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Meeting with religious minister: Chinese embassy terms media reports baseless

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Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has categorically rejected the baseless and distorted reports of some local and international media in connection with the courtesy meeting held between China Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri last week. According to a press release issued by Chinese Embassy here […]

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JIT confirms cases, questions media claims

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ISLAMABAD: An investigation into Kasur child abuse scandal sifts facts from fiction bringing to fore the face behind the case and how the media was maneuvered to amplify the tragedy that was being exploited for settling scores on a property dispute. A Joint Investigation Team drawing representation from the police, IB and ISI confirms that […]

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Varsities media trial opposed

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KARACHI: The Karachi University Teachers’ Society (Kuts) on Monday called upon the university administration to uphold transparency in its affairs and look into the complaints of alleged malpractices and corruption. The meeting of the society’s executive body was held in the backdrop of recent media reports indicating that the National Acc­ountability Bureau (NAB) was to […]

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Hidden workers

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IN the morning hours when you leave for office you find women, young and middle-aged, sitting in groups at the edges of the streets of several localities in Karachi — North Nazimabad, Gulshan, Garden, PECHS, Clifton — some chatting, a few ruminating, a couple doing needlework. These are domestic workers waiting for bajis, their employers, […]

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The media and Zarb-e-Azb

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The ongoing military operation, Zarb-e-Azb, to target miscreants in North Waziristan and destroy and eliminate the threat posed by terrorists, challenging the writ of the government and disrupting the law and order situation in the country, was long overdue. Although the armed forces of Pakistan are the main executants of the operation, the green signal […]

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Moves on to weaken independent media, democracy

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ISLAMABAD: The intriguing but matching timing of an attack on the most influential media group in Pakistan — the Jang/Geo Group — and the street agitation of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) have raised many eyebrows here. This situation raises the fundamental question of whether the stage is being set to […]

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Sindh government’s absurd ban

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KARACHI: According to media reports, the Sindh government has decided to seek a ban on instant messaging and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) clients Skype, Viber, Tango and WhatsApp for three months in the province. Reports suggest that the ban is being sought for security reasons and the decision was reached during a high-level meeting […]

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