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Monthly Archives: September 2021

All Pakistan Newspapers Society celebrates ‘National Newspaper Readership Day’ today

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has been celebrating 25th September as ‘National Newspaper Readership Day’ since 2019. On the request of the APNS, the Pakistan Post has issued a commemorative stamp to mark the ‘National Newspaper Readership Day’. The postal stamp will be available from the Post offices across the country from Saturday, […]


PM launches digital media development programme for youth

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday launched a digital media development programme for the youth, saying that the information technology has opened gateway of immense opportunities for the youth. Speaking after the launch of the programme, the premier said that the opportunities that are available to the youth today had never been available in history. […]


Pemra fines TV channel over remarks against woman cricketer

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electr­o­nic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs200,000 on TV channel Neo News for airing “insensitive, demeaning, derogatory and hateful” remarks by cricketer Abdul Razzaq and others against Pakistan women’s cricket team player Nida Dar during its programme ‘G Sarkar with Nauman Ijaz’. In a video clip from the […]


No one has ever given as much time to media as PM Imran Khan: Fawad Chaudhry

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said Friday that Prime Minister Imran Khan is fully aware of the importance of media and he understands the power of public opinion. “No one has given as much time to the country’s media as Prime Minister Imran Khan,” said Chaudhry while addressing the Digital Media […]


This is the first govt that has left media completely independent: PM Imran

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Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the launching ceremony of the Digital Media Development Programme in Islamabad. — PID Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday his government was the first in Pakistan’s history to give “complete independence” to the media. Addressing the launching ceremony of the Digital Media Development Programme in Islamabad, the premier said […]


PEMRA Denies Allowing Samaa TV’s Management Change Sans Dues Clearance

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday denied the allegations of allowing the change of management and transfer of shares of Samaa TV without clearance of outstanding dues worth millions of rupees. A spokesman of Pemra, clarified that the issue of annual gross advertisement revenue (AGDR) was not of Samaa TV, only but […]


The Punjab government’s Services and General Administration Department prohibits government employees from using social media, interacting with press

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LAHORE: The Punjab government’s Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD) has banned all government employees from using social media, making press statements, sharing documents and speaking against the government. In this regard, a confidential letter from S&GAD has been sent to Board of Revenue, Planning and Development Board, all administrative secretariats of Punjab, IG Punjab […]


Pakistan academy of Letters Organizes Online Seminar On “75 Years of Pakistan Literary Journalism”

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan academy of Letters (PAL) Thursday organized an online seminar “75 years of Pakistan Literary Journalism” in connection with Pakistan Diamond Jubilee celebrations series. In his welcome remarks, Chairman PAL Dr. Yusuf Khushk said that all the programs of Diamond Jubilee celebrations were being recorded and on completion will be uploaded on Google Cloud. […]


Protest held against ‘abduction’ of journalist

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KARACHI: The Karachi Union of Journalists on Thursday held a demonstration outside the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry against the ‘abduction’ of senior journalist and columnist Waris Raza who was taken away allegedly by law enforcers from his home and released after several hours. Mr Raza also attended the rally. The KUJ demanded action against those […]


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Believes In Freedom of Expression: Faisal Javed

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Faisal Javed Khan on Thursday said that the government believes in freedom of expression and working for strengthen of media. Talking to ptv news he said, a strong media can play pivotal role to boost country economy and its image before the world. Talking about the Pakistan Cricket board Chairman Ramiz […]


Death of writer Moin Qureshi condoled

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Islamabad: Dr. S. M. Moin Qureshi’s services to Urdu literature are unforgettable. With his demise, Urdu literature has lost a great writer with a unique accent. This was stated by Prof. Dr. Yousuf Khushk, Chairman, Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) in a statement. He said that Dr. S. M. Moin Qureshi was very proficient not […]


Ban on TikTok won’t be lifted until ‘unlawful’ content removed: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) informed the Peshawar High Court on Wednesday that it won’t lift the ban on TikTok until unlawful contents were removed from the popular video-sharing mobile app and a mechanism for ‘proactive content moderation’ was introduced in the country by its operator. In a report submitted to a bench consisting […]


Pemra approves transfer of Samaa TV shares

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday took a number of important decisions that included the approval of the transfer of shares and changes in the management of three private TV channels and rejection of an application for grant of an FM radio licence for Thatta. According to a Pemra handout, the […]


PEMRA Cancels FM Radio Licence on Failure to Produce Necessary Documents

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday unanimously cancelled the bid of Messers Airwaves Media (Pvt) Ltd for grant of FM radio licence for Thatta due to their failure in producing necessary documents. The 165th meeting of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chaired by PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig unanimously approved request […]