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Trained war correspondents

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Pakistan has been at war now for almost 35 years at a stretch. It all began with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan around 1979-80. A call went around the so-called Islamic world for recruits for jihad against the infidel Soviets. Our religio-political parties, led by the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, not only answered this […]

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On television

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These days it’s all about the money, particularly for our television media. Anchors regularly hop from one channel to another—imagine Christiane Amanpour skipping from CNN to BBC to Al Jazeera! Most channels will do whatever it takes to get people watching. Newsreaders rattle off their hourly updates with the speed of a bullet train, their […]

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The man who gave Urdu its wings

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KARACHI: Ahmed Mirza Jamil changed the way all Urdu newspapers and books would be published anywhere in the world; and he did it back in 1981 with his Noori Nastaliq script that gave the Midas touch to desktop publishing. The present-day Urdu publishing owes its elegant contours to the calligraphic skills of this great wizard […]

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