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APNS welcomes Fawad as information minister

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has welcomed the nomination of Fawad Chaudhary as information minister of the new government. APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali on Saturday congratulated Mr Chaudhary on his nomination as federal minister for information. They stated that the minister-designate had a long and rich experience of […]


Twitter faces shutdown in Pakistan

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The Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) has warned micro blogging platform Twitter that it could be banned in the country if it fails to comply with a notice to block objectionable content. On August 15, PTA informed the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat that other social media platforms including Facebook and Youtube have already acceded to the Pakistan government’s requests to block objectionable content, while […]


Jang Group could be banned from court coverage, warns SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday warned that Jang/Geo Group could be banned from covering court proceedings “if deliberate misreporting is done in future”. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar clarified that his last statement regarding the formation of a Joint Investigation Team was misreported and the TV channel aired an entire program discussing […]


JI says steps curtailing press freedom bringing bad name to country

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LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami central Shoora expressed deep concern over the growing curbs on media and stressed that freedom of expression was guaranteed to the people as constitutional right. A resolution adopted by JI central shoora meeting chaired by senator Sirajul Haq said the steps being taken to curtail press freedom were bringing bad name to the […]


Imran urged to restore press freedom

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Lahore – An international organisation, dedicated to the promotion and protection of press freedom and the improvement of journalism practices, has expressed the hope that PTI Chairman Imran Khan “will restore media freedom and create an environment where journalists and media organisations are able to function without fear.” In a statement, International Press Institute Executive […]


Media barred from Al-Azizia hearing

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ISLAMABAD: Members of the media were not allowed on Monday to enter in an accountability court when the jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif was produced before the court from jail to face Al-Azizia reference for the first time since his conviction in the Avenfield Apartments reference. Videos and images of the three-time form PM being […]


SC issues contempt notice to PTI’s Amir Liaquat

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ISLAMABAD  –  The Supreme Court on Friday issued a contempt of court notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Amir Liaquat Hussain for violating the undertaking he had given to the top court. Hussain in his undertaking had assured the top court that he would not incite viewers and spread hatred among general public by propaganda against […]


CPNE media safety and security committee formed

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KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) announces the Media Safety and Security Committee. The Media Safety and Security Committee ‘s purpose and its set responsibilities and format to work and find out unanimous solutions to the security problems being faced by the Editors, media groups and their employees in the present Law and Order […]


APNS congratulates Imran, PTI on victory

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has congratulated Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, and his party on their success in emerging as the single largest party in parliament in the general elections 2018. “We hope that a new representative and responsible government formed through a democratic process will overcome the deficit of governance that Pakistan […]


PTV to give equal coverage to all political parties: PTI

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is determined to streamline the state-run Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) by giving equal coverage to all political parties instead of making it the mouthpiece of the government. A PTI spokesman told Business Recorder that PTV has always been used as a mouthpiece of the government, but this time around, the state-run […]


PPF concerned over the attack on Gambian Journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of Gambia expressed concern over the attack on two journalists. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urges the government of Gambia to investigate the incident and ensure the rights and safety of journalists. He also stated that other political parties need to […]


Pakistani film makes it to Thailand Short Film Competition

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While local cinema is striving to make a mark and win audiences across Pakistan, many of our films (shorts, feature-length) have gained traction internationally as well in recent times. Multiple Pakistani films, particularly shorts, have been screened at foreign film festivals, followed by immense praise as well as awards in some cases. Recently, a director-cinematographer […]


CPNE announces to constitute Press Freedom and Monitoring Committee

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KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) President Arif Nizami on Monday announced to constitute CPNE Press Freedom and Monitoring Committee (PFMC). A statement issued by CPNE Secretary General Dr Jabbar Khattak said that the approval of setting-up PFMC was given during a recent meeting of Standing Committee of CPNE. According to the announcement, the […]


PPF concerned over the detention of Bangladeshi Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minster of Bangladesh expressed serious concern over the detention of photojournalist Shahidul Alam in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on Sunday evening, August 5. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali demanded immediate and unconditional release of photojournalist Shahidul Alam and also urged the Bangladeshi government to ensure safety of journalists […]