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Articles in ‘Kaisa Hoga 2016’ encompass the whole world

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KARACHI: ‘Kaisa Hoga 2016’, the annual magazine jointly published by Pakistan’s most credible media concern, the Jang Group, and The Economist (London), is now in the hands of the readers, and its contents comprising national and international affairs are under discussion. The contents of the magazine, which is published under a special licence from The […]

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‘He Named Me Malala’ nominated for BAFTA film awards

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EE British Academy Film Awards has announced its nominations for 2016 and He Named Me Malala has landed a nomination in the upcoming awards Documentary category. Directed by American filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, the film is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the passionate Pakistani advocate of girls’ education who survived a brutal Taliban gun attack […]

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Paintings dedicated to Pakistan’s known women

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ISLAMABAD: In a new painting exhibition at My Art World gallery, famous women of Pakistan such as Fatima Jinnah, Mukhtaran Mai and Malala Yousafzai are on display. The visuals are not obvious and have to be read through shapes because that’s how the artist, Ahmer Farooq, wants his visitors to see them. While the images […]

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The right to live

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A recent report by the Women’s Human Rights and Gender section of the UN human rights office has stated that attacks on schoolgirls and girls’ education are on the rise. Pakistan, the country whose most famous Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, was shot at close range by a Taliban gunman precisely for this reason, […]

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PTI defames Pakistan by attacking women journalists

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LAHORE: While Imran Khan and his loyalists did not let traders in Lahore’s 161 notable markets do any business on Monday by blocking over 40 key roads and hence the movement of prospective customers, the agitating 18-year old political entity also brought ignominy for Pakistan as a country unsafe for female working journalists. A few […]

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Pakistani schools network observes anti-Malala day

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ISLAMABAD: An association of Pakistani schools held an “I am not Malala” day on Monday, condemning young Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai for what it called her support for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie. Education campaigner Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban in October 2012 but recovered and went on to win this […]

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Writers regret societal confusion

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PESHAWAR: “The worst thing in evaluating the impacts of 9/11 on Urdu poetry and even our whole social life is that we are not completely aware of the details of the 9/11; rather deliberate confusion has befogged the minds of our writers and they have no unanimous view on the war on terror,” a known […]

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Hometown celebrates Nobel Prize for Malala

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MINGORA/KHAR: Celebrations of Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize continued in the child education activist’s native district of Swat for the second day on Saturday. The Swat Qaumi Jirga organised a function and took out a rally in the district to celebrate Malala’s achievement. The function took place at Khpal Kor Model School, where […]

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KP still unwilling to allow launch of Malala’s book

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PESHAWAR: The Taliban militants’ fear continues to hinder the launch of girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai’s book in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government had stopped the launch of ‘I am Malala’ in Peshawar two and half months ago in the wake of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s threat of attacks against bookshops selling the book. “We’d reached […]

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Malala’s advice to youths on use of social media

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MALALA Yousafzai has told teenagers to stop using social media to post pictures and get ‘likes’, and start using it to highlight women’s issues. Speaking at the Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre, she said: “I don’t use Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, it needs time, but it’s my message to every […]

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I am Malala

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THE launching of Malala’s book ‘I am Malala’ by Peshawar University was stopped by the provincial government. It is being criticised by many, including Imran Khan, on the ground that it amounts to curbing freedom of expression. Launching of a book is simply a ceremony. Disallowing it does not mean “curbing the freedom of expression”. […]

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Malala’s book launch

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WHAT a shame that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has stopped the ceremony to launch Malala Yousufzai’s book, I am Malala, at the Peshawar University. Pity the nation that keeps on harping on the supremacy of the constitution but cannot provide security to even a premier university of the country. What signals do we send to […]

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Malala Yousafzai book launch censored in Peshawar

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Reporters Without Borders regrets that the launch of 16-year-old blogger Malala Yousafzai’s memoir “I am Malala” at Peshawar University’s Area Study Centre in northwestern Pakistan on 28 January was cancelled as a result of pressure from local officials, who cited security reasons. “We deplore this politically-motivated manoeuvre, which violated freedom of information,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, […]

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Politicking over pages of child activist’s memoir

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By: Hidayat Khan PESHAWAR: At 10am on Tuesday morning, Imran Khan tweeted that he was at a loss to understand why Malala’s Peshawar book launch was stopped. He said his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) believed in freedom of speech and debate, not censorship of ideas. It was supposed to be a big day for […]

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