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Daily Archives: September 14, 2018

PPF calls for immediate release of director Tharcisse Zongia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the imprisonment of journalist Tharcisse Zongia, at the Makala Central Prison in Kinshasa, after his conviction for “damaging accusations” against a Congolese sports leader. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his […]

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Doctors assault journalists

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Six reporters representing different TV channels and newspapers were assaulted and then forcibly removed from Civil Hospital, Thul by doctors and other staff on September 13.  Thul is located in Jacobabad District in Sindh Province of Pakistan. The reporters had reached the hospital to cover the visit of Justice (retd) Ameer Hani, Chairman of the Water Commission.  While waiting for him to arrive the reporters were approached by patients admitted in the hospital and their […]

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ICIMOD to assist Pakistan in climate change adaptation

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Islamabad: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal, has offered technical and professional backstopping to the Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC) for better climate change adaptation, particularly with reference to the mountainous region of Pakistan. An ICIMOD delegation that called on Adviser to the PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam here Thursday […]

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NAB unearths corruption in water desalination plants

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QUETTA – Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan Mirza Muhammad Irfan Baig on Thursday took notice of corruption in three water desalination plants costing more than Rs1 billion for the people in Pasni, Jeevani and Gadani areas of the province. NAB has issued notices to responsible officials of Balochistan Development Authority (BDA) and other stakeholders, said a press […]

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FC to plant 200,000 saplings this season

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QUETTA: Inspector General of Frontier Corps (IG FC) Balochistan Major General Nadeem Anjum on Thursday kicked off ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign by planting a sapling inside the FC Headquarters, Quetta. According to the FC Balochistan spokesperson, Maj Gen Anjum planted a sapling inside the FC Headquarter to contribute to the campaign. “Following the programme, each FC soldier will […]

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‘New Christian Divorce Bill to be formulated’

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari has committed to ensure the implementation of Hindu marriage and divorce laws and formulation of a new Christian Divorce Bill. She said that while talking to the representative delegation of Christian and Hindu communities in a meeting held to discuss the laws and rules for […]

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Making a strong debut for Pakistan, Sania Maskatiya shows at New York Fashion Week

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One of the most respected and acclaimed names in Pakistan’s fashion industry, Sania Maskatiya this season elevated her brand value by being the first designer from Pakistan to show at the coveted New York Fashion Week. Participating as part of the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD), Sania showcased a Spring/Summer 2019 collection for […]

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Media under siege

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PRESS freedom cannot be gauged by body bags alone. If it was, Pakistan would rank among the comparatively safer countries in the world for journalists today. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a total of 15 media workers were killed in this country during 2010 and 2011 for reasons confirmed as being related to […]

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Veteran journalist Ashfak Bokhari passes away

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KARACHI: Veteran journalist Ashfak Bokhari passed away on Thursday morning in Australia after a long illness. He was 75. Former president of the Karachi Press Club, Mr Bokhari was suffering from liver cancer. Two months back his son, Sunnil Bokhari, who lives in Malbourne, took him and his mother to Australia where he remained under […]


TV anchor tenders unconditional apology to court

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ISLAMABAD: Arshad Sharif – the anchorperson of private TV channel ARY News programme ‘Powerplay’ – tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court on Thursday, which was accepted by a three-member bench. Apart from Arshad, TV channel’s lawyer Faisal Chaudhry, Pemra Chairman Saleem Beg and counsel for PBA [Pakistan Broadcasters Association] Faisal Siddiqui, Arif Bhatti […]

Media Ethics, Television

CPNE to be consulted on advertisement policy: Wahab

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KARACHI: Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, said on Thursday that efforts were being made to improve the information department’s efficiency, and its coordination with the major stake holders of the media industry, including the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors. Barrister Wahab was addressing the ‘Meet the Editors’ session held under […]

Access to Information, Front Page, Media Safety, Print Media