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CPNE deplores ban of government ads to Nawa-i-Waqt group

KARACHI: An emergency meeting of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), held on Monday strongly deplored the government action of stoppage of advertising to the Nawa-i-Waqt and Nation group of newspapers and called upon the government to immediately withdraw this extremely detrimental action which violates guarantee on press freedom enshrined in Article 19 of […]


Pakistan editors body deplores use of advertisements to pressure newspapers

An emergency meeting of the Standing Committee of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), on March 8, strongly deplored the stopping of government advertising to the daily Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation group of newspapers. The CPNE called for the immediate withdraw of “this extremely detrimental action, which violates guarantees on Press freedom enshrined in Article […]


Afghan journalist held for links with Taliban

KHOST: An Afghan journalist was held for questioning by US­led troops after he was arrested by Afghan military forces for allegedly having links with the ousted Taliban in southeastern Afghanistan, an officials said. Muhammad Qasim Jan was arrested Wednesday by local militia forces in Khost and was detained by the 25th division of Khost, military […]


Pakistan editors body deplores use of advertisements to pressure newspapers

An emergency meeting of the Standing Committee of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), on March 8, strongly deplored the stopping of government advertising to the daily Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation group of newspapers. The CPNE called for the immediate withdraw of “this extremely detrimental action, which violates guarantees on Press freedom enshrined in Article […]


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, […]