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President Zardari and PM Sharif Stress Importance of Independent Media Amid Challenges

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On May 3, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, both President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have highlighted the crucial role of a free and responsible media in Pakistan. They emphasized the importance of journalists adhering to ethical standards and reporting accurately, especially in the face of challenges such as […]


APNS urges Solangi to facilitate a hike in govt ad rates

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) urged Caretaker Information Minister Murtaza Solangi on Monday to facilitate the process of an increase in the government advertisement rates of newspapers, which is long pending. According to a press release, APNS Secretary General Sarmad Ali informed the information minister at a dinner reception held for the society […]


Pak-Iran cooperation in the field of media indispensable: Solangi

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ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi emphasized that cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in the media field was indispensable, saying Pakistan was desirous of promoting bilateral ties with Iran in the fields of media, film, and drama. Talking to Iranian Ambassador Reza Amiri Moghaddam, who called on him here on […]


Section of media misreported PM’s recent interaction with journalists: Solangi

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi on Saturday said some sections of media had misreported the recent interaction of Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar with journalists in Islamabad regarding the electricity bills issue. Murtaza Solangi, in a news statement, clarified that when the prime minister was asked during the interaction whether the […]


Capital police officials to be sacked if found sharing information with media

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ISLAMABAD: The inspector general of police (IGP) has warned the capital police that any official found sharing information with media would be dismissed from service. The order, issued by the capital police on Monday, stated that as per the directive of the PRO to the director general Islamabad Safe City, henceforth, no official shall share […]


Islamabad Police Targets Over 700 Social Media Accounts in Anti-Hate Campaign

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The Violent Extremism Prevention Unit (VEPU) under Islamabad Police has undertaken a robust initiative to curb online hate and extremist content. In the last six months, VEPU has successfully identified more than 700 accounts disseminating religious and terrorism-related materials across X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook. VEPU has collaborated with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and […]


Solangi visits The Nation, Nawa-i-Waqt Islamabad offices

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ISLAMABAD   –  Murtaza Solangi, the In­terim Minister for In­formation and Broad­casting, visited the offices of The Na­tion and Nawa-i-Waqt on Saturday. He was accompanied by Mu­hammad Asim Khichi, Principal Information Officer, Ministry of In­formation, and his staff. Welcomed warmly by Salman Masood, Editor of The Nation, and Aziz Alvi, RE of Nawa-i-Waqt newspaper, Mr. Solan­gi […]


Solangi urges the media’s role in combating growing intolerance

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi visited multiple media houses and the National Press Club (NPC) on Saturday to discuss matters of mutual interest with the journalist community. The visit marked the formal commencement of his duties in his newly-assumed position as the Interim Minister for Information and Broadcasting. Solangi expressed his […]


Public servants’ social media restricted

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PESHAWAR:The public employees in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa must obtain permission from their administrative secretaries or any other competent authorities before posting or sharing information related to government affairs in WhatsApp groups or on other social media forums. The K-P government issued a statement pointing out that it had taken notice of public workers in WhatsApp groups engaging […]


NA passes Pemra amendment bill elaborating on disinformation

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The National Assembly on Wednesday approved the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which elaborates on the definitions of disinformation and misinformation. The bill was introduced in the National Assembly (NA) on July 20 by Information and Broadcasting Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb and was unanimously approved by the NA Standing Committee on Information and […]


Marriyum urges the media to avoid misinformation

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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday urged the media to avoid false information. Addressing a news conference, Aurangzeb said: “The National Assembly has passed the Pemra bill. I want to thank all the media workers for supporting the bill. The government has been consulting on this bill for the last 12 […]


Prime Minister to launch health insurance scheme for journalists on Aug 7

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will formally launch a health insurance card scheme for working journalists across the country on August 7, 2023. Speaking at a news conference to launch the registration process of working journalists for the health insurance scheme on Monday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said that working journalists can […]


All stakeholders consulted on PEMRA Amendment Bill: Marriyum

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says all the stakeholders have been consulted on PEMRA Amendment Bill. Participating in a Private Television talk show on Monday night, she said the procedure to pay journalists’ salaries was mentioned in PEMRA Amendment Bill. She said it is mandatory to make payments to the journalists and media […]


Pakistani journalist’s express concerns over diminishing media freedom amid deepening political polarization

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ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistani journalists warned on Saturday media freedom had been under intense pressure for over a year due to increasing political polarization in the country, adding they anticipated these restrictions to persist until the next elections scheduled to be held in October this year.   Political uncertainty engulfed Pakistan following the removal of former […]