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How Pakistani Media reports “TERRORISM RELATED CONFLICT”

The terror attacks on 9/11 and the subsequent worldwide crisis led Pakistan into a dangerous situation . The Tribal Areas of Pakistan were singled out as ‘terrorist havens’ and the world view towards Pakistan changed for worse.

Journalists sensitised on torture issue

LAHORE: Though Pakistan is a signatory to the United Nations Convention Against Torture (UNCAT), a lot more work remains to be done at home in terms of legislation against torture, a group of journalists from various print, electronic and broadcast organisations was told at a media workshop on issue of torture. The two-day workshop was […]

Agahi Awards launched for journalists

ISLAMABAD: Agahi Awards are Pakistan’s first journalism awards, aimed at recognising the services of the country’s best journalists. These awards were organised by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with the leading press clubs across the country, local and international media development bodies, regulatory authorities, the private sector and other stakeholders. Puruesh Chaudhry, president for Agahi and […]

Police fail to solve journalist’s blind murder

By: Israr Ahmad RAWALPINDI – The gruesome and unsolved murder of Raja Assad Hameed, a senior journalist associated with TheNation, has exposed the poor performance of Rawalpindi police as they have shelved the case file and upped their hands while declaring it as “untraced”. This action of the Rawalpindi police raised many eyesbrows as it […]

7th Wage Board Award: PFUJ protests release of Rs300m to APNS

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has asked all affiliated unions of journalists (UJs) to observe March 28 as a black day to protest the non-implementation of a decision of superior courts regarding the 7th Wage Board Award. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani issued a cheque for Rs300 million to the All Pakistan […]

Sindh govt plans to set up film censor board

KARACHI: There are a total of 29 ongoing schemes worth Rs357.50 million, seven new ones worth Rs42.50 million and three non-annual development programme (ADP) schemes worth Rs86 million which are being implemented in Sindh by the provincial culture department, says a statement issued here on Sunday following a meeting held at the Chief Minister’s House […]

PBA flays attack on Jang offices, cable disruption

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on Tuesday strongly condemned the attack on Jang Group offices and the disruption of cable network in some areas of Karachi for a short time by workers of a political party, says a press release. In the past, other political parties have also taken illegal measures against the public’s […]

CPNE condemns attack on media

KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Tuesday strongly condemned the incident of firing outside the offices of Geo News and the cutting of cable wires in various areas of Karachi, terming it an attack on the freedom of expression. CPNE President Jamil Athar Qazi, Senior Vice President Qazi Asad Abid, Secretary General […]

Elahi announces insurance scheme for journalists

Asim Yasin ISLAMABAD: Senior Federal Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Thursday announced a comprehensive insurance package for the working journalists. “The working journalists throughout the country will be provided life and health insurance from the Workers Welfare Fund,” he said while speaking at a luncheon meeting with officer-bearers of the National Press Club and senior […]