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Renowned poet, journalist Dr Ajmal Niazi laid to rest

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LAHORE: Renowned journalist, columnist, poet and intellectual Dr Ajmal Niazi passed away in Lahore Sunday night after a protracted illness. He was 75 and hailed from Moosa Khel town of Mianwali district. He authored several books including a biography of veteran journalist and Pakistan movement leader late Hameed Nizami. He was popularly known among literary […]


A journalist’s murder settled with blood money — Remembering Shahid Soomro

Pakistan Press Foundation pays tribute to daily Kawish journalist Shahid Soomro who was murdered in front of his house on October 20, 2002. Suspects in Soomro’s case were presented before a court however the matter was resolved in a settlement between the two parties. Soomro’s family withdrew the case after being paid Rs1.6 million. As […]


ایک صحافی کا قتل خون بہا سے طے پایا گیا، شاہد سومرو کی یاد میں

پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن نے روزنامہ کاوش کے صحافی شاہد سومرو کو خراج تحسین پیش کرتی ہے۔ جنہیں 20 اکتوبر 2002 کو ان کے گھر کے سامنے قتل کیا گیا تھا۔ سومرو کے مقدمے کے ملزمان کو عدالت میں پیش کیا گیا تاہم دونوں فریقین کے درمیان معاملہ طے پاگیا۔ سومرو کے اہل خانہ نے 1.6 […]


Pakistan Media Development Authority, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan others oppose proposed PMDA

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SUKKUR: The Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) on Sunday held a journalist convention in Hyderabad against the government-proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), discussing various other issues faced by the media fraternity. The convention was attended by PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar, Secretary General Nasir Zaidi, Central Leader Afzal Butt, senior journalist Khalid Khokhar, and members […]


TV channel apologizes to Ishaq Dar over ‘fabricated’ graft charges

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LONDON: Private channel New Vision TV, the broadcaster of ARY UK, has issued an apology to former finance minister Ishaq Dar and said its allegations of corruption and misuse of authority against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader were fabricated. The defamatory remarks were made in two news shows aired by the channel on July […]


Mr Minister! It’s Nepra report, not Geo News that raises questions

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy has contradicted a State of Industrial Report 2021, published by the regulator, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra), in his tweets and in his limited interaction with the media. Interestingly, he is not offering any other version, but just relying on the denial of the content of the report and […]


Two Dera journalists pass way

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Two senior journalists died here on Sunday. Latifur Rehman, former president and chief patron of Dera Ismail Khan Press Club, and Mohammad Farid Leghari, were suffering from kidney disease, but they had also tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Leghari’s funeral prayers were offered at the Kutcheri Funeral Home on Saturday night. He […]


Speakers liken Pakistan Media Develop­ment Authority ordinance to ‘martial law on media’

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HYDERABAD: The Pakis­tan Media Develop­ment Authority (PMDA) ordinance is a black law aimed at imposing a sort of “martial law” on the media, speakers at a seminar, organised by the Hyderabad Union of Journalists at the Press Club, concluded on Saturday. They said the new law amounted to robbing journalists of fundamental rights guaranteed in […]


PPF pays tribute to journalist Muhammad Arif killed in the 2007 Karsaz blasts

On October 18, 2007, twin suicide bomb blasts rocked a crowded procession to welcome former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto upon her return to Karachi, Pakistan after eight years of self imposed exile. The explosions killed at least 200 people and injured over 500 others. ARY One World television channel cameraman Muhammad Arif was amongst those […]


پی پی ایف 2007 کے کارساز دھماکوں میں ہلاک ہونے والے صحافی محمد عارف کو خراج تحسین پیش کرتی ہے

اکتوبر 18، 2007 کو ، کراچی میں دو خودکش بم دھماکوں نے سابق وزیر اعظم بے نظیر بھٹو کی آٹھ سالہ خود ساختہ جلاوطنی کے بعد کراچی ، پاکستان واپسی پر ان کے استقبال کے لیے آنے والے ایک پُرہجوم جلوس کو دہلادیا۔ دھماکوں میں کم از کم 200 افراد  ہلاک اور 500 سے زائد […]


Pakistan Federal Union Journalist rejects Pakistan Media Development Authority as ‘draconian, unacceptable’

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SUKKUR: The stakeholders in Sukkur rejected the government-proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) as “draconian and unacceptable”. The PFUJ organised a ‘Multi-stakeholders convention’ at the Sukkur Press Club against PMDA on Saturday, which was attended by PFUJ Central President Prince Zulfiqar, Secretary General Nasir Zaidi, Central Leader Afzal Butt, Vice President Lala Asad Pathan, Sukkur […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society holiday

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KARACHI: Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has announced that the member publications of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society will observe Tuesday, October 19, 2021 as closed holiday on account of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH). Consequently, there will be no morning newspapers on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 whereas the eveningers not […]


Journalists should be given training, says Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday lashed out at YouTubers for operating with “impunity”. The federal minister, addressing at an event, said several YouTubers think they should be allowed to do whatever they want and no action should be taken against them. The minister urged the media to provide solutions […]


Media workers’ convention warns of protests till 19 points accepted

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SUKKUR: A big convention of journalists on Thursday warned federal government that they would not stop protests, demonstrations and criticism unless the government accepted their 19 points, which included demand for payment of dues and emoluments to underpaid journalists under 8th Wage Board Award. They would not stop writing against injustices of the federal government […]