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  • I’m a certified Grammar Nazi, and I couldn’t pass IELTS

    Nothing wrecks an English writer’s pride – his “unfaltering” confidence in his own pen – like being made to repeat an internationally acclaimed English language test due to an insufficient score...

    IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, meticulously examines one’s language skills for the purpose of working or studying in certain English-speaking countries; notably Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015: Regulating the media

    Given the context in which it has come, it is a case of better late than never: following the directives of the Supreme Court, on Thursday the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Heritage issued the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015...

    Yet despite the formulation of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Rules 2009, it has felt as though media organisations and their employees...

  • MEDIA EYE: COURTING THE MEDIA

    Since the rise to power of former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and the birth of judicial activism, there has hardly been a day when court proceedings have not featured prominently in the media, often grabbing top headlines and dominating the discourse in TV talk shows for weeks on end...

    But increasingly, the media itself is becoming a part of judicial headlinesInterestingly enough, while Article 58-2(b) remained part of the...

  • Karachi Gold Bridge Media cruise into zonal final

    HYDERABAD: Karachi Gold Bridge Media stormed into the zonal final of the 17th National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament by overwhelming Hyderabad Veterans by 81 runs in the semi-final here at the Niaz Stadium on Sunday...

    Batting first, after winning the toss, Karachi Gold Bridge Media were all out for 229 in 24...

  • Karachi to host media conference

    KARACHI: A three-day international media conference, One World One Media, is being organised in Karachi by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Rana Azeem group) in collaboration with International Federation of Journalists from May 1 to 3...

    Delegates from more than 15 countries, including United States, UK, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Afghan-istan, Iran, India and Belgium, will attend the conference which will discuss media’s role...

  • Karachi administration supports social media-driven fruit boycott

    KARACHI: The city administration, which had been claiming that it was effectively controlling prices of commodities during Ramazan, conceded — indirectly though — its failure when a top official on Thursday supported the ‘boycott’ of expensive fruits inspired by activists on social media...

    “We support the three-day boycott of purchasing expensive fruits in the city beginning on Friday [today],” said Aijaz Khan, commissioner of...

  • Lion on Karachi's streets causes social media furore, owner and pet taken into custody

    A video circulating on social media showing a lion being transported in Karachi's Karimabad area in the back of a pickup truck prompted police to make an arrest, taking the lion and its owner into custody after concerns were raised about the safety of citizens in the metropolis...

    Sindh Interior Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the issue after the video made the rounds on social media and directed police to take appropriate...

  • Chinese firm wins bid to supply steel for Karachi nuclear power plant: media reports

    Chinese steel manufacturer Baosteel has won a bid to supply steel to the ongoing nuclear coastal power plants (K-2 K-3) in Karachi, in what is being reported to be the "first export deal for China-designed, third-generation nuclear power technology", Chinese media reported on Monday...

    With the state-owned Baosteel supplying Pakistan with relevant resources for Karachi’s two upcoming nuclear power stations, Global Times reported that...

  • LJ man accused of media personnel, sectarian killings arrested in Karachi

    KARACHI: District central police arrested a member of banned outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) accused of sectarian killings and targeting media personnel from Federal B Industrial Area on Thursday, police said...

    Sarfraz confessed he was involved in the killings of three media personnel, one Muttahida Qaumi Movement worker and four traffic police in addition to three sectarian killings, police said, adding that the earlier interrogations...

  • Death threat, warning to media spray-painted on Karachi murals

    The walls of Karachi Press Club — which had recently been painted with colourful murals of several progressive civil society activists and journalists — were vandalised last night allegedly by members of politico-religious parties...

    Read more: Taseer’s son gets death threats over Christmas messageThe portrait of Zubeida Mustafa, a renowned journalist and the first woman in Pakistani mainstream media, had been defaced with the words...

  • Anger on social media after Waziristan man killed in Karachi 'encounter'

    Acquaintances and relatives of a man who was killed in an allegedly staged encounter by police in Karachi last week have disputed the police claim that the deceased was a militant affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)...

    On Facebook group Halaat Updates, where Karachiites discuss everything from electricity outages to open manholes, social media users accused SSP Anwar of staging fake encounters for personal...

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