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PTV to start making profits by June: MD

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television Corporation will start making profits by June, Managing Director Arshad Khan said on Thursday. In his statement, he added that the primary beneficiary of this success would be the PTV employees. The current management had inherited massive liabilities, but PTV would reverse this trend by doubling the revenue for 2018-19 over that […]


PTV will turn profitable by end of June: MD

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ISLAMABAD PR – The Managing Director Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Arshad Khan has announced that PTV will turn profitable by the end of June 2019 after posting losses over the past many years. He added that the primary beneficiary of this success will be PTV employees. Arshad Khan said the current management had inherited huge […]


Fawad, PTV MD lock horns again

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ISLAMABAD: PTV managing director and federal minister for information are once again at loggerheads as the latter has said that conditions of the national television will not improve until a new MD is appointed. Information minister Fawad Chaudhry believes the current administration has completely failed to provide pensions to the employees yet the MD remains glued […]


PPF condemns targeted campaign against news channel in Serbia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia has expressed concern over the targeted campaign against N1, regional news channel. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the pressure and threats to the N1 news channel and urged the authorities to stop targeting journalists working in the line of […]


Pakistani dramas to air in Saudi Arabia

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LAHORE- Recently, Fawad Chaudhry, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, revealed that Pakistan will take stringent steps to strengthen its cultural ties with Saudi Arabia. Part of this will involve the latter incorporating Pakistani artist’s expertise into their upcoming art schools. The minister took to twitter to shares the news and wrote: “Back in Islamabad after […]


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 […]