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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Advertising policy only after consultation with APNS: PIO

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KARACHI: The Principal Information Officer, Muhammad Tahir Hassan, has stated that the Ministry of Information has framed an advertising policy, which will be implemented after consultation with the APNS and other stakeholders. Muhammad Tahir Hassan, PIO, explained the salient features of draft media policy and asked the APNS to provide its suggestions and observations so […]


PTV justifies increase in licence fee

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ISLAMABAD: The state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) justified its proposal of raising its revenue by increasing TV licence fees, included in consumers’ electricity bills, saying that public broadcasters around the world are supported by their governments to project their national narrative and that the current amount being charged is a paltry sum of money. According to […]


KPC holds training for cybercrime reporting

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To provide knowledge to journalists about cybercrimes and their impact on society, the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Saturday organised a training seminar in the club’s auditorium. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Additional Director Faizullah Korejo, FIA Deputy Director Abdul Ghaffar and Media Matters for Democracy’s program manager Hija Karman gave lectures to the participants, explaining […]


Notices issued over Faisal Vawda petition

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KARACHI: A local court issued on Saturday notices to the South Karachi SSP and Mithadar SHO over a plea seeking the registration of a case against Federal Water Resources Minister Faisal Vawda. South district sessions judge was hearing the plea at Karachi City Court. The petitioner, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qadir Khan Mandokhel, maintained […]


Firdous vows to safeguard rights of media workers

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Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that it is the foremost priority of government to safeguard due rights of media workers. Talking to media persons on Saturday, she said the salary related issues of media workers will be resolved soon in consultation with all stakeholders. She […]


College bans teacher, student over TikTok video

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HARIPUR: The administration of a local college has banned the entry of a teacher and a female student to the institution after a video showing them together in an indecent posture got viral on social media, sources said on Saturday. Official sources at the Government Postgraduate College for Boys, Haripur, said the video of a […]


Financial crunch behind media industry woes: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has acknowledged that the media industry is facing problems because of the country’s “financial crunch”. She has, however, rejected some reports that the government has imposed a ban on the release of advertisements to two big media groups of the […]


Workshop on social media news held at SU

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“We live in an era where information and misinformation closely compete one another on print media, electronic media and social media; mounting tremendous pressure on users to double-check the veracity of the news before further dissemination.” Sindh University’s Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat said this in his address as event president at one-day […]


Kaira lashes out at PM for suggesting masses to avoid newspaper, TV

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LAHORE -PPP has expressed surprise on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s suggestion to the masses to avoid reading newspapers and watching TV channels for failing ‘propaganda’ by the opposition against performance of the government. PPP Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the PM was advising people to stay away from newspapers and TV channels at the […]


Journalists demand removal of Lahore CTO

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LAHORE: Journalists continued their protest against Chief Traffic Officer Lahore Capt (retd) Malik Liaqat and demanded his immediate removal from the office. The journalists, led by Lahore Press Club President Arshad Ansari, staged a protest demonstration outside the Punjab Assembly and decided to hold a complete boycott of the government coverage until the CTO Lahore […]


Court refuses to stop screening of drama serial

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LAHORE: A civil court on Friday refused to stay the exhibition of the last episode of drama serial Mere Paas Tum Ho. The petitioner, Maham Jamshed, had filed a petition through her counsel Majid Chaudhry stating that women as a whole had been ridiculed and shown as a disrespected segment of society in the drama. […]


No response from Twitter, YouTube: No treaty with Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Twitter and YouTube administrations have not responded to even a single query on social media information as Pakistan has not signed the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty. According to the National Assembly Standing Committee on IT, 89 applications were sent to Twitter and 35 to YouTube, but there was no reply. Facebook responded to 1,655 […]


Journalists protest in Islamabad, demanding justice for late colleague

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ISLAMABAD: Reporters and media personnel staged a demonstration on Thursday in front of the Ministry of Information for protest against delayed salaries, especially in light of the death of a colleague, who had not been paid for 10 months. “This is our final warning to the government and media channel owners as we have suffered […]


Media in chains

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SADLY, the Pakistan Media Freedom Report 2019 by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors contains little that is new or reassuring for journalists in the country. Indeed, it underscores the intimidating conditions in which they are compelled to work. According to the report, at least seven media persons were killed — murders that remain unsolved […]