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  • Discos mint Rs120bn annually by overcharging

    ISLAMABAD: The government-owned distribution companies (Discos) are charging consumers double the fuel cost of electricity as advance billing and refunding only half of the overcharged amount on the regulator’s orders, thus earning a windfall revenue of more than Rs120 billion annually...

    This was disclosed at a public hearing on Wednesday when the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) ordered the state-run Discos to...
  • Hyderabad to have another museum as culture dept gets possession of Mukhi House

    HYDERABAD: Mukhi House, built in 1920 by prominent figure of Hyderabad, Mukhi Jethanand, has been handed over to the Sindh government, which will convert it to Hyderabad Museum...

    Speaking to the media, she said that an amount of Rs25 million was being allocated for the repair, rehabilitation and renovation of the proposed museum now when the Mukhi House had formally been handed over to the department...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • Bilawal House media cell website defaced by Indians hackers

    The official website of media cell of Bilawal House, the PPP headquarters in Karachi, was defaced on Wednesday, allegedly by Indian hackers...

    A tweet by PPP's official Twitter page quoted Bilawal House media cell in-charge Surendar Valasai as saying: "PPP websites are being targeted by Indian hackers"...

  • White House accuses media of playing down inauguration crowds

    The White House on Saturday accused the media of framing photographs to understate the crowd that attended Donald Trump's inauguration, a new jab in a long-running fight between the new president and the news organisations who cover him...

    In an unusual and fiery statement on Saturday night, White House spokesman Sean Spicer lashed out about tweeted photographs that showed large, empty spaces on the National Mall during the ceremony...

  • White House bars major media outlets from news briefing

    WASHINGTON: The unthinkable happened at a Friday afternoon news briefing when an aide to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied access to reporters from CNN, The New York Times, Politico, The Hill, the BBC, the Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and The Huffington Post...

    The White House said only those previously confirmed could attend the briefing...

  • Media girds for battle with Trump in White House

    WASHINGTON: Donald Trump and the media are digging in for what could be a long and bitter war...

    The president-elect, who spent much of his campaign at loggerheads with the mainstream press, has been sharpening his attacks, and the news media is bracing for what some see as a looming campaign of intimidation...

  • Outrage on social media as man convicted for dacoity at film star's house joins PTI

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday welcomed Farooq Bandial to the party only to expel him a few hours later following a heavy backlash on social media directed at the new entrant's criminal past...

    Farooq Bandial, who hails from Punjab's Khushab district, was handed a death sentence by a Special Military Court in 1979 for committing "armed dacoity" at the house of film actress Shabnam in Gulberg area of Lahore...

  • CJP summons media house owners over non-payment of salaries

    LAHORE: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has summoned owners of several media outlets to appear before the Supreme Court on Monday (today) to explain why they had not implemented his orders to pay salaries to their employees...

    The chief justice issued the order during the hearing of a case at the Lahore registry of the Supreme Court on Sunday about non-payment of salaries by different media outlets...

  • 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...

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