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Media plays vital role in strengthening democracy: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has said that media has played a very positive role in strengthening democracy in the country and she was sanguine that it would continue to traverse the same course to highlight the positive image of progressive and prosperous Pakistan. She was talking to the representatives […]


NA, Punjab PA call for blocking blasphemous links

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The National Assembly (NA) and the Punjab provincial assembly (PA) on Monday resolved that blasphemous links on internet be removed. The NA, while strongly condemning the appearance of blasphemous material on the social media, unanimously passed a resolution for constitution of a special committee of the House to look into the matter. The 10-member […]


NA flays circulation of blasphemous material

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a joint resolution unanimously to condemn circulation of blasphemous material on social media and urged the government to take necessary measures to curb it. The House also authorised Speaker National Assembly to constitute a 10-member committee comprising members from all parliamentary parties to discuss the issue and propose […]


Protest against blasphemy on social media

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LAHORE: Religious workers and scholars affiliated with various parties took to the streets here after Friday prayers to lodge protest against the continued blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on social media. They gathered in various streets and intersections, raised slogans against the government for not blocking the pages involved in the blasphemy despite the […]


Nisar urges media to play role in countering challenge of terrorism

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan Saturday urged the media to play its role in countering menace of terrorism and to unite the nation by keeping feelings of fear and depression away from them. Addressing the consultation meeting, along with Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, he said […]


A wall in Karachi where students practice journalism

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KARACHI: A group of students in Shah Faisal Colony hope to bring about a change in their society through their own kind of journalism. Just recently, the students of class eight and nine at Women Refugee Rehabilitation Association (WRRA) Secondary School decided to come up with monthly newspapers and, on Tuesday, they successfully took out their […]


Media ignoring regional languages

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ISLAMABAD: Weakening editorial strength in print and electronic media has adversely impacted regional languages. However, radio remains a bright light among modern media which allots at least 50 per cent of its air time to regional languages. These views were expressed by panellists at a session on the impact of media on mother languages on the […]


Electronic media have become a jury’

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Noted columnist Zahid Hussain says the wave of bigotry  that has overtaken our society, especially over the last  decade, would consume it like a giant conflagration Today, anchorpersons advocate  killing. The TV has become  a jury. Media has become  the epicentre of a  proxy war.  These views were expressed  by noted columnist  Zahid Hussain while […]


Media asked to show respect for families of terrorism victims

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on complaints filed by a large number of TV viewers has asked news channels to show responsibility and professionalism while covering terror attacks. In the wake of recent bomb blasts in Pakistan TV channels have been directed to exercise high standards of professionalism, responsibility and avoid airing gruesome […]


Complaints against Urdu TV channels in UK rising

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LONDON: The number of people complaining about Urdu language TV output in the UK is rising. In the cases concluded by Ofcom in the period 2013-2016, there were 165 complaints against Urdu language TV stations, 50 of which were upheld. Pakistani programmes available in the UK via satellite are subject to UK rules and regulations. […]


Sindh govt terms reports about vaccine-related death ‘misleading’

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KARACHI: A sensational news item aired by a section of the electronic media on Saturday about the death of a child in Korangi caused by polio vaccine disturbed the authorities concerned who said such ‘misleading reports’ could negatively affect the entire effort aimed at eradicating the crippling virus from the country. Some TV news channels […]


Fire near radio transmission tower doused

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NOWSHERA: Hectic efforts were made to put out the fire that broke out near the transmission tower of Radio Pakistan in Ajab Bagh area in the district. Assistant Sub-Inspector Murad Khan said that five fire-brigade vehicles made efforts to douse the fire after three hours as no loss of life or property was reported in […]


Artist restores defaced murals on Karachi Press Club walls

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KARACHI: The man who painted city heroes outside the walls of Karachi Press Club saw his hard work ruined before his eyes when some politico-religious groups vandalised the walls on Thursday. “If they do it five times, I will redo the painting myself five times,” said artist Haider Ali, the chief executive officer at Phool Patti. […]


Death threat, warning to media spray-painted on Karachi murals

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The walls of Karachi Press Club — which had recently been painted with colourful murals of several progressive civil society activists and journalists — were vandalised last night allegedly by members of politico-religious parties. The messages left by the vandals were spray-painted over the portraits of nearly all women activists featured on the wall. Though […]