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Firdous seeks French collaboration for media persons’ training

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan on Friday sought French collaboration and assistance in imparting training and capacity building of media persons in Pakistan. During the meeting with Ambassador of France to Pakistan Marc Barety, she also emphasized the need to reinforce cooperation between the state news […]


PM reproaches Vawda, stops him from appearing on TV

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought an explanation from federal Water Resou­rces Minister Faisal Vawda for a controversial act during a TV talk show and stopped him from appearing on television for two weeks. Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, said the prime minister had taken note of […]


Race towards breaking news has resulted in misinformation, says senior journalist

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Senior journalist Lubna Jerar Naqvi said the race in releasing news as soon as it breaks has resulted in misinformation. Addressing a discussion on fake news and the legal repercussions for media organisations that generate fake news, organised by the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) at the Karachi Union of Journalists’ office, Naqvi said: […]


PPP, PML-N criticise Vawda for using a boot on TV show

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ISLAMABAD – Leaders of the opposition parties on Wednesday slammed Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for his outlandish stunt on a TV show last night, during which he used a boot to to heap scorn on the PPP and PML-N for voting in favour of the recently passed Army Act in parliament. The PTI […]


Pemra chairman receives second complaint against senior official

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman has received second complaint of women harassment against a senior officer in less than two months. The first complaint was filed by a female employee of State Life Insurance Corporation in the mid of November last year who claimed that Pemra’s senior officer harassed her and misbehaved […]


Bilawal greets KPC President

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Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has congratulated the newly-elected President of Karachi Press Club Imtiaz Khan Faran after his win in re-polling held on Saturday. In a message, the PPP Chairman said that Faran is a senior journalist who had struggled for the rights and welfare of journalist community in the past as […]


Satirical novel “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” has been seized

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Award-winning satire “A Case of Exploding Mangoes “by   journalist turned novelist Mohammed Hanif  about Pakistan’s former Martial law administrator /president Gen Zia-ul-Haq has been confiscated in a raid on the publisher and the author  is reported to receive a defamation notice from Gen Zia’s son. The book allegedly, pokes fun at the country’s former military […]


Fawad, anchorperson seek police action

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LAHORE: The row between Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and anchorperson Mubasher Lucman took a surprise turn on Monday when the two filed applications with police, seeking action against each other for hurling `serious threats.’ In his application submitted to the Model Town station house officer, Mr Chaudhry said that he was […]


Media’s role in boosting China-Pakistan trade discussed

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ISLAMABAD:A discussion on the role of the media in facilitating trade between China and Pakistan was held recently chaired by Express Publication’s CEO Aijaz ul Haq. The participants of the meeting included Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry Senior Vice President Dr Mirza Ikhtiar Baig and China Economic Net Deputy Editor-in-Chief Meng Lingjuan. […]


KE rejects media reports about tariff adjustment

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Spokesperson K-Electric reiterates that different figures ranging from PKR 4 upwards being circulated in media circles as increase in consumer bills are misleading. According to the Spokesperson, “Some News Channels and Publications have quoted a figure of more than PKR 4 being increased in the end consumers’ monthly bills which is incorrect. It is the […]


Firdous for training, capacity building of media persons

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday said the need for training and capacity building of media persons has increased substantially in the current age of digital media. Speaking as chief guest at closing ceremony of “Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Experts Meeting on New Challenges […]


Notice issued on journalist’s plea against conviction

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the prosecutor general of Sindh on an appeal of a journalist against his conviction in a case of possessing literature to incite religious hatred. An antiterrorism court had sentenced Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry to five years in prison last week and Mr Chaudhry, a journalist […]


Mayor Congratulates Newly Elected Governing Body Of Sukkur Press Club

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SUKKUR: Mayor Sukkur Arsalan Shaikh has congratulated the newly elected governing body and office-bearers of Sukkur Press Club. In his felicitation message on Wednesday, the Mayor said that the PPP had always implemented the policy of freedom of expression and free journalism. He said that the role of media was very important for the detection […]


KP Assembly approves endowment fund for journalists

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly has approved Endowment Fund Act meant for the welfare of the journalists’ community that would resolve issues of media persons, said Speaker provincial assembly, Mushtaq Ghani. Talking to the newly elected cabinet of Peshawar Press Club here, he felicitated the newly elected president and his cabinet and hoped that he would […]