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Pakistan to spend $1b on 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project: Advisor

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KATOWICE: Malik Amin Aslam, the Advisor to the PM on Climate Change, stated Pakistan’s intention to review its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) document before the Paris Agreement takes effect in 2020. He said this in his official speech given at the high-level segment of COP24 in Katowice, Poland, on Wednesday. The NDCs are the voluntary […]

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Voice of America protests Pakistan move to block its content

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US public radio Voice of America (VOA) on Thursday called for Pakistan to lift a block on two of its websites, in Urdu and Pashto, as concerns grow over freedom of speech in the country. “In the interest of press freedom, VOA calls upon those responsible for blocking our content to immediately remove these constraints,” said Amanda Bennett, the director of VOA, in a […]

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Donkey King among the most searched movies

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ISLAMABAD: Google has released its list for most searched movies in Pakistan. The Google Trends Year in Search 2018 is based on search terms that had the highest spike in 2018 as compared to the previous year. The most searched movies in Pakistan are Race 3, Sanju, Tiger Zinda Hai, Baghi 2, Thugs of Hindustan, […]

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Advertisers’ body opposes proposed media policy

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) has said that it is in favour of meaningful changes, or reforms, aimed at improving transparency and agreeing upon a procedure for selection of agencies by the government on merit. The association termed the proposed draft of a new policy for the print, electronic and digital media a virtual […]

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Yousaf Baig Mirza appointed PM’s special assistant on media

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ISLAMABAD: Yousaf Baig Mirza, a prominent media personality has been appointed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs, according to an official notification issued on Tuesday. He will perform his duties in honourary capacity with effect from December 7. Mirza, with a vast experience in working for local and international media, has provided leadership […]

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Our missing rights

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Like ‘missing persons’, many human, civil, political and social rights too remain missing in our hybrid democracy. Despite the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 years ago and the inclusion of most of its provisions into the 1973 constitution, the people of Pakistan yearn for their basic rights as equal humans. In […]

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Annual event: Mountain festival ends

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ISLAMABAD: The two-week long Pakistan Mountain Festival concluded with the screening of international films, cultural and music performances and the mountain youth forum at Lok Virsa on Sunday. The brief concluding ceremony recognised the services of the supporting organisations and individuals. The festival is an annual event organised by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) to commemorate the […]

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Journalists in tribal districts continue to face threats

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PESHAWAR: The hall echoed with applause of anxious parents while distinguished students were getting photographed on the stage with the chief guest giving away prizes. Students with distinguished positions would wave their hands to the parents from the stage and get appreciation in thundering applause. Then a girl’s name is announced, a woman at back row […]

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Govt paying Rs320m in dues to media: Shafqat Jalil

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Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Shafqat Jalil met All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) General Secretary Sarmad Ali in Karachi on Saturday and conveyed his concern over a statement issued by the APNS and Pakistan Broadcasting  Association (PBA) regarding figures pertaining to advertisement dues, which the secretary conveyed are disputed. “Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has […]

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Retuning television

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Early in the millennium, the private television channels in Pakistan brought a new trend of news bulletins and current affairs talk shows. This no-holds-barred freedom in the post 9/11 environment heralded in its stride undesirable trends alongside positive ones. In response to viewers’ appetite for independent news and bold analyses, the channels aired round the […]

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3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors set to release on 14th

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LAHORE: Waadi Animations is all set to release the finale of Pakistan’s first animated full-length super hero film franchise, 3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors. With high quality animation and detailing, crowd simulation, top of the line VFX tools, approximately over 5000 hours of animated production by over 30 animators, this is indeed the biggest […]

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APNS, PBA reject minister’s claim

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association have taken exception to a claim made by Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain that media houses have not paid salaries to workers even though the government had cleared almost half of their dues. The information minister had said in a statement on Wednesday […]

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Building Pakistan’s climate change resilience

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In order to understand the position of any country with respect to its climate change commitments, its domestic laws and policies must be examined and compared with the progress being made by other regional partners. Therefore, though climate action needs to be sought horizontally as well as vertically, to ensure that it catches root, the […]

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APNS terms ad policy draft against freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) termed the draft of advertisement policy of the government as against the freedom of expression and tantamount to controlling and limiting the media freedom by killing small news outlets financially. It also said the new draft is aimed at subduing the freedom of expression to the government through […]

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