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Release of untreated sewage destroying marine life

KARACHI: A few days before World Oceans Day was to be observed around the globe, the Supreme Court-mandated judicial commission on water and sanitation had been reprimanding the authorities concerned for allowing release of untreated sewage into the Arabian Sea through Sea View. World Oceans Day will be observed today (Friday) around the globe to […]


Performing arts complex, cinemas to be set up in capital: PNCA head

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ISLAMABAD: A complex of performing arts and cinema houses will be set up in the capital to provide modern entertainment facilities to citizens, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Director General Jamal Shah said on Thursday. Mr Shah was speaking at a media briefing on the National Cultural Policy and National Film and Performing […]


Court directs media to air apology over ‘speculations’

LAHORE – The LHC has directed electronic media to air apology at prime time and gave ultimatum of three days to print media to print apology at front page for airing and publishing “speculations against the judiciary over the acquittal of convict Shah Hussain”. In a press release issued on Thursday evening, the LHC registrar […]


Book launched

LAHORE: A book titled “Expression of Masculinities on Pakistani Television” written by Fatima Bilquis and Sara Tahir, was launched Wednesday at a hotel. The writers told The News that the widespread i.e. mass reach of the media makes it an indispensable tool for reinforcing the ideologies of the dominant class. Thus, in line with the […]


Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said that right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance. Talking to a private news channel, he said he strongly condemned […]


PFUJ concerned at violence against journalists

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed grave concern over the violent attack on BOL News journalist Asad Kharal and kidnapping of Waqt TV analyst Gul Bukhari, in Lahore. In a statement, the union President Afzal Butt and Secretary-General Ayub Jan Sarhandi said both incidents had similar patterns and indicated the involvement […]


President promulgates new Pemra Ordinance

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ISLAMABAD – In order to minimise the influence of federal government on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, the President of Pakistan has promulgated an Ordinance minimising Authority’s members and giving representation to Pakistan Broadcasting Association and general public. The newly-promulgated Ordinance, which may be called the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, […]