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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Indictment in DHA double murder case deferred yet again

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A district and sessions court on Saturday deferred the indictment of the Zaman brothers in the DHA double murder case once again after the prison authorities did not produce them during the hearing. Expressing displeasure, the additional district and sessions judge (South) in the Central Jail’s judicial complex put off the hearing until June 13 […]

PTV to launch new sequence of programmes from June 1

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As part of the comprehensive content revamp plan PTV is going to launch a new sequence of programmes on PTV News from June 1, 2020, with contemporary settings. This was stated by the Chairman Board of Directors PTV, Arshad Khan, after chairing the meeting of the Board’s subcommittee on Strategy and Business Development in Islamabad […]

Prime suspect confesses to killing journalist Aziz Memon

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A local court on Friday recorded a confessional statement of main suspect Nazir Sahto in the high-profile murder case of journalist Aziz Memon. The court recorded the statement of the accused under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code and then sent him to prison on judicial remand. It handed over the custody of two […]

Facebook initiates Authorized Sales Partner programme in Pakistan

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KARACHI: In a bid to deepen its presence in the Pakistan market, Facebook has initiated its first Authorized Sales Partner (ASP) programme in the country. According to sources, Httpool, Viral Edge, East River, and Starcrest Communications have been shortlisted for the programme, with network agencies intentionally left out to limit platform abandonment. As an extension […]

After 2-Year Legal Battle, Samaa FM Staffer Wins Sexual Harassment Case Against Colleagues

“I worked at a hostile workplace for five years. I could not afford to quit the job. However, I kept complaining to my boss who was ironically guilty of catcalling himself”, says Tehreem Muneeba, a Radio broadcaster based in Islamabad. “I kept fighting against the ‘hostile workplace’ for two long years and today, the court […]

President urges media to promote nation building, societal values

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ISLAMABAD – President Arif Alvi on Thursday urged the media to play its role in promoting nation building and societal norms and values. He was talking to Information Minister Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant on Information & Broadcasting Asim Saleem Bajwa, who called on him in Islamabad. The President said the media has greater contribution in […]

Adviser says late journalist’s family to get Rs 1m compensation

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PESHAWAR: Adviser to Chief Minister on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Wazir has stated that the provincial government has been deeply saddened by the death of senior journalist Fakhruddin Syed due to Covid-19. The journalist community has lost a talented and hardworking fellow and his services will always be remembered, he said as he visited […]

Journalist dies of Covid-19 in Peshawar

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A local journalist Fakharuddin Syed has passed away due to coronavirus infection here on Thursday, leaving behind his family members and colleagues from media industry in a state of extreme shock and grief. Late Fakharuddin Syed had worked in both print and electronic media and currently was associated with 92 News channel. He also remained […]

Two Radio Pakistan staffers die of Covid-19

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ISLAMABAD: Two Radio Pakistan staffers died from Covid-19 on Thursday. The deceased include a senior broadcast engineer and an Urdu newscaster. They were both associated with Radio Pakistan for 20 years. According to an official statement issued by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Senior Broadcast Engineer Mohammad Ashfaq, 48, was a regular Radio Pakistan employee […]

Mir Shakil’s bail plea hearing could not be held

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LAHORE: Hearing on the bail petition of Jang group’s editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in a 34-year-old land allotment case could not be held on Thursday due to unavailability of a division bench of the Lahore High Court. On the last hearing, a bench comprising Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider had heard the […]

Joint Secretary Larkana Press Club Passes Away

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LARKANA: Senior Journalist and Joint Secretary Larkana Press Club Muhammad Ali Behleem on Tuesday evening passed away at ICU, CMC Teaching Hospital Larkana, who was affiliated with various newspapers and news channels during his professional career. He was about 53. He survived three sons, two daughters and a widow. He was laid to rest in […]

Senior journalist Fakhruddin Syed passes away due to coronavirus in Peshawar

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Senior journalist Fakhruddin Syed passed away due to the coronavirus, early on Thursday morning at Peshawar’s Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC). HMC spokesperson Toueed Zulfiqar, while confirming the news, said the journalist had been in home isolation after testing positive for the virus but was shifted to the hospital five days ago after his condition worsened. […]

Protest against journalist’s murder

SUKKUR: Journalists held a demonstration in front of the press club in Khanpur Mahar on Wednesday in protest against the murder of their colleague Zulfiqar Mandrani the other day by some armed men in Dodapur town of Jacobabad district. Leading the protest, Azeem Sial, Shahzado Larik, Sail Qazi and others said the murder was an […]

PFUJ condemns journalist’s murder, seeks killers’ arrest

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the murder of senior journalist Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani in Jacobabad. Mr Mandrani was shot dead in the name of honour on Tuesday. In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, PFUJ president Shahzada Zulfiqar and secretary general Nasir Zaidi urged the Sindh government and police to […]