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Monthly Archives: February 2020

PTI govt’s social media rules will ‘cripple’ digital economy

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ISLAMABAD: The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has warned that the government’s new social media rules would “severely cripple” the growth of the Pakistan’s digital economy and make it “extremely difficult” for companies to provide their services to country’s users and businesses. In a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan dated February 15, the AIC — an association representing […]


APNS condoles demise of mother of newspaper chief editor

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) expressed its grief over the sad demise of the wife of Late Abdul Rashid Ghazi and grandmother of Humayun Tariq, Chief Editor Daily Business Report, Faisalabad, says a press release on Sunday. APNS President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali have expressed their condolence to the bereaved […]


Why rulers are fearful of media?

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Present government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is not different from the past regimes when it comes to ‘restrict’ the media through ‘black laws’. The rulers love independent press when they are in Opposition and hate the same when in power. Fresh attempts are being made to restrict the ‘social media’ through ‘secretive regulations’ aimed […]


Punjabi radio channel to air first children’s show

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LAHORE: The FM 95 Punjab Rung radio channel is all set to start broadcasting a new programme for children, Jag Mag Kerday Taray. The programme, which will air at 7am, will feature poems, folklores, anecdotes, sayings, quotes, quizzes, discussion on issues such as climate, plantation, pollution, waste management, hygiene, mannerism, sense of responsibility, grooming , […]


Journalist found dead in Mehrabpur

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: The body of a local journalist, Aziz Memon, was found in a water channel in Mehrabpur on Sunday. The body was recovered from Gaddo Branch with a wire tied around the neck, showing signs of strangulation. Sources said Mr Memon, who was associated with TV channel KTN and Sindhi daily Kawish, had asked […]


پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

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درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]


Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

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Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]


Indictment in DHA double murder case delayed again

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A sessions court on Saturday gave a final chance to the DHA double murder suspects to ensure that their lawyers are present in the next hearing, warning them that if they are a no-show again, the court itself will provide them with lawyers. Atif Zaman and his brother Adil Zaman were booked for the murders […]


Anti-polio campaign: Cricketer, anchors join Geo News to eliminate crippling disease

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KARACHI: The Geo News along with anchorpersons and celebrities, including several top cricketers and actors, appealed to the people of Pakistan to get their children inoculated against poliovirus to save the future generation from the life-crippling disease. The Geo News was joined by former cricketer Moin Khan, anchorpersons Saleem Safi, Shehzad Iqbal, and Absa Komal […]


CJP comes out in support of cyber laws

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LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed said on Saturday the government needed to work seriously on cyber laws and enhance capacity of law-enforcement agencies to deal with the cyber crimes. He was speaking at a seminar on cyber laws, organised by the Punjab Judicial Academy in a local hotel on Saturday. The CJP said […]


Govt urged to withdraw ‘curbs’ on social media

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ISLAMABAD: As criticism of the government over new social media regulations continues, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) urged the government to reconsider its decision. The HRCP has expressed concern over the rules under which the curbs on social media will enable the designated authorities to […]


No verdict on Zindagi Tamasha yet

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Almost a month into the postponed release of Sarmad Khoosat-directed Zindagi Tamasha, the film is nowhere to be seen, not in cinema houses and not even on TV or a streaming service thus far. The film marked Sarmad Khoosat’s return to direction after Manto in which he also played the titular role. But, Zindagi Tamasha […]


HBL PSL 2020 schedule of Media Day announced

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To provide better player access to the media during the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced to organise Media Days in the lead up to its flagship event, which will be attended by all the sides. The Media Days, to be held in Karachi and Lahore from 15th-18th February, […]


Regulating social media in public interest, says Fawad

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Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that regulating social media was in public interest, besides bringing the social media companies under Pakistan’s legal framework was imperative. The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has notified Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, to ensure prevention of online content related to […]