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Monthly Archives: June 2021

‘Government creates environment, can’t run film industry’

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KARACHI: The 3rd Pakistan International Film Festival (PIFF) an initiative of the Karachi Film Society (KFS) began at Frere Hall on Friday evening. This year’s event is called Women’s Edition 2021 and will last for three days. Senator Faisal Javed delivered the keynote address on the occasion focusing on the topic of the day which […]


Shehryar for adopting legal course against Facebook

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ISLAMABAD   – Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi Thursday directed the Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) to take cognizance of the ‘selective action’ by Facebook management against Pakistani and Kashmiri Social Media activists and take appropriate action in this regard. The directions were passed during the 18th meeting of the […]


Delay in Media Colony’s electrification: NAB verifying charges against contractor, others

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PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau, KP, has started verification of charges against the contractor and officials of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) and Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) for the delay in the electrification and alleged use of the stolen material in the Peshawar Media Colony. A statement issued here said the NAB had taken cognizance […]


Firdous Ashiq Awan slaps PPP MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhail on set of TV show

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Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan made headlines again on Thursday after footage of her getting into a physical altercation with PPP MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhail went viral on social media. The incident occurred when the two appeared on Express News talk show, Kal Tak, hosted by senior journalist Javed […]


On this day, a decade ago on June 11, 2011 Twin blasts in Peshawar killed two journalists and injured seven others.

On this day, a decade ago on June 11, 2011, twin blasts in Peshawar killed 39 people and injured over 100 others. A journalist was killed on the spot in the explosion while eight others were injured, one of whom succumbed to injuries and passed away just days later on June 17. Pakistan Press Foundation […]


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to add social media SOPs in central contracts

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a bid to clamp down cricketers’ activities on social media is going to introduce a clause in the coming central contract, The News reported on Wednesday. Sources said that according to the new policy, the players will not talk on social media about the activities of the team during […]


Digital sovereignty vs freedom of speech?

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The PTI government is on the back foot on the proposed digital regulation draft after a strong protest by the media and journalists community calling for a struggle to preserve free speech. While the government was thinking of some curbs on the content of the social media, the mainstream journalists are adamant not to allow […]


Sindh gets time to argue in Daniel Pearl’s case

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ISLAMABAD: Accepting Sindh prosecutor general’s plea, the Supreme Court on Wednesday granted two-week time to him for presenting additional documents and concluding his arguments in US Journalist Daniel Pearl murder case. Salman Saqib and other accused persons through their counsel had lodged a complaint in the apex court that they were not being provided medical […]


President urges end to fake news culture

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday called for discouraging the culture of fake news as it created chaos in the society and misled the people. Talking to Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Muhammad Saleem Baig here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President said the media needed to play its role in promoting ethical and […]


Hamid Mir offers apology, says he didn’t want to defame army

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ISLAMABAD: Senior jour­nalist Hamid Mir has offered apology over his recent speech at a protest against attacks on journalists and said he had no intention to defame Pakistan Army. A joint statement issued by a committee formed by the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), the National Press Club and Mr Mir on Tuesday said […]


Journalist Jugnu Mohsin escapes unhurt in Okara ‘attack’

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LAHORE: A veteran journalist and member of Punjab Assembly, Syeda Maimanat Mohsin, popularly known as Jugnu Mohsin, was allegedly attacked while she was returning home after addressing a public rally in Okara’s Hujra Shah Muqeem area. She remained unhurt in the incident. Mohsin, wife of senior journalist Najam Sethi, was allegedly intercepted on Hujra Road […]


Jang Group’s polio campaign begins today

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KARACHI: Polio is an incurable disease and children are our future. The only way to have a healthy future for our children is through the polio vaccine. The public protect children from polio, as the number of polio cases is rising sharply during the Corona virus outbreak. With the launch of the nationwide anti-polio campaign, […]


Veteran Pashto literary figure Tahir Afridi passes away

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Veteran Pashto poet, writer and literacy critic Tahir Afridi passed away here after a protracted illness. He was 82. His funeral prayers were held in Karachi and he was buried at his hometown near Darra Adamkhel in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Literary circles in Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta termed the passing of Afridi an irreparable loss for […]


Wasim Khan regrets on his comments about sports journalists

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan on Monday expressed regrets about his comments about some media members. PCB official said, “On Saturday during an interview, I made some comments about some members of the media. On reflection, my selection of words and the tenor was inappropriate, which I regret. The continued and unending […]