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  • President asks diplomats to help tackle ‘breaking news culture’

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain told diplomats that while acquainting themselves with challenges of the day, they should be ready to face the breaking news culture...

    The spokesperson quoted the president as saying: “Diplomatic skills should not just be in the art of negotiations and public speaking, they should also be prepared to navigate electronic, print and social media and the 24/7 cycle of the breaking news...

  • Race towards breaking news has resulted in misinformation, says senior journalist

    Senior journalist Lubna Jerar Naqvi said the race in releasing news as soon as it breaks has resulted in misinformation...

    Addressing a discussion on fake news and the legal repercussions for media organisations that generate fake news, organised by the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) at the Karachi Union of Journalists' office, Naqvi said: "The use of the term (fake news) is wrong...

  • Late Sterling goal sends record-breaking City eight points clear

    LONDON: Only a third of the way into their Premier League campaign, Manchester City are already making history...

    Pep Guardiola’s City restored an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Huddersfield Town 2-1 on Sunday to equal a club record 11th straight league win...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Malaysia government proposes 10 years in jail for fake news

    Malaysia’s government proposed new legislation on Monday to outlaw fake news with a 10-year jail term for offenders, a move slammed by critics as a draconian bid to crack down on dissent ahead of a general election...

    Prime Minister Najib Razak has been dogged by a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal involving an indebted state fund, and rights activists fear the new law could be used to criminalize news reports and critical...

  • Fake news: Year-old screenshot of DawnNews shared online to malign PTI government

    A screenshot from a TV news report aired last year on DawnNewsTV is being circulated on social media with the suggestion that the incumbent government has announced a new crackdown on social media accounts spreading negative propaganda against the prime minister and state institutions...

    com which were doctored to spread fake news — the news does not pertain to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government...

  • City’s government-run hospitals lack important departments

    The three government-run hospitals in the garrison city do not have many important departments such as cardiology, paediatrics, oncology, neurology, dermatology and a department for infectious diseases...

    All the three government hospitals — Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH), Holy Family Hospital (HFH) and the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital — do not have an oncology department and cancer patients have to go to private hospitals,...

  • Mayor urges chief justice to help resolve city’s issues with provincial government

    KARACHI: Mayor Wasim Akhtar appealed to the chief justice on Monday to take suo motu notice of the problems faced by the city as its civic and municipal infrastructure had been “ruined due to curtailment of funds by the Pakistan Peoples Party-led provincial government in the budgets during the past 10 years”...

    71 billion has been allocated for seven new mega schemes for the provincial capital that generates taxes of Rs450bn,” he said...

  • Is the ice breaking with Kabul?

    The meeting between Pakistan’s army chief Qamar Bajwa and Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani over a week ago seemed to have gone off well and hopes were raised that perhaps the ice between both countries might be breaking...

    Since a high-level meeting early in the days of the present government, led by Ishaq Dar, Afghanistan has dug in its heels and insisted on Indian participation, causing all subsequent talks to be postponed... ...

  • FESTIVAL: BREAKING OUT OF THE ‘REGIONAL’ TAG

    Of late, there has been a wave of literature festivals occurring in every other city of the country...

    Name any city and you have unsafe drinking water and a literature festival!Generally, the problem with Sindhi literature festivals is that either the speakers are not related to the subject being discussed or they are not well prepared...

  • Record-breaking NASA astronaut coming back to Earth

    “I honestly do think that it is critical that we are continuously breaking records, because that represents us moving forward in exploration,” Whitson said...

    The astronauts' return comes as the Texas city of Houston, home to NASA's Johnson Space Centre, has been struggling to get back to normalcy after a week of deadly flooding triggered by Hurricane Harvey...

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