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Reprint of Saqi’s Japan Edition launched

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KARACHI: A reprint of the 1936 edition of the reputed magazine Saqi’s Japan Edition containing Japanese stories edited by Shahid Ahmed Dehlvi was launched at the Japanese Consulate on Monday afternoon. Consul General of Japan Toshikazu Isomura presided over the event. He said the publication of Saqi’s Japan number was made possible because of the […]

Tehrik-e-Niswan to hold cultural event on Jan 30

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Tehrik-e-Niswan in collaboration with other civil society organisations has announced a cultural event will be organised on January 30 at the Arts Council Karachi to express support for and unity with the international community. In a joint a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Monday, Tehrik-e-Niswan founder Sheema Kermani, Sindh Commission on Status of […]

SC grants bail to Shahid Masood in PTV corruption case

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ISLAMABAD:The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday granted bail to anchorperson and former Pakistan Television (PTV) managing director Shahid Masood in a corruption case. Masood is accused of embezzling Rs37 millions by allotting contracts to fake companies during his tenure as managing director of the state-run broadcaster. The bail was granted after submission of surety bonds […]

Attack on media freedom

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The Federal cabinet gave its go-ahead on Thursday to the government plan to form a new Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) bringing under it the existing media regulatory bodies. This, said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, is to be done by merging all the rules related to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Press Council of […]

On media ethics

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Pakistani electronic media ethics and general human empathy touched a new low last week when a “senior” journalist of a private news channel interviewed the child of one of the Sahiwal incident’s victims on national television. The episode was not a case of some fake news, yellow journalism or defamation, which have become an everyday affair in […]

RTI’s complaints commission itself in complainant mode

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ISLAMABAD: Although the PTI government has set up the Federal Information Commission (FIC) to deal with complaints against the ministries and their subordinate departments denying public their lawful right to seek information, the commission itself has assumed the status of a complainant. It has neither been allocated the staff required to start work nor given […]