeen Ayi,” accomplished columnist Muneer Ahmed Qureshi, or Munnoo Bhai as he is popularly known, writes that he has never claimed to be a poet. But that does not change the fact that Munnoo Bhai is a masterful Punjabi poet whose simple verses […]

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ECP rejects columnist Ayaz Amir’s nomination papers

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Sajjad Haider KARACHI: The Election Commission has rejected the nomination papers of renowned columnist and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ayaz Amir ‘for writing against the ideology of Pakistan’ in his columns. District Returning Officer (DRO) Ch Anwer Ahmed Khan also summoned Amir to appear before court by April 6. Eyewitnesses said local […]

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Defaming Human Rights campaigner: Media mogul promises to take action

ISLAMABAD: The publisher of a leading media house has responded positively to noted rights activist and legal expert Asma Jehangir’s complaint against two columnists who allegedly carried out a ‘character assassination’ on her in their respective write ups early last month. The publisher has promised to take action against the two writers, who were also […]

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Sirajul Haq Memon: a versatile writer

By: Shaikh Aziz KARACHI: In the death of Sirajul Haq Memon, Sindhi literature has lost not only an enthusiastic writer but a very committed person who applied his creative faculty for the promotion of many genres of Sindhi literature. His varied interest in fiction, linguistics and history made him a versatile writer who made some […]

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Noted columnist Dr Siddiqui passes away

KARACHI: Scholar, critic and columnist Dr Muhammad Ali Siddiqui passed away here on Wednesday, family members said. He was 75. He remained admitted at a local hospital for the last two weeks. Late Dr Siddiqui was contributing columns with Daily Dawn since 60s and had remained the Director of the Quaid-i-Azam Academy. Currently, he was […]

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