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Daily Archives: March 16, 2020

President Arif Alvi calls for virus awareness via ‘social media weapons’

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasised the need for preventing coronavirus from spreading through national awareness and strict compliance with “simple measures by all of us”. “It is not a political issue but a national one. The war hero’s role is yours thru ur weapons of social media & ur phone messages. Don’t stop […]


Sammy given honorary membership of KPC

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KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi’s head coach and former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Sunday was granted honorary membership of Karachi Press Club. A brief ceremony was held here at the Moin Khan Academy on Sunday, where KPC president Irfan Faraan and secretary Arman Sabir gave the membership letter to Sammy, who said it was a […]


Protest rallies in Sindh against Mir Shakil’s arrest

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SUKKUR: Sindh Journalists’ Council and Small Traders Union Sukkur have taken out a protest rally against the arbitrary arrest of editor-in-chief Jang/Geo group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. After marching on the streets, the rally terminated at the Ghanta Ghar, Sukkur. It was led by senior journalists Sahil Jogi, KB Sheikh and President Sukkur Small Traders Union Javeed […]


Arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman: Journalists continue country-wide protest

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ISLAMABAD: Protests by journalists continued in different parts of the country against the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanded his immediate release. Former Senator and former federal minister for information and broadcasting Javed Jabbar strongly condemned the arbitrary, unlawful arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by NAB and requested the Lahore High Court and […]


Kasur journalists condemn Mir Shakil’s detention

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KASUR: Journalists and members of civil society condemned strongly the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman at Kasur on Sunday. Journalists, lawyers, traders, students and people from various walks of life took out a protest rally from Chandni Chowk upto Railway Station and raised slogans in favour of Mir Shakil and against the government. […]


Govt wants its version believed on Mir Shakil’s arrest

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ISLAMABAD: “Whenever the name of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pops up, visible anger and displeasure can be seen on the prime minister’s face. The reason of this unhappiness is that Imran Khan wants if his opponents are nabbed by NAB, then they should not be released. But what is happening is totally opposite to what […]


NAB summons Nawaz in Jang group owner case

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before it on March 20 in the case against Jang group owner Mir Shalikur Rehman. According to NAB, Nawaz Sharif had illegally leased 54-kanal land to Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in 1986 and he was summoned to record his […]


Slain journalist Memon’s body exhumed

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Slain journalist Aziz Memon’s body exhumed in the presence of sessions court judge presiding over the case on Sunday. The body of the deceased journalist who has been claimed to have been killed under controversial circumstances was taken to the coroner’s office for an autopsy. DNA samples and specimens have been taken from the dead […]


President Arif Alvi calls for virus awareness via ‘social media weapons’

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasised the need for preventing coronavirus from spreading through national awareness and strict compliance with “simple measures by all of us”. “It is not a political issue but a national one. The war hero’s role is yours thru ur weapons of social media & ur phone messages. Don’t stop […]


PM’s aide calls for avoiding media debate on Jang group owner’s arrest

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that correlating the arrest of a certain person over allegation of some business wrongdoing with the freedom of media is not only unjustified but also against journalistic ethics and norms. Addressing a press conference on here Friday, she said that […]