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Effective laws urged against ‘degrading’ media content

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has written a letter to the registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in which he has said that the media had obtained deep access into and affected all classes of society but the law against humiliating and dishonouring content was not as effective as it needed to be. He […]


Tribute paid to producer who gave KTV ‘its identity’

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KARACHI: Friends, admirers and colleagues paid glowing tributes to senior television director, producer, writer and actor Bakhtiar Ahmed at an event held on Friday evening to highlight his life and work at the Arts Council Karachi. Prof Sahar Ansari said though Mr Ahmed was eight years younger than him he called him Bakhtiar bhai because […]


Pakistani TV and harmful gender stereotypes

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A woman wins her mother-in-law’s heart by using the perfect washing powder to wash clothes, another woman pleases her whole family by using the ultimate cooking oil to cook an entire feast, and yet another woman succeeds in becoming ‘fair and lovely’ after using the most effective skin-lightening cream. A Pakistani television (TV) viewer is […]


PPF condemns entry ban on Italian journalist in Ukraine

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the decision of Ukraine to put entry ban on Italian journalist in the country. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the decision of Ukrainian authorities and called on the government to reverse the entry ban on […]


TV journalist victim of malicious social media campaign

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Gharidah Farooqi, a prominent Pakistani female journalist and TV anchorperson has been the target of malicious online harassment campaign for sharing a post on her Twitter about the Christchurch attack in New Zealand. Farooqi, who hosts political talk-show ‘G for Gharidha’ on Aaj News television channel is facing online harassment since she tweeted a year […]


PPF condemns attack on premises of Serbian national broadcaster RTS in Belgrade

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia has expressed concern over the attack on the building of Serbian national broadcaster RTS in Belgrade on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the incident and urged the concerned authorities to investigate and hold the protestors responsible for […]


PPF condemns attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité, a community based station in Mbuji-mayi, a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on […]


Legal team of ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ clarifies Lahore High Court order

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KARACHI: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered the makers of The Legend of Maula Jatt (respondents) to refrain from using any unauthorised material from the 1979 hit Maula Jutt. Bahoo Films Corporation director Sarwar Bhatti took to Twitter to share a copy of the court order. “Trailer censor certificate has been suspended by Lahore High Court for The Legend […]


Cameraman beat up by political party supporters

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Shiraz Gardezi, cameraman of Geo News television channel was assaulted by the supporters of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) political party on March 20, 2019 outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. Gardezi, who is also a joint secretary of the National Press Club (NPC), Islamabad, was covering the […]


Film star Muhammad Ali remembered

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ISLAMABAD-Renowned film star of Pakistan’s silver screen Muhammad Ali was remembered on his 13th death Anniversary today. Muhammad Ali was born on April 19, 1931 in Rampur‚ India. His family moved from Rampur to Rohtak after his birth and then to Multan shortly after the independence of Pakistan. Muhammad Ali joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad as a broadcaster in 1956. He also […]


LHC restrains filmmaker from ‘illegal’ use of Maula Jatt’s title, characters

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday stayed the unauthorised use of the title of the film Maula Jatt, dialogues, characters, making/shooting and exhibition of work identical to the movie. Justice Aminuddin Khan issued the stay order on a petition moved by Mohammad Sarwar Bhatti of Bahoo Film Corporation, the producer of the original 1979 […]


PPF condemns the brutal murder of Honduran journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the murder of Honduran journalist, Leonardo Gabriel Hernández. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has strongly denounced the brutal murder of Hernández and urged the government and concerned authorities of Honduras to thoroughly investigate and hold […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]


A star broadcaster fades away

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WAQAR Ahmad, who passed away in a London hospital on Wednesday, was one of the most outstanding broadcasters the BBC Urdu Service has had. The only son among the seven children of Nisar Ahmad, a prominent lawyer in Sitapur, in Uttar Pradesh (India), Waqar Ahmad completed his college courses in Lucknow before taking his master’s […]