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Complying SC order, banning Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Muhammad Saleem Baig on Tuesday lauded the role television channels and cable operators in ensuring compliance of the Supreme Court (SC) orders, banning Indian channels and its content. He held a meeting with office-bearers of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and representatives of cable operators Sindh region […]


Home dept opposes transfer of convicts in Wali Babar case

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KARACHI: Sindh home department on Tuesday opposed the transfer of convicts, accused in the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar, from Larkana to Karachi Central Jail. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Aftab Gorar and Justice Amjad Ali Sahito, heard the plea about the transfer of Syed Muhammad Ali Rizvi, Faisal Mehmood, Tahir Naveed and Muhammad Shahrukh […]


PPF condemns attack on journalist in Sri Lanka

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Nadarajah Kugarajah. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal attack on a journalist for doing his job and urged the concerned authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter […]


Shun the TV, stop a war

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I HAVE been studiously following the mantra given by George Perkovich, and, accordingly, haven’t watched Indian TV news for a couple of years or more. I would advise my Pakistani friends to do the same with their TV. Switch it off. The celebrated defence analyst, author of a seminal work on India’s nuclear policy, was […]


Death anniversary of Musa Khankhel observed

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MINGORA: The 10th death anniversary of Musa Khankhel, correspondent of Geo News and The News, was observed here at the Swat Press Club on Monday. Journalists, writers and elders paid glowing tributes to the slain journalist. Unidentified persons had shot dead Musa Khankhel in Matta tehsil in Swat district on February 18, 2009, where he […]


Re-discovering the wonders of radio

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On December 7, 2018 there concluded a series of weekly radio programmes in Urdu broadcast from August 11, 2017 to December 7, 2018. The undersigned had the privilege of presenting this series on the FM 105 radio network of Pakistan and simultaneously also broadcast on the Voice of Youth radio network. The series was titled […]


Security with freedoms

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THE government’s decision to interfere in citizens’ freedom of expression, lawful association and peaceful assembly is not based on sound advice, and it must be rescinded before vital state interests are harmed. Although the arrest of an activist for supporting a peaceful call for justice or any debatable transgression of the cyber law constitutes a […]


‘Radio broke nexus between language and power’

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KARACHI: The power of radio in reaching the widest audience in the world was recognised on Wednesday at the Arts Council Karachi where famous broadcasters and radio channel owners gathered to mark World Radio Day. This year’s theme, as given by Unesco, is ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’. According to UN Secretary General António Guterres, whose […]


PPF condemns shutdown of Voice TV in Thailand

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand has expressed concern over the order of National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) over suspending broadcast of Voice TV. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the step of NBTC and termed it an attack on media […]


Non-bailable arrest warrants issued against KP minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai

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An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Information Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai in connection with an attack on the Parliament House and Pakistan Television (PTV) building during the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s (PTI) 2014 sit-in. ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbasi Zaidi issued the arrest warrants for Yousafzai as […]


PPF denounces murder of Mexican commentator

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the murder of Mexican commentator Jesús Eugenio Ramos Rodríguez. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced the increasing rate of violence against journalists in Mexico and called on the Mexican government […]


TV journalist held for ‘defaming’ state institutions granted bail

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A duty magistrate in Lahore on Sunday granted bail to Din News TV host Rizwanur Rehman Razi ‘Dada’, who was arrested a day earlier for allegedly uploading “defamatory and obnoxious” posts against the judiciary, government institutions and intelligence agencies on his Twitter account. The magistrate ordered his release on bail against a surety bond of Rs100,000. The Federal Investigation […]


BISP to launch extensive media awareness campaign on fraudulent SMS

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Islamabad: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has planned to execute an extensive media campaign involving print and electronic media to create awareness among the general public about fraudulent SMS. According to an official of BISP, more SMS based campaigns will also be pursued for saving the citizens from any hazard due to fake messages while […]


PPF condemns attack on Kalush FM radio station

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the attack on the editorial office of Kalush FM, radio station on February 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on radio station and called on the authorities to punish those responsible behind this […]