Monthly Archives: December 2018


Pakistan Press Foundation

The generation of Pakistanis that grew up just as the information technology revolution reached Pakistan in the early 1990s is now moving and shaking the country. But while the early 1990s were about the transition from Commodore 64 to Nintendo and Sega consoles, a new Pakistan is being built by 200 million people in Pakistan […]

Digital Media, Information Technology , ,

Media matters

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistani media houses are facing a serious financial crunch, leading to downsizing and layoffs. The issue gained prominence after the induction of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government, which stopped releasing pending government advertisement to private media. It warned of a worse situation in the days to come, urging the media houses to rethink their […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media and Governance, Media Safety, Print Media, Television , ,

Media facing extreme suffocation: CPNE

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the condition of freedom of the press in the country, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme suffocation and unnecessary restrictions. The CPNE through a resolution passed at a meeting of its standing committee headed by council president Arif Nizami […]

Freedom of Expression, Media and Governance, Print Media , ,

New mobile phone registration system comes into force

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: As soon as the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) implemented its new mobile phone registration system, some users complained of being unable to connect to their networks. “There is a message that reads that mobile network is unavailable though signals are showing. I have not been able to make and receive calls the whole day,” […]

Digital Media , ,

PPF concerned over continued attacks on journalists in Nicaragua

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua has expressed concern over the continued attacks on the journalists and media personnel’s in Nicaragua. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned such acts of violence against media and called on the Nicaraguan authorities to immediately release Luis Sanchez […]

Freedom of Expression, Media Safety, Protest Letters by PPF

PEMRA Raids Shops In Attock, Confiscates Illegal DTH Equipment

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Islamabad Region on Friday raided different areas of Attock and confiscated illegal equipment of Direct to Home (DTH) transmission after receiving public complaints on the Pakistan Citizen Portal established by Prime Minister Imran Khan. PEMRA also received complaints on its ‘Complaints and Feedback System,’ says a press release. PEMRA field staff formed a team headed by Zulfiqar Chaudhry of Pakistan Customs […]

Media and Governance, Television , ,

CPNE passes resolution to ‘protect’ freedom of press

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the prevailing condition of freedom of press in Pakistan, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme congestion and unnecessary restrictions. According to a resolution passed in a standing committee’s meeting headed by CPNE President Arif Nizami, despite non-implementation of the notorious censorship, […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media and Governance, Print Media , ,

PPP urges SC to take notice of party leadership’s media trial

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party on Friday demanded of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take a notice of what it termed as a media trial of the leadership of the PPP in ongoing Joint Investigation Team probe on fake bank accounts and money laundering. “The The Joint Investigation Team and Federal Investigation Authority, which […]

Media and Governance , ,

Students march for their rights

Pakistan Press Foundation

Amid the beat of a drum and a dafli, students and civil society activists marched from the Arts Council roundabout to the Karachi Press Club on Friday evening to demand equality in the education system, implementation of an order for the restoration of student unions and many fundamental rights for students in different educational sectors. […]

Human Rights , ,

Body formed for site selection of media colony in Peshawar

Pakistan Press Foundation

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Friday constituted a seven-member committee for identification of site for media colony in the provincial capital. Headed by Secretary Information Qaiser Alam Khan, the committee would look into the feasibility and identification of site for the media colony and further process of the demands along with allied modalities. […]

Media and Governance, Media and Society , ,

FBR issues rules for duty on unregistered mobile phones

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued new procedures for regularisation of unregistered mobile devices with payment of duty and taxes to regularise imports of non-commercial mobile phones. The customs procedures for imports of non-commercial mobile phones will be implemented through a customs notification SRO1455 of 2018 and customs general order 06 of […]

Digital Media , ,