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PPF concerned over demolition of Al-Aqsa headquarters in Gaza

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mahmoud Abbas, President of State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority has expressed concern over the demolition of Al-Aqsa TV headquarters in Gaza. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the authorities and international organizations of media freedom to thoroughly investigate this matter and hold […]


Former Dawn staffer Zakiullah Sharif passes away

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KARACHI: Senior journalist Zakiullah Sharif, a former edition in charge of Dawn, died in the United States after a prolonged illness. He was 81. His funeral prayer was held at Tracy’s Lowry mosque in California on Wednesday. He was laid to rest in the Mountain House graveyard. He was the elder brother of former Dawn […]

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‘Govt using stoppage of ads to media as a weapon’

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KARACHI: Senior journalists shared their views on the current state of the media at a seminar titled ‘Media crisis in Pakistan’ held at Szabist on Wednesday evening. Journalism teacher and political commentator Prof Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan said during this year’s general elections, two terminologies were heard — deep state and political engineering. “And now […]

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Journalist charged under anti-terror law, sent to jail

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KARACHI: The administrative judge of Karachi-based antiterrorism courts remanded a senior journalist to prison on Wednesday in a case based on charges of fanning religious disharmony. The Counter Terrorism Department said it had arrested Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, from his house in Karachi’s Garden East on Nov 11. […]

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SC issues notices to Jang, The News for ‘misreporting’ CJP’s remarks

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to Urdu newspaper Jang and English daily The News for allegedly misreporting a court story, in which the top judiciary had appeared to criticise the government. The two publications, in their lead stories today, had reported that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing a suo motu case of illegal […]

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FIA asks banks to upgrade cyber security system

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has asked banks to upgrade their cyber security wings as per international standards to protect their system from further attacks by the hackers who recently stole huge sums from accounts. In a series of meetings, which continued for two days in Karachi, it was decided that banks, including the […]

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Senior journalist Salamat Ali passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Salamat Ali passed away at a local hospital in Islamabad on Wednesday. He was 84.Mr Ali served and headed a number of newspapers. He was jailed during the tenures of two dictators — Ayub Khan and Ziaul Haq — for writing in favour of democracy and basic human rights.After being released from […]

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Music composer Feroz Nizami’s death anniversary observed

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LAHORE: The 43rd death anniversary of legendary music composer Feroz Nizami is being observed today. According to industry insiders, the late artist was among the first composers to have made a mark in entertainment. He not only excelled in Pakistan’s film industry after 1947 but was also one of the best composers in Bombay before Partition. […]

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