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Wall Street Journal weighs in on Axact scandal

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The ‘fake degrees mill’ run by Pakistan’s self-styled software company Axact has created ripples not just in Pakistan but around the world. International publications are increasingly giving coverage to this multimillion-dollar scam. Renowned foreign affairs expert Michael Kugelman has weighed in on the controversy to discuss if it would “taint [Pakistan’s IT] industry that is […]

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Harmony for Humanity concert held for Daniel Pearl

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Karachi: US Consul General Brian Heath attended the “Harmony for Humanity” concert to commemorate Daniel Pearl World Music Days at the Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC) on Thursday. “This afternoon, we not only celebrate the life and example of Daniel Pearl, but also stand together with one voice to call for tolerance, peace and non-violence, […]

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Asma Shirazi of DawnNews honoured

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KARACHI: Asma Shirazi, host of DawnNews’ primetime show “Faisla Awam Ka”, has been awarded the Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. A statement by DawnNews said she is the first ever Pakistani to be given this honour. Ms Shirazi is a respected and renowned journalist with over 14 years of experience as an […]

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US journalist’s murder

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The beheading of an American journalist by the militants of the self-proclaimed organisation the Islamic State highlights once again the barbaric mindset that has become the hallmark of terror groups worldwide. Kidnapped in November 2012, James Foley was a brave journalist whose dispatches, in the words of his mother, “expose[d] the world to the suffering […]

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SHC questions delays in Daniel Pearl trial

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has granted time to the assistant prosecutor-general till May 26 to file comments regarding alleged delays in the murder trial of US journalist Daniel Pearl against a suspect, who is detained since 2010. This is the second such case to have emerged in recent days. Last month, another suspect, […]

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