‘Making of’ screened at PNCA – Tunisian film clears ambiguity about extremism

Published in Pakistan Observer (28 Nov. 2010)Sana JamalIslamabad – Tunisian Embassy in collaboration with Ministry of Culture arranged an internationally renowned film “Making Of” at PNCA on Saturday night which earned a deep appreciation by foreign diplomats and Pakistani viewers. The film was screened to mark the 23rd anniversary of the change in Tunisia which…

Hotline for Children’s Grievances established

Published in Pakistan Observer (25 Nov. 2010)Sana JamalISLAMABAD: “No lawyer, no fees, just call and complain” was the simple and effective message to the vulnerable children of Pakistan by Children’s Complaint Office (CCO), a unique organization working to address children’s grievances. CCO, the first children’s ombudsman office in South Asia established by Wafaqi Mohtasib and…

Born in Pakistan, crowned in China

Pakistan women’s cricket team has finally managed to silence its critics under captain Sana Mir (R) following the Asian Games glory. PHOTO: AFP Pakistan women cricketers created history when they won the events first-ever cricket gold at the Asian Games after an emphatic ten-wicket win against Bangladesh in the final. Nida Rashid who excelled with an…

Remembering Hasan Nasir

Hasan Nasir was a left-wing revolutionary student and leader of working class. Though he passed away on Nov 13, 1961 after being tortured by the then administration at the Lahore Fort, but he is still a symbol of inspiration of the country’s youth. Yousuf Hassan, a writer and a poet remembering Nasir on his 50th…

Journalists discuss self-accountability

Media of Pakistan should resolve the discrepancies within media, issues of unethical reporting and overreaction by free media.These views were expressed by media professionals at a national seminar on “Media, Democracy and Public Interest: Issues and Options” held on Tuesday in Islamabad, organized by Society for Alternative Media and Research (SAMAR). Journalists, attending the seminar…