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Daily Archives: March 17, 2020

Speakers urge Media to promote progressive portrayal of women

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The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a seminar entitled “Inclusive and Equal Portrayal of Women by the Media” on 12th March 2020. It was held in connection with Media4Women Campaign running from March 1st to March 15th in partnership with the Free Press Unlimited. Tasneem Ahmar, Executive Director at Uks Research Centre on Women and […]

CCP’s orders set principles of fair advertising

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The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP)’s recent enforcement orders against firms engaging in deceptive marketing practices, set key principles of fair advertising, and serve as essential guidelines both for marketers and producers of goods and services. In an order passed against a leading dairy company, which was fined Rs 35 million for deceptive marketing, the […]

Government to set up media wing to lead digital diplomacy

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to set up a 23-member media team to devise and lead strategy around digital diplomacy, Dawn has learned. According to prime minister’s focal person on digital media Dr Arslan Khalid, the cabinet had three weeks ago approved the allocation of a supplementary grant of Rs42.791 million during the current […]

Freedom of media

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It is a matter of shame that even after 73 years of independence our governments have not realized and understood the importance of freedom of expression. We have had a long history of demonstrations and movements against the highhandedness of the various governments that tried to suppress the media – both electronic and print. Today […]

Journalists continue countrywide protests against arrest of Mir Shakil

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ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI/ LAHORE: The workers of Geo, Jang and The News lodged protest on Monday outside the Geo News offices in Islamabad on the call of Joint Action Committee of the workers of Geo and Jang Group against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and closure and shifting of Geo from its original position to […]

Facts expose NAB’s fishy handling of Jang/Geo chief’s case

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ISLAMABAD: From call up notice of NAB’s “Complaint Verification Cell” to the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang/Geo Group, the entire handling of the case by the Bureau’s Lahore office was both unusual and fishy. Following is the account of the events that raises serious questions about the conduct of the NAB: […]

Amnesty Int’l concerned over Jang/Geo head’s arrest

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COLOMBO/BRUSSELS: Amnesty International Monday expressed deep concern over the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman. A twitter message sai: “Amnesty International is deeply concerned with the arrest of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rahman in what appears to be yet another incident of harassment of journalists in Pakistan. He must be guaranteed a fair […]

Three opposition parties file petition against arrest of Jang group owner

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Three opposition parties — the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) — have jointly filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against what they called a crackdown by the government on Geo TV and the arrest of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman. Hearing another petition in this […]

‘Yedinci Koğuştaki Mucize’ released in Pakistan after success of Turkish TV series

fter having enjoyed a wide range of Turkish dramas, Pakistani audiences are now being entranced by Turkish cinema in the country’s theaters. Almost 45 movie theaters screened the Turkish film “Yedinci Koğuştaki Mucize” (Miracle in Cell no. 7), which was released by the media company HKC Entertainment on Friday. HKC Entertainment CEO Hammad Chahuhdary said: […]

Courts should take suo moto to prevent NAB’s excesses: Javed Jabbar

KARACHI: Senator (retd) Javed Jabbar has strongly condemned the arbitrary, unlawful arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by NAB on 12th March 2020 in Lahore and requested the Punjab High Court and the Supreme Court to swiftly take suo moto notice of this blatant injustice against the head of one of Pakistan’s major media groups. Far from […]

Won’t allow harm to judiciary, media: LHC

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought a report and para-wise comments from the National Accountability Bureau on a petition seeking the release of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman after setting aside his illegal arrest in a 34-year-old property case. Ms Shaheena Shakil, wife of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, has moved a habeas corpus petition in […]

A journalist ‘wrongly’ tweets Alex Hales tested positive for Coronavirus; the opener gives a fitting response

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The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was called off on Tuesday amid Coronavirus outbreak. Rather according to PCB, an overseas player, who left Pakistan a few days ago, developed symptoms of Coronavirus which led to them taking the tough days. Moreover, the former Pakistan cricketer and commentator, Ramiz Raja confirmed that the cricketer was Alex Hales […]