Tag: Pakistan

Can Shehbaz Sharif Escape His Brother’s Shadow?

To become prime minister, the long-time ruler of Punjab must overcome his family’s scandals. The upcoming elections in Pakistan are a battle between candidates who have waited long years for the opportunity to become prime minister. Shehbaz Sharif is one such candidate. He has delivered in Punjab as its chief minister for the past 10 years. The

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PTI unveils its Digital Policy for “Naya Pakistan”

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, PTI on Tuesday launched its digital policy here in Islamabad at a local hotel.   The Policy was presented by CEO DPL IT Syed Ahmad.  It promises to convert Pakistan into a knowledge economy and opening IT jobs and export opportunities in the country if PTI comes to power. Asad Umar claimed that about

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#GeneralElections2018: How Pakistani politicians reacted towards the completion of the government tenure on social media

As the interim government took over in the following day, many political leaders took to social media to express their gratitude and asking voters to prepare for the elections. We list some of them below:

Abduction of Pakistani journalist Gul Bukhari

Women journalists in Pakistan are increasingly under attack. “This abduction is a warning ahead of elections. Women journalists doing important work in Pakistan are increasingly becoming targets of state intimidation, their work on critical issues is being obstructed,” said CFWIJ founder Kiran Nazish.

Surrendering to Silence: An account of Self-censorship among Pakistani Journalists

If news self-censorship is not addressed in a timely manner, it will undoubtedly jeopardize the future of independent media in the country and damage the media’s role as facilitators of public discourse that is essential to an effective democracy.

Letting the couture speak for itself

I greatly prize my privacy and comfort zone and I’m not ready to give it up! My PR team often pushes me to be more “out there” but that’s just not me as a person. If I have to depend on my face value for the success of my brand, then I’m not good enough at what I do!

Media censorship surrounds the Pashtun rights movement in Pakistan

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

In the past months, the Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement has been mobilizing in Pakistan’s major cities to demand basic rights for the Pashtun minority community, including the “right to live without fear” of extrajudicial killings. The Pashtuns (or Pathans) are an ethnic minority group who mostly live in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Discrimination and violence are constant

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