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‘Pakistan is ready for change’: Verna star Mahira Khan

News Desk | Pakistani starlet, Mahira Khan, in her latest interview with an international publication ‘The Guardian' discussed the in-depth impact of her movie ‘Verna'...

JuD approaches LHC against ban by the federal government

News Analysis | Hafiz Saeed’s party Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) has approached the Lahore High Court (LHC) against government’s ban on their welfare activities. The government banned...

Turkish female-only news site fights ‘terror propaganda’ ban

AFP | A news website in the Kurdish-majority Turkish city of Diyarbakir, staffed only by women, has been repeatedly shut down by the authorities over...

Bitcoin drops further as India imposes ban, Japan faces ‘Digital robberies’

News Analysis | A week after the virtual currency trading agency ‘coincheck’ lost $530 Million to a robbery by international hackers; Japanese authorities...

Ban imposed on religious service at unauthorized churches

News Analysis | On January 15th 2018, the authorities decided to ban service in unauthorized churches in Abbottabad. The security officials stated that this decision...

‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ could face a possible ban in Pakistan

News Desk | Salman Khan's "Tiger Zinda Hai' may not release in Pakistan after the Censor Board of Film Certification has refused to issue a...

Why Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night are Illegal

You can’t take pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night  The ban has been in place for a while now, but as France becomes more aggressive...

ECP bars Shehbaz from taking part in NA-120 poll

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday issued a code of conduct for the by-elections of NA-120 barring Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif from...

Trump’s transgender ban: a distraction?

News Analysis | Yesterday Donald Trump made the announcement of banning transgender individuals from serving in the US military. His decision came as a surprise,...

PEMRA and the fate of Indian shows

News Analysis | The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to approach the Supreme Court against an interim order of the Sindh High...

Pakistan, India amongst top countries of the world in religious restrictions

The Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan American "fact tank", based in Washington, D.C.,  released a report on April 12, of 'Restrictions on religion among...

Safeguarding Islam and Minorities: Rulers finally acting?

Imtiaz Gul | Something unprecedented happened in Pakistan this Holi. Cutting across religious barriers, the prime minister delivered a ground-breaking speech to the Hindu minority....

Good News: Facebook will probably not be Banned for Now!

Interior Ministry informed Islamabad High Court that Facebook administration has removed 85 percent of the blasphemous content from its website, 40 different sites, on...

Will Hate Crimes in Trump’s America hinder US-India Relations?

Michael Kugelman | Indian-Americans enjoy a public park in Columbus, Ohio. Men play volleyball, women chat, kids climb on playground equipment. Yet this innocuous footage is...

Turkey asks US for exemption from ban on electronics during flights

Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan wrote to the US government asking for exemption of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport from a recently imposed ban on electronic...

India bans movie “lipstick under my burkha”

Rezwan | In India, films on sexuality and feminism continue to fall under the axe of the censor board. In recent times, two movies failed...

Kuwait lifts visa ban on Pakistanis – Success of Nawaz Diplomacy

News Analysis The government of Kuwait on Tuesday decided to lift visa-ban over Pakistani applicants. The decision came in the wake of a meeting between...

Trump’s revised travel ban: What will be the court’s next ruling?

Prof. Steven Mulroy President Trump’s new executive order on immigration addresses some of the legal problems found by courts in the Jan. 27 original order...

Should Indian movies be banned in Pakistani cinema! Why?

Ban Bollywood or screen its product, the subject is debatable and reactions form a broad range of opinions. Everyone has the right to hold...

Valentine’s Day against Islam: Islamabad High Court

Islamabad High Court on Monday issued an order barring Valentine's Day celebrations at public places. The order has an immediate effect in the country. During...

What does banning Immigration say about the US?

The change of Administration in the United States, has led to a state of transformation in Washington’s bilateral relations with many countries. President Donald...

Twitter suddenly defines a pro-American mood in Iran

The tension between Iran and the United States have been on the rise since President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning travel from...

After shut down in Pakistan, Gulen schools lose its license in...

Chris Rickleton | Turkey’s campaign against schools reportedly linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen got a mega-boost late last week when the Georgian government opted...

Fareed Zakaria rips apart Donald Trump’s travel ban

CNN's political analyst and anchorperson, Fareed Zakaria, analyzed the decisions of President Trump banning entry from seven Muslim countries. With the help of data analyzed...

Hafiz Saeed’s captivity: Has Pakistan’s Establishment finally realized its mistakes?

James M. Dorsey| Pakistan has put one of the world’s most wanted man under house arrest in a half-hearted crackdown on its militant group with...

Why is PEMRA not playing its actual role?

Imtiaz Gul | There is no doubt under its new leadership Pemra has started playing an active role in regulating the electronic media.  The latest...

Iranians worried about Trump’s “real intentions” & future of Iran-US Nuclear...

News Analysis Trump’s hostility towards Iran and his proximity towards Israel was clear from his repeated statements before and after the elections. But even then...

Donald Trump’s ban will have lasting and damaging effects on the...

Phil Orchard | US President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration fundamentally alters decades of bipartisan US practice. It blocks immigration from seven predominantly Muslim...

Why boundaries in music exist between India & Pakistan?

Laksmi Subramanian | At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on...

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