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Monthly Archives: March 2018

FIA helpless as incidents of cybercrime reach a new high

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LAHORE: With more than a thousand incidents of cybercrime being reported in Punjab within the past two months and people being conned of millions of rupees, eyebrows have been raised over the performance of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). While cybercrimes including that of blackmailing students especially women, internet frauds and ATM skimming are increasing […]


NAB cases: APNS demands release of arrested advertisers on bail

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society has asked the government to release the biggest advertiser Inaam Akbar alongside several others arrested by NAB on bail bonds and continue with investigations against them in order to steer the newspaper industry out of crisis. The All Pakistan Newspaper Society, (APNS) in its meeting on Friday chaired by […]


APPC admin ordered to re-fix salary of employee

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court ordered Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation’s (APPC) administration to re-fix the salary of a reinstated senior journalist in accordance with Cabinet Division instructions and review board decision . The court also ordered the administration to pay the remaining compensation arrears to the petitioner in accordance with Sacked Employees Act 2010. […]


Safety training workshop for journo held

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SHIKARPUR – The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is an independent organisation which has been trying their level best to establish an effective freelance journalist’s network of media and journalists throughout Pakistan. These views were expressed by the PPF officials on a three days workshop of safety training for journalists on Thursday. They said the PPF […]


Bilawal, APNS condole Zamir’s death

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LAHORE – Chairman Pakistan Peoples’ Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of senior journalist and Resident Editor of The Nation Karachi Zamir Shaikh who passed away on Wednesday. In a condolence message, the PPP chairman eulogised the services of late Zamir Shaikh in the field of independent journalism. […]


Press club gets Rs5m cheque

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak handed over a cheque for Rs5 million to the president of Peshawar Press Club here on Thursday. This was the last installment of the Chief Minister’s announcement for the provision of Rs10 million to Peshawar Press Club. Press Secretary to Chief Minister, Bahramand Jan, was also present on the occasion, […]


Pemra secy directed to appear before LHC on 27th

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed the secretary Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to appear before the court on March 27 and explain the rule of Pemra in ongoing tirade against judiciary. The court passed these orders in a petition filed by Amina Malik of Civil Society Network through Azhar Siddique advocate. […]


Mahira bags award at UK Asian Film Fest

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LAHORE-Mahira Khan has done it again! She has bagged the award at Asian Film festival in London for her contribution to film and activism at the opening ceremony. On the occasion, the Raees actor gave a short speech and dedicated the award to her son, Azlan. “Thank you, I’m going to keep it short. I […]


Pakistan needs training in safety and security of freelance journalists

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Saif ul Islam, President Khyber Union of Journalist said journalists including freelancers have been badly affected because of terrorism in this region. Many parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province were declared as war zones, but journalists kept working there. He stressed the importance and need for providing safety trainings to journalists working in conflict […]


‘Cake’ becomes first Pak film premiered at Leicester Square

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The cast and crew of ‘Cake’ gathered at the Leicester Square’s Vue cinema for the splendid show which saw leading celebrities and A-lister walking the red carpet.Those who attended the premier included Melanie Sykes, Roxanne Pallett, Cake’s producer Zulfi Bukhari, Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik, Naughty Boy, Malala Yousafzai, Raana Zafar, Baroness Warsi, Northampton […]


The Nation senior staffer Zamir Sheikh passes away

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KARACHI – Senior journalist and The Nation Karachi Resident Editor, Zamir Sheikh, passed away on Wednesday night in Karachi. He was 54. Sheikh was admitted to the Aga Khan University Hospital. He was suffering from chronic liver disease Hepatoma and remained under treatment at different hospitals for the past two months. Sheikh has left behind […]


CPNE thanks Supreme Court for revival of govt ads

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has thanked the Supreme Court of Pakistan for its decision to revive of the government advertisements for newspapers. In a statement issued to media on Wednesday, the council also welcomed the SC’s order to draft guidelines for government ads under the supervision of CPNE President Zia Shahid. […]


Nacta gears up to fight hate speech with app

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KARACHI: In order to report and fight hate speech in the country, the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) has launched a smartphone app ‘Chaukas’ under its Tat’heer programme, a cyber counterterrorism drive that includes mapping radical content available on the internet. The app was launched at the Nacta headquarters on Monday by Interior Minister Ahsan […]


How exactly Axact channel is run, asks SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday questioned the sources of income of Axact, the controversial IT company, and sought its tax records of last 10 years. The court also questioned the financial sources of BOL TV, as he it has not been getting any advertisements. “How it is sustaining itself,” the CJ asked. A […]