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  • 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...

  • Karachi ranked among worst cities of the world to live in

    Karachi has been named among the least liveable cities of the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) — the research and analysis division of The Economist Group — in a report released earlier this week...

    Karachi maintains its 134th rank in the listing of 140 cities, only managing to fare better than Port Moresby, Dhaka, Tripoli, Lagos and Damascus...

  • Karachi’s 13m people live on 23pc of residential land, moot told

    KARACHI: Participants in a meeting on urban narrative — Karachi calling — were on Sunday informed that Karachi was among the three cities of South Asian with Mumbai and Dhaka regarded as the dense cities of the world where 62 per cent (about 13 million) of its citizens lived in informal settlements on 23pc of the city’s residential land...

    “Karachi is among the dense cities where urban issues are ever increasing,” said architect and...

  • One dead, five injured in attack on ARY News Karachi office

    KARACHI: Violent protesters attacked an ARY News office in the Saddar area of the metropolis on Monday evening, which resulted in clash between police and the angry mob — killing one person and injuring several others...

    ARY News has alleged that the protesters were members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)...

  • Protests in US city after white policeman acquitted of killing black man and woman

    But later in the day, some people “crossed the line,” assaulting bystanders in a downtown area, briefly blocking a major highway and disrupting business at a shopping centre, he told a news conference...

    Over the past year, the deaths of unarmed black men during confrontations with police in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, Baltimore and elsewhere have spawned protests and occasional violent outbursts around the United States... ...

  • Undeterred by policemen’s killing, polio campaign continues in city

    KARACHI: Seemingly resolved but blighted with susceptibility in the wake of the bloodshed on Wednesday, thousands of volunteers and policemen resumed their campaign against polio across the city on Thursday as officials said nothing would deter them from their ‘national duty’...

    “Some 7,000 teams of volunteers marched in all neighbourhoods of the six districts of Karachi to resume the campaign on its third day,” said a spokesman for...

  • Plane crashes into busy Congo city, killing 23

    Twenty-three bodies were recovered on Sunday after a small plane crashed on takeoff into a densely populated area of the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rescue workers said...

    The Dornier-228 aircraft had been headed for the city of Beni, 350 kilometres (220 miles) north of Goma when it went down in a residential area near the airport in the east of the country...

  • Qurban Niazi puts on live performance

    RAWALPINDI: Renowned folk singer Qurban Niazi put on a lively performance at a musical night at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Monday...

    The singer started off the night with Punjabi folk songs and ended his performance with Sufi poetryand sang poems by Shah Hussein, Baba Bhuley Shah, Khwaja Ghulam Fareed, Waris Shah and Sultan Bahoo
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