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Major regional changes, IPAMS and our media

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I almost missed the 46th Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar (IPAMS) — 2022 co-hosted by Bangladesh Army and US Army Pacific (USARPAC) on September 12-15 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. IPAMS is a forum where land forces of the world’s seven largest armies get together annually and share their experience and viewpoints about Indo-Pacific security. I have my […]


Police forms committee to probe torture on journalist

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A five-member special investigation committee led by SSP (investigation) has been formed to probe public torture and firing on the bureau chief of a national news channel. The journalists associated with the print and electronic mediums staged a protest demonstration in front of the regional police officer office on Tuesday and demanded immediate arrest of […]


A hawker’s twilight years mirror newspapers’ slump

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MASTUNG: The early morning breeze is pleasantly cool before the reddish rays of the sun appear over the hills of Mastung. The meandering roads leading to the main bazaar, situated on an embankment opposite the Hammach Mountains, are completely silent. One of them leads to the Bolan Hotel, where Mama Essa Sarparah reaches at his […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issues revised quality of service regulations for fixed broadband services

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reviewed the existing Broadband Quality of Service Regulations, 2014 and has issued revised Fixed Broadband Regulations after due consultation with all the stakeholders. The Regulations shall be known as “Fixed Broadband Quality of Service (QoS) Regulations, 2022”. These regulations have been updated keeping in view existing and emerging fixed broadband […]


Pak becoming hub for global Information Technology (IT) organizations in terms of time zone: Amin

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Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque said on Tuesday that Pakistan is becoming an important hub for the best IT talent and global IT organizations in terms of time zone. “Partnering with Pakistan, the fifth largest and most populous country means partnering with a huge repository of capable and delivering youth,” he […]


Court discharges journalist Ayaz Amir from case

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ISLAMABAD: A local court, on Tuesday, discharged journalist, Ayaz Amir, from the murder case of his daughter-in-law, Sarah Inam. The police produced Amir before the District and Sessions judge Muhammad Aamir Aziz after the expiry of his physical remand. The court discharged Ayaz Amir from the case. The police, on Friday last, arrested, Ayaz’s son […]


Pemra has fined six major TV channels including ARY News

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has fined six national television channels for airing former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s controversial speech on the army chief’s appointment. The fined channels include ARY News, Channel Five, Express News, Dunya News, Aaj News and Seven News. Pemra issued show cause notices to these channels on September 5, 2022 […]


Senators trade barbs over media curbs, poor economy

ISLAMABAD: Opposition and the treasury benches traded barbs in the Senate over alleged political victimisation, deteriorating economy and media curbs. Speaking on a motion moved by PTI legislators, Leader of Opposition Dr Shahzad Waseem blamed the government for closure of TV channels, alleged attacks on journalists and the poor state of economy. He termed immediate […]


Freedom fighter Ahmad Kharal remembered

OKARA: The Kharal Foundation (KF) of Pakistan, in collaboration with the City Press Club (CPC), held the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Ahmad Khan Kharal. He was killed on Sept 21, 1857. The event was chaired by chief minister’s political assistants Malik Haq Nawaz Sagla and Mian Abdu Rashid Booti. Speakers remembered the freedom fighter who, […]


Robbers deprive journalist of valuables

KARACHI: Armed men looted cell phone, expensive camera and other valuables from a journalist and YouTuber in Federal B Area on Monday, police said. Tanveer Ahmed, who had worked with private news channels as reporter and now running his own YouTube channel, filed a complaint before the Yusuf Plaza police station stating that that he […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) summons Bol TV owner in fake degree case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday summoned Axact/Bol TV owner Shoaib Sheikh to appear in person on Oct 7 in fake degree case. Chief Justice Athar Minallah expressed displeasure over his nonappearance and said he should first appear in the court and after that, the proceedings would start on the appeals. One convict […]


Threats to journalism from populism | By Dr Imran Khalid

A few days back, in their first live debate ahead of the October presidential election in Brazil, though all the candidates were indulged in extremely heated and offensive oratory, the populist President Jair Bolsonaro literally crossed all the redlines while answering the questions of the journalists. “I think you go to sleep thinking about me. […]


Eight Information Technology (IT) sector projects in KP in final phase of completion: Atif Khan

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Science & Information Technology, Atif Khan has said that work on eight IT sector projects in the province has reached the final phase of completion. The completion of these projects would not only promote the digitization of the economy but also pave the way for the provision of services in […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) refrains TV channels from reporting live location of English team

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) barred local news channels from reporting the live location and movement of the England Men’s cricket team amid their tour to Pakistan for seven-match T20I series. As England is on the historic tour to Pakistan after a gap of almost 17 years, the touring side is being given […]