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    Basant In Lahore Jang Newspaper

  • SC seeks clarification on Jang newspaper's 'fake news' on 'CJP wanting Shahbaz to be next PM'

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took notice of a "fake news" in Jang newspaper and summoned Mir Shakeelur Rahman, the chief editor and publisher of The News and Jang, to court for a clarification...

    ”"Everything will be fixed if the newspaper is shut for four days," Justice Nisar warned on Monday, adding that the court had already rejected Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah's statement on the matter...

  • 'Sab Se Bari Jang' launched

    It happened on Saturday evening when a book detailing the movement for freedom of expression of 1977-78 titled Sab Se Bari Jang, written and compiled by eminent journalist and poet Ahfazur Rehman, was launched at the Arts Council...

  • REVIEW: In the name of freedom:Ahfazur Rahman's Sub Se Barri Jang

    Besides, three women courted arrest in Lahore (Elizabeth Khalid and Rosy Majeed, both in the Punjab University’s journalism department, and Enver Sultana of daily Sadaqat, Lahore)...

    The names of those sentenced to whipping by a military court on May 13, 1978, must be recorded for history — Khawar Naeem Hashmi of Musawaat, Lahore (four lashes and six months of rigorous imprisonment or RI), Nasir Zaidi of Nawa-i-Multan, Multan (five...

  • Jang Group executive director kidnapped in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Gunmen have kidnapped Jang Group Executive Director Abid Abdullah in Peshawar, a senior police official said Thursday...

    Mushtaq Khan said that Abdullah, who arrived in Peshawar from Islamabad on Tuesday, was seized as he left for a hotel after visiting the local printer for Jang...

  • Jang group 'must clarify' why correction of 'fake news' wasn't published: CJP

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday ordered The News and Urdu daily Jang to publish a clarification explaining why the newsgroup failed to run a correction regarding a news story that appeared in the newspapers on Monday claiming the CJP wanted Shahbaz Sharif to be the next prime minister...

    The CJP on Monday took notice of a "fake news" story published in The News and Jang dailies titled "Wants Shahbaz Sharif...

  • Basant Festival draws crowd to Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa, organised a one-day Basant Festival on its premises on Sunday, the last day of the chunri and kite making training programme...

    The six-day training programme in chunri (tie-dye) and kite making to mark Basant, was part of a series of programmes that Lok Virsa organised under the title of ‘Craft of the Month’...

  • Basant ban and the loss of livelihood

    LAHORE: The Punjab government brought Basant to a drastic end in 2007 following deaths due to chemicalised twine...

    But the blanket ban did not only contain deaths, it affected every aspect of the huge informal industry that started functioning weeks ahead of Basant...

  • Basant and spring, a heady combination

    KARACHI: Despite basant and particularly kite-flying becoming a much polarised and politicised yearly event, the seasonal festival celebrations at the DA Country & Golf Club on Sunday saw family and friends gather together to celebrate the Basant & Spring Gala 2016 amid much fanfare...

    The festivities were as much an ode to the basant festival as they were in celebration of spring in Karachi which vanishes as quickly as it comes...

  • Lok Virsa celebrates Basant with song competition

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa organised a Basant song competition on Sunday to celebrate spring, featuring several musicians from across the country...

    Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said it was very important to celebrate traditional events such as Basant...

  • No more Basant...

    He was brought to the police station for having the temerity to fly a kite in these dry days of prohibition in Lahore...

    Kite-flying is a serious offence in Lahore as well as in other parts of Punjab which may periodically suffer on account of officers too lenient to enforce the ban...

  • Another year without Basant

    IN a tweet sent on Feb 7, Shahbaz Sharif reiterated his government’s policy of a “complete ban” on Basant in Punjab...

    In mid-October last year, the government created a committee consisting of several bureaucrats, Lahore-based politicians, and the heads of kite-flying and kite-making associations...

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