Karachi | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) | Page 13

Pakistan Press Foundation

Launch of BBC Urdu’s Sairbeen programme from Feb 11th

KARACHI: BBC World Service has announced the upcoming launch of the first ever BBC Urdu TV programme, Sairbeen, which will be broadcast from Monday, 11 February on a private TV channel in Pakistan. The new BBC TV programme builds on the longstanding success of the flagship daily BBC Urdu radio programme brand, Sairbeen, which is […]

Geo TV’s top hosts Nadia, Shaista face to face in ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’ today

KARACHI: Viewers will have a rare opportunity of watching two top class hosts — Dr Shaista and Nadia Khan — in Geo TV’s programme ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’ today (Thursday). Both Shaista and Nadia are undoubtedly the queens of morning shows, having a large number of fans across the world. Nadia will be Shaista’s guest in […]

Woman from Karachi scales new heights

By: Anil Datta Karachi: Shehrbano Saiyid, an enterprising Karachi-based young woman, independent documentary filmmaker and journalist, created history recently by organising and leading an eight-member women’s team which conquered three peaks in the Karrakoram range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Designated the Pakistan Women’s Expedition (PWE), the team climbed the Julio Sar (6035 metres), a virgin […]

Picasso in Pakistan

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: What do you do when you do not know how to introduce a person for whom adjectives have been exhausted by his admirers and critics alike? That person does not require an introduction. His very name conjures up an image that has a universal appeal. Anyone who is not even remotely […]

No Dandiya sticks, but only the spirit of Garba Raas

Karachi: It was a Gujarati Garba Raas song that brought the crowd to its feet at the Swami Narayan Mandir on Sunday. But with Dandiya sticks missing, the women who jumped to their feet when song began had to do with clapping each other’s hands. But soon the popular Gujrati score turned into an endless […]

Civil society, labour unions support the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists demands

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: Trade unions, federations, labour-supporting organisations and civil society organisations have supported the demands of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to arrest the culprit killers of the journalists and delaying tactics to set up the 8th Wage Board and non-payment of salaries to the media persons by various media organisations. In a joint […]

Moot urges steps to protect journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Terming Pakistan a most dangerous place in the world for journalists, speakers at a media workshop said on Sunday that 65 journalists had been killed in the country over the past five years. Speaking on the first day of a two-day consultative workshop on ‘combating impunity: defending Pakistani media and journalist against attacks’ organised […]

Sabiha Sumar set to release her new film on Karachi

By: Saad Hasan KARACHI: After a long delay, the premiere of Sabiha Sumar’s feature film Good Morning Karachi is finally taking place at the Goteborg Film Festival in Sweden on January 28 with hopes that it will create the much-needed stir to encourage a local distributor for a Pakistani launch. The 90-minute movie, which is […]

Overlooked opens at Alliance Francaise

By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Apparently Quetta and Paris are two cities of this world which do not have much in common. In fact in most cases they are diametrically opposed. However, this is not how the artist community sees things. It always looks deeply into what has been overlooked or hidden from the naked eye. […]

From Shakespeare to Faiz, NAPA to recreate classics in February

By: Rafay Mahmood KARACHI: The troupe from the National Arts and Performance Academy (Napa) that was all set to perform in New Delhi, returned to Pakistan with a heavy heart. Contrary to what was expected after such a disappointing experience, the Napa premises was buzzing with activity; the campus was full of graduates, students and […]

Uks, All Pakistan Newspapers Society invite entries for Women in Media Awards

Karachi: The Uks Research Centre and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have invited entries for the first-ever Uks-APNS media awards exclusively for women journalists in Pakistan. The Women in Media Awards 2013 aim to generate better awareness and understanding of the fact that positive media content can and does actually bring about positive change […]

Conference on ’empowering women’ at Karachi Press Club on January 24

Shehrbano Saiyid, an independent documentary film-maker & amateur mountain climber, will address a press conference on “empowering women to reach new heights” at the Karachi Press Club here on January 24. Members of Pakistan Women’s Expedition (PWE) – organised and led by Shehrbano Saiyid, an independent documentary film-maker from Karachi added a new chapter to […]

Japanese Calendar exhibition 2013 starts

KARACHI: The Japanese calendars are good messengers to introduce the huge variety of aspects of Japanese culture into different societies. This was stated by Akira Ouchi, Consul General of Japan, on the occasion of inauguration ceremony of Japanese calendars 2013 at Japan Information and Culture Centre on Monday. Talking to Daily Times, he said basic […]

Twitter feud turned defamation suit

By: Gibran Ashraf KARACHI: A Twitter feud has turned into what could be a first for the legal and online community in Pakistan, after the head of the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC), Tahir Ashrafi, announced that he would be initiating legal proceedings against a blog for “inciting sectarian violence”, The Express Tribune has learned. Ashrafi […]