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PPF condemns killing of journalist in Afghanistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed concern over the killing of journalist Mohammad Salim Angaar on October 18. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the killing and has called on the authorities to immediately hold accountable those responsible for this brutal act. According to […]


PPF condemns death threat to journalist in Paraguay

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mario Abdo Benítez, President of Paraguay has expressed concern over the death threats to Noelia Diaz Esquivel, journalist and secretary general of the Sindicato de Periodistas del Paraguay (Paraguayan Journalists Union, SPP). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Paraguayan authorities to immediately investigate […]


Call for census, registration of miners with welfare organisations

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QUETTA: Leading human rights activist and former director of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), I.A. Rehman, has said problems being faced by workers could not be resolved until society changes its attitude towards the labour class and considers issues of the workers as its own. Speaking at a consultative meeting organised by the HRCP’s […]

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SHC restrains TV channel from defaming Bahria Town

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The Sindh High Court has restrained Channel 92 and its anchorperson from airing any defamatory programmes and false statements against Bahria Town Chief Executive Officer Malik Riaz, summoning them on November 8, 2018, The Express Tribune has learnt. The Bahria Town CEO and others filed a Suit No 1967 in the SHC against the channel and its […]

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‘279 PTV pensioners await payment’

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Thursday was given an update on pending payments of pensions to retired employees of Pakistan Television (PTV). It was told that from a total of 3,108 pensioners, payments of 279 were pending while the rest had been paid. An amount of Rs1.330 […]

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Fata dists to get 3pc share from NFC Award

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ISLAMABAD – The erstwhile Federally Administrated Tribal Areas will get three percent share under the National Finance Commission Award, the federal cabinet decided Thursday. Briefing journalists after the cabinet meeting here, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said the share of the provinces will be reduced to facilitate the FATA people. […]

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Govt plans new body to regulate media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced a broad outline of the newly proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) to oversee print, electronic and social media. The announcement set alarm bells ringing among stakeholders including journalists who complained that they had not been consulted on the issue and expressed scepticism over the government […]

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Oct 20 deadline for mobile phone registration extended indefinitely

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ISLAMABAD: Succumbing to pressure from some lawmakers, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has extended indefinitely the Oct 20 deadline for registration of mobile phones. After the Senate Standing Committee on information technology directed the PTA not to block mobile phones until the committee approved its Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) mechanism, the authority […]

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Journalists awarded for best reporting on humanitarian issues

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KARACHI: The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, hosted an awards distribution ceremony on Thursday to recognise and decorate the achievements of journalists for their contributions in the field of humanitarian reporting. As many as six journalists were recognised for […]

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Journalists walk out of KP assembly

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Parliamentary journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday staged a token walk-out of the house to register protest against the murder of the Haripur based journalist Sohail Khan. The Haripur based journalist had been shot dead after he submitted a formal application with the concerned police station of his district. The deceased was reportedly receiving […]

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APNS thanks PM for exempting duty on newsprint

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan on exempting five percent import duty on newsprint and instructing the Ministry of Information to clear the advertising outstanding dues. APNS President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali, in a press statement on Wednesday, thanked the prime minister for […]

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