June 28, 2020 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
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Daily Archives: June 28, 2020

Musaddik apologises

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Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-N Senator Musaddik Malik got embroiled into a controversy after he said on national television that a certain journalist “should be set on fire” for not being respectful enough towards victims of the PIA plane crash tragedy. “This Tahir [the journalist] sahib, I don’t know who he is. Is he the head […]


Journalism and textbooks – Part I

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Many senior journalists, and observers of the media in Pakistan often complain about new or younger media professionals who have become self-styled promoters of chauvinism, jingoism and sectarian tendencies in the country. This point appears to have some truth in it. We find an overwhelming majority of professionals in the media belonging to a mindset […]


PFUJ for restoration of journalists’ concession by Railways

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have urged authorities at Pakistan railways to restore concessional tickets to the journalist community and their families. In a joint statement, President PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that concessional tickets for journalists and their families is a decades old facility which has never been […]


Anil Datta was a journalist through and through

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It’s been a year since the sudden passing of Mr. Anil Datta but I still find it hard to believe that he’s left us. I always addressed him as Mr. Datta because he called me Mrs. Saiyid formally, simply because that was his preferred form and I respected it. Mr. Datta was a totally professional […]


Pearl murder case: SC to hear appeal against SHC verdict tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday fixed the hearing of the US journalist Daniel Pearl murder case for June 29. A three-member bench of the top court will hear the Sindh government and Daniel Pearl parents plea seeking suspension of the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) judgment regarding acquitting/ releasing the accused in Daniel […]


Journalist A.T. Nizami dies of Covid-19

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KARACHI Veteran journalist Abu Talib Nizami, better known as A.T. Nizami, passed away, his family and friends said on Saturday. He was 88. “He tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago and was in self-isolation at home but his health deteriorated and he died on June 25,” said his wife Nuzhat Nizami. He was […]