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Daily Archives: November 24, 2018

PPF concerned over attack on UNE TV journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Mauricio Rivera of UNE TV on November 21. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has urged the authorities to thoroughly investigate this matter and hold those officers responsible for attacking journalist Mauricio Rivera. […]

Bleak era for media

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There is little doubt that the media in Pakistan is besieged today as it is getting battered by different elements that range from the authorities to the economy. Supreme Court Justice Faez Isa is not known to mince his words on transgressions of the rule of law and the Constitution. He remarked during a hearing on Thursday […]

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Journalists stage demo against downsizing

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LAHORE: Journalists and media workers staged a demonstration at the Charing Cross on Friday to condemn downsizing in media houses, accusing the government of encouraging publishers and TV channels’ owners to throw their staff in the street. PPP’s Hasan Murtaza also spoke and expressed solidarity with the protesting journalists, assuring full support of his party […]

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PEMRA issues show cause notice to 22 news channels

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Friday issued show cause notices to 22 Satellite TV Channels for irresponsible coverage of Chinese Consulate incident in Karachi. This coverage was violation of PEMRA regulations and electronic media code of conduct 2015 during marathon live coverage of the terrorists attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi, a press […]

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Shahid Masood arrested by FIA in PTV corruption case

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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday arrested Dr Shahid Masood from the premises of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) after his pre-arrest bail petition was dismissed, reported Express News. Masood is accused of being involved in the embezzlement of Rs37 million during his tenure as managing director of Pakistan Television (PTV). During the hearing, PTV’s […]

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Suspension of internet service termed denial of basic rights

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee has declared that the suspension of internet services in parts of Balochistan and tribal districts is a denial of basic rights of citizens. The sub-committee was constituted to take up with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) the matter of suspension of telecom services in three districts of Balochistan — Kalat, Awaran and […]

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Fahad Hussayn goes social media solo

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Almost all of Fahad Hussayn’s shows manage to create a buzz for his expertise with theatrics and beautifully crafted clothes that invariably reflect his signature. They’re memorable because one experiences something surreal, fantastical and often slightly bizarre. Oddly enough, whether or not his audience revels in the show he puts on, Hussayn tells Instep, “I’ve […]

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Smuggled mobiles to be blocked after Dec 31: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that all cellular phones smuggled into the country after December 31 would be blocked.Chaudhry was addressing the press after a meeting of the federal cabinet. He said used mobile phones worth around Rs2.5 billion are illegally brought to Pakistan every year. The minister stressed […]

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5 characters you’ll always find at the Urdu Conference

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KARACHI: The Aalmi Urdu Conference is a funfair of sorts. It gathers writers, poets and authors of Urdu language from all around the world under one roof and provides Karachiites with an opportunity to learn and socialise at the same time. For a country whose primary form of entertainment is food, events such as the Urdu […]

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Remembering Waheed Murad on his 35th death anniversary

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LAHORE: Fans and colleagues of late legendary actor Waheed Murad are observing his 35th death anniversary today. The Pakistan Waheedi Club will be arranging an honorary events at Lahore Press Club and also organise a film festival during which, the actor’s super hit films will be screened for the public. According to Muhammad Sajjad, General Secretary of […]

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