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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Prime Time: Morning Sickness

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Turn on the TV in the morning if you dare and tune in to the morning show circus. You may encounter a bride, swathed in red, with a beautician who declares that she will clean the ‘dulhan ki moochhein’ (the bride’s upper lip hair). Surf ahead and you may see 20 enterprising beauticians, bending over […]


Govt’s move to set up PMRA widely slated

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) have expressed serious concern at the establishment of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA), replacing the existing print and electronic media statutory media bodies, maintaining that the government’s objective appears to be to control both electronic and print media. This was the outcome of […]


PMRA draconian, not acceptable, says PFUJ

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Saturday rejected the government’s recent decision to establish the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). A joint statement issued by the PFUJ President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Ayub Jan Sarhandi said establishing the Authority would be an act worse than the Press and Publications Ordinance promulgated by […]


Govt to extend cooperation to resolve media issues: Aleem

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LAHORE: Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said the media is an important pillar of the state and the government will extend all-out cooperation to resolve the issues of the newspaper industry for which a meeting with the Punjab chief minister will be arranged soon. He was talking to the executive body of the […]


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 […]