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  • Movie ban: details of Punjab Censor Board meeting sought

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought details from the Punjab Censor Board about its May 30 meeting allegedly convened to give legal cover to federal government’s act of banning exhibition of film Maalik...

    Representing Punjab Assembly opposition leader Mahmoodur Rasheed during hearing of several petitions against the ban on the Pakistani film, Advocate Sheraz Zaka told the court that the provincial censor board held its...

  • Censor board overstepped authority by banning Maalik, says SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday observed that the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC), without holding an inquiry, prima facie overstepped its authority vested by banning the screening of a feature film, Maalik...

    “Do you decide to ban a film on public sentiments or the law?” asked Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a member of the two-judge SC bench, while pointing towards CBFC Chairman Mobashir Hassan...

  • Central censor board at odds with provincial bodies over Raees

    KARACHI: The provincial censor boards in Punjab and Sindh were at odd with the country’s central censor board that refused to give the Shahrukh and Mahira Khan starrer Raees a go-ahead for screenings across Pakistan, it emerged on Tuesday...

    According to a source, the Punjab and Sindh censor boards had passed film without any cuts but said that they would issue a certificate after consulting with the Central Board of Film Censors in...

  • Censor board, ministry agree to air anti-smoking messages before movies

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services’ (NHS) Tobacco Control Cell (TCC) and the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) have signed an agreement under which two public service messages on the hazards of smoking will be played before movies in cinemas...

    Efforts will also be made to convince provincial censor boards to implement the decision...

  • Govt announces formation of federal censor board, recognition of cinema as an industry

    The government on Saturday announced the formation of a federal censor board that will work in conjunction with the provincial censor boards across the country...

    "After the 18th Amendment, provinces had established different censor boards so a uniform policy could not be created," she said, adding that the matter of a new federal censor board would be presented in the Council of Common Interests (CCI)...

  • Ghana win to end host India’s FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign

    NEW DELHI: Rank outsiders India ended their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign in a cry of pain and agony as they were handed a 0-4 thrashing by two-time champions Ghana in their final group match on Thursday...

    The Indians played their hearts out in the final Group A game but that was not enough as formidable Ghana outplayed them in all departments...

  • At least 90 people killed in Ghana petrol station fire

    ACCRA: At least 90 people were killed in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana's capital, Accra, as they sought shelter from heavy rains that caused widespread flooding, emergency services said on Thursday...

    Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama described the loss of life as “catastrophic and almost unprecedented”, as he toured the scene of the disaster on Thursday morning...

  • Blast at petrol station leaves 90 dead in Ghana

    ACCRA (Ghana): An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital killed around 90 people sheltering from a storm early on Thursday, emergency services said, in the worst disaster to strike the West African state in more than a decade...

    It was Ghana’s worst disaster since more than 120 people died in May 2001 in a stampede at the national stadium during a football match, a police spokesman said...

  • Ghana to remove Gandhi statue for his ‘alleged racism’

    DAKAR: Ghana will move a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from its main university because of his “alleged past racist comments”, the foreign ministry said, while paying tribute to Gandhi’s role as a civil rights leader...

    A group of lecturers and students began campaigning for the Indian nationalist leader’s statue to be removed shortly after it was installed at the university in June as a symbol of friendship between Ghana and India...

  • Ghana’s new president sworn in peacefully

    ACCRA: Ghana’s newly elected President Nana Akufo-Addo was sworn into office on Saturday in a peaceful handing over of power that stood out in a region facing political crises...

    Akufo-Addo, 72, a former attorney general and foreign minister, won the Dec 7 election on his third run for Ghana’s highest office, defeating incumbent John Dramani Mahama with the largest margin of victory for a presidential candidate since 1996...

  • Ghana reach semis, Egypt edge Morocco

    PORT GENTIL: Brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew scored as Ghana beat a spirited Democratic Republic of Congo 2-1 in Oyem to reach the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup finals on Sunday...

    Ghana will have an extra day to rest and plot victory over Cameroon in Franceville on Thursday having reached the last four for the sixth time in a row...

  • Gyan takes Ghana through; Egypt boost chances

    PORT GENTIL: Ghana became the second side to book a quarter-final place at the African Nations Cup finals in Gabon when they edged Mali 1-0 at the Stade de Port Gentil on Saturday...

    Four-time winners Ghana, the runners-up in 2015, are one of only two teams to have clinched qualification for the quarter-finals with a match to spare, the others being Senegal...

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