Daily Archives: January 20, 2020

Symbolic blood donation: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan condemns negative campaign on social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday condemned a negative campaign going on against her over her symbolic blood donation act in Lahore. Addressing a press conference in Sialkot, she said she participated in a function of Sundas Foundation, organised for collection of blood donations for haemophilia […]


Advertisements fixed on street light poles on Sharea Faisal removed

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Sunday carried out an anti-encroachment operation on Sunday night against advertisements installed on street light poles on Sharea Faisal and Shahrah-e-Quaideen in District East. According to a statement issued by the anti-encroachment department of the KMC, the operation started at around 7pm against the illegally installed streamers on poles […]


CPNE report depicts grim picture of media freedom

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: At least seven journalists were reportedly murdered and 60 booked under anti-terrorism and other laws last year as media in Pakistan continued to face extreme pressure. This was revealed by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) in its Pakistan Media Freedom Report 2019 issued on Sunday. The report says that although Article 19 […]


Activist Jalila Haider released after being held by FIA for 7 hours at Lahore Airport

Pakistan Press Foundation

Lawyer and human rights activist Jalila Haider was released on Monday after being detained by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for seven hours at the Lahore airport, Dawn reported. Haider, while talking to Dawn, said that she was stopped by airport authorities when she was boarding a flight to the United Kingdom, where she had […]