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Monthly Archives: May 2018

PFUC chairman elected

LAHORE – Young journalist and columnist Farrukh Shahbaz Warraich Wednesday was elected Chairman of Pakistan Federal Union of Columnists (PFUC) thrice. Farrukh is one of the founding members of PFUC. Journalists and people from different political parties greeted Farrukh and hoped he would continue with the cause. The Nation


IHC withdraws show cause notices for TV anchors

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday withdrew the show cause notices served to the TV anchors and local TV owner in the case related to the implementation of Ramzan guidelines. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC heard the case related to the ‘lottery and entertainment’ TV shows during the holy month of Ramadan. The […]


Yet another heatwave to hit city in a week

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned of yet another severe heatwave within a week, even before the ongoing spell, which has kept temperatures between 42 and 44 degrees Celsius over the past five days, has come to an end. “Karachiites will have a very few days of respite from the hot weather in the ongoing […]


Government committed to adopting digitisation

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KARACHI: The government strongly believes in adopting digital technologies and innovative applications to enable cross-sector socio-economic development and achievement of sustainable development goals, said Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rahman. She said that the Digital Pakistan Policy will serve as a catalyst towards a holistic digital ecosystem in the country with advanced concepts […]


Pemra issues notices to four TV channels

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority on Tuesday issued show cause notices to four TV channels for airing Indian content. The PEMRA issued show caused notices to Filmazia, Urdu-1, Geo Kahnai and HTV for violating the orders of the Islamabad High Court dated 09.05.2018, wherein IHC has ordered that “there shall be a complete […]


No compromise on media freedom, says CPNE

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President of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Arif Nizami and Secretary General Dr Jabbar Khattak have said certain unsocial elements are hampering distribution of newspapers and transmission of electronic media at places in the country. The annual meeting of the council on Tuesday expressed serious concerns over “open and hidden pressures, threats and […]


Game shows; CEOs, anchors summoned by IHC

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The Islamabad High Court on Monday summoned chief executive officers of television channels including TV One, ARY, Geo, Bol News and Filmazia as well as anchors of game shows to appear in person before the court on May 23 in a contempt of court petition. The anchors who were summoned by the court include Sahir […]


Pakistan joins SCO states to promote culture exchanges

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BEIJING: Pakistan joined the SCO’s member states, pledging to promote culture exchange and giving boost to the people-to-people contacts. At the 15th meeting of culture ministers from member states SCO, held in Sanya, Hainan province, Pakistan’s representative Shahera Shahid, Director General Lok Virsa said, “We are very happy to be included in the SCO, because […]


Heatwave torments most parts of country

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ISLAMABAD: With continental air prevailing over most parts of the country, the Meteorological Department of Pakistan on Sunday forecast that the current spell of hot and dry weather would continue for the next four to five days in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab. According to a Met Office advisory, the current spell of heatwave in Sindh […]


IHC rejects application to stop SECP’s legal action against ‘parallel CPNE’

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb on Sunday dismissed a petition to restrain the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) from taking action against a falsely registered CPNE, which was done using false and fictitious information. According to a news release, the parallel CPNE was formed and was registered with SECP after […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists concerned over notice served on Dawn

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over a notice served by the Press Council of Pakistan on Dawn for what it called violating the Ethical Code of Conduct by publishing an interview of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The PFUJ president, Afzal Butt, and its […]


APNS concerned over threats to press freedom

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed strong apprehensions over the emerging serious threats to the press freedom in the ongoing transition towards the 2018 general elections. While analysing the prevailing state of the media, the APNS has expressed concern over the dangerously fluid position surrounding the press organizations largely due to the intervention […]


Journalist arrested, freed

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LANDIKOTAL: A tribal journalist and his brother were on Wednesday arrested by Frontier Corps personnel from their home but released later after the community launched protest. Ali Shinwari, a former president of Landikotal Press Club, told the media after his release that kids of his family were using crackers to celebrate the release of his […]


IHC issues notices on PBA plea against order on airing game shows

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Tuesday issued notices to the respondents in an Intra-Court Appeal (ICA) of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) challenging a May 9 IHC single bench order that had barred private channels from airing game shows like ‘Neelam Ghar’ and also directed that in the holy […]