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Another petition filed against ‘Joyland’

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After the release of Saim Sadiq directorial debut Joyland, another petition has been filed against the movie for promoting homosexuality. The petitioner Samira Mohammadi filed a case against Pakistan’s this year’s Oscar nomination. Her application stated that The film Joyland is made to promote homosexuality which Islam prohibits. It also said that Article 19-A of […]


News fixing with international media an uphill task for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) journalists

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Local news fixers and freelance journalists are finding it difficult to work with the international journalists in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Many local new fixers have faced to threats, violence and intimidation while working with international journalists since 2008. Sohail Khan, a freelancer from Swat, told TNN that Taliban detained him while he was fixing with […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) thanks Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) for taking Suo Moto notice of Arshad Sharif’s killing

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) president Afzal Butt has thanked Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial for taking suo moto notice of senior journalist Arshad Sharif’s killing. While talking on ARY News’ programme Bakhabar Sawera, the PFUJ president said the killing of Arshad Sharif in Kenya is in fact murder […]


Safety of journalists

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Partial delivery on promises is nothing to be proud of especially when it comes to the safety of journalists in Pakistan. The Institute for Research, Development and Advocacy (Irada), in its ten-year review of the ‘UN plan of action on safety of journalists and the issue of impunity in Pakistan (2012-2022)’, reveals that Pakistan has […]


Prime Minister (PM) invites foreign cos, experts to tap potential in Information Technology (IT) sector

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan had enormous untapped potential in the Information Technology (IT) sector and invited foreign IT companies and experts to fully explore the indigenous talented youth bulge of the country. The prime minister was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the 21st Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards […]


Arshad Sharif’s murder not a case of mistaken identity: probe team

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ISLAMABAD: Kenyan police’s claims of portraying the murder of Arshad Sharif as a case of “mistaken identity” was also full of contradictions and the statements given by the GSU police officials contradict themselves, said the fact-finding team’s report. Additional Attorney General Amir Rehman, in pursuant of a five-judge bench order, filed a 595-page report of […]


Police form Special Joint Investigation Team in Arshad Sharif murder case

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ISLAMABAD: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan on Wednesday constituted a Special Joint Investigation Team to probe the case registered at Ramna police station regarding the murder of journalist Arshad Sharif who was killed in Kenya. According to a notification issued here, on the request made by the Senior Superintendent of […]


Journalists’ union to get grants from Sindh government

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Provincial Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon handed over annual grant cheques to Sukkur, Mirpur Khas Press Clubs and Sukkur Union of Journalists. The provincial minister presented Rs. 5million each to office bearers of Sukkur Press Club, Mirpur Khas Press Club and Sukkur Union of Journalists. The cheque of Sukkur Press […]


Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz vows ‘proactive’ implementation of journalist safety law to ensure media freedom

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday vowed the “proactive implementation” of the journalist safety law to ensure freedom of media in the country. Speaking at an event conducted to mark the ten years of the UN Plan of Action organized by the Journalist Safety Forum, PM Shehbaz said termed free media and freedom of expression […]


Hyderabad Press Club receives Rs26.5 million as annual grant

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KARACHI-Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon, on Tuesday, presented cheques of Rs. 26.5 million as annual grant to Hyderabad Press Club. According to a handout issued here the provincial minister handed over to Hyderabad Press Club (HPC) a cheque of annual grant of Rs.25 million and another cheque of Rs.11.5 million for payment of […]


FIR of journalist’s killing registered on Supreme Court’s (SC) orders

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The Islamabad police on Tuesday registered an FIR of journalist Arshad Sharif’s murder following the Supreme Court’s orders. Three main suspects –Waqar Ahmed, Khurram Ahmed, and Tariq Ahmed Wasi – as well as others have been nominated in the case registered at the Ramna police station of the federal capital. The FIR was filed under […]


Arshad Sharif’s murder was ‘planned’: fact-finding committee

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In its initial report, committee dismisses perception journalist was killed in case of mistaken identity Senior journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif was deliberately killed and his attackers knew full well who he was before pulling the trigger. This has been determined by the fact-finding committee formed by the government on Arshad Sharif’s murder in Kenya […]


Larkana Press Club gets Rs5m grant in aid cheque

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On behalf of the Sindh government, President Pakistan People’s Party Women’s Wing and Sindh Assembly member Faryal Talpur and Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon have presented an annual grant in aid cheque of Rs5 million to the Larkana Press Club. President Larkana Press Club Zafar Abro and General Secretary Muhammad Ashiq Pathan received the […]


Joyland and its disputed ban

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Among the many other controversies, a new one has engulfed our country regarding the upcoming movie, Joyland and its disputed ban. The movie, before its official release, has already bagged four major awards, among them the ‘prestigious’ Cannes Film Festival award in two categories; the Queer Palm category given to LGBT-relevant content and the much-acclaimed […]


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