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Women journalists hailed for reporting on gender-based violence

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KARACHI: The Centre for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) on Friday commemorated the World Press Freedom Day by applauding the work of women journalists around the world in reporting on gender-based violence. According to a press release, director of New Jersey-based CWGL Krishanti Dharmaraj said: “Women journalists have made a significant contribution to defending human rights […]


Mobile-based health reporting system launched

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ISLAMABAD: Provincial authorities have launched a mobile-based health reporting system in Balochistan through support of USAID. Balochistan Additional Chief Secretary Abdul Rehman Buzdar inaugurated the new health reporting system in the presence of USAID, WHO and UNFP representatives. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Rehman Buzdar termed launching of the facility in five districts a big milestone […]


FIA arrest man for harassing woman

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) National Response Centre for Cyber Crime (NR3C) on Thursday arrested a man belonging to Kohistan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s (K-P) for allegedly harassing and blackmailing a woman. According to details, a resident of Mansehra district lodged a complaint with FIA NR3C stating that the suspect had sent her a threatening message, […]


The fight goes on for the glory of ‘Maula Jatt’

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LAHORE: The battle for illustrious film Maula Jatt continues, as friends and partners bicker over ownership of the original 1979 flick. For a while, Sarwar Bhatti has claimed sole proprietorship of the original Maula Jatt. He filed a series of lawsuits in the Lahore High Court against the producer of The Legend of Maula Jatt, Ammara Hikmat and director Bilal Lashari. […]


There is no proper climate change policy in Pakistan, say experts

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KARACHI: “Climate change is a threat multiplier. There are other more critical threats but climate will multiply their impact,” said Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Tariq Banuri on Friday. He was speaking at the inauguration session of a two-day conference on climate change — An Existential Challenge for Pakistan — organised by the Pakistan Institute […]


Pemra auctions 58 satellite TV licences

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) held a bidding for the issuance of 58 satellite television licences here on Friday. The bidding committee was headed by Pemra Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig and private members of the authority Sarfraz Jatoi, Mrs Nargis Nasir and Mrs Shaheen Habibullah were also present during the bidding. PEMRA had […]


Journalists under attack from both state, non-state actors: Bilawal

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KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Friday that the country was under an undeclared censorship of the freedom of expression where journalists were under attack from both state and non-state actors. He vowed to resist any move from the government to set up a “super regulatory body” for overall media in […]


World Press Freedom Day: Female journalists in Pakistan continue to fight for their rights

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ISLAMABAD: “I remember, they were six or seven people and all were intimidating me. Despite being well-trained in managing media affairs, I was surprised by the way they treated me. Their attitude was not different from a group of furious and ignorant people,” Saba Jabeer, an Islamabad-based health reporter, recalls her encounter with agency officials at […]


Pakistan struggles at 142nd rank on World Press Freedom Index

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The journalists in Pakistan continue to face multiple challenges as the world observes the Freedom of Press Day. Pakistan has been ranked 142nd in position at the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, according to Reporters Without Borders. The WPF index demonstrates a dangerous situation in Pakistan, where 48 journalists have been killed in targeted attacks […]


PM cautions media men of fake news perils

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ISLAMABAD  –    On the Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Imran Khan chose to remind journalists of the perils of fake news and stopped short of expressing support and solidarity with the country’s press that is passing through its difficult times of the history. On Friday morning when May 3 was being marked as the World Press Freedom […]


SA rejects restrictions on freedom of speech

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KARACHI-The Sindh Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution, asking the media houses to refrain from terminating employees and release their salaries without deduction. Three identical resolutions tabled by the Grand Democratic Alliance’s Nusrat Sehar Abbasi, Pakistan People’s Party’s Sadia Javed and Syed Abdul Rasheed of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal were clubbed together by the chair. […]


Senate reiterates commitment to freedom of press

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ISLAMABAD  –    On the World Press Freedom Day, the Senate Friday passed a unanimous resolution reiterating that access to transparent and reliable information is the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions, holding leaders accountable and speaking truth to power. The house through resolution jointly drafted by treasury and opposition benches recognised the fundamental human […]