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Daily Archives: January 28, 2020

Fawad Chaudhry asks Netflix, Amazon to invest in Pakistan

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While praising recently concluded Pakistani drama series ‘Mere Pass Tum Ho’ Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudray has urged global tech giants Amazon and Netflix to invest in Pakistan. He said Pakistan has a lot of talent and they won’t be disappointed if they invest in Pakistan entertainment industry. “Must congratulate ARY for showing […]

Illegal recruitment: IHC issues notices to Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a notice to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in a petition challenging the illegal recruitment in the regulatory body. A single member bench, comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah, heard the petition on January 14 and issued notices to the federation, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, […]

Media crisis

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TO say that the Pakistani media is going through a grave crisis would be an understatement. The drop in revenues and stagnant state of the national economy overall has had a devastating effect on the country’s media organisations, with salaries slashed and hundreds of workers laid off. To add to this, many organisations have not […]

Media organisations must face audit: Shahzad Akbar

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said on Monday that audit of media organisations must also be conducted. Addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the Islamabad High Court Journalists Association here, Shahzad Akbar said there must be no compromise on the freedom of expression. He said freedom of expression cannot be denied […]

Govt and media state’s key pillars, says CM

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday said the government and media were two important pillars of the state and their strong bond was imperative for the dispensation of justice to the people and resolution of their problems, transparency of affairs, and the successful execution of development schemes. “A strong liaison exists between […]

Professor Sharif al Mujahid laid to rest

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Professor Sharif al Mujahid, a founding member of the Karachi University’s Mass Communication Department, passed away on Monday morning. He was 93 years old. His funeral prayers were offered at Masjid-e-Ibrahim in the KU after Namaz-e-Asr. Later, he was buried at the Karachi University Graveyard. KU acting vice chancellor Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, who […]

Senior journalist Khalique Zuberi passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Khalique Zuberi passed away on Monday after a brief ailment. He was 80. His Namaz-i-Janaza (funeral prayer) was offered at the National Press Club which was attended by his colleagues, relatives and a large number of journalists. Later, he was buried at H-11 graveyard. Mr Zuberi started his career from PPI in […]

Sindh Government has setup an independent body of Sindh information commission for smooth process of RTI

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The Government of Sindh has setup an independent body of Sindh information commission with an objective to oversee and ensure smooth process of Right to Information RTI in every Government Department/ Organization functioning under the umbrella of Sindh. Designated officers under section-7 of Sindh RTI act 2016 have already been appointed by Government of Sindh […]

President’s Secretariat refuses to share information requested by a citizen

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The President’s Secretariat has refused to share information requested by a citizen under the Right of Access to Information Act 2017, arguing that the Office of the President and the President’s Secretariat do not fall within the preview of the Right of Access to Information Act 2017, and were not bound to share any information […]