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Monthly Archives: May 2022

CPNE elects office-bearers for year 2022-23

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Saturday elected its office-bearers for the year 2022-23. Daily Times Lahore Group Editor Kazim Khan was elected as the president, Daily Express Lahore Group Editor Ayaz Khan as the senior vice president, Monthly Kiran Digest Karachi Chief Editor Aamer Mahmood as secretary-general, and Pakistan Today Editor […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) joins 34 rights groups demand independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has joined a coalition of 34 press freedom and human rights groups calling for an immediate and independent investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11. Read the full statement below. We, the undersigned organisations, call for an immediate, thorough, and independent investigation into the killing […]


Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) dissolves Journalists’ Defence Committee after decline in cases

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The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Friday dissolved its Journalists’ Defence Committee after the cases against media workers declined. “Journalists Defence Committee constituted by the Pakistan Bar Council vide intimation/letters dated 29-09-2020 and 09-10-2020, is hereby dissolved by the vice-chairman, Pakistan Bar Council with immediate effect,” said a notification issued by the PBC. Usman Warraich, […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) Seeks Suggestion from Journalists’ Bodies

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ISLAMABAD, (APP – Urdu Point / Pakistan Point News – 30th May, 2022): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought suggestions from journalists’ bodies to chalk out a policy to deal with cases against journalists. Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the case regarding the cases against journalists Sami Ibrahim, Moeed Pirzada and Arshad Sharif. […]


IHC seeks affidavit from Mir Shakil in controversial advertisement case

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday instructed Chief Editor ‘The News’ Mir Shakil ur Rehman to submit an affidavit along with relevant documents in a case pertaining publishing of advertisement about a judge. Mir Shakil ur Rehman and Editor Aamir Ghauri appeared before the court of IHC’s Justice Aamer Farooq. The court asked […]


Pakistan Television (PTV) anchorperson removed from job for visiting Israel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) anchor Ahmed Quraishi has been sacked from the state television channel after backlash over his recent visit to Israel as part of an interfaith peace delegation. The delegation also met with the Israeli president during their visit. Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb Monday confirmed that the television anchor had been laid […]


PPF condemns widespread acts of violence against media during PTI long march

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the acts of violence against members of the media during a long march by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on May 25. It is unacceptable for journalists to be made the target of violence during any kind of political demonstrations or activity. The media is tasked with reporting on and […]


Imran Khan angrily leaves presser after journalist asks hard-hitting questions

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PESHAWAR: PTI Chairman Imran Khan Friday left his press conference midway after a journalist asked hard-hitting questions about governance and his party’s role on social media. The journalist was the last person to ask his question during the Q & A session after Khan had completed his talk. The reporter suggested to the ousted prime […]


Imran Khan’s attitude towards journalists is worrying, KHUJ

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Union of Journalists (KUJ) has expressed concern over the inappropriate attitude of PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan towards journalists in Peshawar, said Union President Nasir Hussain and Senior Vice President Imran Ayaz in a statement. In a joint statement, Vice President Basir Qalandar, General Secretary Imran Yousafzai, Secretary Finance […]


Suspect behind retired army officials’ fake Twitter accounts arrested

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ISLAMABAD: A man allegedly behind the fake Twitter accounts run by the names of retired army officials has been arrested, Geo News reported on Wednesday. Sources privy to the matter said the bogus accounts on the micro-blogging site were aimed at creating divide and differences among the officers of the Pakistan Army on a political basis. While […]


Mobile broadband space

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After hitting the 100-millon mark last June, the mobile broadband subscriptions (3G and 4G) continued their growth run in the ongoing fiscal. As per the latest data released by the sector regulator Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of mobile broadband subscriptions had reached nearly 113 million as of April-end 2022, showing a growth of […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) summons media group owner

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday summoned the Jang/Geo media group owner, Mir Shakilur Rehman, to appear before the court over anti-judiciary advertisements published in The News International over the past two days. A single bench of Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the directions. Source: Business Recorder


PIC fines cabinet secy for disobeying orders

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) has imposed a fine equal to one month’s salary on the cabinet secretary for disobeying the order of providing details of gifts which former premier Imran Khan had received from the Toshakhana. Chief Information Commissioner Muhammad Azam and Information Commissioner Zahid Abdullah issued a written order stating that despite […]


Govt believes in freedom of press, Marriyum assures CPNE

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Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has assured the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the incumbent government led by PML-N firmly believed in freedom of the press and expression. In a meeting with a CPNE delegation led by its president Kazim Khan on Tuesday, Marriyum said at the request of the media body, a […]