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SC drops contempt case against Aamir Liaquat

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dropped contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf leader Dr Aamir Laiquat Hussain while accepting his unconditional apology. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar concluded the case after Amir Liaquat Hussain placed himself at the mercy of the court, and assured that he would not […]

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Experts say despite problems, media disseminating untwisted news

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Speakers at a session in the ongoing Festival of Arts and Ideas organised by Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) on Thursday said that despite being influenced by highly divisive society of the country, Pakistani media has still managed to play its role in trying to disseminate untwisted information to people. At a session titled […]

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Advertisers’ body opposes proposed media policy

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) has said that it is in favour of meaningful changes, or reforms, aimed at improving transparency and agreeing upon a procedure for selection of agencies by the government on merit. The association termed the proposed draft of a new policy for the print, electronic and digital media a virtual […]

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Yousaf Baig Mirza appointed PM’s special assistant on media

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ISLAMABAD: Yousaf Baig Mirza, a prominent media personality has been appointed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs, according to an official notification issued on Tuesday. He will perform his duties in honourary capacity with effect from December 7. Mirza, with a vast experience in working for local and international media, has provided leadership […]

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Govt in process of clearing outstanding dues of media houses: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the government stood with media workers and was in the process of clearing outstanding advertisement dues of media houses to stop them from sacking employees. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, he said that the government and the media owners had […]

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Retuning television

Pakistan Press Foundation

Early in the millennium, the private television channels in Pakistan brought a new trend of news bulletins and current affairs talk shows. This no-holds-barred freedom in the post 9/11 environment heralded in its stride undesirable trends alongside positive ones. In response to viewers’ appetite for independent news and bold analyses, the channels aired round the […]

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Qureshi seeks acquittal in PTV, Parliament attack cases

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday filed an acquittal plea in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in a case pertaining to attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament buildings during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-in in 2014. The ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi, resuming the […]

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APNS, PBA reject minister’s claim

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association have taken exception to a claim made by Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain that media houses have not paid salaries to workers even though the government had cleared almost half of their dues. The information minister had said in a statement on Wednesday […]

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Role of media in portrayal of disabled persons questioned

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KARACHI: Speakers at a programme shared their sentiments about portrayal of persons with disabilities in the media during a panel discussion held in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday. The programme Media & Disability: Pity-heroism Dichotomy was organised by the Network of Organisations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOW­PDP) […]

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Media matters

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Pakistani media houses are facing a serious financial crunch, leading to downsizing and layoffs. The issue gained prominence after the induction of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government, which stopped releasing pending government advertisement to private media. It warned of a worse situation in the days to come, urging the media houses to rethink their […]

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PEMRA Raids Shops In Attock, Confiscates Illegal DTH Equipment

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Islamabad Region on Friday raided different areas of Attock and confiscated illegal equipment of Direct to Home (DTH) transmission after receiving public complaints on the Pakistan Citizen Portal established by Prime Minister Imran Khan. PEMRA also received complaints on its ‘Complaints and Feedback System,’ says a press release. PEMRA field staff formed a team headed by Zulfiqar Chaudhry of Pakistan Customs […]

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PPF condemns closure of Radio Iriba FM in Bukavu, Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of Radio Iriba FM, station in Bukavu, city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the closure of radio station and […]

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TV anchor Shahid Masood sent to jail on judicial remand

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad sent Shahid Masood, a former chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation, to Adiala jail on a 14-day judicial remand in the PTV corruption case on Thursday. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced the TV anchor in the court of senior civil judge Mohammad Inamullah and informed him the agency no longer […]

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Looking at True Brew TV’s newest releases

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Jamal Rahman, music producer, guitarist and founder of Lahore-based True Brew Records as well as the original music series True Brew TV, has proven everybody wrong. Anyone who feels there is no original music being made in Pakistan outside of Coke Studio and other branded music shows only need to watch True Brew TV to […]

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