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  • 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...

  • Opinion: Flavours of Ramazan in Pakistan

    People who live in Pakistan don’t realise how lucky they are as Ramazan in Pakistan is a very special time...

    For instance, you can’t have a variety of snacks, like parkoras, samosas, rolls and chaats of all kinds, that you can find in every locality of every town and city of Pakistan...

  • ‘Yemen resolution doesn’t show public opinion’

    “Riyadh has never stayed neutral in the matters related to Pakistan and always provided its all-out support as and when required, and now when its sovereignty and integration is at stake, how we can say that we shall remain neutral...

    ”He recalled that when the world had clamped sanctions on Pakistan after nuclear tests in 1998, it was Saudi Arab which had helped overcome its financial problems...

  • Trump hits new low in opinion polls

    NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump has hit a new low in the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll following weeks of defections from Republican senators and verbal bouts over sympathy calls to the families of fallen soldiers in Niger (Africa), according to a report published in USA Today on Saturday...

    Published in Dawn, November 6th, 2017...

  • Maryam Nawaz says has right to offer ‘opinion’

    KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Maryam Nawaz said on Wednesday that issuing policy statements was the prerogative of the party leadership but it was her democratic right to give her opinion...

    “However, the PML-N is a democratic party and everyone in the party, including myself, has the right to give their opinion...

  • OPINION: IN PRAISE OF THE DREAMERS

    If you can dream it you can do itThe truth of these inspiring words, of one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen, Walt Disney, dawned on me when the news of the remarkable box-office figures of Humayun Saeed’s latest film Punjab Nahi Jaungi (PNJ) pinged on my cellphone at the crack of dawn...

    With his second film, Jawani Phir Nahi Aani (JPNA), he astounded the trade — which had come to terms with the reality that only...

  • 'In touch with Aamir Liaquat, other opinion makers,' says Imran

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, addressing a press conference on Wednesday in Karachi, said that he is in touch with Aamir Liaquat Hussain and other "opinion makers"...

    "I am in touch with Aamir Liaquat and met some other opinion makers yesterday," Khan said when asked about the former prominent Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member...

  • Earthly matters: Opinion poll on climate and energy

    It took place in 79 countries of the world simultaneously including Pakistan — beginning at dawn in Fiji and ending at dusk in Arizona — where at least 100 citizens in each location discussed the issues of climate change and voted on an identical set of questions...

    In Pakistan, since 60 per cent of our population comes under the “youth” category, most of the citizens invited to the debate in Islamabad were young students...

  • Loag kya kahen gay: Living a life in fear of public opinion

    Hollywood has its Freddy Krueger and Frankenstein’s monster, but here, in Pakistan, we have another phenomenon whose very mention can strike terror in the hearts of every man, woman and child – the monster “loag” and its mighty weapon, “baatein”...

    Who amongst us can claim not to have been terrorised by loagon ki baatein?Our lives are lived in fear of public opinion, in matters big and small; in decisions social and personal, the...

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