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Govt launches virus information service on WhatsApp

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KARACHI: The government has launched a “WhatsApp Corona Helpline” to combat misinformation and deliver updates on the country’s most popular messaging service. Starting Monday, WhatsApp users across the country can reach out to the health ministry on +923001111166 for credible information, awareness resources, latest statistics, or finding the nearest lab for testing. To contact the […]

Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Shujaat say Jang-Geo editor-in-chief should be released

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LAHORE: PML-N President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and PML-Q President and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain have demanded release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. In a message on Monday, Shahbaz prayed that God gift health to Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman’s elder son Mir Javed Rahman. He said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman should be released on humanitarian […]

Politicians, civil rights activists demand release of Mir Shakil

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ISLAMABAD: The arrest of Jang Geo Media Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a 34-year-old property case was roundly condemned on Sunday, with many prominent users demanding his immediate release. Senior politicians from across the spectrum, journalists from major media outlets and other notables tweeted in favour of the veteran […]

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s bail plea: LHC directs NAB to submit reply by Thursday

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit reply till Thursday to a petition, filed against the detention of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, in relation to a 34 -year-old property case. A two-member LHC bench, headed by Justice SardarNaeem Ahmad, was hearing two petitions pertaining to the […]

NAB allows Jang chief editor to see ailing brother

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau(NAB) has allowed Jang Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir ShakilurRehman to meet his ailing brother Mir JavedurRehman for a day. According to NAB, MrRehman can travel to Karachi to see his brother but he will remain in the bureau’s custody. “During the physical remand it is the prerogative of the court to give […]

Govt believes in freedom of expression: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting DrFirdousAshiqAwan said on Monday that the government believes in freedom of expression. Talking to the media organisations’ owners and journalists here, who called on her, she said the government would continue to provide facilities for responsible journalism. She further said that settlement of the […]

Pakistani cities take part in online events to commemorate Earth Hour

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Karachi: In the midst of the global COVID-19 health crisis, Earth Hour marked a moment of solidarity for the planet as global communities united and organised events digitally on Saturday. Pakistan commemorated Earth Hour 2020 entirely online, and the virtual events were observed in different cities across the country. To conserve energy and show commitment […]

The News, Jang Publisher Mir Javed Rahman falls ill

KARACHI: Roznama Jang and The News Publisher and Printer, Chairman Jang Group and Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Akhbar-e-Jahan Mir Javed Rahman, the eldest son of Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman, and brother of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, is in critical condition. Mir Javed Rahman is being treated at a private hospital in Karachi. According to the hospital report, he is suffering […]

Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden

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KARACHI: A journalist Sajid Hussain, formerly associated with The News in Karachi, has been missing since March 2 in Uppsala city of Sweden and his whereabouts are unknown yet. Swedish Police have also been informed about Hussain’s disappearance and he was added on a missing person database on March 5. Stockholm Police’s spokes- person told […]

Media outlet’s anchorperson tests positive for Covid-19

A 24-year-old news anchor of a private media outlet in Lahore tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the tally of the confirmed cases in Punjab has jumped to 497. The number of the COVID-19 cases is increasing sharply in Punjab, as another media worker has been tested positive in the province. Earlier two producers of […]

Pakistan commemorates Earth Hour 2020 completely online

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KARACHI: Earth Hour was observed all over Pakistan, like the rest of the world, on Saturday, though virtually or on an individual basis. The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) notified through a press release earlier that there would not be any event on the ground as it always used to be with the switching […]

Leading businessmen demand release of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief

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ISLAMABAD: Leading businessmen and office-holders of different chambers of commerce have condemned the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of Jang and Geo Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanded his immediate release. Former senior vice president of FPCCI, Secretary General United Business Group (SZ) and Chairman Baig Group Mirza Ikhtiar Baig said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman has […]

APNS urges PM to announce relief package for print media

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ISLAMABAD:  All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce a five-point relief package for the survival of a free print media. APNS further stated that government had already announced an economic relief package on March 25 and has assured further reliefs to businesses which are critically affected by the present situation […]

LHC grants bail to journalist in hate material case

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The Lahore High Court on Friday granted post-arrest bail to journalist Izharul Haq in a case of sharing hate material on social media against state institution. The FIA had lodged the FIR under section 505 of Pakistan Penal Code (inciting people against armed forces) and section 11/20 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. According […]