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Monthly Archives: January 2020

APNS condemns ‘Centralized Advertisement Policy’

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“A meeting of the Federal Capital Committee of the APNS was held on Wednesday January 20, 2020 at Islamabad. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman Mohsin Bilal. “The members of the Federal Capital Committee unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the implementation of Centralized Advertising Policy of the Federal Government. It was stated that the […]


PTV to outsource recoveries worth Rs3 billion

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ISLAMABAD: The board of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has decided to outsource recovery of Rs3 billion of its receivables and pay 25% of the amount in reward. In a meeting held in November last year, the board also approved Leave Preparatory to Retirement for its employees in a bid to send employees home before the […]


Violence and harassment against journalists

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Ranked 42nd among 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index, Pakistan continues to remain one of the most dangerous places for journalists. In its “Media Freedoms Report, 2019″, the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) makes the distressing revelation that at least seven journalists were murdered during the last year alone. In the previous […]


Govt making rules to curb social media propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology has told a parliamentary panel that it has started chalking out rules to combat false propaganda spread through social media platforms. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology was told on Wednesday that PC-1 for a project aimed at preventing cybercrime has also been approved. The NA panel, chaired […]


Adab Festival to begin at Karachi Arts Council on January 31

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The second Adab Festival will start from January 31, 2020 at Pakistan Arts Council Karachi. This three-day Adab Festival is a new Silk Route through which traditions, ideas, literature and the arts and their luscious fruit can travel and enter the hearts of people in every part of Pakistan and the world, Ameen Saiyid, founder […]


Federal govt stops release of Zindagi Tamasha

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has stopped the release of Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film Zindagi Tamasha and formed a committee to review the movie. The film, written by Nirmal Bano, a fresh graduate from NCA, was set to release on January 24, 2020. Directed and co-produced by Sarmad Khoosat along with his sister Kanwal Khoosat, Zindagi […]


Notices to Pemra, censor board on plea against drama serial

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LAHORE: A civil judge on Wednesday issued notices to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Central Censor Board and other respondents on a petition seeking an order to halt the final episode of popular television drama serial “Mere Pass Tum Ho”. Ms Maham filed the petition through her counsel Majid Chaudhry, pleading that the […]


PM asks Facebook to support Pakistani startups

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met several heads of digital and technology firms, including Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and YouTube Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki. During the meetings held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the prime minister invited the tech firms to invest in Pakistan. He asked […]


PFUJ condemns death of Capital TV cameraman due to non payment of salaries

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KARACHI: G. M. Jamali President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem have expressed their profound grief upon the tragic demise of Capital TV Cameraman Fayyaz Ali. According to details cameraman Fayyaz Ali was suffering from severe stress due to financial crisis as his employers had not paid him salaries […]


Bail denied to journalist accused of making ‘anti-state’ remarks on social media

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LAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Thursday denied bail to journalist Azharul Haq, who has been accused of making ‘anti-state’ remarks and criticising former military strongman General (r) Pervez Musharraf on the social media. Presenting his arguments, Haq’s lawyer told Judicial Magistrate Amir Raza that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has leveled a baseless allegation against […]


Small businesses: Unnecessary licences to be done away with: BoI chief


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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Switzerland will expose the true face of India before the international community. Briefing mediapersons at a joint press conference with Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Zubair Gilani, she said the […]


Cash-starved PTV seeks increase in licence fee

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ISLAMABAD: With no business plan of its own, the cash-starved Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) is seeking to pass on Rs20 billion additional cost of its operations to the country’s electricity consumers already overburdened by up to 40 per cent increase in their power tariff over the past 18 months. The PTV board of directors, mostly […]


SHC seeks statement of payment by Sindh govt to ad agencies

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the provincial director (advertisement) to submit a statement showing year-wise amount paid by the information department to advertisement agencies till Feb 6. A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar, passed this directive on a petition filed by the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) […]


Veteran journalist narrates story of his half-a-century journalistic career

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ISLAMABAD: Mark Twain once wrote that, “In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.” Hanif Khalid, the name associated with leading National Urdu daily ‘Jang’ since almost 50 years from sub-editor to reporter to chief reporter and then […]