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Daily Archives: August 31, 2023

Ex-foreign secretary Tanvir Ahmed dies

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 16: Former foreign secretary Dr Tanvir Ahmed Khan died on Saturday following a protracted illness. He was 81. According to his family, he had lung cancer and was being treated at a hospital at the time of his death. Tanvir Ahmed Khan was born in 1932 in Hoshiarpur, which is now part of […]


Pemra prohibits broadcasting the Geo drama ‘Hadsa’ following criticism over similarities to the 2020 motorway rape case.

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On Wednesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) prohibited the broadcast of the Geo TV drama ‘Hadsa’ on a complaint by lawyer Khadija Siddiqi, following criticism that the show was based on the 2020 motorway gang rape case. In September 2020, a French woman of Pakistani origin was gang raped on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway […]


Caretaker Info Minister takes notice of alleged torture, arrest of senior journalist Fayyaz Zafar

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Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi has taken notice of the alleged torture and arrest of Fayyaz Zafar, a senior journalist from Swat. Discussing the incident with relevant authorities, he emphasized the importance of conducting an impartial investigation into the incident. He asserted that the authority of the office must not be employed […]


Senator Mushtaq condemns journalist’s ‘arrest under MPO’

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KARACHI: Senator Mushtaq Ahmed has condemned the arrest of senior journalist Fayyaz Zafar under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO). Taking to his X (formerly known as Twitter) handle, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed said Fayyaz Ahmed is the voice of Swat’s people as well as that of peace. Fayyaz raised his voice against the harassment of female […]


Journalist Fayaz Zafar arrested under MPO

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A senior journalist in Swat namely Fayaz Zafar has been arrested by the local police under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance (MPO), ARY News reported on Wednesday. Swat police department confirmed that they arrested a senior journalist Fayaz Zafar under MPO. Later, the journalist was shifted to Swat jail from the DC Office. The […]


Condolence by APNS

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KARACHI: Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have expressed profound grief on behalf of APNS office-bearers and members of executive committee over the sad demise of Hafeez Ulfat, Chief Editor Daily Sarhad, Peshawar. Hafeez had a vibrant role in newspapers industry and Journalism in KPK […]


PHC disposes of access to information case

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PESHAWAR: Disposing of the petition of a suspected drug trafficker, the Peshawar High Court on Wednesday asked him to approach the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commission for details of the cases pending against him in the province. A bench consisting of Justice Sahibzada Asadullah and Justice Shahid Khan observed that it was inappropriate that […]


VOA Journalist Held in Custody Overnight in Pakistan

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A journalist who reports for VOA’s Deewa Service was held in custody overnight in Pakistan’s restive Swat Valley. Police late Wednesday arrested Fayaz Zafar and took him to a district jail on accusations that he “exploits freedom of speech,” including on social media, according to an order issued by the office of the deputy commissioner […]


PEMRA Regional Office Lahore Holds Bidding For Cable Television Licence

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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 31st Aug 2023): Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Regional Office Lahore on Thursday held bidding for the issuance of cable television networks for multiple cities and towns. During bidding, Hyder Mughees Network was awarded a license for Farooqabad, Choonian, Ahmedabad, A&R Network for Ferozwala, Narang Cable […]


Condolence by APNS

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KARACHI: Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, President, and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), have expressed profound grief on behalf of APNS office-bearers and members of the executive committee over the sad demise of Hafeez Ulfat, Chief Editor Daily Sarhad, Peshawar. Hafeez had a vibrant role in the newspaper industry and Journalism […]