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Small businesses: Unnecessary licences to be done away with: BoI chief

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to Switzerland will expose the true face of India before the international community. Briefing mediapersons at a joint press conference with Chairman Board of Investment (BoI) Zubair Gilani, she said the […]


Cash-starved PTV seeks increase in licence fee

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: With no business plan of its own, the cash-starved Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) is seeking to pass on Rs20 billion additional cost of its operations to the country’s electricity consumers already overburdened by up to 40 per cent increase in their power tariff over the past 18 months. The PTV board of directors, mostly […]


NA committee slams Pemra over Vawda controversy

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Mon­day expressed concern over the performance of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), describing the interpretation of its code of conduct a double standard. The committee has directed the Pemra chairman to appear in person and explain the regulator’s mechanism, especially in the […]


Firdous seeks French collaboration for media persons’ training

Pakistan Press Foundation

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan on Friday sought French collaboration and assistance in imparting training and capacity building of media persons in Pakistan. During the meeting with Ambassador of France to Pakistan Marc Barety, she also emphasized the need to reinforce cooperation between the state news […]


Pemra asked to recover Rs36.75m dues from Absar Alam

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The federal government through Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to recover dues from its ex-chairman Absar Alam. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in its letter dated January 16, 2020 directed the Pemra chairman to recover the dues from former chairman of the regulatory body. “The […]


Firdous praises Indian Muslim woman journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday praised the Indian Muslim female journalist Rana Ayyub for exposing the fascist agenda of Modi by executing her professional responsibilities with bravery. In tweets, Dr Firdous said when a valiant person raised voice against oppression and persecution, it becomes a […]


PM reproaches Vawda, stops him from appearing on TV

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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 […]