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ICRC award for journalists

ISLAMABAD: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has announced Award for Journalists 2007 on “Protection of Civilians in Conflicts”, said a press release on Monday. The award is open to all in the English and Urdu print media and the final date for submitting the entries is 30 April 2007. The winners of […]


HEC to set up plagiarism monitoring cell

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) will set up a plagiarism detection cell to monitor PhD theses and research publications. The HEC plans to acquire high quality software that will compare the publication materials with international literature and will review copied items instantly. According to a statement from the HEC on Monday, over the past […]


Jamia Hafsa plans FM radio

ISLAMABAD: The administration of Jamia Hafsa is planning to launch a short-range FM radio station in the capital to air religious programmes. “The Jamia Hafsa administration is making arrangements to start a short-range radio station in the capital,” sources privy to the development told Daily Times. They said that initially the radio’s range would be […]


Peace walk for press freedom today

KARACHI: The International Peace Club is organising a peace walk for the protection of the media and freedom of the press at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The participants of the walk will assemble at Seventh Day Adventist Hospital from where they will march towards the Karachi Press Club. The walk is aimed at raising the […]


CDA, NAB come up with plan to prevent land scams

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have formulated a joint strategy to safeguard the people from land frauds. According to the plan, all the housing schemes would have to submit land documents to the CDA and advertise about the same in one of the national dailies. They will also be […]


Lawyers, journalists to record statements

LAHORE: As many as 100 people, including 20 journalists, have registered their names with the registrar office to record their statements as witnesses in suo moto proceedings about police highhandedness on lawyers and journalists during a protest rally of lawyers against the suspension of chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. Justice Syed Zahid Hussain of the […]


EU to discuss The News, Geo TV attack with govt

ISLAMABAD: The European Union and Pakistan would soon discuss the recent incidents, including the “suspension” of the chief justice of Pakistan, ransacking of the The News and Geo television offices by police in Islamabad and the Third Generation Agreement. Talking to The News at a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of […]


Two killed over Karo-Kari

SUKKUR: Two persons were killed and 15 others injured in separate incidents in Kandhkot on Tuesday. A report said two persons, including a woman, were killed over Karo-Kari in the village of Ghulam Sarwar Suhriani in the B-section police limits. Senghar Ali Suhriani suspected that his sister Robina, 25, was having illicit relations with Chandio […]


Protest continues against attack on media, judiciary

HYDERABAD: Lawyers and mediapersons on Tuesday continued their protest against attacks on the media and “judiciary” and demanded free press and judiciary in the country. Lawyers continued their protest by observing a hunger strike at the high court, while mediapersons, under the banner of the Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ), also observed a hunger strike […]


16 cops being interrogated over Geo attack, NA panel told

ISLAMABAD: Sixteen police officials are being interrogated over the attack on the offices of Geo television channel on March 16, Secretary Interior Syed Kamal Shah told a National Assembly committee here on Tuesday. Shah informed the Standing Committee on Interior that a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was probing the incident under Section 19 of the […]


Another bomb hoax at Geo office

KARACHI: Another bomb threat was sent to the Geo News office on Tuesday, which created panic among the staff of Geo Networking. Most of them were of the opinion that it was the enemies of Geo who were trying to divert concentration and stop them from covering the truth. Last Friday, the Geo news office […]


Advertising of drugs

ACCORDING to a report, the bylaws that the city government of Karachi plans to introduce to regulate private healthcare institutions will also seek to curb the unethical advertising of any product/facility which is not scientifically accepted. This is a welcome move. If one were to believe the claims made by the ads that have been […]


‘Govts twist media arms’

ISLAMABAD- Media independence in Pakistan is a myth as governments always apply different overt and covert tactics of twisting media arms,” speakers on Sunday in a seminar on “Media Independence in Pakistan: Myth or Reality” organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute. They also made it clear that media had gained a controlled independence over […]


New restrictions

ISLAMABAD, March 19: A turbulent day is expected in the city on Wednesday as the government has decided to keep political activists away from the Supreme Court when proceedings against Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry resume there. Only lawyers and journalists would be allowed access to the Supreme Court building on showing their duty cards, […]