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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Faraz, Asim urged to work for improving govt-media ties

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have welcomed the appointment of Senator Shibli Faraz as information minister and retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information. In a statement released on Tuesday, APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general […]

K-P govt okays grants for tribal district press clubs

PESHAWAR: The provincial government has approved Rs2 million grant for each press clubs in the Newly Merged Tribal Districts (NMTDs). Adviser to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister on Information and Public Relation Ajmal Wazir said this on Wednesday during a meeting with regional information officers at the Civil Secretariat.  The provincial government was taking concrete steps to […]

FIA unable to proceed against cyber criminals

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The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cyber crime wing is unable to proceed against cyber criminals as Google and other social giants are not ready to provide cyber crime data to the agency. Ayaz, an assistant director FIA said the agency could not track down unknown threatening or any other kind of emails involving criminality sent […]

Clearance of media houses dues top priority: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD – The newly appointed Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Lt General (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Wednesday chaired a meeting in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting after taking charge of their offices. Adressing the meeting, Senator Shibli Faraz  said […]

Journalist briefly held, released

SWABI: A senior journalist was arrested when he was performing his professional duty here on Tuesday. Mohammad Iqbal, member of Abaseen Union of Journalists, when contacted said that Swabi Assistant Commissioner, Sohaib Butt accompanied by other officials and security personnel was talking with the traders in the district headquarters during his visit. He said that […]

Jang chief editor remanded in judicial custody

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday sent Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman to jail on judicial remand as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) did not seek his further custody in a 34-year-old case of 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif. At the outset of the remand hearing, […]

Daniel Pearl family also to challenge SHC order

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ISLAMABAD: The family of Daniel Pearl – slain US journalist for The Wall Street Journal – has decided to approach the Supreme Court against the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) recent order for acquittal and release of Pearl’s alleged kidnappers and murderers. The SHC on April 2 commuted death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh – […]

APNS welcomes appointment of Faraz, Asim

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali in a statement have congratulated Senator Shibli Faraz and Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa on their respective appointments and hoped that the new media team of the federal government will address the unattended issues faced by the newspapers industry and inculcate much […]

My preference is to play role of bridge between govt, media: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said his preference is to play the role of a bridge between the government and the media. In a series of Urdu tweets, he said he will strive to improve the country’s image, promotion of government policies and to develop the Ministry of […]

European media highlight detention of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

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BRUSSELS: Leading European newspapers, media organisations and broadcasters including the Voice of Germany have raised major questions in their articles about the 50-day-long illegal incarceration of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of Jang-Geo Group. In their write-ups, they have raised serious questions about government interference, the method of interrogation and the arrest of an accused without investigation […]

Govt seeks time to restore internet in tribal districts

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ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday that the government was willing to restore 3G / 4G broadband service in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) but sought time to reconnect the tribal districts with the internet. M. Riaz, a section officer of the interior ministry, appeared before the […]

Educational radio programme launched in Gilgit & Skardu

On the footprints of Tele School Channel, Alight Pakistan and National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) in collaboration with the Education Department of Gilgit-Baltistan have launched an online distance learning educational program on Radio Pakistan and FM channels for children in Gilgit-Baltistan districts. Named as “Muallim,” the radio program would be aired on FM-93 Radio […]

PML-N concerned at high incidence of virus in media houses

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzab has expressed grave concern at high incidence of coronavirus in media houses. In a statement issued on Monday, she demanded the government take immediate and concrete measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all journalists. She said that provision of protective gear [personal protective equipment] […]

Media houses sealed over COVID-19 positive cases

ISLAMABAD: Following nine confirmed cases of coronavirus pandemic in staff of a media house, its office building has been sealed on Monday. Nine staff members of the media house were tested positive as they used to visit nearby mosque for prayers. It is also worth mentioning here that a few days back, the mosque was […]