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President asks diplomats to help tackle ‘breaking news culture’

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain told diplomats that while acquainting themselves with challenges of the day, they should be ready to face the breaking news culture. He was speaking at the graduation ceremony of the 34th Specialised Diplomatic Course at the Foreign Services Academy (FSA), on Monday. While giving details of the ceremony, a spokesperson said […]

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Pakistani university helps traumatized journalists

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Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front line of the country’s battle with terrorists. Mental health carries a stigma in Pakistan, but one team is fighting the taboo to help journalists traumatized by their work covering the front […]

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Human rights mockery

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HUMAN rights and democracy go together but unfortunately we do not have a good story to tell about the enforcement of fundamental rights enshrined and guaranteed in the constitution. Nothing practical is being done to promote education, health, hygiene, fight against crime, undertake rural development, alleviate poverty alleviation, advance access to housing and basic services. […]

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The law and human rights

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ALL segments of Pakistani society, it appears, have come to place their trust overwhelmingly in the judiciary for deliverance from the critical state in which they have been trapped for some years. And it is about time that the resulting populism was shunned and matters were put into perspective. That is what Chief Justice Tasadduq […]

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Music when soft voices die

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I don’t claim I was Musadiq Sanwal’s friend. I made his acquaintance a few years ago. I had heard colleagues at the Dawn office rave about how hard he had worked to set up Dawn.com. He, at the time, had been editor of the website for more than a year. I don’t even remember when […]

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A knowledgeable media

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I remember when I started working with Pakistan Broadcasting Cooptation (PBC) some fifteen years ago there used to be such professional broadcasters who used to advise the new talent to ‘read more’ so as to become a thorough-professional broadcaster. They used to say read more about people who have fought fear with courage and have […]

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Pakistan blocks ‘un-Islamic’ gay website

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Internet watchdog has blocked the country’s first website aimed at gay people, saying it was “against Islam”. The queerpk.com site, set up to help members of Pakistan’s homosexual and transgender community socialise and share experiences, was shut down on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority said they had halted access to […]

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Ministry hesitant over YouTube opening

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By: Usman Cheema ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom is facing the situation of ‘who will bell the cat,’ as the government wants to reopen YouTube but is unable to find a shoulder to share load if something wrong happens. The Nation through reliable sources has learnt that the previous and incumbent governments are […]

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