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Accused killer of policemen, journalist released on bail

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SUKKUR: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), Shikarpur, on Monday granted bail to Sardar Tegho Khan Teghani against the surety bond of Rs0.5 million. The court adjourned the case for next hearing on July 30. It is pertinent to mention that Teghani was remanded to the district jail last month, in a case of murdering three people, […]


Media’s role in moulding public opinion underscored

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LAHORE – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Saleem Baig called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at Civil Secretariat here on Monday to discuss the launch of a TV channel by the Punjab government. The CM appreciated the performance of PEMRA, adding that media played a pivotal role in moulding public opinion. […]


Imran Khan hits 14-million follower mark on Twitter

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Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday hit the 14-million follower mark on Twitter, becoming the most-followed Pakistani politician on the microblogging website. In today’s day and age, politicians use social media as a means to communicate decisions as well as propagate views — and Pakistan’s politicians are not behind anyone in the practice. PM Imran Khan […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) demands immediate appointment of Implementation Tribunal for Newspapers Employees (ITNE) judge

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has demanded immediate appointment of the judge of Implementation Tribunal for Newspapers Employees (ITNE), which is being delayed due to the reasons best known to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi, in a joint statement, said that for the […]


Special cell to monitor social media in Muharram, says Capital City Police Officer (CCPO

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LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Additional IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar has said round-the-clock monitoring of social media will be ensured through a special monitoring cell in Muharram. While presiding over a meeting of the Central Executive District Peace Committee at the District Police Lines Qilla Gujjar Singh here on Sunday, he said police along […]


Geo News team attacked during London Afghan protest

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LONDON: A group of Afghan nationals held a protest outside Pakistan High Commission London on Friday afternoon which turned violent when a Geo News reporting team was attacked by some of the demonstrators. “The Watan Group” had organized the protest to seek justice for the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan who was allegedly […]


Govt finalised digital policy as demands accepted: CPNE

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has finalized the digital policy for newspaper websites having given in to the long-held demands of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). According to a CPNE press release issued on Saturday, the minister expressed his condolences over the death of the council’s president Arif Nizami […]


Role of media vital for creating awareness about corona vaccine’

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Islamabad: Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology cum Head of Corona Task Force Chairman Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman on Saturday urged upon the media to play its vital role to create an awareness campaign regarding the benefits of vaccination against the coronavirus. In an interview, Dr. Atta Rahman said availability of the vaccine is […]


TV anchor Asad Kharal held for ‘shooting at police’

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LAHORE: The Kahna police have arrested TV anchor Asad Kharal on charges of an armed attack on a police officer, holding him and a constable hostage and snatching their official weapons. Kharal, however, denies the allegations. The police lodged the first information report (FIR) against Kharal under multiple serious charges and picked him up from […]


The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) condoles demise of prominent journalist Arif Nizami

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Friday expressed deep sorrow and heartfelt condolences on the demise of renowned journalist Arif Nizami. In a joint statement, CPNE Senior Vice President Ali Kazim Waheed, acting Secretary-General Amir Mahmood, Vice Presidents Sardar Khan Niazi, Ikram Sehgal, Irshad Ahmed Arif, Anwar Sajdi, Dr Hafiz Sanaullah Khan, Joint […]


Renowned journalist Arif Nizami passes away in Lahore

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Renowned journalist and editor of Pakistan Today Arif Nizami passed away on Wednesday at the age of 74, his nephew Babar Nizami said. Arif Nizami had suffered from a heart attack around three weeks ago and was admitted to a private hospital in Lahore, Babar added. Nizami had served as the former caretaker minister for […]


PTA blocks TikTok again due to ‘continuous presence of inappropriate content’

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The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Wednesday announced it had blocked ByteDance’s video-sharing platform TikTok in the country over “inappropriate content”. “In the light of relevant provisions of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016, PTA has blocked access to TikTok App and website in the country,” the telecom regulator said. “The action has been taken due […]


Politicians, journalists, tycoons spied on

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  ISLAMABAD: Human rights activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have been targeted by authoritarian governments using hacking software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak. The Indian government’s intelligence tentacles used the phone malware to spy on 50,000 phones including those of Prime […]


A journalist in Landi Kotal being threatened for Vlog

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Some villagers threatened Mehrab Shah Afridi, a journalist from Khyber District, and attempted to attack him inside the Landi Kotal Press Club, causing anguish and indignation within the journalist community. These intimidators serve Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri, according to Mehran Shah Afridi, also a TNN correspondent from Landi Kotal Tehsil. Speaking […]