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Monthly Archives: July 2020

MoHR launching Human Rights Film Festival

Islamabad- The Ministry of Human Rights, as part of the Huqooq-e-Pakistan collaborative project with the European Union, is launching a Human Rights Film Festival to increase awareness and understanding of human rights issues in Pakistan.  The ‘Reels for Rights’ festival will be held online from 4th to 25th August 2020. As lockdown and measures implemented […]


PUBG ban lifted after firm adopts steps to prevent misuse

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Tele­com­munication Authority (PTA) announced on Thursday that it had decided to lift the ban on the online game PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battle Ground). In a statement, PTA said its officials had met the legal representatives of the gaming platform. “[The] representatives briefed the authority on the response to queries raised by PTA with […]


Sh Rasheed again urges PM Imran Khan to release Mir Shakilur Rahman

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday said that he had again asked the prime minister to release Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. Talking in Geo News Show, ‘Naya Pakistan’, the minister said that if the people from the NAB are also listening they should have a big heart on the festival of Eid. […]


PFUJ criticises closure of Balochi television channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have condemned the closure of Balochi language television channel WASH as it has left hundreds of workers and journalists jobless. In a statement on Wednesday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi criticised the move as it was the only privately owned TV channel that aired […]


KPC meeting discusses Rangers action

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club’s (KPC) Joint Action Committee (JAC) has called upon the Rangers’ director general to ensure action against those who barged into the KPC premises a few days ago and violated its sanctity. In a statement on Wednesday, the JAC sought an apology from the chief of the paramilitary force and warned […]


Media presented wrong impression of Karachi submergence: ministers

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KARACHI: Provincial Ministers Saeed Ghani and Syed Nasir Hussain Shah have said that after the recent rains, the way the media was given the impression that Karachi was submerged, nothing happened but this year the situation was much better than last year. And except for a few low-lying areas, the drainage work was completed within […]


Sadiq Sanjrani wants JIT on journalist’s murder

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani called for constitution of a joint investigation team (JIT) with regarding to the alleged murder of a Balochistan journalist Anwar Jan. Media-persons walked out of the Senate press gallery during the Wednesday proceedings and returned only after assurances given by Balochistan Awami Party Senator Manzoor Ahmad and chief whip […]


PM orders provision of internet facility to far-flung areas

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has lauded the measures taken for tele-schooling and provision of education through internet, saying that the facilitation of youth in receiving education is a must for utilisation of their talent. “Speed up all necessary steps for inclusion of priority sectors like education in the jurisdiction of Universal Service Fund (USF) […]


Intimidating the press

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Journalism in Pakistan is a dangerous profession. According to the CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists) a total of 61 journalists have been killed here in the line of duty since 1992, 34 of which were murders. A less severe form of this silencing of dissenting voices is practiced through persistent intimidation and scare tactics, one […]


Pakistan Rangers enter Karachi Press Club without permission

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has expressed serious concern at the entry of the Pakistan Rangers into the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on July 27 without permission of the club. PPF stressed that it is essential that law enforcement agencies respect the integrity and independence of press clubs so that they can continue to function as […]


PEMRA renews VU license

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) awarded license renewal for Virtual University for next 15 years in connection of non-commercial education Category. 159th meeting of PEMRA Authority held on Monday in the chair of Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig at PEMRA headquarters. PEMRA decided unanimously to award license renewal for Virtual University under non-commercial […]


NA body recommends restricting content on YouTube

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary body has recommended restricting content on video-sharing website YouTube and PUBG – an online game – rather than imposing a complete ban on them. A Supreme Court bench last week hinted at imposing a complete ban on YouTube in view of the use of the online platform to spread hateful content about […]


PUBG temporarily suspended, NA told

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ISLAMABAD: The government has temporarily suspended online game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and sought details from the platform to bring it in regulatory framework. This was revealed by senior officials of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication, which met under the chairmanship of Ali […]


Outcry over Rangers ‘raid’ on Karachi Press Club

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday said that Pakistan Rangers personnel barged into its premises, condemning the action and terming it a violation of the sanctity of the KPC. In a statement, the KPC governing body said law and order and security were matters of special importance but on its basis, ‘intrusion’ into […]