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Literary gathering in Riyadh in honour of Pakistani writer

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Naushaba Siddiqui, a noted academician and author of several books in Urdu, was honoured at a literary gathering held in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Poet Shaukat Jamal, who hosted the programme, said Siddiqui had remained a dedicated teacher for about 40 years at various colleges in Karachi, according to a Saudi Gazette report […]

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People are maligned on ARY: Justice Ijaz

Pakistan Press Foundation

Says apology is first tendered in SC and next day insulting programme aired again; it seems channel CEO, anchorperson have great lust for money; asks Pemra to monitor ARY programmes ISLAMABAD: Justice Ijaz Chaudhry of the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday observed that people were being maligned on the ARY channel saying the channel chief […]

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Man acquitted in Daniel Pearl case freed

Pakistan Press Foundation

HYDERABAD: The Central Jail Hyderabad’s Superintendent Aijaz Hyder informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) here Tuesday that Syed Qari Hashim Shah, who was acquitted in US journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder case, has been released from the prison. The court was hearing a petition filed by Syed Khalid Imran Shah, brother, who maintained that despite the […]

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Pemra warns TV channels against airing defamatory remarks

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: In a rare but much-needed move, the otherwise inactive Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has warned all the television channels against airing live programmes, including interviews and speeches, containing defamatory and objectionable remarks, particularly against the army and judiciary. Pemra also issued an “advice” to all the satellite television channels to install a […]

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Jang Group, Geo journalists get four ILO awards

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The journalists of Geo and the Jang Group have won all the four awards of the responsible, gender-based equitable reporting by the subordinate organisation of the UN, the International Labour Organisation (ILO).A ceremony for gender-based equitable reporting awards was organised by the ILO with reference to the print and electronic media here on Monday. […]

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Cable operator illegally owned by media group dodges Pemra law

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has disclosed that keeping aside all political pressures, it finally raided country’s biggest defaulter cable operator following Lahore High Court (LHC) orders, when it came to know that the illegal operator has already shifted most of its equipment to another cable business with a different name for which […]

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Journalists barred from covering PAC body meeting

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: In a clear violations of the directives of Chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Syed Khursheed Shah for open coverage of the meetings of the PAC and its sub-committees, a new precedent was made on Monday when journalists were barred to cover the proceedings of the sub-committee of the PAC, where the audit paras relating […]

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Right to information

Pakistan Press Foundation

There are two factors that directly change the perception of an individual in a given society: the environment and their relativity to it in terms of dignity, quality of life and sense of responsibility. Unless it is realised, a healthy democracy cannot take shape. There is, however, a constant tussle between the wants of humans […]

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A ‘compliant’ alternative to YouTube

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The restriction on youtube.com is into its third year but uncertainty on when and how it would be unblocked and divide on justifications behind the sanction continue to hover around the world’s largest video sharing website. Islamabad banned the social video-sharing platform on September 17, 2012 after its parent company Google had turned down […]

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