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PTV refutes plans to raise license fee

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Television Corporation said it recorded profit of Rs 300 million in fiscal year 2018-19 and that reports about increase of license fee from Rs 35 to Rs 100 are baseless. Due to the revamping and reforms agenda, corporation has recorded an operation profit Rs300 million in Fiscal Year 2018-19 after consecutive loss of previous […]


Media Crisis Joint Action Committee formed

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists have constituted the Media Crisis Joint Action Committee to deal with the problems of journalists. The committee, headed by the PFUJ ex-secretary CR Shamsi, will start its organised struggle for the rights of media persons, says a press release on Thursday. The decision to form this committee was taken in an unusual […]


Woman booked after her dog attacks anchor

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A female anchor has filed an FIR at the Darakhshan police station in Karachi against a woman whose dog attacked her in the upmarket Defence neighbourhood. Police said they have registered the FIR on the complaint of anchorwoman Qandeel Nasra. The complaint states that Qandeel lives in a residential apartment building in Defence Phase-V on […]


Coronavirus: Social media aids spread of misinformation

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ISLAMABAD: At least 170 people have died as a result of outbreak of coronavirus. The virus has spread to many countries. But not only has the virus spread, so too has misinformation. The other day in Lahore, a fake news quoting health and food authorities was viral on the social media that mutton was the […]


Pemra overreach

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AS the space for freedoms of information, speech and expression continues to shrink rapidly in Pakistan, the internet is still seen as the last refuge for independent voices despite the arbitrary and ever-expanding censorship regime unleashed by the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act. Now, Pemra seems determined to deliver the final nail in the coffin. […]


PIC fines NADRA and LESCO

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has imposed fine on Public Information Officers (PIOs) of NADRA and LESCO for not obeying its order to provide information under The Right of Access to Information Act, 2017. As per details, the PIC has directed the Chairman of National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) and Chief Officer (CO) […]


2019 in review – Pakistan: Crackdown on human rights intensifies

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In 2019, the authorities tightened their control over freedom of expression, failed to uphold commitments to legislate against torture and enforced disappearances and prevailed upon shrinking the space for civil society to defend and promote human rights, Amnesty International said as the human rights organization released its annual report on events in the Asia-Pacific region. […]


Lahore biennale concludes

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Lahore Biennale concluded successfully in the city where as many as 88 artists from 40 different countries displayed their artwork at different locations in the city. The event proved a best source of contact between local and international artists. The citizens of Lahore also took interest in these exhibitions and they enjoyed the impressions of […]


Karigar Mela showcases traditional products made by Sindh artisans

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KARACHI: Showcasing Sindh’s traditional products designed and made by thousands of artisans and craftspersons in various ecological zones of the province, the two-day Karigar Mela organised by the Thardeep Rural Development Prog-ramme (TRDP) concluded at a hotel here on Wedne­sday. The handicraft stalls in the main lawn of a local hotel were attracting many people […]


TikTok clip lands Haripur teacher, female student in trouble

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ABBOTTABAD:A short video clip has landed a young college teacher and his female student in trouble as they have been expelled by the administration for “violating discipline” after the clip went viral on social networking platforms. The clip – which shows Rafaqat Hussain, an English lecturer at Postgraduate College Haripur, with his student Zainab Ali – was […]


Need stressed for transparency in giving ads to media

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday acknowledged the need for digitisation in the attached departments of the information and broadcasting ministry to bring transparency, especially in giving advertisements to media. “As long as we do not minimise human interaction and reduce the discretionary powers of the officials the […]


Hameed Haroon files suit against Jami over defamatory statements

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KARACHI: The Dawn chief executive officer, Hameed Haroon, on Wednesday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) against filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood, popularly known as Jami, for making “defamatory statements” against him. Mr Haroon through his lawyer filed a suit in the SHC and submitted that the accusations levelled by Jami were baseless and unfounded and maintained […]


KPC Condemns Continued Denial of Internet to Media Outlets

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ISLAMABAD: The Kashmir Press Club (KPC) in Srinagar has strongly condemned the continued denial of internet services to media organizations and working journalists in the Kashmir Valley and asked the Indian government to restore them immediately. The issue was discussed at a meeting of the KPC’s office-bearers and special invitees, Kashmir Media Service reported. A […]


Pemra proposal to regulate online content services rejected

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ISLAMABAD: A total of 19 organisations and 36 prominent individuals have rejected a Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) proposal to regulate internet television and over-the-top (OTT) content services. The critics described the proposal as an attempt to gag voices that have disappeared from mainstream electronic media and turned to internet television, also known as […]