Pemra bans Dr Shahid Masood.

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday bans TV anchor Dr Shahid Masood and his programme on BOL News for 30 days. The country’s media regulatory body also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on the private TV channel over baseless allegations against military and federal ministers.

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Tehmina Janjua the new foreign secretary.

  Tehmina Janjua, who is presently serving as Pakistan representative to the UN, will take charge as foreign secretary from the first week of March, the Foreign Office said. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved her appointment after vetting all names for the key diplomatic post. She will be replacing incumbent…

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Lahore explosion.

A suicide bomber blew himself up targeting police officers during a protest rally outside Pakistan’s Punjab assembly. Reports of more than 60 wounded being treated at different hospitals in the eastern city of Lahore. At least 13 people martyred including senior police officers.  

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Karachi Literature Festival.

  The two-and-a-half day festival, which brought together renowned local and international writers, literary personalities, and artists, was closed by founder KLF and managing director Oxford University Press Pakistan Ameena Saiyid OBE. “We wanted to create an intellectual space where the pluralism of Pakistan could come forward and intolerance could…

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