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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Today's Paper

Justice for Journalists

By Adnan Athar Mangi

May 23, 2019 – 2:00 am

The safety of journalists is important to ensure transparent and fair reporting, however, the culture of impunity against crimes towards journalists hinders every possibility of fair reporting. It also raises question about the freedom of media and our ‘so-called’ open societies. Most of the journalist in the country, are killed and murdered in Balochistan, there are numerous cases where justice has not been provided.

Attempt to criminalise Sindh police again

By Ikram Sehgal

May 18, 2019 – 8:00 am

Whether it was functioning under Police Act 1861 or the Police Order 2002 the police in Sindh remained highly politicized, used as a tool by successive PPP governments mostly for either giving cover to criminal activity or carrying out criminal activity themselves PPP(and for quite some time doing along with the MQM with respect to Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur).

Embellishing news — another hybrid warfare technique

By Ikram Sehgal

May 17, 2019 – 12:00 pm

The using of all kinds of technologies and media gimmicks to diminish a person or a country has been around for quite a while. Fake news — telling plain lies or repeating unchecked or un-investigated news from other sources — is one way to destabilise, frighten or otherwise put an individual and/or a country on tenterhooks.

The Melodious Mureed Buledi

By Manzoor Mosiani

May 16, 2019 – 1:55 am

Balochi language has many Wash Gushendas – melodious singers, but one of these voices that ring magically every time in the ears is of Mureed Buledi. His command over the pitch of voice and longevity in expression to go down slowly coupled with a vibration in his throat as well the exciting background music creates a spell over the listener, up lifts mood,

The fake Pakistani brides story

By Ikram Sehgal

May 15, 2019 – 2:00 am

The burgeoning close connection between China and Pakistan through CPEC and other related projects was bound to bring apart from economic opportunities also cultural clashes between two culturally and religiously very different nations. Pakistani people remained unprepared when a stream of Chinese started pouring into our country. With their different language, social customs and practices the Chinese were bound to be considered alien not only because knowledge about Chinese culture is scarce but tolerance for being ‘different’ is even scarcer in Pakistan.