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Call for greater freedom of expression

KARACHI – Speakers at a seminar on June 1, demanding that freedom of press should not be suppressed in the name of self-manipulated national interests, called for greater freedom of expression. “National interests and freedom of expression should be in conformity with each other and no one should be allowed to usurp the basic right […]


CPNE seminar on June 1

KARACHI -Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) is organizing a seminar on Freedom of Press and Demands of National Interest on June 1 at 10:00 am at a local hotel. Leaders of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, Professor Ghafoor Ahmed, Deputy Secretary of General Pakistan Peoples Party, Senator Raza Rabbani, Provincial Minister and Senior Vice President of PML(Q), […]


CPNE’s seminar on press freedom

KARACHI – Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) is arranging a seminar on Freedom of press and demands of national interest on June 1 at 10.00 am at a local hotel. Leaders of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, Prof Ghafoor Ahmed, deputy secretary of Pakistan People’s Party, senator Raza Rabbani, provincial minister and senior vice president of Pakistan […]


Court wants information about newsman

PESHAWAR – The Peshawar High Court has directed the deputy attorney-general to inquire from the ministry of defence and Peshawar Corps Headquarters regarding the whereabouts of a detained Afghan journalist, Sami Yousafzai, and his driver Mohammad Saleem. A two-member bench comprising Justice Malik Hamid Saeed and Justice Dost Mohammad Khan fixed June 8 for next […]


Detention of Afghan journalist

PESHAWAR – The Peshawar High Court has ordered the authorities to explain the detention of an Afghan journalist who was working for Newsweek magazine and taken into custody two months ago while trying to enter the country’s restricted tribal areas, a lawyer said on May 28. The court set a June 8 deadline for provincial […]


Women prone to phobic disorder: experts

LAHORE – Sadness, hopelessness, feeling worthless, excessive guilt, change in appetite, loss of interest in routine activities, recurring thoughts of death or suicide, loss of energy, fatigue, low self-esteem, inability to concentrate and change in sleep patterns are symptoms of depression. Renowned psychiatrist and head of Department of Psychiatry, Fatima Jinnah Medical College (FJMC), Professor […]


Mediamen injured in bomb blast

KARACHI – A police guard was killed and at least 33 people, including police personnel and media men, were wounded when two car bombs exploded in succession near the Pak-American Cultural Centre and the residence of the US consul-general in Karachi on May 26. Both the cars were parked along the Fatima Jinnah Road and […]


Press is free in Pakistan: Rashid

KARACHI – Federal Information Minister Sheikh Rashid has claimed that Press in Pakistan is enjoying more freedom than any other country in Asia, as well as Islamic world. This he stated while addressing Urdu Press-Problem & Prospects conference organized by the Mass Communication Department, Karachi University on May 26. He said that freedom of Press […]


Only freedom may make press fair

KARACHI – The three-day national conference on Urdu Press – Problems and Prospects concluded here on Wednesday with a call to the government to accept press as a public institution and free it from all sorts of restrictions. It is freedom which only could enable press to function as the fourth pillar of the state […]


APNS urged to accept SC verdict

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the All-Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (Apnec) have regretted the stand of the All-Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) over the proposed linkage of government advertisements with implementation of the 7th Wage Award for newspaper employees. In a statement, the PFUJ and Apnec said that instead of accepting […]


RSF urges CW Secretary-General to intervene

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) is calling on Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon, to intervene with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali on behalf of four jailed journalists. The call follows the Commonwealth’s May 22 decision to re-admit Pakistan, five years after it was suspended following the military coup that […]


KU moot on journalism begins

KARACHI – Maintaining that Urdu press catered to the feelings and aspirations of the people, speakers at a national conference noted that it needed to make headway with respect to content and presentation. They expressed the view that the Urdu newspapers relied mostly on political or protocol statements, instead of event-reporting, commentary and analysis, which […]


Changes in Urdu journalism suggested

KARACHI – As 90 per cent population of the country read Urdu newspapers, they should be considered a vital force for maintaining solidarity, unity and integration among various sections of society. Speakers on the first day (May 24) of a national conference on Urdu journalism proposed many suggestions for bringing about qualitative changes in Urdu […]


Wage Award implemented by Labour Ministry

ISLAMABAD – A spokesman of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has stated that the Ministry has always tried to act as a bridge between the publishers and the working journalists and has repeatedly tried to resolve the issues through dialogue between the two stakeholders. The spokesman said although the Wage Board Award is implemented […]