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Daily Archives: January 26, 2019

PPF condemns attack on journalists in Athens

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece has expressed deep concern over the attack on three journalists covering protests outside the parliament house in Athens. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced this unjustified attack on journalists in the line of duty and called on […]


Change in PTV Pashto programmes timings condemned

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PESHAWAR: The Qaumi Watan Party has condemned the rescheduling of Pashto language programmes on Pakistan Television’s Peshawar centre, and described it sheer injustice with the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who were deprived of the opportunity to watch events of their choice on the state-run television. Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club […]


YouTubers impersonated by scammers

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Lahore-High-profile YouTubers have been impersonated by scammers sending fake messages to subscribers crafted to look like they were sent by the video stars. The scam messages sent via YouTube’s message system asked recipients to click a link to receive a prize. The names, icons and imagery used by the YouTubers were prominent in the messages […]


IT sector demands Tech Zone in Islamabad to promote IT exports

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The entrepreneurs of IT sector have demanded of the government to establish an IT Technology Zone in Islamabad that would go a long way in promoting exports of IT and IT enabled services. This demand was made in a sector-specific meeting organized by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry to discuss the major issues being […]


Human rights action plan yet to be enforced, HRCP told

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ISLAMABAD: Announced by the previous government, the National Action Plan for Human Rights has yet to be implemented, a meeting at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) was told on Friday. Human rights activist and Institute of Development Research and Corresponding Capabilities Amjad Nazeer told the meeting that under the plan, vulnerable groups such […]


PMRA: senseless and dangerous

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AGAINST sane advice, the PTI government has moved ahead with its agenda to tighten its control over the media. On Thursday, the federal cabinet approved the creation of the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority that will enable the government to ‘regulate’ all media in the country from one platform. The step has come in the face of strong […]


APNS, CPNE assail move to form new media body

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have criticised the federal cabinet’s decision to set up the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) that is to replace the existing bodies regulating print and electronic media. The APNS termed the decision a particularly regressive measure and the CPNE described it as […]


Renowned actress Roohi Bano passes away in Turkey

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Renowned TV and film actress Roohi Bano passed away on Friday while undergoing treatment in Turkey, DawnNewsTV reported quoting family sources. Bano had been admitted to a hospital in Istanbul on January 3, after which it was reported that she had suffered renal failure. The former artist had been on ventilator for the past 10 past days, DawnNewsTV reported. […]


Noted poet, broadcaster Akhtar Jafri passes away

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MULTAN  –  Noted poet, author and broadcaster Akhtar Jafri passed away after protracted illness at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Multan on Thursday midnight. He was 85. Akhtar Jafri’s full name was Faqeer Akhtar Jafri, son of a noted poet Faqeer Noor Jafri. He was born in Daira Deen Panah area of district Muzaffargarh in 1934 […]


Agrarian economy: Experts urge industry status for agriculture sector

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LAHORE: Panelists at the Express Forum said the agriculture sector should be declared an industry, in accordance with Section 5 of the Factories Act 1934. They added that the Minimum Wages Ordinance 1969 should also be extended to the sector. Adviser to Chief Minister on Agriculture Sardar Abdul Haye Dasti, women’s activist Begum Mehnaz Rafi, human […]


PPF condemns murder of radio journalist in Mexico

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of journalist Rafael Murúa Manríquez, director of Radio Kashan FM portal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned this vicious murder of a journalist and urged to immediately investigate the […]


PEMRA to issue licences to 76 new TV channels

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LAHORE: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig has assured the students of mass communication of several opportunities in future as the media watchdog will soon issue licences to 76 new television channels. Addressing a seminar organised by Department of Mass Communication at the Government MAO College on Thursday, the PEMRA chief said, “Future […]