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Daily Archives: April 5, 2020

Another attack on Jang/Geo Group in the offing?

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ISLAMABAD: After establishing a controversial case against the Jang-Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and arresting him, preparations have been made for another attack on the largest media group of the country. In a latest development as part of steps to gag the voice of independent media, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government has contacted the […]


Iran offers condolence over demise of Mir JavedRahman

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ISLAMABAD: Iran has expressed sincere condolences on the sad demise of Chairman Jang Group Mir JavedRahman with the media society of Pakistan here on Saturday. Terming late Mir JavedRahman a great journalist, the Iran’s embassy in Islamabad in a condolence letter to the Editor-in-Chief Jang/Geo Group has said that “Embassy of the Islamic Republic of […]


S Asia’s top editors, media professionals protest Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest

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DELHI/KATHMANDU/DHAKA/COLOMBO/BOSTON: Leading editors and media professionals from South Asia today protested actions against the media in Pakistan and India: the detention of Pakistani editor and publisher Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in Lahore and legal action against the independent Indian online portal, The Wire. “The preoccupation of the world public and opinion makers with the COVID-19 pandemic has […]


I’ve discussed Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest with PM, says Sheikh Rashid

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LAHORE: The Railways Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, has said he has discussed the issue of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Addressing a press conference at Pakistan Railways headquarters here on Saturday, he said he believed the government should have friendly relations with all media groups. “In a core committee meeting, […]


CPNE hails government’s new method of advertisements’ payment

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The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) has welcomed the notification of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for introducing new payment procedure of the govt advertisements to newspapers, periodicals and TV channels. In a joint statement here on Saturday, CPNE President ArifNizami and Secretary General DrJabbarKhattak said it was a long-standing demand of the CPNE […]


PTA asks internet providers to launch cheap packages during outbreak

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KARACHI: As the internet use in the country has increased during the Covid-19 lockdowns, the Pakistan Telecommunication Autho­­­rity (PTA) has asked internet providers to offer affordable services to customers. In a letter to Fixed Line Operators (FLO) on Thursday —a copy of which is available with Dawn — the PTA said during the ongoing lockdown […]


Govt raises national TV fee from Rs35 to Rs100

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday increased the fee of national TV from Rs35 to Rs100. The state-run TV fee is collected by charging it to consumers’ electricity bills each month. This means that citizens have to pay the amount whether they watch the channel or not, reported the Geo News on Saturday. The increased fee […]


Qaiser terms media coverage of coronavirus outbreak responsible

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ISLAMABAD – National Assembly (NA) Speaker AsadQaiser on Saturday said that media’s role in preventing the spread of coronavirus was of paramount importance. He said that Pakistani media was extremely responsible while reporting on the outbreak of the pandemic and in also in running campaign to prevent its spread. He expressed these views in a […]


Mayor pays rich tributes to media workers for services amid coronavirus

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KARACHI – Mayor Karachi WasimAkhtar on Saturday paid tributes to media workers and said that they were also fighting against COVID-19 from front line just like doctors and paramedical staff. Talking to Karachi Press Club members while giving them surgical masks, Akhtar said that in coronavirus pandemic, reporters, cameramen, photographers and other media workers were […]


Sindh to hire private counsel to plead Daniel Pearl case appeal

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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has decided to engage a private counsel to plead appeal against the Sindh High Court (SHC) order for acquittal and releases of prisoners in Daniel Pearl murder case. The SHC on April 2 commuted death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh – convicted for kidnapping and murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl […]


SHC verdict in Pearl case will be challenged, FM tells US

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah MehmoodQureshi on Saturday assured the United States the government would challenge the overturning by the Sindh High Court of the death penalty handed down earlier to the main accused in murder of journalist Daniel Pearl. In a statement, MrQure­shi said there is an appellate forum (the Supreme Court) where the verdict […]