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  • The patchy world of Urdu newspapers

    IN 1947, just like the immigrants moving both ways, ‘immigrant newspapers’ had travails of their own to overcome before they could settle down in their dreamlands...

    In terms of face value, if nothing else, Urdu journalism has dramatically changed over the years...

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Gboard introduces Roman Urdu to Urdu feature

    Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS...

    pk's (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time...

  • Teen Navilet: French in Urdu, or Urdu in French?

    In Columeau’s case, French and its Provencal dialect are his native languages, and Urdu and Punjabi the languages that he speaks with native fluency...

    The cultural gulf between French and Urdu does not split the writer’s imagination, but enriches it in ways that make his work outstanding...

  • 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...

  • Newspapers not delivered in Balochistan amid threats

    QUETTA: Newspapers were not distributed in the city and other parts of the province on Tuesday as hawkers and agents refrained from delivering them due to threats hurled by banned militant organisations...

    The organisations are demanding the media publish statements about their activities and have threatened to stop distribution of newspapers in any area of the province...

  • The struggle of Sindhi newspapers

    Once the target was achieved, regional newspapers became more objective and focused on their role of being society’s watchdogs...

    Although newspapers and periodicals started coming out of various cities across the province, Karachi continued to remain the hub of Sindhi journalism well into the 1950s...

  • Dangerous or fair: How global newspapers covered the SC judgement on Panama

    In an editorial titled "The Guardian view on Pakistan and the Panama Papers: an international affair", the paper wrote:"Though this leaves Pakistan’s politics in turmoil, it is a very international affair […] Efforts must not stop there...

    In an op-ed titled "Pakistan’s Court Sets a Dangerous Precedent", Aqil Shah wrote:"The verdict came as no surprise...

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