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2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistan

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“Sneaky”, “sinister” and “Orwellian” are just some of the words Pakistani journalists and human rights defenders used to describe the censorship and growing clampdown on dissent, mainstream and social media in their country over the past year. Although previous Pakistani governments also put pressure on civil society and the media, this year, many Pakistanis working in these […]

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Mehreen Jabbar set to release a web series

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Film and TV director Mehreen Jabbar has some nuanced projects to her name including television serials such as Ab Tum Ja Saktey Ho, Doraha and films like Ramchand Pakistani and Dobara Phir Se. The director is now gearing up to venture into the digital space. Mehreen Jabbar’s upcoming project is a web series, which has […]

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STYLE: WHERE IS FASHION’S GEN-X?

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Pakistani fashion has evolved into a glittering money-minting mammoth, but mammoths can also be lumbering, tiresome creatures. They may momentarily rule the earth — like the dinosaurs before them — but they also run the risk of going extinct. And there are plenty of mammoths presently presiding over local fashion; established veteran names firmly perched […]

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Pakistani celebs win big at Masala Awards

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LAHORE: Every year Masala Award show celebrates the outstanding achievements of the members of the Asian community in UAE and this time it is no different. The 11th edition of Masala Awards welcomed celebrities from both India and Pakistan who were present at the most happening night of the year. From SheheryarMunawar to AmnaIlyas, from […]

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Pakistani producers should work harder to get films released in India, says Indian film-maker

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LAHORE: The ban on Indian content in Pakistan and vice versa has been an ongoing debacle for quite a while now. Most events have industry insiders discussing the matter and the recent Shaan-e-Pakistan Music Awards Press Conference was no different. Numerous showbiz personalities shared their views, including Indian film producer Rakesh Sabharwal. “Many people believe that […]

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Most Pakistanis do not know what the internet is: report

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ISLAMABAD: Around 69pc Pakistani users between the ages of 15 and 65 do not know what the internet is, revealed an information communication technology (ICT)-based survey launched last week. The survey was conducted by LirneAsia, a think-tank based in Sri Lanka that carries out research on information communication technology. The report is based on a […]

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Many Pakistani banks suspend international transactions in wake of cyberattack

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KARACHI: The recent cyberattack on the Pakistani banking system remains an ongoing phenomenon. The online security breach is now feared to have hit about nine banks compared to initial reports of only one bank being impacted last week. Although no new online fraud has been reported since BankIslami Pakistan lost Rs2.6 million in a cyberattack […]

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Celebrities take on Coke Studio’s Ko Ko Korina

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LAHORE-Shireen Mazari’s comments on Ko Ko Korina sung by Ahad Raza Mir and Momina Mustehsan at Coke Studio’s Season 11 has stirred up a storm on social media. The Afreen Afreen vocalist entangled in a Twitter spat with the Human Rights Minister that has been making headlines. Pakistan People’s Party leader Sherry Rehman also mirrored […]

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The Donkey King: People will remember Geo film for a long time

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KARACHI: So many people and personalities who watched Geo animated film The Donkey King remark that it is a wonderful animated movie that breaks all the history of animated films of Pakistan. Latest from Box office collection report indicated that film had earn 4 crore rupees. Group President Geo Television Network Imran Aslam said that […]

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Everest under her feet

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Politics is not the only passion that should consume all of our energies. No less testing challenges exist beyond the gladiatorial politics, which if taken on reward no less handsomely. For one, our Northern Areas are home to some of the world’s highest peaks – there are 108 peaks above 7,000 metres, including the five […]

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