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It was said in a matter-of-fact way and caused few ripples. Indeed, both the speaker and the audience seem to have accepted it as an inalterable reality of the state here.

 

All is well in the circles of power – or at least it will be. A meeting between the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday night has been described as “fruitful” by a military spokesperson.

 

The European Union police agency’s claim that the Islamic State is developing its own social media platform to avoid security crackdowns has reignited the debate on cyber security.

 

The World Press Freedom Index has highlighted how freedoms are in decline across the globe. We are living in an era when popular authoritarianism is on the rise globally.

 

That the black market organ trade still continues in the face of existing legislature is criminal, quite literally.

 

It has been a few days since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made some snide remarks about the participation of women in a PTI rally.

 

Advocate Veerji Kohli, a known human rights activist, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Tharparkar district and sessions court in a murder case last month.

 

It is impossible to share the pain that must be felt within families that are seeing an interview with Ehsanullah Ehsan, the former spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

 

In response to the Interior Ministry imposing a strict requirement that foreign tourists obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) before visiting Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), the Chief Minister of the region, Hafizur Rehman has approached ministry to protest a move that would “seriously damage” the province.

 

Media organisations and institutions all over Pakistan should be warmly welcoming the clear stance taken by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ).

 


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