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JI slates ban on NW, The Nation ads


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HYDERABAD – The Jamaat-i­Islami Hyderabad on March 15 condemned the govt ban on advertisements of Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation and called for immediate lifting of the ban. JI Hyderabad Ameer Abdul Waheed Oureshi, Shaikh Shaukat Ali, Dr, Fawad Ahmed, Rao Masood Ali Khan and Rana Mehmood Ali Khan in their joint statement termed the government […]


APNS, CPNE Faisalabad members call to lift ad ban


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FAISALABAD — The APNS and the CPNE members from Faisalabad at an emergency meeting unanimously passed a resolution against the ban on government advertisements to the Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation. The Editor Daily Business Report Abdur Rashid Ghazi chaired the meeting, held at the office of Daily Business Report. Ghazi while presenting the resolution said […]


IPI concerned over use of ads to stress newspapers


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VIENNA: International Press Institute (IPI), global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in over 120 countries expressed concern over use of advertisements to pressure newspapers in Pakistan to curtail their criticism of the government. In a letter addressed to President Pervez Musharraf, IPI Director, Johann Frtiz said in February government banned advertising in […]


APNS executive meeting on March 15


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KARACHI: The Executive Committee of the APNS will meet on March 15, 2004, at Islamabad to discuss the present state of government-press relations along with other organizational issues, stated a spokesman of the APNS. Muhammad Aslam Kazi, Secretary-General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, in a statement has announced that the Executive Committee members from […]


Peshawar: Women’s involvement in poll process urged


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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop stressed on the need of engaging womenfolk in the electoral process and urged the government to take action against those political parties who stopped women from contesting election and casting votes. The one-day workshop entitled “Media portrayal of women participation in the political process” was organized here on March 13, […]


SHC restrains PEMRA on satellite TV issue


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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court restrained the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority on March 12, 2004, from finalizing the process of granting licenses for satellite TV broadcast stations on an application moved by the Pakistan Herald Publications Limited. Submitted in a writ petition filed by the PHPL, the application said Rule 17 (V) of the […]


Official ads


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Editorial… Federal Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said that the issue of government advertisements to the Nawa-i-Waqt group of newspapers will soon be resolved. He made the statement in National Assembly on March 11. He had promised something similar a few days ago, but the deadlock remains. No one from government side has clearly […]


Altaf threatens electronic media with public boycott


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KARACHI: The London-based chief of Muttahida Qaumi Movement on March 11, 2004, threatened the country’s television channels with a boycott for failing, in his opinion, to project the poor people’s cause. Altaf Hussain was obviously not too happy over the treatment meted out to his party by the electronic media. He served a word of […]


Police warned of strong protest if kidnapped journalist not recovered


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SUKKUR: Hundreds of activists of different political parties and journalists of Sukkur on Wednesday took out a protest rally against the police, who have failed to recover journalist Shahbaz Khan Pathan and his friend Naveed Mangi, kidnapped on March 11, 2004, from in front of their houses in Old Sukkur. Activists of PPP, Jeay Sindh, […]


PFUJ slams ban on ads to Nawa-i-Waqt


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KARACHI – The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFLU) has declared the government’s ban on advertisements to daily Nawa-i-Waqt as ‘contradictory to the spirit of freedom of press’ and demanded that this step should be revoked immediately so as to develop culture of freedom of expression in the country. In a Press statement the PFUJ […]


PFUJ demands ads be restored to newspapers


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KARACHI: Declaring the government ban on advertisements to The Nation and Nawa-i-Waqt newspapers as contradictory to the spirit of freedom of the press, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has demanded that this step should be immediately revoked so that a culture of freedom of expression can be developed in the country. In a statement […]


Armed men kidnapped two people, including a journalist, on the night of March 4, 2004 in the city of Sukkur (Sindh province).


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Shahbaz Pathan, a correspondent for the Sindhi daily “Halchal”, was playing badminton with five friends when several armed men tried to kidnap them. Local residents chased the kidnappers, forcing them to free four of the boys after an exchange of gunfire. The bandits, however, abducted Pathan and a 16-year-old boy and took them to the […]


Attack on a local journalist in Karachi: Sindh


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The local police in Karachi assaulted a local journalist on March 10, 2004. Journalist Zulfiqar Ali, of South Asian News Agency (SANA) was attacked by station house officer (SHO) Khalid around 12:30 pm near Sindh Assembly where protest arranged by People’s Party condemning the killing of MPA Abdullah Murad was being held. When the SHO […]


Protest against private TV channel


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KARACHI: PPPP women and Provincial women MPAs protested in front of Private TV on Tuesday. They protested against a programme, which was telecast by private channel to defame the personality of Benazir Bhutto according to PPPP women and activists. Source: The Nation Date:3/10/2004