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  • Glass windows at metro stations serving as advertisement space

    RAWALPINDI: The glass windows of some metro bus stations are now serving as advertisement space for the Punjab chief minister and his accomplishments...

    The provincial government has spent a lot of money on the glass windows, which are now serving as advertisement boards, he said, adding that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should start an investigation regarding the construction of the metro bus project and how the ruling...

  • Pemra bans 'immoral' condom advertisement

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday banned an advertisement by a condom brand, calling it “immoral” and contrary to religious norms after receiving a deluge of complaints from the public...

    The condom company, Josh, was previously slapped with a ban two years ago after airing a humourous but risque advertisement featuring a leading model...

  • Karachi's iconic Teen Talwar covered by advertisement banners

    In pictures posted by residents on social media, the monument can be seen wrapped in advertisement banners announcing 'My Karachi' festival to be held in the city this week...

    When contacted, KMC's District Metropolitan Corporation advertisement director commented that he was not aware of such ads being placed on Teen Talwar, and added reluctantly that "they should have not been covered with ads entirely"...

  • Agency blacklisted for controversial advertisement in Punjab

    “The Punjab government condemns the objectionable advertisement regarding Pakhtuns, aired on the PTV News a few days back and assures that strong action would be taken against those responsible for the release of the advertisement,” he said and added that the advertising agency responsible for making this advertisement had been blacklisted and orders had been issued for action against all those responsible for monitoring of the ad before it...

  • Advertisement for key KP Assembly post raises eyebrows

    PESHAWAR: An advertisement seeking applications for a key Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly position from the aspirants with low qualifications and virtually zero experience has raised eyebrows...

    A senior official told Dawn that the advertisement, which appeared to be tailor-made to recruit some favourite of an influential individual, had caused resentment among senior officials of the assembly secretariat...

  • PM’s aide launches draft advertisement policy

    ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday launched the draft advertisement policy and announced bringing reforms to the Press Information Department (PID) to tackle corruption and mismanagement in the grant of government advertisements...

    Addressing a ceremony, she said: “The reforms in the PID and the draft advertisement policy will eventually help media workers who were...

  • Online sale, advertisement of tobacco products banned

    ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed a ban on online advertisement of tobacco products and stopped tobacco companies from displaying power walls and posters at their sale points...

    “As per Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-smokers Health Ordinance 2002, there is a ban on advertisement of tobacco products in print and electronic media...

  • Comsats and IIU record resounding victories

    ISLAMABAD: Two more matches were played in the ongoing opening round of the Red Bull Campus Cricket T20 tournament on Saturday...

    Both games were played at Islamabad’s Comsats Ground, where the hosts and International Islamic University (IIU) recorded comfortable wins over their opponents...

  • Uplift of Comsats approved; funds sought in upcoming budget

    GUJRAT: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning and Development has approved the uplift of Gujrat campus of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) for which the relevant ministry, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Comsats management have been asked to make arrangements for allocation of funds in the upcoming budget...

  • Following Comsats pro-rector’s removal, NTS’ future murky

    ISLAMABAD: The suspension of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Pro-Rector Haroon Rashid – whose doctoral thesis was found to be up to 72pc plagiarised – has stirred debate over the future of the National Testing Service (NTS), of which Mr Rashid was CEO...

    Mr Haroon was suspended by the Comsats board of governors, and asked to appear before the board on June 17 to explain his position...

  • Unrecognised program: Comsats degree Students seek award of dual degrees

    ISLAMABAD: Voicing concern over the future of around 3,000 students enrolled under the Comsats-Lancaster dual degree programme, student representatives on Wednesday demanded award of dual-degrees as per commitment to the students...

    Addressing a press conference here at the National Press Club, Central Secretary General, Anjuman Tulba Islam (ATI), Rehan Tahir and Syed Waqar Shah said that around 3,000 students were enrolled in...

  • HEC agrees to accept Comsats’ dual degrees

    ISLAMABAD: The controversy over the dual degree programme of Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) ended on Thursday after the Higher Education Commission (HEC) consented to accept its degrees...

    It should also refund the entire amount to the students besides awarding them the Comsats local degree, he added...

  • HEC says Comsats dual degree ‘worthless’

    ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has claimed that the Comsats Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is charging Rs1...

    He said the commission was informed in 2013 that Comsats had started the programme and was charging £2,000 per student...

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