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‘Song of Lahore’ debuts at Tribeca Film Festival

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NEW YORK – “Songs of Lahore”, a documentary directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistan’s first Oscar winner, and Andy Schocken, an American filmmaker, has made an impressive debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, a major Spring event. The documentary’s premier was attended by a number of film personalities. Arianna Hiffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington […]

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Victim of Christian community mob attack granted bail

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LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Mian Shehzad Raza Wednesday granted interim bail to woman Maryam Safdar by March 24 allegedly involved in crushing two people to death in a bid to protect herself from the charged mob of Christian community in Youhanabad. The court granted the bail to the accused petitioner against furnishing bail […]

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TV journalist found dead

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LAHORE: A reporter of a private TV channel was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a park here in the Model Town police limits on Tuesday. Police have removed the body to morgue. The victim was identified as Yousaf Khokhar, 35, a resident of Model Town. He worked as a reporter for a private TV […]

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Can media afford to interview Gullu Butt?

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LAHORE: The infamous character of Model Town massacre – Gullu Butt – who has become a household name in Pakistan is now trying to seek monetary reward from his instant fame (read it as disgrace). Our correspondent said that Gullu Butt is now demanding a whopping half-a-million-rupee fee for one television interview. Gullu Butt is […]

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Finding love in the colour black

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LAHORE: An exhibition featuring 20 paintings by Sarah Mumtaz started on Monday (today) at Taseer Art Gallery. The exhibition is titled Love Is The New Black. The paintings have been made using ball-point pen on paper, ball-point on paper with sticker, ball-point on paper with gold leaf, dry point and embroidery on cloth. Speaking to […]

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Majid Nizami in hospital

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist and editor-in-chief of the Nawai Waqt Group Majid Nizami was said to be in a critical condition in a local private hospital on Thursday, with the family sources saying that he was slowly getting better. Mr Nizami, who is suffering from a heart ailment, was admitted to the hospital three weeks ago. […]

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Man arrested for running illegal gateways

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LAHORE: The National Response Centre for Cyber Crimes (NR3C) of the FIA Lahore on Tuesday conducted a raid in Sialkot on the complaint of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and arrested an accused involved in running illegal gateway exchanges. The PAT submitted a complaint to the FIA that an accused Sajjad Hussain of Defence Road […]

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Akhbar Farosh Union ends Jang Group’s boycott

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LAHORE: The Akhbar Farosh Union, Lahore, has announced to end the boycott of Jang Group newspapers in Lahore, according to a press release issued by the union. The announcement came asa result of a meeting between the Jang Group’s Sarmad Ali and the president of the Akhbar Farosh Union, Lahore, Ch Nazir. The meeting was […]

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HRCP dismayed at Panjgur schools’ closure

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LAHORE: Dismayed at the forced and continued closure of schools by militants in the Panjgur town of Balochistan, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) sees this as the latest sign of extremism gnawing at the vitals of the country. A statement issued by HRCP on Monday said a previously unheard of militant group, Tanzeemul […]

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TV anchor’s plea: arrest warrants issued

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LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge Thursday issued arrest warrants for the owners of Jang Group and Geo News for non-appearance before the court. The court issued this order on a private complaint of Mubashir Lucman. Court issued several notices to them to appear before the court; however they did not comply with the […]

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Police van hits car of journalist

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LAHORE: A car being driven by a senior journalist was hit from the rear by a double-cabin police vehicle on Zahoor Elahi Road on Saturday. The car was damaged but the journalist remained safe. The accident occurred when the double-cabin (LED 4532) carrying armed policemen escorting a private car tried to overtake the journalist’s car […]

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Pemra Punjab complaints body meeting on 23rd

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Lahore: The upcoming meeting of Council of Complaints, Pemra Punjab is scheduled to be convened on 23rd May. The Pemra has asked the public at large to lodge complaints if any, not later than 22nd May at the following address of rgm/secretary to the council, Pemra Punjab. The regional General Manager (Sec.CoC), Pemra regional Office, […]

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Report asks govt to check violence in Pakistan

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LONDON: A new online investigative research report has called on the Pakistani authorities to strictly enforce existing bans on militant sectarian organisations and ensure that the bans apply to any changes of identity that these groups adopt, including bringing to justice those responsible for attacks against Pakistani Shias who face sectarian attacks on daily basis. […]

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Stages protest outside Jang/Geo offices

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LAHORE: The News Lahore team Thursday organised a protest demonstration outside Jang/Geo offices at Davis Road to condemn the murder attempt on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and to express solidarity with Jang/Geo. The protesters, carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favor of Hamid Mir and Jang/Geo, condemned in strongest words the attack on […]

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