Freedom of Expression | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 382
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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 […]


Qualitative 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 […]


Deteriorating press – government relations

KARACHI – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), while commenting on the statement issued at the end of the co-ordination meeting of provincial information ministers chaired by the Federal Information Minister, according to which the provinces demanded that government advertising be linked to implementation of the 7th Wage Board Award, has expressed concern at the […]


Journalists urged to work against gender bias

KARACHI – Sindh Minister for Women Development Dr. Saeeda Malik on May 21 called upon the journalist community to step up their efforts against gender discrimination and biased attitude against womenfolk. She was speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day workshop on Media and Democratic Government with Focus on Gender Justice and Democracy, organized […]


Journalists protest for Wage Board Award

PESHAWAR – “Stop economic murder of the workers of newspapers”, read a banner in the protest march of the Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) on May 20. The union activists, while concluding a three-day strike camp, led a demonstration from the Peshawar Press Club to the Peshawar High Court to protest against the non­implementation of […]


NAB launches radio programme

ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs180 billion during the last four years, the NAB chairman, Lt-Gen Munir Hafiz, said on May 20 while answering a question in a radio programme launched by the bureau on Radio Pakistan’s FM-101 channel. The programme has been launched in collaboration with Radio Pakistan to create […]