Just 7,975,6 kilometres from the proposed site of the Mohmand Dam, retired chief justice Saqib Nisar has pitched his tent on the roof of his London apartment as per his never-forgotten pledge that after retirement, he would guard dams by living in a tent by the site. “Dam is my life, and I cannot leave …

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Pakistan’s dusky Dawn newspaper’s most-read writer Cyril Almeida has been named 71st World Press Freedom Hero by the Interna­tional Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 100 countries, after one member of the IPI succeeding in comprehending one of the columns of Mr Almeida. Though claim to fame …

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Perhaps we are the last generation who has seen the riots of folk media unleashing on our neighbourhood streets or in local grounds so often. Millennial sees a few elements of folk culture as luxury, whereas most of the folk media is now in a preservation mode. The impression gets roots when one sees the …

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LAHORE: For the 101st time in all, and 50th time in 2019 alone, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi has hinted at developing an effective mechanism to bar leaders of proscribed organisations from taking part in polls. First winking at the crowd, and then looking into the eyes of TV cameras sternly, the firebrand minister …

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LAHORE: In a bold bid to defeat his junior stalwart Murad Saeed’s (in)famous $200 billion news, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman (and also prime minister) Imran Khan has announced that the nation is going to hear good news in three weeks. Leaving it to the imagination of the audience that the good news carries $201 billion or …

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Lahore: As marathon returned to the Lahore city after a gap of six years, 58-year-old Muhammad Munir Kamboh Chishti, a diehard runner, was so excited to run, he arrived at the registration booth at Gaddafi Stadium at 11am on Saturday only to find he was the second one to get the running bib. Soon, other …

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The Aurat March has stirred heated debates among the males of Pakistan, who see the daring march aided with ‘provocative’ and ‘inflammatory’ slogans inscribed on placards and brandished by very smart, confident women in the face of TV cameras, a great challenge to their diminishing power. The Aurat March was taken out simultaneously in Lahore, …

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Taking a cue from Donald Trump’s wisest decision of banning CNN correspondent Jim Acosta from the White House, the Donald Trumps of the Pakistani journalism have banned Jim Acosta of the cabinet – Fawad Chaudhry, alias Honest Chaudhry – from entering press clubs across the country. “You can’t enter our press clubs and eat the …

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced on Wednesday that at least eight memoranda of (mis)understanding (MoUs) will be signed between Islamabad and Riyadh during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s upcoming two-day visit to Pakistan. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Mr Qureshi said the Saudi royal did not wish to visit Pakistan just to …

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TV actor par excellence Roohi Bano, who ruled the hearts of PTV drama fans for years for her incredible performances in the early years of the state television channel, is no more. She was 68. She died in Istanbul, with her sister and a nephew by her side, from kidney failure. She is survived by …

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