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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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 […]


Countering cyber media trends

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The modern information technology provides an excellent podium for its utility for public benefit or it can also be employed for creating panic among the local population. Any person having multiple electronic connections and exclusive social capital base may create an event through transmitting a message in the form of audio or video messages. Such […]


No ‘stay order’ on The Legend of Maula Jatt, confirms producer Ammara Hikmat

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The Legend of Maula Jatt, the upcoming Bilal Lashari film starring Fawad Khan in the titular role as well as Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malick, Mahira Khan, Ali Azmat and many others has won in the court of law. Producer Ammara Hikmat, taking to Twitter, shared a legal notice from the court that confirmed that […]


World Dance Day and May Day performance impresses art lovers

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Karachi: It was nice to see a good number of people turning up to see Tehrik-i-Niswan’s fine performance at auditorium number 2 of the Arts Council held to celebrate World Dance Day as well as to mark World Labour Day on Wednesday night. What was even more praiseworthy was the fact that the show was […]


Arif Nizami re-elected CPNE president

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Karachi: Senior journalist Arif Nizami was re-elected president of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), said a statement on Thursday. Imtinan Shahid was elected senior vice president and Dr Jabbar Khatak secretary general. President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan extended good wishes and congratulations to the newly-elected officer-bearers. “It is hoped […]


Pemra auctions 70 licences of satellite TV stations

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday initiated an auction at its headquarters in Islamabad for the issuance of 70 more licences for satellite TV broadcast stations. The auction will continue until tomorrow during which licences will be auctioned in seven categories — news, current affairs, education, sports, health, entertainment and agriculture. Representatives […]


48 journalists murdered since 2002: report

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ISLAMABAD: As people across the globe observe World Press Freedom Day, an investigative report by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has revealed that 48 journalists were deliberately targeted and murdered for their reports from 2002 to till date. According to the report, the PPF has investigated over 200 cases of murdered media workers and it determined that […]


Citing Lack of training among Journalist

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Being responsible is the backbone of journalism, but the Pakistani media lack this aspect, in Balochistan majority of the journalist have martyred and killed. While doing their duty, most significant reason of that is lack of training and the race of “Breaking news”. These heroes have left their loved one behind themselves who are still […]


ہراسمنٹ کیخلاف صحافیوں کے مقدمات کب سنے جائیں گے

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کسی بھی معاشرے کی تعلیم و تربیت، سیاست، تفریخ اور رویوں کا دار و مدار وہاں چھپنے والے کتابوں اور اخباروں پر ہوتا ہے لیکن جس معاشرے میں صحافیوں کے حقوق پامال ہوں، پسندیدہ پارٹی کی کرپشن، بے ضابطگیاں اور چوریاں بے نقاب کرنے پر صحافیوں کوبرا بھلا کہا جائے، طاقتور کے غلط کام کی […]


Injured journalist afraid of filing an FIR

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RAWALPINDI: Owing to various factors, journalists who had fallen victim to Tahreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) workers’ violence and sustained injuries during the 2017 protest sit-in at Faizabad, opted not to file the First Information Report (FIR) against the TLP workers. Yaseen Hashmi, the then Bureau Chief of a private TV Channel had suffered serious head injury […]


Press Freedom Day: Trauma, exile refuse to go away from journalist’s life even after five years of attack

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As the World Press Freedom Day is upon us this year, Raza Rumi, who paid a heavy price for his commentaries, activism for a censor-free press for Pakistan, when he looks back, he feels he has come a long way since the day he survived an assassination attack on his life on March 28, 2014, […]