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Three music shops damaged in Landi Kotal explosions

LANDI KOTAL (Khyber Agency), Aug 14: Three music shops were damaged when explosive devices of mild intensity went off here on Monday night, officials said. Three other shops were also damaged. The three explosions took place inside the music shops in the Landi Kotal bazaar between 10:15pm and 11pm, said Rehan Khattak, the political tehsildar […]


DHA picks up The Post photographer, declares area as off-limits to photographers

LAHORE: A staff photographer of The Post was unlawfully detained by Defence Housing Authority (DHA) employees on Tuesday night when he was performing his duties on the Main Boulevard of the DHA. According to details, following several complaints received by the editor of The Post from the residents of the DHA that due to the […]


Tamgha-i-Imtiaz announced for late Ednan Shahid, 2 other journalists

ISLAMABAD: Civil awards were conferred on 154 citizens, including the late Ednan Shahid, the founding editor of The Post, and 17 foreign nationals on the Independence Day in recognition of their outstanding services for Pakistan. The President of Pakistan will hand over the awards at an impressive ceremony to be held here on March 23 […]


Military intelligence hands Baloch TV station director over to police after holding him secretly for 16 months

Reporters Without Borders reiterated its call for the release of Munir Mengal, the head of the Baloch Voice TV station, who was arrested by police in Qalat, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, on being freed on 6 August by the intelligence agency that had been holding him at a secret location for the past […]


Petition against secretaries, PTV dismissed

LAHORE (August 07 2007): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed a constitutional petition against the federal law and information secretaries and the Pakistan Television (PTV) managing director, accusing them of being responsible for killings in Jamia Hafza for allegedly provoking the inmates to stop surrendering after producing Maulana Abdul Aziz before media in Burqa […]


Restriction on live coverage of terrorist incidents, TV channels asked to adopt ‘time delay-filtration technology’

Karachi, August 07: Live coverage of bloody terrorist incidents promote objectives of terrorists to create terror, hence TV channels have been directed not to cover it live or rather do it with ‘time delay-filtration technology.’ Iftikhar Rashid, Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said this after meeting with Pakistan Broadcasters` Association (PBA) in PEMRA […]


FM-93 radio transmission from August 10

MULTAN : Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Muhammad Ali Durrani and Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock Sikandar Hayat Bosan will formally open the regular transmission of FM-93 radio here on August 10. Station Director Radio Pakistan Multan, Manzoor Ali Tanha told APP that the initiative was aimed at bringing modernity in the […]


Fresh petition against Khuda Kay Liye

LAHORE: Advocate MD Tahir moved a fresh petition on Saturday in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the exhibition of the movie, Khuda Kay Liye, saying that it was against Islamic values and was a conspiracy to disturb law and order in Pakistan. The LHC office had returned Tahir’s previous petition against this film on […]


FM radio stations not allowed to air foreign broadcasts: PEMRA

ISLAMABAD, Jul 4 (APP): Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has not granted permission to any FM Radio station to air foreign broadcasts. International broadcast practices in the developed countries also do not allow indigenous FM Radio stations to sell air time for international or national news, says a press release here Wednesday. However, PEMRA […]


Ban on radio channel: SHC extends stay against PEMRA order

Justice Azizullah Memon of the Sindh High Court on Friday extended till August 6 the stay order against the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) order banning the broadcast of BBC news bulletins by a local radio channel FM-103. Pemra had recently banned airing news produced by BBC on FM-103, which was challenged in the SHC. […]


Badin: Journalists protest against arrest of colleague

Journalists of district Badin held a protest demonstration against the arrest of the Bureau Chief of Sindhi Roz-Nama Awaz newspaper, in front of the Badin Press Club. According to details, more than twenty journalists took part in this rally. Haroon Gopang, Raziq Khooso said journalists have to face consequences in telling the truth. He urged […]


Journalist Khalil Malik thrashed by lawyers for writing analytical column

ISLAMABAD: Leading journalist and host of a private TV channel Khalil Malik received serious injuries after he was subjected to violence by the lawyers in the presence of additional session’s judge for writing an analytical column in a local news paper. Khalil Malik had drawn up an analysis about lawyers which was published in a […]


IFJ requests court to defend BBC broadcasts in Pakistan

Karachi, July 23 : The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has requested the Sindh High Court to reverse an order issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA) forbidding radio station Mast FM103 from broadcasting the BBC World Service’s Urdulanguage programs. According to news reports, PEMRA sent the station a letter on June 25 […]


Media sensation decaying social values

KARACHI – The recent wave of suicide bombing and the daily debate over ruthless deaths have psychologically distressed the people. The recent wave of the suicide bombing across the country has created panic among citizens and apprehension of being targeted. The citizens along with law enforcement personnel are avoiding close contact to any suspicious man. […]