Daily Archives: February 26, 2020

Funds To Include In PSDP For Journalists’ Welfare: Chief Minister

Pakistan Press Foundation

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan on Wednesday said provincial government would include more funds in next provincial public sector development program (PSDP) for the welfare of journalists and construction of Journalist Colony in Balochistan. He expressed these views while addressing at oath taking ceremony of new elected member of Balochistan Union Journalist […]


Zindagi Tamasha: Sindh Board of Film Censors issues a release

A month has passed. Sarmad Khoosat, the director of the film, maintains he has said all that he felt he needed to say in a letter addressing those in the echelon of state power. He maintained that his film was passed by the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) with some cuts that he was […]


‘Rapid changes in social media may break 30-year media evolution cycle’

There seems to be a 30-year cycle in the evolution of the media in the world. In 1920 radio became popular across the globe and then television rose to fame in 1950. By the mid 80’s live satellite TV got the world’s attention. In December 2009 came Facebook, which also changed the dynamics of the […]


Durrani resigns as SAPM on Media

ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Media Affairs, Iftikhar Durrani, on Tuesday officially resigned from his position. According to sources, the prime minister has accepted his resignation. Durrani maintained that despite leaving the PTI government, he had full confidence in PM Imran’s leadership and he would continue to work as a member of the […]


Social media curbs setback to Pakistan, says Wells

KARACHI: United Sta­tes chief diplomat for South Asian affairs Alice Wells has termed the new restrictions on social media platforms in Pakistan a “setback” for freedom of expression and development of digital economy. In a memo dated Jan 28, the federal cabinet approved the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, that outline extensive guidelines […]


Cabinet stops short of okaying bill for journalists protection

ISLAMABAD : The federal cabinet on Tuesday stopped short of giving its formal approval to a comprehensive draft bill prepared by the human rights ministry which aims to “promote and effectively ensure the independence, impartiality, safety and freedom of expression of journalists and media professionals”. Instead, the cabinet gave its approval “in principle” to club […]


‘Insulting’ PM: FIA looks into complaint against TV anchor

ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime wing is looking into a complaint filed by a member of the ruling PTI against hosts of a satirical show of a private TV channel for “insulting” Prime Minister Imran Khan. “We are looking into the matter and will decide on it in the light of the relevant […]


Protest over delay in arrest of journalist’s ‘killers’

NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Journalists from different parts of Sindh on Tuesday held a protest demonstration and sit-in outside the Naushahro Feroze SSP’s office over failure of police to arrest “killers” of their professional colleague, Aziz Memon, whose body was found floating in a canal in Mehrabpur on Feb 16. The protesters came from Nawabshah, Sanghar, Dadu […]


Journalist killed in Swat attack

MINGORA: A journalist, who was also a local leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and member of the peace committee, was shot dead in the Shakardara area of tehsil Matta on Tuesday. According to police, Javedullah Khan was going to his fields in his car when some unidentified assailants opened fire on his vehicle, leaving […]