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Mohmand journalist shot dead

Faiz Muhammad CHARSADDA: Mukaram Khan Atif, a journalist from Mohmand Agency, was gunned down in a mosque in Shabqadar on Tuesday. According to police, he was offering Maghrib prayer when two men entered the mosque in Pahlawan Gilla and opened fire on him. He suffered head injuries and was taken to a local hospital where […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page


Calligraphic exhibition opens

Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Viewers are treated to calligraphy as well as the spiritual aspect of the art at Ahmed Anver`s exhibition of Quranic calligraphy that opened at the Citi Art Gallery on Tuesday. The artist has not given individual names to the exhibits; all the pieces on view have one title: A Celebration of Eternal […]

Arts and Entertainment


Nagori’s satirical art show opens

Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Last year on Jan 14 the world of art was saddened by the demise of a great artist A.R. Nagori. To mark his first death anniversary, an exhibition of some of his outstanding works loaded with political satire began at the Art Scene Gallery on Monday. The marked feature of exhibitson display […]

Arts and Entertainment


SC slaps Gilani with contempt

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is all set to follow PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif by becoming the second prime minister to be served a show-cause notice for contempt of court. On Monday, a seven-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk issued the order once it was evident that the government had no response […]

Media and Governance


SC slaps Gilani with contempt

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is all set to follow PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif by becoming the second prime minister to be served a show-cause notice for contempt of court. On Monday, a seven-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk issued the order once it was evident that the government had no response […]

Media and Governance


PCNS summons Mansoor on 26th in memo case

ISLAMABAD: Hours after the judicial commission probing the memo controversy under the Supreme Court’s order asked the American businessman Mansoor Ijaz to appear before it on Jan 24, the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) holding a parallel investigation into the matter decided to summon him on Jan 26. Talking to reporters after presiding over […]

Media and Governance


Nagori’s satirical art show opens

Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Last year on Jan 14 the world of art was saddened by the demise of a great artist A.R. Nagori. To mark his first death anniversary, an exhibition of some of his outstanding works loaded with political satire began at the Art Scene Gallery on Monday. The marked feature of exhibitson display […]

Arts and Entertainment


Woman killed over Karo-Kari in Ghotki

SUKKUR: A man killed his wife over Karo-Kari in Ghotki on Sunday. According to the police, accused Nasrullah Soomro, resident of village Bahadur Soomro in the limits of Serhad police station, shot his wife Maryam dead, alleging her of maintaining illicit relations with a man. Police shifted the body to a hospital for post-mortem. However, […]

General News


Saleem Shahzad Commission didn’t exonerate ISI

Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission on the Saleem Shehzad case has not exonerated the ISI of the murder though a recorded conversation between militants has raised questions about the likely involvement of the militant group of Ilyas Kashmiri in the gruesome murder. Given the pattern and sophistication of operation, suspicions do go towards the […]

Print Media


IT project named after Arfa Karim

KARACHI: Acknowledging the achievements of the late computer prodigy Arfa Karim Randhawa, the Sindh government on Sunday named its IT Media City after her. An announcement in this regard was made by Sindh Information Technology Minister Raza Haroon, who said the IT Media City, Karachi, had been renamed as Arfa Karim IT Media City, Karachi. […]

Information Technology


Misleading TV ads

PRIVATE TV channels are airing misleading advertisements, including the ones which are risking the health and lives of citizens. Companies through such misleading ads claim that their products can control diabetes etc. through food supplements they are advertising. We also see advertisements of some oil daily on TV. I have sent such advertisements clips to […]

Broadcasting


All cases terminated under NRO reopened

Iftikhar A. Khan ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau has reopened all 155 cases terminated under the National Reconciliation Ordinance at different stages of court proceedings, Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari, the NAB chairman, told media on Saturday. During his first interaction with journalists after taking over as NAB chairman, two days before hearing of the NRO […]

Media and Governance


Arfa loses fight against epilepsy

LAHORE: Arfa Karim, the world`s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), breathed her last here on Saturday night at Combined Military Hospital, Lahore. She was 16. Her funeral prayers will be offered on Sunday at 10am at Cavalry Ground, Cantt. Her body will be taken to Faisalabad for burial at her native village. Arfa Karim remained […]

General News


Mechanism needed to hear newsmen’s complaints

By: Kalbe Ali ISLAMABAD: The Saleem Shahzad inquiry commission has suggested that steps are needed to make the Press and the intelligence agencies “law-abiding and accountable” at the same time. The commission has also urged the government to formulate a “secret services act” to make the agencies accountable to parliament. The judicial commission was formed […]

Print Media