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Saleem Shahzad report

FRIDAY marked the death anniversary of a Pakistani journalist and the failure to find the culprits behind the murder of another. Even as Wali Khan Babar’s case awaits trial one year on, the judicial commission tasked with examining Saleem Shahzad’s murder and with identifying the culprits has said it does not have the evidence required […]

Freedom of Expression


Act-within-limits resolution tabled

By: Raja Asghar ISLAMABAD: In the face of multi-pronged challenges, the ruling coalition moved a strong resolution in the National Assembly on Friday asking state institutions to strictly act within constitutional “limits” while voicing “full confidence and trust” in the country’s political leadership, but put off a vote until on Monday in search of endorsement […]

Media and Governance


Women and colours

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: One of the goals of a portrait artist is, or should be, to convincingly interpret the language of the countenance. This means the viewer must have a sense of how life manifests itself in one particular part of the human body: the face. This has been going on for centuries, as […]

Arts and Entertainment


‘Italy still not culturally integrated’

KARACHI: Despite the passage of 150 years since Italy became a unified geopolitical entity, cultural integration in the country is still not complete. Pietro Lauretta, cultural attaché at the Italian consulate in Karachi, said this on Friday while delivering a lecture on the ‘150th anniversary of the unification of Italy: celebrating and revisiting patriotic themes’. […]

Arts and Entertainment


Detailed judgment in memo case released

ISLAMABAD: With the Supreme Court expected to take up the review petition of former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani on Tuesday, the court released on Thursday a detailed judgment in the memo case, which explained why it set up a judicial commission to investigate the controversy. In its judgment, the court held that the […]

Media and Governance


Woman`s body parts found

KARACHI: Police found on Wednesday a woman`s decapitated body, cut up into many pieces, at a service lane on Shaheed-iMillat Road. The police said that some area residents informed them about a suspicious bag at a service lane close to the Hill Park. The police reached the spot and found the headless body of a […]

General News


Objectivity

I AM a Pakistani and have been residing in Beijing for the last few months. One thing that I miss here most is the entertainment provided by news channels and spicy talk shows back home. But some time we get a chance to view these shows on the Internet, getting in touch with the recent […]

New Media, Television


Media for a better future

A LOT is happening in the country beside the political and judicial drama. While the media has played a positive role in creating awareness of the common man, it must continue to play a role ofan anchor. Many talk shows are too focused on politics and exposing politicians that the educated class is gradually losing […]

New Media


Confrontation delayed

Nasir Iqbal ISLAMABAD: The short order that came on Tuesday afternoon was expected to cause fireworks but in reality it simply delayed a confrontation till next week. The curtain that was predicted to fall on the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) government did not move. The Supreme Court was the focus of attention all morning as […]

Media and Governance


Call in PA for steps against honour killings

Habib Khan Ghori KARACHI: A woman lawmaker highlighted a horrendous incident of Karo-kari vengeance in the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday and demanded punishment for the culprits and measures to curb the scourge in the province. The law minister said he had already sought a report on the Monday incident and assured the house that the […]

General News


Altaf vows to improve lot of women

NAWABSHAH: The time is not far away when feudal and influential landlords involved in injustices would be brought to book according to laws, chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said this in reference to women. MQM chief Altaf Hussain said that women here were the most suppressed class, particularly for Sindh being a feudal […]

General News


Human rights being trampled because of ignorance: MNA

HYDERABAD: Lack of awareness among people and non-implementation of human rights laws have resulted in exploitation of this lot on a huge scale. The rising number of karo-kari cases, overcrowding in jails and killing of innocent people have become a norm because majority of victims are unaware of their fundamental rights, Chairman of the National […]

Human Rights


Nadra to carry out data entry of ECP on daily basis

KARACHI: The deputy chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority has instructed all Nadra registration centres to carry out data entry of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) till February 5. Addressing a conference of general managers of the authority on Tuesday, Tariq Malik said the data entry project was of extreme importance and should […]

Information Technology


Child marriage restriction being flouted in Dir

Haleem Asad TIMERGARA: Though banned, child marriages are on the rise in Lower Dir and therefore, the society and the government should act together for containing them, said Fakharuddin Khan, coordinator of the Child Rights` Committee (CRC) in the district, on Tuesday. Mr Fakharuddin told reporters at the Timergara press club that everyone under 18 […]

General News