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Senior journalist Matiullah Jan abducted in broad daylight and released after twelve hours


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On July 21, senior Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan was abducted from the country’s capital Islamabad. Twelve hours later, Jan was released, however, there has been no explanation provided for his abduction. According to family sources Jan was released by unidentified persons in a deserted area in Fateh Jung, outside the capital. Press reports added that […]


Newspaper vendors’ problems to be solved: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said the problems of newspaper vendors will be solved on a priority basis. The minister held out the assurance during a meeting with secretary general of the All Pakistan Newspaper Vendors Federation Tika Khan, who along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CDA Affairs […]


PTA urged to reconsider action against TikTok, Bigo

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KARACHI: While the government is clamping down on “immoral” content online, digital rights experts and social media users have termed the recent bans on digital applications a threat to creative expression by youths who are otherwise devoid of entertainment. In a statement on Monday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Autho­rity (PTA) announced it had issued a “final […]


Cabinet defers proposal to increase TV licence fee

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday deferred the proposed increase in the television licence fee charged from the country’s electricity consumers and also approved amendments to money laundering and terror financing acts as well as the Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 to meet Financial Action Task Force (FATF) requirements. The cabinet, which met with Prime […]


Senior journalist Matiullah Jan returns home after alleged abduction in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Matiullah Jan, who was allegedly abducted from the federal capital’s Sector G-6 earlier in the day has been released late Tuesday, family sources confirmed. He was released near Fateh Jang, a small town in Punjab. Jan, who is said to be in a stable condition, has left for his home with his […]