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Karachi mayor inaugurates CPNE Editors Club

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar inaugurated the Editor’s Club of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) on Tuesday. Senior Sindh Minister Nisar Khoro, President CPNE Zia Shahid, General Secretary Aijazul Haq, former president Jamil Ather, former secretary Jabbar Khattak, members of CPNE and senior journalists were also present on this occasion, said a statement on […]


APNS General Council meeting tomorrow

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KARACHI: The Annual General Council of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) will meet on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:30 am at APNS House, Karachi,” stated a press release of the APNS. Umer Mujib Shami, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapers Society, has announced that the Annual General Council(AGC) will discuss the conditions prevailing in the […]


Faking It

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The trend of airing fake news is spreading like wildfire. In an attempt to get more ratings and claim to be the first to air the news, media houses forget to crosscheck the authenticity of what is being reported. On March 22, nine TV channels aired fake news of a plane crash in Kallar Syedan […]


New Talk-Show Stars

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Former President and Co-Chairman of the PPP Asif Ali Zardari, has managed to grab the attention of the masses and he will appear on a local private TV channel weekly on his own talk show as a political analyst. The career in media is another attention seeking gimmick, as the PPP prepares itself for election […]


Afzal Butt, Sarhandi elected PFUJ president, SG

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QUETTA: The election process of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) for the two-year term 2017-19 was completed here on Monday. Afzal Butt and Ayub Jan Sarhandi were elected as the president and secretary general, respectively. Also, 25 members of the PFUJ Federal Executive Council (FEC) have been elected. The three-day biennial delegates meeting (BDM) […]


State-run media asked to highlight freedom struggle

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, while chairing a meeting directed the PTV and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) to refresh the historic and epic struggle for freedom through a series of short snippets as part of a campaign starting on March 18, which will conclude on August 14th. The campaign aims to […]


Pemra chief’s appointment challenged

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ISLAMABAD: A private television channel and its anchorperson on Wednesday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the appointment of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman. The BOL Media Group and anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain, in their petition, requested the court to set aside the appointment of Absar Alam as Pemra chairman. Challenging […]


Chalking out strategies : APNS council meeting to be held on March 30

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KARACHI: The APNS Executive Committee has decided to hold the Annual General Council Meeting on March 30, 2017 in Karachi. The General Council will elect executive committee for 2017-18 and chalk out strategies and actions for the problems of the newspaper industry. The committee approved the Annual Report of the Secretary General for the year 2016-17 […]


MQM-P to raise voice for journalists, Subzwari assures KUJ

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Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader MPA Faisal Subzwari assured the office-bearers of the Karachi Union of Journalists on Saturday that his party would raise the issues faced by journalists at every forum, including the parliament. Subzwari met with KUJ president Hasan Mansoor, general secretary Fahim Siddiqui, and other recently elected office-bearers of the union and congratulated […]


Last chance to govt for reply on Pemra chief’s selection

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday gave a final opportunity to the federal government to file its reply on a petition challenging appointment of journalist Absar Alam as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). As the court resumed hearing, a deputy attorney general appeared on behalf of the government and sought […]


Three ‘extortionists’ impersonating journalists, law enforcers held

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The Sindh Rangers on Tuesday arrested three suspects, who allegedly work as facilitators for a political party. A spokesman for the Sindh Rangers said the arrested men – Faraz Tariq, Mohammed Sajjad and Zarrar Ahmed – extorted money from Lalu Khait, Liaquatabad area, as they pretended to be journalists and officials of the law enforcement […]


March 8 – International Women Day: Pakistan Press Foundation calls on media to promote safety of female staff

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Karachi March 7: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has called on the country’s media to seriously examine the safety of female staff members within their organizations and implement measures to provide a safe working environment that would encourage women to enter the profession in greater numbers. In a statement issued on the International Women Day, PPF […]


Seminar on ‘Avian Influenza and its Prevention’ held

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Islamabad: Proper hand washing, appropriate handling of poultry birds, covering coughs and sneezes, and vaccination are some of the most effective means to prevent Avian Influenza (Bird Flu). The information was shared at a seminar organised to sensitise people regarding Avian Influenza (Bird Flu), the magnitude of the problem, its modes of transmission and various […]


Senate body to take up bills for protection of rights of children, transgender persons

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Func­tional Committee on Human Rights will take up two bills for protection of rights of children and transgender people in its meeting on Tuesday. The National Commission on the Rights of the Child (NCRC) Bill 2017 and the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2017 are part of a four-point agenda issued […]