Monthly Archives: December 2019

Health card facility for transgenders launched

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the Sehat Insaf Card facility for the transgender community, the first in the country’s history, to provide succour to the most vulnerable segment of society. Speaking as a chief guest at the launching ceremony of Sehat Insaf Card under the Sehat Sahulat programme for the transgender community, […]


Facebook blocks Radio Pakistan over IOK posts

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD.: A popular social networking site has blocked live news streaming by Pakistan’s national broadcaster over posts about Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) which has been under siege since August 5, 2019 after the Narendra Modi government unconstitutionally stripped the disputed region of its special status. Radio Pakistan accused Facebook of blocking live news bulletins by the […]


FIA, PTA told to report blasphemous content online

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior chairman Senator Rehman Malik has taken serious notice of blasphemous material being circulated on social media and asked the Federal Investi­gation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommuni­cation Authority (PTA) to take stern action against those generating and spreading blasphemous material on social media. He directed the FIA and PTA to […]


No headway on Pemra complaints pending with courts

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was Monday told that 680 cases were pending with courts related to complaints filed with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against different individuals in the media and television channels. The cases were stuck up as the courts granted stays to the petitioners. During […]


Journalist sent behind bars for five years in religious hatred case

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: An antiterrorism court has awarded five-year imprisonment to journalist Nasrullah Chaudhry in a case pertaining to possessing literature against the state and spreading religious hatred. Mr Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, was found guilty of committing offences punishable under Section 11-F (i) of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997 (a person is […]


Jami names Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon as alleged rapist; Haroon rejects accusation

Pakistan Press Foundation

Filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood, who in October came forward with the accusation that he was raped by a “media tycoon” 13 years ago, has named Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon as his alleged rapist. The director, popularly known as Jami, made the accusation in a tweet on Saturday night from a new Twitter account he created, allegedly due to his previous […]


Sialkot teen shot dead while recording a TikTok video

Pakistan Press Foundation

SIALKOT: A 16-year-old boy was killed on Sunday after gunshots were fired while he was recording a TikTok video with his friends in Sialkot’s Kharota Syedan. His friends have told the police that the teen shot himself accidentally while they were shooting a video. His parents, however, have said that one of the teen’s friends […]


Exhibition on Quaid-e-Azam continues at PNCA

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A week long exhibition to pay tribute to the Father of Nation Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah continue to attract the visitors of twin cities at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). Portraits of Quaid-i-Azam that were collected from different organisation of Pakistan are displayed in this exhibition. The Exhibition was aimed to pay homage […]


PFUJ to celebrate 2020 as year of press freedom

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), which has completed 70 years of its existence, will celebrate 2020 as the “Year of Press Freedom and Protection of Economic Rights” of workers of the media industry, the newly-elected PFUJ president, Zulfikar Shahzada, and secretary general Nasir Zaidi said in a joint statement on Sunday. They […]


Democrats sweeps: KPC president’s poll result withheld till January 6

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi Press Club’s (KPC) has withheld the result of the club’s presidential election till January 6 as both the candidates for the post Ahmed Khan Malik of the United Panel and Mohammad Imtiaz Khan Faran of Democratssecured the same number of votes(579) in the club’s annual election held on Saturday. However, if both the groups […]


Badin Press Club elects new office-bearers

Pakistan Press Foundation

BADIN- Malik Illyas, Shoukat Memon and others made a clean sweep in annual elections of Badin Press Club on Saturday. According to results announced by Election Committee Chairman Altaf Shad Memon, Malik Illyas secured 17 votes and won the slot of president, while his rival candidate Abdul Shakoor Memon received 9 votes. Shoukat Memon managed to win […]


Google honours singer Iqbal Bano

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Google honoured acclaimed singer Iqbal Bano with her very own Google Doodle on what would have been her 81st birthday. The illustration, designed by Karachi-based guest artist Samya Arif, celebrates the singer famous for her rendition of ghazal, nazm and various classical forms, as well as music for film and patriotic songs. She passed […]


An app to rent a car by the hour

Pakistan Press Foundation

Anyone who doesn’t own a vehicle knows how anxiety-inducing it is to think about running all those errands, the stops and the route to be taken so you pay the lowest fare. And with car prices through the roof, what can you do? Enter Roamer and it might just get a bit more convenient. Roamer […]


Election for KPC president tied as Democrats win

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: In a rare event, the election between Mohammad Imtiaz Khan Faran of the Democrats and Ahmed Khan Malik of the United Panel tied on Saturday with each securing 579 votes, prompting the election committee to withhold the result until Jan 6. The recount was done thrice before the election committee asked both the groups […]