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“The profession of journalism is under siege,” said US-based Dr Lawrence Pintak on Wednesday, “but this is an exciting and challenging time for journalists.”Dr Pintak, the founding dean of the Edward R Murrow College of Communication at the Washington State University, was the keynote speaker at the inaugural session of a two-day conference on media education.The conference, which aims to make med...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
Zohaib Kazi, Zeb Bangash, Shallum Xavier, Omran Shafique, Danish Khwaja and Zeeshan Chaudhry.The inaugural edition of FocusPK, a two-day conference dedicated to the business of entertainment that made its appearance in Karachi this past weekend, gave music industry insiders a chance to highlight issues that matter most to them.One such session aptly titled Music: Background Scores, Piracy, Royalty...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told the Senate Committee of the Whole on Wednesday it is wrong to state that only the armed forces had a role in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the government and political parties had not.He said the infrastructure of non-state actors had almost been destroyed in North Waziristan and unregistered and irregular seminaries were being closed. He said the governm...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said that the law for them and Sharifs is different and elections could be held next year.He asserted the government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would not be able to complete its tenure. Talking to the media, Bilawal claimed the PPP would form the government in the provinces as well as the Federation.He ...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
recently held FocusPK conference brought some of the industry’s biggest names together on a common platform to talk about issues that confront the entertainment industry today – be it theatre, films, TV or music. Speaking in a session dedicated to the issues challenging theatre, actor Zahid Ahmed, who played prominent roles in some popular theatre plays (Sawa 14 August, Pawnay 14 August), shared t...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
Emphasising the importance of district courts, the chief justice of the Sindh High Court (SHC) said on Wednesday that a judicial complex housing 200 courts would soon be established in Karachi.Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Jinnah auditorium at the city courts, CJ Sajjad Ali Shah said the importance of district courts could not be ruled out, adding that a judicial complex would soon b...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
Provincial Minister for Food Bilal Yasin on Wednesday raided a factory situated on Kala Khatai Road near Shahdara which was manufacturing substandard and unhygienic ice cream, desi ghee and butter.The minister ordered the staff concerned to seal the factory take into possession 25,000 kilogram substandard food items amounting to Rs 2.5 crore. Bilal Yasin called the SHO concerned and ordered him to...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
Ace director-actor Khalid Ahmed has been associated with the entertainment industry for several years; he simultaneously works for theatre, television as well as films. His last film, Laloo Lal dot Com (made under Zeal for Unity initiative), that stars Faysal Qureshi in titular role, was recently screened at T2F amidst much appreciation. In a recent interview with Instep, he shared his views on th...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
biggest night in British fashion honoured an American model, Gigi Hadid, with one of the biggest awards of the evening. The 21 year old model won the International Model of the year Award, beating her own sister Bella Hadid and best friend Kendall Jenner.The award was presented to her by Donatella Versace, who coincidentally was the mastermind behind Hadid’s memorable red carpet look as well. Not ...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
150th celebrations of the Lahore High Court are incomplete without paying homage and tribute to elders in legal fraternity, said Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah while addressing the condolence reference to pay tribute to late judges and notable lawyers of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday. This condolence reference was one segment of the LHC ongoing celebrations which would ...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
self-imposed ban on Bollywood films is definitely hurting Pakistan’s film industry but it doesn’t mean that every home-made film releasing during this period is substandard. Shehzad Rafique’s Salute is one such film that has the capacity to bring people back into cinema halls because it makes an effort to make you understand sacrifices the average Pakistanis have made for their country and against...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
Addressing a presser held in the wake of the Regent Plaza hotel fire, concerned non-governmental organisations (NGOs) criticised the absence of a law under which a central regulatory body could be set up to oversee implementation of mandatory fire safety regulations in commercial buildings and high-rises.Representatives of the NGOs’ concerned on Wednesday said the situation with respect to applica...
Source : Samay Live | 11 Hour(s) AgoCategory : Editorial
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