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PM reproaches Vawda, stops him from appearing on TV

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought an explanation from federal Water Resou­rces Minister Faisal Vawda for a controversial act during a TV talk show and stopped him from appearing on television for two weeks. Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, said the prime minister had taken note of […]


Release of advertisements: Govt depts asked to send ads through PID, not independently

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed all the ministries/divisions and attached departments to comply with the centralized policy of issuing government advertisements to the print and electronic media only through the Press Information Department (PID). The prime minister has actually barred the ministries/divisions from issuing advertisements directly to the media and his Principal Secretary […]


PPP, PML-N criticise Vawda for using a boot on TV show

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ISLAMABAD – Leaders of the opposition parties on Wednesday slammed Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for his outlandish stunt on a TV show last night, during which he used a boot to to heap scorn on the PPP and PML-N for voting in favour of the recently passed Army Act in parliament. The PTI […]


Pemra chief seeks acquittal in ads contracts reference

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Mirza Saleem Baig has filed an application in an accountability court, seeking acquittal in a reference relating to alleged irregularity committed in the award of advertising contracts. Accountability judge Azam Khan took up the application. Former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani is also an accused in […]


Pemra chairman receives second complaint against senior official

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman has received second complaint of women harassment against a senior officer in less than two months. The first complaint was filed by a female employee of State Life Insurance Corporation in the mid of November last year who claimed that Pemra’s senior officer harassed her and misbehaved […]


Dr Fouzia joins PNCA as DG

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Islamabad: Author, right activist and researcher Dr Fouzia Saeed, former director-general, Lok Virsa, joined Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) as its director-general here Wednesday. Dr Fouzia replaced renowned playwright, painter, singer, instrumentalist and TV drama artist Jamal Shah. Dr Fouzia did her PhD in Education with minor in Cultural Anthropology from University of […]


Firdous for training, capacity building of media persons

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday said the need for training and capacity building of media persons has increased substantially in the current age of digital media. Speaking as chief guest at closing ceremony of “Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Experts Meeting on New Challenges […]


Electronic media editors, news directors’ panel forms executive committee

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ISLAMABAD: The senior professionals from broadcast media formed a 16-member executive committee to run affairs of the newly-established Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND). The executive committee will complete membership of the first-ever body of senior TV and digital journalists aimed at promoting independence of media and freedom of expression guaranteed in […]


Body of broadcast journalists formed to run affairs of newly established AEMEND

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ISLAMABAD: Senior professionals from the broadcast media have formed a 16-member executive committee to run the affairs of the newly established Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND). The executive committee will complete membership of the first-ever body of senior TV and digital journalists aimed at promoting independence of media and freedom of […]


No headway on Pemra complaints pending with courts

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was Monday told that 680 cases were pending with courts related to complaints filed with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against different individuals in the media and television channels. The cases were stuck up as the courts granted stays to the petitioners. During […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Investigative Reporting Fellowships For Pakistani Journalists

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Call for Applications   Last date for receiving applications:   Sunday January 5, 2020   Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) invites applications for the 7th batch of PPF Investigative Reporting Fellowships.   The fellowships facilitate Pakistani journalists to produce investigative report that meet the professional, ethical and legal standards. PPF will provide support to journalists, to professionally […]


Firdous asks media to help govt highlight its achievements

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Wednesday while vowing to provide all out assistance of the government to protect the media has urged the media to help the government in highlighting the achievements of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Addressing an Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) award distribution ceremony, […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لیے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کے لئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں

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آخری تاریخ 5 جنوری، 2020 پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ  کے ساتویں بیچ کے لئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس میں صلاحیت سازی کے لیے ورکشاپس  کے انعقاد کے علاوہ ادارتی اور تکنیکی معاونت بھی فراہم کی جائے گی۔ منتخب امیدواروں کو سینئر صحافی کے ساتھ […]


APNS regrets use of ads as a tool to silence media

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PR KARACHI – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has regretted that the present democratically elected government is resorting to use advertisements as a tool to silence fair and objective comments in the print and electronic media. The executive committee of the APNS which met here yesterday with APNS President Mr Hameed Haroon in chair, pointed out […]