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Monthly Archives: November 2022

‘Sitara-i-Imtiaz to be conferred on late journalist Ziauddin’

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ISLAMABAD: The government will confer posthumous Sitara-i-Imtiaz on veteran journalist Mohammad Ziauddin for his contribution in the field of journalism. Besides, a chair will also be set up at the Centre of Excellence for Journalism in IBA Karachi in his honour, said Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal. He was speaking at a condolence reference organised by […]


Internet disrupted after undersea cable cut

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KARACHI: Internet services were disrupted across Pakistan on Tuesday after one of two undersea cable links operated by a private telecommunication company was damaged in a coastal town of Egypt, an official said. A brief statement issued by the Pakistan Telecom­m­u­nication Auth­ority (PTA) said the problem was immediately spotted and identified, leading to efforts to […]


JIT to record statement of man alleging Nawaz involved in Arshad Sharif’s killing

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ISLAMABAD: The joint investigation team (JIT) constituted to probe into Arshad Sharif’s killing in Kenya is scheduled to record on Wednesday (today) the statement of the man who accused former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of being part of the plot to murder the journalist and the assassination attempt on former prime minister Imran Khan. Over a week […]


Producers challenge ban on Joyland in Punjab

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LAHORE: The producers of Joyland have approached the Lahore High Court challenging a ban on the exhibition of the film in Punjab by the provincial government. The hearing of a writ petition filed by the Distribution Club (Pvt.) Limited and film’s co-producer Sana Zahra has also been fixed for Wednesday (today) before Justice Muzamil Akhtar Shabbir. The […]


Veteran journalist Khalid Ali passes away

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WASHINGTON: Khalid Ali, a veteran journalist and a senior information official, died in Northern Virginia. He was 101. His funeral was held on Tuesday at Adams Center, Virginia, his neighborhood mosque. A graduate from Aligarh Muslim University, Khalid Ali joined Dawn, Delhi as a reporter in 1945. After a brief stint in Dawn, Karachi, after Parti­tion, he […]


Farah Khan sends Rs5bn legal notice to Geo, Umar Zahoor, Shahzeb Khanzada over Toshakhana gift sale allegation

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Farah Khan, a close aide of PTI chief Imran Khan’s wife, sent a Rs5 billion legal notice on Tuesday to Dubai-based businessman Umar Farooq Zahoor, Geo News and anchorperson Shahzeb Khanzada for airing remarks about her alleged involvement in the sale of Toshakhana gifts. On November 15, Zahoor appeared on Geo News programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath and claimed that the PTI […]


PPF launches guidelines for documenting and confronting impunity for crimes against journalists

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Amidst impassioned and first hand accounts of impact of the murder of journalists in Pakistan, members of the civil society, journalists and media bodies gathered on November 26 for the launch of Pakistan Press Foundation’s (PPF) ‘Guidelines for Documenting and Confronting Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.  The report tracks gaps in the judicial process for […]


Modern web portal launched for researchers, Information Technology (IT) experts

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LAHORE: The Punjab government launched a special web portal (web3.punjab.gov.pk/) for the registration of Web 3.0 contributors, including researchers, scientists and IT industry experts on Monday. National and international companies working with Web 3.0 technology will also be able to submit their valuable feedback through the portal. The portal was launched during the first meeting […]


Report on Arshad Sharif contains sensitive information: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Monday updated the Senate Standing Committee for Interior about the progress in slain journalist Arshad Sharif’s case highlighting that the agency is preparing a report following the return of the investigation team from Kenya, which also contains sensitive information regarding the anchorperson. Sharif was allegedly shot dead by the […]


Arshad Sharif Case: Salman Iqbal calls for legislation to protect journalists

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President and CEO ARY Digital Network Mr Salman Iqbal has appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Umar Ata Bandial to take notice of the martyr senior journalist Arshad Sharif’s case, ARY News reported on Monday. Mr Salman Iqbal appealed to the CJP Justice Umar Ata Bandial to take steps for ordering comprehensive […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the manhandling of journalists by political workers

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemned the manhandling of journalists by political workers in response to the questions of reporters during pressers. Esar ul Haq Qasmi, a reporter of Khyber TV was harassed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s local Chairman Gulbagh Muhammad Arif Orakzai over a question during long march coverage in Hangu on November 26, 2022. Orakzai got enraged by […]


Murad raises questions about journalist’s murder

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PESHAWAR: Former federal minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Murad Saeed has raised important questions regarding the killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya. “On whose directives, cases were registered against Arshad Sharif? Who was threatening him? Who forced him to leave United Arab Emirates (UAE)? Which important personalities visited UAE between August 10 […]


‘Manhandling’ of journalist protested in Bajaur’s Khar

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BAJAUR: Journalists on Sunday held a protest demonstration against the medical superintendent and other officials of the District Headquarters Hospital, Khar, for ‘manhandling’ one of their colleagues, and demanded action against them. Several civil society activists also attended the demonstration held outside the Bajaur Press Club. The media persons, who were holding placards inscribed with […]


Punjab government to set up film production studio, pledges Elahi

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has assured the film industry of considering a proposal to set up a film production studio to provide recreational facilities to the masses besides reviving this neglected segment. The chief minister extended this assurance to film producers Sheikh Amjad Rasheed and Rana Khalid Manzoor during a meeting at […]