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Daily Archives: March 28, 2020

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 […]

Media not spreading coronavirus, says secretary information

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Akbar Hussain Durrani has said that newspapers were not the source for spreading coronavirus, so there was no proposal under consideration to slap ban on printing of newspapers. He also said that the government would not impose any kind of ban on TV channels. In an exclusive […]

PM Imran Khan says free media must for democracy

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that independent media is necessary for democracy. He said that the independent media has a crucial role in democracy, as it worked as a watchdog and if he was sincere, he would take action against a minister, pointed out to be involved in corrupt practices. He said […]

How NAB chairman demolishes his own case against Mir Shakil!

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ISLAMABAD: On November 9, 2018, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had issued a press release conveying incumbent NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal’s direction for initiation of Bureau’s action against “frivolous complaints” received by the anti-graft body. The press release clearly read, “During the Inquiry process, accused and complainant are called for recording of their statements in […]

Industrialists, traders, economists slam Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: A cross-section of country’s top industrialists, traders and economists have expressed their serious concerns over the arrest of Jang-Geo Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanded his quick release. Talking to the Geo News reporter, Riaz Andy they said that by arresting Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who was present in the country and his assets are also […]

Ishtiaq Baig expresses concerns over extension of Mir Shakil’s remand

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KARACHI: President PML-N Business Forum Mirza Ishtiaq Baig has expressed his concerns over extension of 14-day physical remand of Jang/GEO Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman by Lahore Accountability Court. Baig said Islamabad High Court has ordered to release over 408 prisoners in the view of coronavirus, however, keeping Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman behind bars and extending his physical […]

NAB summons Nawaz on 31st in case involving Jang group owner

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has sent a questionnaire to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a land case involving Jang Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and summoned him to the bureau office on March 31 to record his statement. Earlier, NAB’s Lahore office had summoned Mr Sharif to appear before the bureau in the case […]