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Daily Archives: August 24, 2021

بارہ سال بعد بھی صحافی جان اللہ ہاشم زادہ کو انصاف نہیں مل سکا

بارہ سال قبل 24 اگست 2009 کو افغانستان کے شمشاد ٹیلی ویژن کے لیے پشاور میں مقیم بیورو چیف جان اللہ ہاشم زادہ کو پاکستان کے شمال مغربی ضلع خیبر میں جمرود کے قریب منی بس پر افغانستان سے واپس جاتے ہوئے گولی مار کر ہلاک کر دیا گیا تھا۔  پشاور پریس کلب کے اس […]

Residential plots in Islamabad: Public Accounts Committee PAC debates proposal to scrap quota for journalists, doctors, lawyers

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Housing and Works told the Public Accounts Committee on Monday that after the establishment of Federal Government Employees Housing Authority, a proposal has been floated to abolish the quota for lawyers, doctors and journalists while the plots be only given to the government employees. The meeting of the Public Accounts Committee […]

Cabinet may approve draft bill to set up Pakistan Media Development Authority today

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet is set to take up and approve on Tuesday (today) the draft bill for establishment of the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), sources in the government told Dawn. The controversial bill has been strongly opposed by the owners of media houses and workers, but the information ministry has repeatedly expressed its […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Society condoles

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KARACHI: Sarmad Ali, President, Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapers Society have expressed profound grief on behalf of APNS office-bearers and members of the Executive Committee over the sad demise of Afzal Hussain Naqvi, Chairman City News Network and uncle of Syed Mohsin Naqvi, publisher, Daily City 42, Lahore. The APNS offered condolence […]

Proposed media law envisages harsh penalties on TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry Monday said that the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) would be authorized to impose a fine of up to Rs250 million on television channels against the current upper limit of Rs1 million in the existing laws. In an interaction with digital broadcasters here, Fawad said […]

The Islamabad High Court directs raising issue of banning TikTok in federal cabinet

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ISLAMABAD   – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday directed the authorities to raise the issue of banning the video-sharing platform TikTok in the federal cabinet. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah issued the directions while hearing the matter wherein he had already directed the Secretary Ministry of Information […]

The Supreme Court of Pakistan holds Justice Isa’s order in abeyance in journalist’s harassment case

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday held in abeyance Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s order on harassment and intimidation of journalists, saying it is difficult to be implemented. A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Qazi Muhammad […]

12 years later no justice for the journalist Janullah Hashimzada

Twelve years ago, on August 24, 2009, the bureau chief based in Peshawar for Afghanistan’s Shamshad Television, Janullah Hashimzada, was shot to death while travelling back from Afghanistan on a minibus near Jamrud in the northwestern Khyber district of Pakistan. At the time, the then Peshawar Press Club President Shamim Shahid said that the incident […]