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Monthly Archives: November 2018

APNS rejects govt ads policy

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RAWALPINDI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has rejected new policy of federal government for advertisements. An emergency meeting of APNS Regional Committee Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held which was chaired by its committee Chairman Syed Haroon Shah. The meeting reviewed federal government’s new policy for advertisement and its impacts on media, particularly on regional newspapers. The […]

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Fahmida Riaz remembered with teary eyes

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KARACHI: It was an evening that exuded pure emotion and love. The cultural space T2F had a panel of some of the known writers and social figures of the city that went down memory lane to pay tribute to poet Fahmida Riaz who passed away on Nov 21 in Lahore. A few speakers even choked […]

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Pakistan’s IT industry advancing rapidly

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Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) and its departments are steadfastly committed to provide enabling environment for the industry and boosting exports of the country. According to official data, Pakistan’s IT industry has exhibited positive growth trends for the last four years with 100pc growth in export earnings. During 2016-17, Pakistan’s IT exports were […]

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Plastic pollution and Naya Pakistan

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There are things that can be done, and must be done without wasting any time. The politics, policy of change and its mechanics are neither difficult to comprehend, nor require much of the resources in many areas of national life. Some of the most critical resources required for change are intellectuals, ideas, political will, direction […]

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Donkey King Beats Thugs of Hindustan

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KARACHI: The Donkey King is unstoppable at box-office as film rakes in very solid numbers even in its 7th weekend. The film has led the weekend chart this week which is first of its kind that a film has been on top of charts in 7th weekend. Film has beaten numbers of Thugs of Hindustan […]

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Media first line of defence in hybrid war: DG ISPR

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Islamabad – Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Pakistan’s media is first line of defence in hybrid warfare. Speaking at PTV, he urged media to show responsibility and observe national values. He said all institutions worked together to defeat terrorism and achieved success. Earlier on November 19, […]

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PPF condemns Russia’s ban on entry of journalist in the country

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia has expressed concern over the ban on the entry of Ukrainian freelance journalist Alyona Savchuk to Crimea and Russia. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the Russian authorities and security services to immediately lift ban […]

Freedom of Expression, Media and Governance, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF


All out efforts being made to make ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive successful: Zartaj Gul

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RAWALPINDI: State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Monday said all out efforts are being made to make the Clean and Green Pakistan drive successful. Addressing the traders community here at Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), she said pollution is one of the main issues that PTI government aims at tackling through initiatives […]

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Human rights agenda

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THE first 100 days of a first-time government are often tumultuous, strewn with tactical errors and gaffes, and hindered by inexperience. The opposition morphs into the mythical Argus, ready to swoop down on any mistake. Press and electronic media seize upon every miscalculation. The government itself takes a defensive posture, trying to fend off the […]

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PFUJ forms NAC to fight for workers’ rights

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Three factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday constituted a National Action Committee to fight for the media workers’ rights, including delay in salaries, retrenchment and freedom of the press. “We will not allow the government and media owners to target the workers,” said the representatives of all the three factions […]

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Urdu moot comes to an end amid homage to departed poets, writers

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KARACHI: Tributes poured in for writers, intellectuals, activists, and poets at the final day of the 11th International Urdu Conference at the Arts Council on Sunday. The crowds too were in no mood to miss talks by eminent speakers and thronged the auditorium till the organisers had to turn away many owing to lack of […]

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Looking at True Brew TV’s newest releases

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Jamal Rahman, music producer, guitarist and founder of Lahore-based True Brew Records as well as the original music series True Brew TV, has proven everybody wrong. Anyone who feels there is no original music being made in Pakistan outside of Coke Studio and other branded music shows only need to watch True Brew TV to […]

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Human rights through Cinematography Film Festival

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Islamabad: Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the opening ceremony of the 4th edition of Human Rights through Cinematography Film Festival was held at Pakistan National Council of Arts, (PNCA) on Sunday. Running from November 25th to December 10th, the film festival is led by the European Union (EU) and […]

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Should govt directly distribute ads to newspapers?

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has sent the draft of new policy for issuing advertisements to the print and electronic media to the stakeholders for their feedback and recommendations. The APNS, CPNE, PBA, PFUJ, provincial governments and concerned institutions have been asked to furnish their suggestions after thoroughly studying the new policy draft. Secretary Information and […]

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