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Journalist detained at KU for an hour

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The Express Tribune’s Fawad Hasan was allegedly detained by security officials at the University of Karachi on Monday and then released after an hour. Fawad was at a condolence reference organised by the Karachi University Teachers Society in memory of the varsity’s former associate professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif at the institution’s Department of International […]


Press freedom: myth and reality

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In a meeting between the minister of state for information, Marriyum Aurangzeb, and representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the minister once again reiterated the belief of the present government in the fundamental and constitutional right of freedom of expression. Aurangzeb assured the APNS delegation that the PML-N government would continue to facilitate […]


Lack of protocol, fairness cost APNS awards PM’s ire

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) was forced to cancel its annual award ceremony earlier this week when the chief guest, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi refused to attend the event. As per sources, the prime minister who had earlier consented to join the event later refused to do so upon discovering that the […]


RIUJ warns media houses against non-payment of salaries, dismissal of employees

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ISLAMABAD: Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) while severely condemning the non-payment of salaries and dismissal of employees from various newspapers private channels has warned the media houses concerned of strict action against them. RIUJ governing body meeting held on Thursday under the leadership of its President Mubarak Zeb Khan at the National Press Club. PFUJ […]


Renowned columnist Munnu Bhai passes away at the age of 84

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Lahore: Eminent columnist, writer and drama writer Munnu Bhai passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 84. According to the family, Munnu Bhai had been facing numerous cardiac and kidney complications since a long time and he breathed his last at a local hospital. The funeral prayers for the deceased journalist will be held […]


KU imposes social media curbs on students

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The University of Karachi has issued its annual code of conduct for students stating that social media accounts of students would be monitored so they should use them responsibly and refrain from posting controversial posts, among other directives. In a notification issued on Wednesday, the varsity has announced a ban on any student organised activities […]


Cybercrime: Threats through electronic communication criminalised

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved criminalising certain offences under cybercrime and its related laws that were previously proceeded against under the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). Those include hurling threats and harassment through any form of electronic communication (in addition to the internet). The approval was granted during the weekly cabinet meeting presided over by […]


Notices to govt, Pemra on plea against opposition sit-in on The Mall

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench on Tuesday issued notices to federal and provincial governments and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on petitions challenging the dharna (sit-in) of opposition parties being held today (Wednesday) on The Mall. The three-judge bench headed by Justice Aminuddin Khan also sought personal appearance of Punjab Advocate […]


Journalist Panel wins NPC elections Listen

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ISLAMABAD: Tariq Mehmood Chaudhry has been elected as President and Shakeel Anjum General Secretary in the National Press Club (NPC) elections 2018 held on Saturday. The Journalist Panel has won over Azad Panel in National Press Club (NPC) in elections 2018, secured consecutive splendid victory for last 10 years. Newly elected President National Press Club […]


International press freedom groups to visit US on unprecedented mission

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WASHINGTON: CPJ and IFEX will lead a delegation of global press freedom groups on an unprecedented mission to the United States, reflecting concerns about threats to journalists and heightened anti-press rhetoric. The mission will coincide with the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration and will leverage the first year’s findings of the US Press Freedom […]


APNS grieved over death of Shahzad

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KARACHI: Sarmad Ali, President; Umer Mujib Shami, Secretary General, APNS on behalf of the office bearers and members of the society have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Shahzad Akhtar, Managing Editor of Daily Tameer-e-Sindh, Karachi. The APNS office bearers expressed their condolence and prayed that Almighty Allah may rest the departed soul […]


FIR registered over journalist’s kidnap attempt

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ISLAMABAD: Police have registered a criminal case against unidentified persons over the attempted kidnapping attempt of journalist Taha Siddiqui. The FIR includes charges under the Pakistan Penal Code’s Sections 365 (kidnapping or abducting with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment […]


Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnap attempt

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Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui managed to evade an abduction attempt in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, by armed men in two cars, who intercepted him as he was on his way to airport in the morning on January 10.   According to Siddiqui who reports for France 24, New York Times, The Guardian and other international publications,  armed men stopped and […]


Shahbaz urges journalists to bring soft revolution in society

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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the law and order has been restored and foreign investors are rushing towards Pakistan in a large number. While talking to the newly-elected office-bearers of Lahore Press Club on Tuesday, Shahbaz said, “I appeal to the journalists to utilize their authority and power for bringing soft […]