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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...
  • 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...

  • Fidel Castro seen in state media for third time in a week

    HAVANA: Fidel Castro appeared in state-run media on Monday for the third time in less than a week, which is extremely rare for the father of the Cuban revolution...

    In three photos published on Monday in state media, Castro is wearing his traditional sweat suit and looks fit for his age...

  • Convicted politicians not to get media time, decides govt

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided to block media coverage and interviews of politicians who are convicts or under-trail prisoners and directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) to fulfill its “responsibility” to discourage airing of such programmes by electronic media...

    Onus to prove authenticity of judge’s video is on PML-N, observes cabinetAddressing a post-cabinet meeting press conference,...

  • Convicted politicians not to get media time, decides govt

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided to block media coverage and interviews of politicians who are convicts or under-trail prisoners and directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) to fulfill its “responsibility” to discourage airing of such programmes by electronic media...

    Onus to prove authenticity of judge’s video is on PML-N, observes cabinetAddressing a post-cabinet meeting press conference,...

  • It’s feeding time here, all the time

    One of the myths surrounding those wrestling greats of yesteryears was their extraordinary large meals -- that the meat of an average-sized goat or sheep made up one-time meal for a pehlwan...

    Next, the lady of the house you are a guest in will unveil her culinary skills with the best recipes ever taught by her mother, all tried and time-tested...

  • Time after time

    But once inside a shop, you realise that there is more to do with time here than just the wall clocks...

    On the shelves and inside the showcases you also see pretty timepieces and table clocks and inside the glass counter showcases there are the wristwatches all reminding you of the importance of keeping time...

  • Living: The jogi artisans of Hyderabad

    In Hyderabad, the Jogi, a Gujrati-speaking Hindu minority artisan community survives in miserable socio-economic conditions in a small, ghetto-like slum settlement near the central city area...

    On the bustling footpath — their workplace — they put in long hours of labour to weave mats and carpets out of reed, after which, they are left with no energy or time to think about social injustice...

  • Sectarian tension in Hyderabad localities subsides

    HYDERABAD: Residents of Gujrati Para, Gulshan-i-Hamid and some other localities held a protest demonstration after Juma prayers against some statements made by the prayer leader of the Jama Masjid Rais, located in neighbouring Gulshan-i-Rais, a couple of days back...

  • Murder, rape convict executed in Hyderabad

    A man convicted of rape and murder was executed early Tuesday morning at the Hyderabad Central Prison...

    Magistrate Azhar Shamail was present at the time of Sikandar Ali Joyo's hanging while Prison Chief Zia-ur-Rehman confirmed the convict's death...

  • Anti-drugs rally held in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A rally against drugs was taken out by a number of students of public and private schools and colleges along with scores of police officials on Thursday...

    According to a Hyderabad police spokesperson, district police launched the anti-drug campaign from Nov 17 to 23 in collaboration with the Crime and Human Rights Cell set up at Hyderabad SSP office...

  • Three-day Sufi festival gets under way in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: A three-day festival titled ‘Sindh Sufi melo’ was inaugurated by by Sindh Senior Minister for Food and Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro in Hyderabad Club on Sunday...

    Senator Aajiz Dhamra, Auqaf Minister Ghulam Shah Jillani, PPP Hyderabad district president Saghir Qureshi and information secretary Ahsan Abro were among the prominent figures who were present...

  • MQM-P activist Dr Naushad shot dead in Hyderabad

    A sector in-charge of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Dr Naushad, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Hyderabad on Wednesday, DawnNews reported...

    Residents of the area called police after spotting his body, which was subsequently shifted to Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad...

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