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FBR serves notices on cricket stars; media persons, parliamentarians also on list

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started serving notices to renowned public figures including parliamentarians, generals, judges, lawyers, sport stars, artists, journalists, bureaucrats and doctors for evading taxes and concealing their income, official sources said on Monday. The FBR has identified 10 categories of such “Prominent Pakistanis”, who remain recognized figures in the […]

APNS condemns attack on media house

KARACHI: The APNS on Tuesday strongly flayed attempts to threaten the media by acts of cowardly attacks on a media house, stated a press release of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS). The APNS noted with grave concern that some miscreants had attacked the offices of Daily Business Recorder and Aaj TV in Karachi. The […]

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) In Collaboration with NED Report of Workshop with Journalists and CSOs on “Current Political Scenario and the role of Media”

June 23-25-2012 Abbotabad Media has been playing its pro active role in highlighting public interest issues and it has increased transparency in the country by exposing different kind of corruption in the various institutions from top to bottom. This was observed by the participants and speakers of a 3-day workshop titled “Current Political Scenario and […]

After firing incident, PM orders security for TV channels

KARACHI: Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has taken notice of the firing on the offices of a private TV channel and ordered for provision of security to all TV channels. Federal Minister of Information Qamar Zaman Kaira has firing. Unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on a Media House that has offices of Business Recorder and Aaj […]

Firing at Aaj TV Office, 2 injured

By: Fawad Khan, Uploaded KARACHI: Unknown armed men opened fire at the Aaj TV office on Monday. Two of Aaj TV employees were seriously injured as a result of the dreadful incident. Two unidentified men, riding on a motorcycle approached the Aaj TV office and opened fire. The motive of the firing is still unknown […]

Social media

There is nothing “social” about the “social media.” Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are just like Disney, Time Warner and News Corporation. YouTube LLC was set up in 2005 in California and was bought by Google Inc for $1.65 billion in 2006. Google Inc, in turn, is an American corporation with 24,400 employees worldwide. Its profit […]

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) In Collaboration with NED Report of Workshop with Journalists and CSOs on “Current Political Scenario and the role of Media”

June 21-23-2012 Layyah Media has the capacity to promote role models and genuine leaders of the country as to strengthen democracy and government institutions. Media, both print and electronic have been highlighting the major developments of the government and the problems of the common folks as well. This was observed by the participants of 3-day […]

Question mark on the media’s credibility

By: Mohammad Jamil Last week, a two-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan while delivering verdict on Dr Arsalan Iftikhar’s case observed: “The series of events, the run up to this suo motu case also raised concerns about the issues of media law and ethics. The ethic and legal framework of the media requires […]

Petition seeking probe into media scandal disposed off

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Monday disposed of a petition as withdrawn, seeking directions for inquiry against those who were involved in the media scandal disclosed by real estate tycoon Malik Riaz. The chief justice appreciated the role of the media in creating awareness among the people and observed […]

Singer, father gunned down in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Prominent Pashto singer Ghazala Javed and her father were gunned down by unidentified persons at Dabgari area here on Monday night. Family members of the deceased told police that Ms Javed had gone to a beauty parlour along with her father Mohammad Javed. Unidentified motorcyclists sprayed them with bullets when they came out of […]

Riaz denies paying journalists

LAHORE: Zahid Bokhari, the counsel for property tycoon Malik Riaz, said on Saturday his client had not given money, plots or air tickets to any media person. Talking to reporters at the Lahore registry of Supreme Court, he read out a statement of Mr Riaz denying allegations of distributing money among journalists and circulating on […]

Geo/Jang Group moves SC to form independent commission

ISLAMABAD: Geo Network and Jang Group will file a petition today in the Supreme Court which asks for an independent commission to investigate the allegations against the media as well as undue sources of influence on freedom of speech by Pemra and Information Ministry. The petition says the judiciary and media have been doing work […]

Wali Babar case moved to Central Jail

The last hearing of the case was on June 1, but it wasn’t heard because the investigating officer couldn’t appear in court. KARACHI: The trial of the men accused in the murder of Wali Babar, a journalist with Geo TV, will now be conducted in Central Jail. The case is being heard by the Anti-Terrorism […]

The day media itself got embroiled in scandal

Amir Wasim ISLAMABAD: Malik Riaz strode on to the national political scene vowing to expose the court but he has ended up facilitating an expose of the media, the climax of which came with the release of footage in which two talk show hosts interacted with the property tycoon in a manner that suggested an […]