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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Fact Check: Picture used in media was old but PM was in Nathiagali

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ISLAMABAD: Many people on social media spent second day of Eid discussing that where Prime Minister Imran Khan has celebrated Eid. A news item run at a TV channel’s website tried to resolve the riddle. “Prime Minister [Imran Khan] was photographed while walking in Nathiagali Monday morning. He is spending the Eid holidays with his […]


Journalist shot dead for ‘honour’ in Jacobabad

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SUKKUR: A journalist was shot dead apparently in the name of honour in Dodapur town of Garhi Khero taluka in Jacobabad district on Tuesday. Some armed men broke into the house of a widow while Zulfiqar Ali Mandrani, reporter of Sindhi daily Koshish, was visiting her. They fired on him, leaving him seriously wounded. Mr […]


Governor visits residence of senior journalist Ansar Naqvi

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KARACHI – Sindh Governor Imran Is­mail visited the residence of Ansar Naqvi, a senior journalist and Director News of a private TV chan­nel at Askari-IV, who was among the victims lost lives in PIA’s plane crash at Karachi on Friday. The Sindh Governor ex­pressed his condolences to Shehryar and Shazin, sons of the deceased journalist. […]


Journalists, Business Communities’ Leaders Express Grief Over Sad Demise Of Senior Journalist

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HYDERABAD: The journalists and business communities’ leaders Saturday expressed grief and sorrow over the sad demise of senior journalist and Hyderabad Press Club (HPC) member Sayed Ansar Naqvi who had lost his life in plane crash incident in Karachi the other day. Senior journalist Ali Hassan, HPC president Lala Rehman Samo, secretary general Mohammad Hussain […]


Pemra destroying radio broadcasting industry: PBA

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KARACHI: In a strong statement issued on Saturday, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for what it called attempting to destroy the radio broadcasting industry in the country with its `highhanded tactics’. “Pemra in a move to fill its coffers with irrational levies has started collecting from […]


Absent media ethics

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IN July 2010, I was working for a private news channel in the country when Airblue flight 202 crashed in Margalla Hills in Islamabad, killing all 152 souls on board. In the opening hour of the coverage, I noticed a graphic that started running on the channel’s screen, of a plane taking off from the […]


Violence through Social Media

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Social media platforms have connected the world in digital space and allowed everyday people, even in far-flung rural villages, to see what is happening around them. It has also allowed its users to manipulate the information and circulate information and opinion broadly based on their individual will. Though it has given the opportunity to the […]


Eid gift distributed to women journalists

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Islamabad: To recognise women journalists for their hard work and contribution in Pakistani journalism and honor them for continuing their professional duties despite COVOD-19 pandemic, the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) held an event to distribute Eid gift to the women media persons of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Around 100 women journalists from print and […]


APP Reporter Seriously Injured In Pre-dawn Attack

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PESHAWAR: Senior Sports Reporter of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Peshawar Bureau, Ijaz Ahmed Khan sustained serious head injury in a pre-dawn attack near Northern Bypass in the limits of Khazana Police Station here on Wednesday. He was rushed to a hospital by his relatives, where he got stitches on his head. He was […]


Journalist murder case: Two major suspects arrested

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KARACHI: Two major arrests have been made in connection with the murder of journalist Aziz Memon, while police are searching one more key suspect who is still at large, revealed a source close to the investigation of the case. The body of Aziz Memon (associated with Sindh TV Chanel KTN and daily Kawish) was found […]


Pemra asked to file reply by June 17

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought a reply from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) by June 17 and suspended the operation of its notification about suspension of Neo TV channel’s license. Last week, the Supreme Court had restrained the Pemra from taking any coercive measure against the channel for a period of […]


Pakistan- Why local journalists are silent over Waziristan video scandal?

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PESHAWAR: The issue of murder of two girls in North Waziristan in the name of honour after a video leak is getting coverage in the national and international media, but the local journalists and social activists are surprisingly silent over the issue. The journalists and social workers of North Waziristan remain very active in highlighting […]


Facebook assisting NGOs in their welfare activities

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KARACHI: Facebook widely helping the Non Government Organisation (NGOs) to spread their services among the needy and underprivileged people. According to a study, 43 percent of Pakistan’s citizens remain food insecure and 18 percent face an acute food shortage. This implies that, on any given day, almost 39 million Pakistanis are unaware of where their […]


Aaj News special transmission ‘Pur Azm Pakistan’ concludes

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KARACHI: Aaj News special transmission ‘Pur Azm Pakistan’ concluded here Wednesday after creating imprints in the hearts and minds of its viewers to remember it for long time. The special transmission contributed immensely to create awareness against coronavirus in which renowned personalities including government functionaries and health experts participated. The transmission – co-hosted by Actress […]