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‘No need for any other regulatory authority in addition to PEMRA’

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb announced disbanding Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) saying there was no need for any other regulatory authority...

Smoking, Simmering, Smouldering

A near-miracle at the time of its creation, Pakistan requires another miracle to become the country it was envisioned to be. It was no easy task then, and it is going to be no easy task now. It has been rendered even more difficult with the adoption of policies which run contrary to the shape of the state the Quaid had stipulated

Concept of Independent Media

“The concept of PMDA aims at development of media and not its policing and regulation as being propagated.”

The Changing Face of Life

Culture and one of its core ingredients, the media, continue to evolve with the passage of time, globalising the world in one way, while isolating individuals in another

Coy about Population Control

Is Pakistan’s leadership concerned about its burgeoning population and fast depleting resources?

The Greats & Their Legacy

It may not be possible to bring back the illustrious clan, who shaped Pakistani journalism, but it is time to ponder what has gone wrong and why?

Rights and Responsibilities

Is there any such concept as absolute freedom in the media across the world?

Is Media Under Siege in Pakistan?

A perception has been created by some interest groups that media is under siege in Pakistan and dissenting voices are being silenced. But then there are those experts and commentators who say that Pakistan’s vibrant and candid media tells an altogether different story. Does the situation on the ground lie between these two extreme views?

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A General Dilemma

The military leadership once again stands as the deciding force. Whatever steps the military leadership takes or does not take from now, will have a direct bearing on the future of Pakistan — good or bad. The ball is in their court

July 2022

Open Magazine

Farewell My Friend

Mentor, friend, family and man of many parts, Khalid Hameed Farooqi’s demise leaves the world a sadder place

To talk or continue fighting with TTP?

Peace is always a preferred option, but it only works if enforced from a position of strength, with ample verifiable guarantees and monitoring mechanisms to ensure prevention of intrigues and resurgence of any evil

The Entertainment Menu

TV One is again offering a great mix of...

Shifting sand dunes

The world is passing through a transitional phase, where...

Understanding the Baloch Liberation Army

With a history of violence, Balochistan Liberation Army has...

Economic Crisis Worsens

Pakistan’s economy is passing through the most difficult phase...

License to Corruption

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has never been an...

Woes of South Asian Cities

Tumhein fikr hai apne ghar kiMujhe har gali ka...