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Equal rights for special persons sought

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MIRPURKHAS: Mirpurkhas Divisional Commissioner Abdul Waheed Shaikh has said that sense of deprivation of special children might be removed by giving equal rights and need of encouragement for disables as they were also part of the society. He was speaking as chief guest on a distribution ceremony of wheel chairs, sewing machines and ration on […]

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Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

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KARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]

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APNS terms ad policy draft against freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) termed the draft of advertisement policy of the government as against the freedom of expression and tantamount to controlling and limiting the media freedom by killing small news outlets financially. It also said the new draft is aimed at subduing the freedom of expression to the government through […]

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Journalist shot dead, another injured in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: A journalist was gunned down with his colleague sustaining serious injuries after being targeted by unidentified assailants in Peshawar on Monday. The victims, identified as Noorul Hasan and Sabir, worked for a private television channel in Nowshera. The duo was travelling on the busy Ring Road when they were intercepted by armed men and fired upon. […]

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PPF condemns threats to journalist in Ecuador

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador has expressed concern over the threats to the journalist Fernando Villavicencio. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the government of Ecuador and security forces to take immediate action against such threats and provide security to the […]

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Veteran Hussain Naqi warns against gagging press, public voice

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Veteran journalist and human rights activist – Hussain Naqi on Monday warned that gagging of press would rather hurt the country’s integrity. “The 1971-like situation may strike the society if the public voice is suppressed,” veteran Naqi said, speaking at a function held in his honour by Karachi Press Club. Trade unionists, labour leaders, journalists […]

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Fawad seeks Facebook help to curb hate material

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday sought Facebook cooperation to counter hate speech and boost e-commerce in Pakistan. In a meeting with Vice President of Facebook Public Policy Simon Milner, he emphasised the need for formal collaboration to explore the avenues of cooperation with Facebook to promote commerce and business […]

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