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Journalists show solidarity with Hussain Naqi

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: National Press Club (NPC) was live with sentiments of love and respect for pride of journalism in Pakistan, Hussain Naqi. Senior and junior mediapersons clapped, embraced and adored him with shower of rose petals on his arrival. Naqi was the chief guest at the NPC in the reception organised by the Club as well […]

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Senate body stresses scrutiny of media content at all levels

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Sub-Committee on Human Rights (HR) was held here Tuesday under the convenorship of Senator Usman Khan Kakar to ensure that those responsible for content creation and airing of objectionable and misleading advertisement are taken to the task. The meeting was attended by Senator Krishna Kumari Kohli, Senator Dr Jehanzeb […]

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Cost cuts in media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ONE 24/7 news television channel has shut down. Many other news channels, big and small, are teetering on the brink: their advertising revenues have been falling for several months. The keyword in the (electronic) media these days is ‘rightsizing’. From camerapersons to producers to programme hosts — everyone’s job is on the line. Bureau offices […]

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Media blues

Pakistan Press Foundation

THE crisis afflicting Pakistan’s mainstream print and electronic media sphere is escalating. Apart from a series of high-profile resignations and sackings, there are also reports of several print publications cutting down on junior staff, with some rumoured to be shutting down completely. Wage disbursement delays, a perennial concern for many in the trenches of the […]

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Sub judice or not

Pakistan Press Foundation

When journalists in this country portray certain politicians as the embodiment of corruption, they are not expecting to be hauled up by the Supreme Court. Yet that is exactly what happened in the aftermath of a political talk show hosted by Arshad Sharif, aired on ARY News on August 28, 2018. In the show, Sharif, […]

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SC rejects reports of ISI, ECP, Pemra on sit-in

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the reports of Inter-Services Intelligence, Election Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority regarding the last year’s Faizabad sit-in by Tehreek-Labaik Ya Rassul Allah.The top court directed them to file fresh reports after removing discrepancies highlighted by the court. Discontented with the cold response by […]

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SC accepts Jang Group’s apology, withdraws notices

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday withdrew its notice issued to Jang Group on gross misreporting of court proceedings after accepting the unconditional apology of the management and disposed of the matter with a warning to remain careful in future. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar the other day had taken suo motu […]

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PPF concerned over demolition of Al-Aqsa headquarters in Gaza

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mahmoud Abbas, President of State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority has expressed concern over the demolition of Al-Aqsa TV headquarters in Gaza. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the authorities and international organizations of media freedom to thoroughly investigate this matter and hold […]

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SC issues notices to Jang, The News for ‘misreporting’ CJP’s remarks

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to Urdu newspaper Jang and English daily The News for allegedly misreporting a court story, in which the top judiciary had appeared to criticise the government. The two publications, in their lead stories today, had reported that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing a suo motu case of illegal […]

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NAB officials barred from giving media interviews

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Monday visited the bureau’s Lahore office to review its performance and the progress on mega corruption cases. “NAB is strictly following the policy of ‘accountability for all’ and taking mega corruption cases to their logical conclusion is the first priority,” he said during the […]

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Limits for govt officials’ media interaction

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE – Did the Lahore NAB director general Shahzad Saleem transgress his limits by recently giving interviews to some TV channels? The NAB official’s media interaction raised a question as to who is competent to talk to the press in certain situations. An official of the Regulations Department on anonymity says that the DG or […]

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Media must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain credibility: Fawad

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said that the credibility of media was fast diminishing and it must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain the same. Addressing the launch of a national daily at the auditorium of a private university here, the Minister said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did […]

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IHC to hear Shahid’s bail plea today

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad – Islamabad High Court will Monday (today) resume hearing in a petition of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood seeking bail in PTV corruption case. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will hear the petition challenging special judge central’s judgment of rejecting pre-arrest bail of Dr Shahid. The accused has filed the […]

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Ex-senator’s interview: ATC issues arrest warrants for female anchor

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) has issued non-bailable arrest warrants for a female anchor, who had conducted a controversial interview of former senator Faisal Raza Abidi. The court issued orders while hearing a case pertaining to anti-judiciary remarks given by Abidi during an interview on a web-based television channel. The court has ordered the authorities […]

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