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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Will not tolerate vulgarity on TV channels, remarks CJP Nisar

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KARACHI – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday expressed anger over obscenity aired on Pakistani TV channels. The chief justice, who was heading a three-member bench while hearing a case related to airing of Indian content at Karachi Registry, said that the local TV channels were spreading more vulgarity. He remarked, “We […]

Islamabad police only ‘stopped’ journalists’ press freedom rally, officials tell sessions judge

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Islamabad police on Saturday told a sessions court judge that its officials had merely “stopped” a group of journalists from marching towards the Red Zone on World Press Freedom Day rather than manhandled them, as alleged earlier. On World Press Freedom Day, observed on May 3, a group of journalists had marched towards Islamabad’s D-Chowk […]

Details of access to information bill to be notified next week: Marriyum

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Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb says details of the Access to Information Bill will be notified next week, reported by Radio Pakistan Speaking at the launching ceremony of new website of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad, she said rules about that bill will be available on the new website. The minister said an […]

Experts call for gate-keeping social media across borders

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ISLAMABAD: Media experts on Sunday stressed the need for gate-keeping social media by enacting international as well as national laws to ensure filtering of fake information and discouraging propaganda against any particular group or society. “In contemporary modern world times, the state’s responsibilities have increased manifold and it has to protect its citizens from the […]

Call for regulations to counter disinformation

Islamabad – Social media has emerged as the most powerful platform that contributes in projecting soft image of the country globally, speakers said on Saturday. Image-building of the country, keeping high the good human values and social ethics should be the dominating features in inter-personal communication, they said while speaking at a conference that was […]

State media censors PM Abbasi’s presser on NSC meeting

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ISLAMABAD: State-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) censored Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s press conference on the NSC meeting called over ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s recent comments regarding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. PM Abbasi held a press conference in Islamabad and briefed the media about the National Security Committee (NSC) conference and also his meeting with former premier […]

Media group challenges IHC’s May 9 order

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ISLAMABAD: Filing an intra-court appeal (ICA) that is likely to be taken up by a division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday (today), a media group has challenged the IHC’s recent verdict regarding enforcement of certain guidelines on all TV channels. The IHC single-judge bench, headed by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, on […]

Marvel Studios to launch Pakistani-Muslim female superhero Ms Marvel in upcoming film

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After the release of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ (based on an African-American superhero) led to an incredible box-office collection worldwide, Marvel Studios has announced to make another film, featuring a Pakistani-Muslim female superhero. However, who will play the revolutionary character is yet to be confirmed. Marvel president Kevin Fiege stated that their upcoming film based on […]

PFUJ seeks probe into violence on journalist in Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Ayub Jan Sirhindi have expressed concern over the events that took place against journalists in Balochistan. In a joint statement issued here Tuesday, they condemned the events that were patronised by the government in Balochistan under the patronage of provincial ministers […]

NA speaker, deputy speaker congratulate Arif Nizami on elected as President CPNE

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and the Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi have congratulated Arif Nizami and Dr. Jabbar Khattak on their election as President and General Secretary of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) respectively, reported Radio Pakistan. In their separate congratulatory messages, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed hope […]

Code of conduct for journalists to cover general elections soon: Yousuf Khattak

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KARACHI, May 14 (PPI): Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh Muhammad Yousuf Khan Khattak here Monday said a code of conduct is being developed for journalists for coverage of coming general elections. He was speaking at certificate distribution ceremony of a three-day training workshop organised jointly by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

Bilawal congratulates new CPNE President Arif Nizami, secretary and others

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Zardari on Sunday extended felicitations to the newly-elected office-bearers of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) including its President, Arif Nizami and Secretary, Dr Jabbar Khattak. In his message, Bilawal said that regular elections of CPNE were a hallmark of democratic values, adding that his party has always […]

APNS members for Federal Capital, KP, Balochistan bodies named

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KARACHI: The President Hameed Haroonand and Secretary General Sarmad Ali of All Pakistan Newspapers Society have nominated Khushnood Ali Khan as Chairman and Sardar Khan Niazi as Vice Chairman of the Federal Capital Committee (Islamabad/Rawalpindi), Syed Haroon Shah, Chairman and Syed Ayaz Badshahas, Vice Chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Committee. They have also nominated […]

PM Abbasi congratulates newly-elected CPNE president Arif Nizami

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday congratulated senior journalist Arif Nizami on being elected as President Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). Speaking on occassion, PM Abbasi said that Nizami being elected as CPNE’s head is a positive omen for journalism across the country and the council. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali […]