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First editorial meeting: PFA to publish magazine on mobile app, website

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LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) in its first editorial board meeting has unanimously decided to publish PFA Magazine on mobile application and website. PFA Director General (retd) Captain Muhammad Usman said that the decision was made to engage and target maximum audience in a short time by utilising digital technology. He said that magazine will […]

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A report on reporters-I

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Last year March 27 was undoubtedly a tragic day in Sialkot when Zeeshan Butt, a local journalist working for a Lahore-based newspaper (Nawa-e-Waqt), was on phone. He was talking to the Sialkot District Council Chairperson Hina Arshad Warraich and complaining about death threats hurled on him by a PML-N backed Union Council Chairman Imran Cheema. […]

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PFA to launch FM radio for public awareness

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LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) is ready to spread its awareness wings for the counselling of public. In this connection, the PFA will establish its first-ever non-commercial FM Radio, approval has recently been granted by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The approval of the licence was given in the 146th meeting of PEMRA. In […]

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Renowned actor Ali Ejaz passes away at 77

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LAHORE: Renowned film, TV and stage actor Ali Ejaz has died in Lahore due to cardiac arrest. He was 77. Ejaz started his career in 1967 and was well known for his role in a popular television comedy drama series Khawaja and Son. The actor also suffered paralysis 12-13 years ago. He was honoured with the prestigious Presidential […]

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Remembering actor Kamal Ahmed Rizvi

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LAHORE: The 3rd death anniversary of legendary TV and stage actor, Syed Kamal Ahmed Rizvi was observed on Monday. Born in 1930 in Bihar’s ancient city of Gaya, Rizvi opted for moving to Pakistan following Partition and settled in Karachi when he was 19. Like most other thinkers of his age, Rizvi was influenced by […]

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NAB lets media inside its lock-ups to counter complaints

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday threw open its lock-ups to counter allegations that it is running ‘aqubat khanas’ or torture cells in the name of investigating corruption cases. A group of journalists stayed in the NAB lock-ups for some time to find out whether there was any truth in accusations made by […]

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BCW wraps up with glitz & glamour

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LAHORE-As wedding season comes swooshing in, the fashion police were on the beat of Bridal Couture Week, patrolling the ramp, eyes peeled for new trends. Three days of frenzy, fashion and glamour on the ramp finally wrapped up with one of the trendiest fashion events in the city drawing its curtains on Sunday evening. The […]

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Stars shine at Bridal Couture Week

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LAHORE: After the glamorous showcase on day one, day two of the bridal extravaganza was a continuation of the glitz and bridal statements with the country’s acclaimed couturiers, bridal wear designers and retail brands. With stars like Saba Qamar, Zaid Ali T, Urwa Hocane, Reema Khan, Faisal Qureshi, Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt, the second […]

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Reema Ahsan set to showcase ‘Daastaan’ at BCW

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LAHORE: Reema Ahsan is set to showcase her latest collection ‘Daastan’ at Bridal Couture Week on 7th December. Established in 2006, Reema Ahsan is a renowned brand that has become synonymous with elegance, opulence and luxury, catering to the cosmopolitan woman. Daastaan is a collection of everlasting pieces that can be passed onto generations. It […]

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‘Equal rights must be provided to every citizen’

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LAHORE: Equal rights and opportunities must be provided to every citizen in the country, said Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) Director Dr Umbreen Javaid on Thursday. She expressed these views at a seminar on Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s vision of empowerment through education at Al Raazi Hall. Speakers stressed the need to empower oppressed […]

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Curbing Arts

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The Information Minister of Punjab Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan has declared that no plays will be performed at Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore without the approval of the government. This decision is rightly being termed as an attempt to curb freedom of expression in the country. Pakistan has witnessed a steady decline in its art scene post the Zia […]

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Pakistani celebs win big at Masala Awards

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LAHORE: Every year Masala Award show celebrates the outstanding achievements of the members of the Asian community in UAE and this time it is no different. The 11th edition of Masala Awards welcomed celebrities from both India and Pakistan who were present at the most happening night of the year. From SheheryarMunawar to AmnaIlyas, from […]

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Renowned Ajoka Theatre actor Arshad Durrani passes away

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LAHORE: It seems to have been a tough year for famed performing arts group Ajoka Theatre. After the passing of its founder Madeeha Gauhar in April this year, news of another subsequent personality’s demise has emerged. A senior member of Ajoka acting troupe, Arshad Durrani, passed away at his Lahore residence yesterday. The 83-year-old was suffering from […]

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Looking at True Brew TV’s newest releases

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Jamal Rahman, music producer, guitarist and founder of Lahore-based True Brew Records as well as the original music series True Brew TV, has proven everybody wrong. Anyone who feels there is no original music being made in Pakistan outside of Coke Studio and other branded music shows only need to watch True Brew TV to […]

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