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‘A journalist in a conflict zone is never prepared’

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A journalist in a conflict zone is never prepared, said WIONews Pakistan’s Bureau Chief Anas Malick. “You are never prepared enough to be in a conflict zone, regardless of how well you know the region or how much you have studied or learned over the years,” he added while speaking on the second day of […]


Official news agency workers demand government pay scales

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ISLAMABAD: The management of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) called upon the federal government to shift its employees on government pay scales to resolve their financial issues. The sources in the official news agency told The News here Sunday that the matter would be taken up by the Finance Division. Meanwhile, federal government has […]


‘Democratization of information has given voice to people’

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KARACHI: An animated discussion on ‘Foes and Friends — Media Laws and Regulations’ on the opening day (Saturday) of a two-day conference on ‘Extreme Reporting: Conflict and Peace in the Digital Age’ organized by the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) had the attendees’ undivided attention. The moderator […]


‘Voice of media has been often stifled in the name of regulation

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When there was a media boom in Pakistan, the media industry did not play a desirable role. Fawad Chaudhry, former federal information minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader, made this remark at a session titled ‘Foes and Friends: Media Laws and Regulations’ on the first day of a two-day conference on ‘Extreme Reporting: Conflict and Peace […]


Cyber harassment is increasing with time

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IN 2016, the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) was introduced in Pakistan with the aim of curbing online offences, like fraud, cyber stalking and harassment. It is pertinent to analyses the practical implementation and effectiveness of this piece of legislation since its promulgation. Gender-based violence is defined by the United Nations as “violence that […]


Marriyum accuses PTI of trying to bankrupt PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Alleging that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) regime wanted to run the state broadcaster into the ground for the benefit of certain individuals, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb claimed on Saturday that former premier Imran Khan had tried to auction off buildings belonging to Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television (PTV) Speaking at a press conference, the […]


Rangers release social media activist Arsalan Khan after hours-long detention

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Social media activist and journalist Arsalan Khan has reached home after hours-long detention, Geo News reported on Saturday. The social media activist was picked up from his residence in Karachi on Friday by unknown persons. According to his wife “around 14 to 15 government officials barged into their house in the wee hours and pointed […]


Haque calls govt measures for Information Technology sector ‘insufficient’

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for IT and Telecom, Amin Ul Haque on Friday called removal of capital gains from IT investors and exemption from sales and income tax filing “insufficient” for boosting the sector. Ministry of IT and Telecom had shared a list of demands with Miftah just a day before the finalisation of budget 2022-23. […]


Social media activist, journalist goes missing from Karachi

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KARACHI: A journalist and social media activist reportedly went missing from the city’s Clifton area on Friday, while his friends and family claimed he was picked up by law enforcement agencies from his residence. Arsalan Ahmed, who has remained associated with channels such as Geo, Abb Tak, Business Plus and A-Plus, is currently working as […]


Female ‘extortionist who posed as TV reporter’ arrested

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Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a fake woman journalist in the Garden area. The arrested woman was identified as Fazila. Police said she had arrived along with her companion to collect extortion money from a citizen, Darwesh, when they arrested her red-handed while his companion managed to escape. According to police, the woman […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejects Bol TV pleas against fines for maligning Jang Group

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed the appeals of Bol TV channel against fines imposed on it for levelling allegation of treachery and sacrilege against Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah pronounced a brief judgment on Wednesday. The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) had imposed fines of Rs500, 000 […]


Miftah assures resolving tax related issues of Information Technology, Telecom sector

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Acknowledging the role of IT and Telecommunication in the overall development of the country, Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail Thursday assured of extending all possible support to resolve issues related to various taxes on said sectors for ease of doing business and facilitation of both the sectors in exports. The Finance Minister […]


Salaries of media workers: Government to introduce law for Pemra, says Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said the government was introducing a law for the Pemra to bind TV channels regarding salaries of media workers and make the rating system of TV channels more transparent as per a Supreme Court of Pakistan verdict. She said the law would be amended, taking […]


Government intends to amend Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules: Information Minister

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the government intends to amend Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules. She was speaking in a meeting of Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad on Wednesday. Marriyum Aurangzeb said consultations are underway with the Joint Action Committee on the amendment regarding PEMRA rules. […]