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COMMONWEALTH PRESS UNION MEDIA TRUST PRESENTS THE 2017 ASTOR AWARD TO THE PAKISTAN PRESS FOUNDATION

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London May 23:  The Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust (CPU) has presented the annual Astor Award to the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF). The Astor Award – first made in 1970 – is one of the oldest and most prestigious media awards in the world and is presented to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding […]


After one year of reinvestigation, no progress in the case of Shan Dahar’s killing

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On 19 April 2016 Sindh Police announced they would reopen the investigation of the killing of Abb Takk Television journalist Shan Dahar at the urging of his family and local press groups, including IFEX member the Pakistan Press Foundation. A year later the investigation remains at a stand still, while threats against the family hint […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) seeks applications for investigative reporting fellowships

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Karachi March 13:  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) seeks applications from Pakistani journalists for investigative reporting fellowships. The fellowships are part of the “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project which aims to promote investigative reporting by providing support to media professionals capable for depth stories related to issues of public interest including those focusing on governance, […]


Pakistani cities take part in online events to commemorate Earth Hour

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Karachi: In the midst of the global COVID-19 health crisis, Earth Hour marked a moment of solidarity for the planet as global communities united and organised events digitally on Saturday. Pakistan commemorated Earth Hour 2020 entirely online, and the virtual events were observed in different cities across the country. To conserve energy and show commitment […]


The News, Jang Publisher Mir Javed Rahman falls ill

KARACHI: Roznama Jang and The News Publisher and Printer, Chairman Jang Group and Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Akhbar-e-Jahan Mir Javed Rahman, the eldest son of Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman, and brother of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, is in critical condition. Mir Javed Rahman is being treated at a private hospital in Karachi. According to the hospital report, he is suffering […]


Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden

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KARACHI: A journalist Sajid Hussain, formerly associated with The News in Karachi, has been missing since March 2 in Uppsala city of Sweden and his whereabouts are unknown yet. Swedish Police have also been informed about Hussain’s disappearance and he was added on a missing person database on March 5. Stockholm Police’s spokes- person told […]


Media outlet’s anchorperson tests positive for Covid-19

A 24-year-old news anchor of a private media outlet in Lahore tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the tally of the confirmed cases in Punjab has jumped to 497. The number of the COVID-19 cases is increasing sharply in Punjab, as another media worker has been tested positive in the province. Earlier two producers of […]


Pakistan commemorates Earth Hour 2020 completely online

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KARACHI: Earth Hour was observed all over Pakistan, like the rest of the world, on Saturday, though virtually or on an individual basis. The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) notified through a press release earlier that there would not be any event on the ground as it always used to be with the switching […]


Leading businessmen demand release of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief

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ISLAMABAD: Leading businessmen and office-holders of different chambers of commerce have condemned the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of Jang and Geo Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanded his immediate release. Former senior vice president of FPCCI, Secretary General United Business Group (SZ) and Chairman Baig Group Mirza Ikhtiar Baig said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman has […]


APNS urges PM to announce relief package for print media

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ISLAMABAD:  All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce a five-point relief package for the survival of a free print media. APNS further stated that government had already announced an economic relief package on March 25 and has assured further reliefs to businesses which are critically affected by the present situation […]


LHC grants bail to journalist in hate material case

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The Lahore High Court on Friday granted post-arrest bail to journalist Izharul Haq in a case of sharing hate material on social media against state institution. The FIA had lodged the FIR under section 505 of Pakistan Penal Code (inciting people against armed forces) and section 11/20 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. According […]


Media not spreading coronavirus, says secretary information

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Akbar Hussain Durrani has said that newspapers were not the source for spreading coronavirus, so there was no proposal under consideration to slap ban on printing of newspapers. He also said that the government would not impose any kind of ban on TV channels. In an exclusive […]


PM Imran Khan says free media must for democracy

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that independent media is necessary for democracy. He said that the independent media has a crucial role in democracy, as it worked as a watchdog and if he was sincere, he would take action against a minister, pointed out to be involved in corrupt practices. He said […]


How NAB chairman demolishes his own case against Mir Shakil!

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ISLAMABAD: On November 9, 2018, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had issued a press release conveying incumbent NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal’s direction for initiation of Bureau’s action against “frivolous complaints” received by the anti-graft body. The press release clearly read, “During the Inquiry process, accused and complainant are called for recording of their statements in […]


Industrialists, traders, economists slam Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: A cross-section of country’s top industrialists, traders and economists have expressed their serious concerns over the arrest of Jang-Geo Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanded his quick release. Talking to the Geo News reporter, Riaz Andy they said that by arresting Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who was present in the country and his assets are also […]


Ishtiaq Baig expresses concerns over extension of Mir Shakil’s remand

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KARACHI: President PML-N Business Forum Mirza Ishtiaq Baig has expressed his concerns over extension of 14-day physical remand of Jang/GEO Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman by Lahore Accountability Court. Baig said Islamabad High Court has ordered to release over 408 prisoners in the view of coronavirus, however, keeping Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman behind bars and extending his physical […]


NAB summons Nawaz on 31st in case involving Jang group owner

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has sent a questionnaire to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a land case involving Jang Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and summoned him to the bureau office on March 31 to record his statement. Earlier, NAB’s Lahore office had summoned Mr Sharif to appear before the bureau in the case […]