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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday said that the journalists and security forces had made great sacrifices in the fight against terrorism by laying down their lives. Addressing the participants of a journalists organizations’ sit-in here in front of the Parliament House, he said without the sacrifices of security […]

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Analysis: The dangers of fighting terror with a cybercrime bill

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Imagine a few months from now, a Facebook status ‘glorifying’ a leading politician – who happens to be accused in pending cases under the Anti-Terrorism Act – is published by a young political activist. Five of his friends share this status to their accounts as well. At the same time, a local news website publishes […]

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PM lauds media role against terrorism

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appreciated the role of media against terrorism and sectarianism. Talking to Special Assistant of Prime Minister and Head of Committee on Media Code of Conduct Irfan Siddiqui, the prime minister said the role of media with reference to national interest and development of the country was of […]

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Climate change bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism’

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Climate change is a bigger threat than terrorism to Pakistan and it is responsibility of Ministry of Climate Change to deal with all looming disasters like floods and droughts. Senator Mir Muhammad Yousuf Badini, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, said this on Tuesday while chairing meeting of the committee at the Parliament House. […]

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Radio Pakistan: then and now

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Village life used to be very simple and sweet. Farmers would share their views with one another in a hujra or some other common place after toiling all day in the fields. The only window open to them to learn what was going on in the world outside happened to be the noble and honest […]

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Let’s kill debate

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Let’s kill debateIt was quite an experience. To put tough questions, of the sort that others avoid, to controversial persons heading organisations on the radar of militancy is something journalists wish for. This is what makes our profession so different from the save-your-skin-and-plod-on kind of careers. To use probe as a means to build perspective […]

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NA committee for programmes on war on terror

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ISLAMABAD: Legislators in the Lower House of Parliament on Friday directed the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage to work for creativity programmes on PTV and attacked organisations for changing the people’s mindset on war on terror. Pakistan is at war and we have to win it, said Marvi Memon, while chairing the NA […]

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PM and the media

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Close to the two-year mark of his third stint in power, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has thought it to be a prudent time to address the media directly, taking advantage of the occasion of a meeting with the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). This is a gathering of distinguished people who matter in […]

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LEAs killed more in January than last year’s same period: HRCP

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KARACHI: There has been a 32 per cent rise in the number of people killed by law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in a single month of January in 2015 as compared to the number of people killed by the LEAs during the same month in 2014, though the overall number of people killed during both the […]

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Tweeting terror

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“It is a message for the coalition…your men will end up in videos that are even more horrific and will do lasting damage to public opinion in your countries”. This is how Romain Cailet, a militant movements’ expert, has explained the motive behind Islamic State’s release of an over 22-minute long video showing the burning […]

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HRCP urges state apparatus to ‘get its act together’

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) exhorted the government, law enforcement agencies and the intelligence apparatus on Tuesday to get their act together instead of passing the buck regarding the Shikarpur carnage. “In the wake of the dastardly attack on the imambargah in Shikarpur probe deeper than who visited the area. It is […]

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Role of journalists vital for eliminating terrorism: CM

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the country is facing numerous challenges and elimination of terrorism is at the top of the list and that all segments of society will have to play a role in the war against terrorism. He said the role of the journalist community was of vital importance for promoting […]

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Scrutiny of 103m unverified SIMs begins

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ISLAMABAD: A working group constituted by interior ministry and comprising members from interior and information technology ministries, mobile phone operators, Nadra, the Federal Investigation Authority, Intelligence Bureau and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) began verifying over 100 million unverified SIMs (subscriber identification modules) on Monday, PTA chief said on Wednesday. PTA Chairman Dr Ismail Shah told […]

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Mixed media reaction to attack on Paris weekly

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LAHORE: World media outlets give mixed reaction to attack on Paris weekly last week. BBC writes: “Three million copies of Wednesday’s edition are being printed. Normally only 60,000 are available each week. ” Prestigious international media houses like the Reuters, Bloomberg and Fox News etc have also reported that up to three million copies of […]

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