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Gharidah Farooqi contracts COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD: Prominent television presenter Gharidah Farooqi said Wednesday she had tested positive for COVID-19. She announced on Twitter that she had coronavirus symptoms for t the past two days and got herself tested, adding that she was already in self-quarantine at home. “The disease is real and it is no shame to contract it, report […]

Sharmila Farooqui for restoring media workers’ jobs

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Women Wing leader and MPA Sharmila Farooqui on Sunday demanded of the federal government to ensure immediate restoration of pre-PM Imran status of media and help restore media workers who have lost their jobs in the present government era. PTI government had brought the worst economic crisis in the country […]

Journalist Mehr Tarar tests positive for COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD-Mehr Tarar, a senior journalist, author, and focal person for English print media to Punjab information minister has tested positive for COVID-19. Tarar announced on Twitter that she had tested positive for coronavirus. “No one was sneezing or coughing. There was no hand shaking. No one was sitting close to anyone. The room was not […]

PFUJ concerned over rapidly growing media crisis

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has expressed grave concern over the rapidly growing media crisis in the country, which, it believes, is the result of ill-designed and ill-conceived media policy of the government.         “The crisis in the media industry is rapidly increasing, resulting in forced retrenchments, closure of the news outlets, and a decline […]

Legendary photojournalist B. K. Bangash set to retire

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s legendary photojournalist B. K. Bangash who covered Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s hanging, Ziaul Haq’s martial law, and the civil wars in Rwanda and Afghanistan in a career spanning 42 years is retiring this month. He will quit as the Pakistan photo chief at the American news agency, The Associated Press, on June 30 after an […]

Hamid Mir serves legal notice on Punjab information minister

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ISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice on Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan for terming Prof. Waris Mir, Mir’s father, a traitor. ISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice […]