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I did not impose ban on NW, The Nation ads: PM

SUKKUR – Prime Minster Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali said on Sunday that the Nawa-i-Waqt had rendered remarkable services for the success of Pakistan Movement and the strengthening of the Pakistan ideology. The Prime Minister was talking to newsmen after performing the inauguration of the second phase of Al-Shifa Trust Eye hospital. He clarified that he […]


100 Indian media men issued visas

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued visas to nearly 100 Indian journalists and media persons, including TV commentators for coverage of the forthcoming Pakistan-India cricket series. The unprecedented public interest in the series is reflected in the number of requests made by the Indian media for visas to Pakistan, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Information. […]


UK journalists’ body flays ban on Nawa-i-Waqt

LAHORE – A representative body of journalists, in the UK, National Union of British journalists, has reacted strongly to the government of Pakistan decision to impose ban on advertisements to the Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications because of the group’s editorial policy. In a statement, Joint Secretary of the NUBJ Suzan Peters has said that Press […]


Women protest in Paris against veil ban

PARIS (March 7, 2004): Thousands of women demonstrated in Paris on March 6, 2004, amid deep division over the wearing of the Islamic veil. The procession included both a heavily guarded group of veiled women and members of a group called “Ni Putes Ni Soumises” – Neither Whores nor Slaves – that opposes the violence […]


TV offices attacked in Pakistan

On March 02, about 20 rioters broke into the offices of the private GEO TV station and set fire to administrative record, newspapers, and other material, according to Karachi based Pakistan Press Foundation. The offices were closed for the holiday, and no one was injured. The building also houses the offices of the national daily […]


CPNE standing body meeting on 8th

KARACHI: Secretary General of the Council of the Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE), Dr. Jabbar Khattak, has announced that an emergency meeting of the standing committee of CPNE will be held on March 8, Monday at 2pm in central secretariat at 29-3rd floor, Fareed Chambers, Abdullah Haroon Road. The meeting will consider the situation created after […]


APNS flays attack on press freedom

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has strongly deplored the “arbitrary ban” on government advertisements of Federal as well as provincial governments to Nawa-i-Waqt Group of publications and termed it “contravention of freedom of press as enshrined in Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan”. Secretary General APNS Muhammad Aslam Kazi in a statement […]


Newspaper and television station offices set on fire in Quetta

Quetta offices of daily “Jang”, which also house the office of Geo television, suffered an arson attack on Friday, March 2, 2004. The incident occurred during riots that broke out after firing on a Shiite religious procession. According to the staff members, about 20 people came to the “Jang” and Geo offices and opened fire […]


Attack on KPC condemned in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Members of the Hyderabad Press Club held a protest demonstration outside the press club on March 1, 2004, against the attack on the Karachi Press Club and assault on its guard. The president of the press club, Lala Rehman Samoon, condemned the attack, saying it was an attack on democracy, freedom of press and […]


Sindh Bar Council flays ban – Ads ban can’t force Nawa-i-Waqt to give up ideology

ABBOTTABAD – Former NWFP chief minister Afzal Khan Jadoon has said Nawa-i-Waqt has always played a leading role in foiling conspiracies against the solidarity of the country and any intrigue against Nawa-i-Waqt is tantamount to damaging the national interests. The former chief minister said this while addressing a protest rally arranged by District Press Club, […]


Miscreants burn newspapers

KARACHI: Copies of newspapers were burnt on Monday, March 1, morning by unidentified people at various places in the city. The reports of burning the newspapers were received from New Chali , Purani Numaish, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Saddar, Hussainabad, and Water Pump in Federal B Area, the Hawkers Association said. A representative of the association said thatthe […]


Gunmen snatch, burn newspapers

KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen, in lightning early morning raids at newspaper stalls in widely separated parts of the city, snatched bundles of newspapers and set them ablaze before fleeing from the scene, police and hawkers said on March 1. A senior police officer told The News that some hawkers had informed the police but nobody had […]


24 multi-channel systems allowed

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on February 28, said 24 multimedia-multi channel distribution systems would be established in 21 cities of the country. “Frequencies have been allocated to these channels in the private sector,” he said while addressing a press conference. Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said 17 fresh applications to set up […]


Protesters attack press club and injure staff member

Protesters demonstrating against a private television station attacked the Karachi Press Club (KPC)on February 29, 2004, seriously wounding a guard and damaging the club’s property. According to media reports, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the KPC’s premises and chanted slogans against a programme aired by Geo television station, which had reportedly offended the Shiite Muslim […]