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Sindh bans cell phones on campus as parents worry about kids’ security

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Karachi: As a majority of schools across the province reopened after a winter vacation period extended for the most tragic of reasons, student attendance at private and public institutes on Monday was said to be encouragingly high. However, apprehensions still reign over parents’ minds as grave threats persist, and it was to this end that […]

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First phase to begin on January 12

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HYDERABAD: The first phase of biometric registration of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) is expected to start from January 12 under which people having more than three SIMs registered against their national identity card will be asked to provide their biometric record by the end of February. “The process will begin immediately after the federal government […]

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Politicians, media, traders won’t be tried in military courts

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday categorically stated that the military courts would not be used to hold trials of politicians, businessmen and media persons and only terrorism-related trials would be conducted in these courts. Addressing a press conference here, the minister emphasised that the country’s judicial system would continue to carry […]

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An open letter to Geo TV

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Dear Geo TV, I did not think I would be writing this letter to you just days after picking up the heavy coffins of over 100 innocent children in Peshawar. But here I am writing this letter in pain and disappointment. I am pained by your callous disregard for the peace and life of fellow […]

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Negative role of media

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Sir: The terror attack at Peshawar resulted in unity between two major political entities: Imran Khan and Mian Nawaz Sharif. Imran Khan had taken an extreme position against the government, and it had been a difficult decision to call off his protest abruptly for the sake of national harmony and to fight terrorism. I must […]

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Role of electronic media

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ISLAMABAD: In today’s times, the media has immense power. It can be used to change people’s minds. News channels, specially, are at the top of the list when it comes to influencing the public. However, despite having great power, the media demonstrates zero responsibility. Explicit content is often aired at times when many children are […]

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Media has pivotal role in war on terrorism, says Shahbaz

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Friday that a centre of excellence and a utility store would be established at the Journalists’ Colony. He was speaking to a delegation of Lahore journalists. Sharif said the government had always tried to resolve the challenges confronting journalists. He ordered the constitution of a committee to assist […]

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PTA failed to block unregistered SIMs despite court orders

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PESHAWAR: The use of three illegal SIMs in the terrorist attack on the Army Public School and College proved that despite the Peshawar High Court orders the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has failed to block such unregistered devices in the country. As per the police investigation, three SIMs used in the attack on the Army […]

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Media fed on misery

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December 16 left another blow on our hearts, every eye was weeping and burdened by unbearable loss. Pakistan became the first to witness such atrocious barbarism. Immediately after the incident, the electronic media was flooded with blood splattered footage of the school, dead bodies of the young martyrs, wailing family members and many such lamenting […]

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A media gone berserk

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Everybody knows the media’s job is to inform, educate and entertain people but what if it starts endangering and traumatizing lives of the citizens. Yes, it happens in Pakistan quite often where media especially electronic is still immature and irresponsible to the core. The country’s electronic media virtually went berserk shortly after the massacre of […]

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Jibran Nasir — the alpha activist?

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ISLAMABAD: “The day after the Peshawar attack, Jibran and I were at a candlelight vigil in Jinnah Super Market. There, he announced that he wanted to do the same outside the Lal Masjid, as a response to the divisive statement issued by the cleric Abdul Aziz, who had refused to condemn the attack on Army […]

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Terrorism and the role of media

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LAHORE: Freedom of media is always subject to responsibility and to abide by media ethics in the form of self-imposed restrictions and self-regulation, keeping in view religious values, norms and traditions of a society. In the case of Pakistan, the electronic media is enjoying unprecedented freedom since the year 2001, when the electronic media underwent […]

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HRCP wants massacre facilitators identified

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LAHORE: A prompt and thorough probe into the children’s massacre in Peshawar should name all actors who facilitated the terrorists, directly or indirectly, in carrying out the carnage, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Thursday. The commission said in a statement: “HRCP urges the government that response to the horrific blood-letting in […]

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Complete shutdown in KP to mourn school carnage

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PESHAWAR: All educational institutions and markets remained closed across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as educationists, traders and lawyers observed complete strike and shutdown on Wednesday to mourn the Tuesday’s carnage of students at the Army Public School, Peshawar, and condemn the militant attack. Funeral prayers in absentia for the victims were also held in all the districts […]

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