Daily Archives: February 14, 2020

Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 109th birth anniversary observed

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad: Famous intellectual, revolutionary Urdu Poet ‘Faiz Ahmad Faiz’ was remembered on his 109th birth anniversary on Thursday. Faiz Ahmad Faiz was born on February 13, 1911 in Sialkot, the birthplace of Poet of the East, Allama Muhammad Iqbal. After having completing his education, Faiz worked as a teacher, journalist and a politician as well. […]


World Radio Day celebrated in KP for the first time

Pakistan Press Foundation

PESHAWAR: The newly formed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Radio Broadcasters Forum celebrated the World Radio Day here Thursday. It was the first time that the World Radio Day was celebrated in Peshawar. The cabinet of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Radio Broadcasters Forum took oath of office from senior journalist and broadcaster Rahimullah Yusufzai. The cabinet embodied diversity as […]


Radio is not dying, rather thriving the world over, moot told

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The radio professionals, broadcasters and people associated with the industry gathered at the Arts Council on Thursday to mark World Radio Day and strongly negated the impression that the mode of communication, entertainment and information had lost its credibility and popularity in the world. They said that except for Pakistan, radio was still thriving […]


Seminar discusses media’s role in fight against polio

Pakistan Press Foundation

QUETTA:Balochistan Coordinator of Emergency Operation Center Rashid Razzaq said the fight against polio is a national cause in which everybody has to play their role, lauding the media for playing a positive part in the drive. Addressing a day-long workshop titled “The Role of Media in the Polio Campaign”, Razzaq said polio has almost ended […]


Digital firms ask govt to rethink rules for online regulation

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has regretted that the Pakistan government released its rules on regulating social media without consulting stakeholders and urged the authorities to reconsider its move. The AIC is an industry association that comprises leading internet and technology companies, namely Facebook, Twitter, Google, Amazon, AirBnb, Apple, Booking.com, Expedia Group, Grab, LinkedIn, […]


New rules framed only to regulate social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – The federal government has framed new rules to regulate social media in the country in order to mitigate its misuse in national interest. The government has made it clear that new rules have nothing to do with placing any curb on social media . Yesterday talking to the media persons outside the Parliament, […]


PFUJ rejects attempt to regulate social media platforms

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has rejected new sets of rules approved by the federal government to regulate social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even TikTok and termed it as an attempt to control freedom of speech and expression, guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution. In a joint statement issued […]


Government defends social media rules amid criticism

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: As criticism continues to pour down on the government for approving a set of rules to regulate social media in the country, ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) officials defended the move, saying it’s meant to protect citizens from harmful content. “There was no mechanism in place to protect our citizens’ interests [… and] our national […]