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Fake news hurting media credibility

Ali had more than 37 bank accounts Date : January 27, 2018 Reporter : BNN/ PPF January 27, 2018 Front Page, Media Ethics Web Desk ISLAMABAD: The drop scene of TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood's sensational claims about alleged Kasur rapist Imran Ali has once again ignited debate about the mainstreaming of fake news in Pakistan's electronic media in the absence of any institutional mechanism to counter the practice or any ethical tradition of apologising for the wrong facts. On Wednesday, the anchor claimed in his TV show that Imran Ali had more than ...Full Story

POLITICS

Fake news hurting media credibility

Date : January 27, 2018 Reporter : BNN/ PPF Ali had more than 37 bank accounts January 27, 2018 Front Page, Media Ethics Web Desk ISLAMABAD: The drop scene of TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood's sensational claims about alleged Kasur rapist Imran Ali has once again ignited debate about the mainstreaming of fake ...Full Story

BUSINESS

China, Pakistan to begin second phase of trade talks next week

Date : September 9, 2017 Reporter : ANI Pervaiz Malik has asked China to revise the existing free trade Lahore [Pakistan], September 9 (ANI):Pakistan Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik has asked China to revise the existing free trade agreement (FTA) on the less-than-equal reciprocity principle ahead of the eighth round of negotiations on ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Pakistan to set up $1.51 billion hydropower project in PoK

Date : December 30, 2017 Reporter : BNN Timeline of 6 years ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has unveiled plans for its massive $1.5 billion hydropower project, with a timeline of six years. The country announced that the project would be set up on the banks of river Jhelum in ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

ISIS in central Asia: Terrorist group expanded in Pakistan

Date : January 8, 2018 Reporter : BNN ISIS in Pakistan ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - After facing a deadly defeat in the Middle East, the group, once believed to be the world’s most dangerous terrorist outfit - the Islamic State military group, or ISIS is now believed to be spreading its ...Full Story

HISTORY

Global terrorist Hafiz Saeed wants to be off the terror list

Date : November 29, 2017 Reporter : BNN After Pakistan released head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - After Pakistan released the head of the global terrorist organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Saeed from house arrest in a highly controversial move, the Islamist cleric now seeks to be off the terror list. ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Christmas worshippers victimized in Pakistan ISIS attack

Date : December 17, 2017 Reporter : BNN Bombers targeted the Christian church QUETTA, Pakistan - Pakistan’s restive southwestern city of Quetta in Balochistan province suffered yet another terrorist attack, this time at a Methodist church that is in the city’s high-security zone. On Sunday, two ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Over 50 dead after bus-oil tanker collision in Karachi, Pakistan

Date : January 11, 2015 Reporter : Trend The accident occurred on the country´s Super Highway At least 50 people were killed after a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi early Sunday morning, said a local official. Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui told the media that ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Pak govt. to make Quran teaching compulsory in public schools

Date : April 20, 2016 Reporter : ANI Teaching Quran be made compulsory in all public schools Islamabad, Apr. 20 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engr, Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman on Wednesday said the government was making an effort in formulating the teaching Quran be made ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after Google offers localized version

Date : January 18, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has decided to lift a ban on video sharing website YouTube after nearly four years with Google offering a localized version, which the government will be able to monitor for the removal of any material considered ...Full Story

TRAVEL

U.S. issues travel warning to its citizens visiting South Asian countries

Date : March 8, 2017 Reporter : ANI Travel warning to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh Washington D.C. [United States], Mar. 7 (ANI): The United States has issued a travel warning for its citizens visiting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh citing that terrorist groups in South Asia could be planning attacks in the ...Full Story

SPORTS

Hundreds of militants killed in Pakistan

Date : June 16, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Military has launched a major offensive at North Waziristan BANNU, Pakistan - Nearly 200 militants have been killed in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan where military has launched a major offensive to "finish off" terrorists "once and for all", officials said. The ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi admits item numbers inspired by Bollywood

Date : March 25, 2015 Reporter : ANI Defending himself on a recent Facebook remark Washington, March 25 (ANI): Hamza Ali Abbasi has admitted that the item numbers shown in Pakistani cinema are a trend picked up from India, but he doesn't understand the need for it. While defending himself on a recent Facebook ...Full Story

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