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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Unemployed newspapers hawkers demand relief package

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SWABI: The lockdown imposed in the district and other parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19, dozens of newspaper hawkers have been rendered jobless. The Swabi District Newspaper Vendors’ Union, in a joint statement issued here on Sunday, said that due to the pandemic of coronavirus, businesses had been badly […]


Journalist laid to rest

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ATTOCK – A journalist from Fatehjang City, associated with a private TV channel and died as a result of a car-truck head on collision on Rawalpindi-Fatehjang road Saturday last, was laid to rest in Fatehjang on Sunday. Farhat Ali Khan along with his son was on his way to Fatehjang when he met the accident. […]


Court summons BISP’s former chief, others over graft in issuing ads

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court of Islamabad on Saturday summoned former chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja, a former press information officer and 17 others over alleged corruption in issuing advertisements without adhering to relevant laws. The administrative judge of the accountability court, Mohammad Bashir, issued summons for the suspects nominated in […]


Journalist tests positive for coronavirus

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KARACHI: A journalist of a private news channel, Abdul Ha­meed Soomro on Saturday tested positive for coro­navirus. According to his laboratory report, “2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is Detected.’ The senior report Hameed Soomro said he had been feeling fever, cough and breathing problem for a few days and after that he decided to get tested […]


Asad Umar promises solving problems of newspaper hawkers

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said on Saturday the government would take all measures to solve problems of newspaper hawkers and steer them out of the economic crisis. He was talking to All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Federation Secretary General Tikka Khan, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) former president […]


The fear of reporting during COVID-19 by Mazhar Abbas

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“Fear” is something a journalist should not have to face while working. But covering the coronavirus pandemic, without adequate safety gear, is risky and unpredictable. It also has a personal impact, as reporters worry not only for their own lives but for the lives of their loved ones as well. Yet, under immense pressure, the […]


Floating news through NAB sources is media trial: Marriyum Aurangzeb

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan is behind every case and reference of the NAB against opposition, especially the PML-N leaders. Responding to news about a fresh reference being prepared against the Sharif family by NAB, she said the purpose of floating such anonymous sources news is […]


Extraordinary delay in payment of media dues: APNS extremely concerned over govt inaction

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KARACHI: The APNS has expressed its profound concern on extraordinary delay in the payment of media dues by the federal government despite clear instructions by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, in a statement has stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had appointed a committee on media […]


Eid: Media workers awaiting salaries

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ISLAMABAD: With only six working days left till Eid ul Fitr, no visible signs are there as to whether the new Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz will be able to meet the commitment with hard pressed media workers to release media dues towards the government before Eid. The settlement of media dues was committed by […]


NAB approves reference against Nawaz, Jang editor

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has approved filing of a reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rahman and two others in a land case. The approval to file a reference against the four suspects in the 34-year-old case was given in a meeting of the NAB regional […]


IHC seeks ministry’s comments on PTV appointments

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday served notices to the respondents in a petition challenging the appointments in six section of Pakistan Television.  Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted hearing on a case filed by General Secretary PTV Employee Union Pervaiz Akhter Bhatti. During the course of proceeding, the petitioner’s lawyer adopted the stance […]


PFUJ expresses resolve to continue struggle

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed its resolve to continue its struggle for freedom of press. “May 13 is observed as day of remembrance, for four journalists, who were sentenced to five public lashes (each) and imprisonment in 1978, during General Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorial regime,” the statement jointly issued by PFUJ President Shahzada […]


Pakistan among countries with most content removal requests: Facebook

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KARACHI: Of the 15,826 content restrictions made by Facebook globally during July-December 2019, Russia, Pakistan and Mexico accounted for almost half of global content restrictions, according to the platform’s transparency report released on Tuesday. Facebook restricted 2,300 items within Pakistan (the second highest after Russia with 2,900 pieces removed) during the second half of 2019. […]


Journalists slam draconian laws used to imprison MSR

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LONDON: Senior journalists Hamid Mir and Mujib-ur-Rehman Shami have said that the arrest of Geo and Jang Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34 years old case by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a demonstration of how draconian laws are being used to punish the people the government doesn’t like to bring media under control […]


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