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Daily Archives: February 3, 2020

Imran removes Iftikhar Durrani as special assistant on media

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday removed Special Assistant to the PM on Media Affairs Iftikhar Durrani from the federal cabinet, according to a media report. The report stated that after Durrani’s removal, the size of the federal cabinet has now shrunk to 47. There are now 25 federal ministers, four ministers of state, five […]

Online sale, advertisement of tobacco products banned

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ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed a ban on online advertisement of tobacco products and stopped tobacco companies from displaying power walls and posters at their sale points. “As per Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-smokers Health Ordinance 2002, there is a ban on advertisement of tobacco products in print and electronic media. However, companies […]

Social media is place for clash, seminar on tolerance told

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KARACHI: Ways to deal with extremism and increase tolerance and harmony among the people of this country were two main things in focus at a seminar titled ‘Tolerant Pakistan’ organised by Positive Media Communications (PMC) at a hotel here on Saturday. Dr Tabassum Khan, chairman of SG Group of Companies, the moderator for the evening, […]

CPNE criticises proposals for advertising policy

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has opposed the government’s proposed advertising policy, terming the state of media freedom in the country alarming. The CPNE said in a statement after a meeting of its standing committee on Sunday that imposing restrictions on freedom of expression was a violation of basic human rights. Arif […]

Pakistan court grants bail to activists, drops sedition charges

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Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani court has dismissed “sedition” charges against 23 rights activists arrested at a protest in the capital, ordering authorities to grant them bail so they may be released from prison. The Islamabad High Court ruled on Monday that the activists had been proceeded against unfairly and asked authorities to review the […]

Senate body asks media house to pay worker’s outstanding two month salaries forthwith

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday asked media houses to pay at least two month outstanding salaries to their respective workers forthwith and directed Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to submit details of the financial health of the (defaulting) media channels. Chairman of the committee Faisal Javed directed Ministry […]