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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 […]


How to infect all with hope

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PAKISTAN’S new prime minister Imran Khan takes oath of office today and will enjoy the briefest of honeymoon periods as a raft of issues is screaming out for his immediate and urgent attention. There have been countless discussions in print and electronic media on what ails the country’s economy and how the new government will […]


SC directs media houses to contact concerned forum for ads dues

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ISLAMABAD: While directing advertisers and publishers to approach concerned forum for the recovery of dues, the Supreme Court disposed of suo motu notice case on a petition regarding issuing of official advertisements to print and electronic media unfairly. A three-member bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar conducted the hearing […]


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 […]


APNS felicitates Imran, PTI on poll success

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and his party on their success in emerging as the single largest party in parliament in the July 25 elections. “We hope that a new representative and responsible government formed through a democratic process will overcome the deficit of governance that […]


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 […]


SC bars Medialogic from issuing rating to TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday restrained the rating company — Medialogic — from issuing TV channels’ ratings and issued show cause notice to its Chief Executive Salman Danish, directing him to appear before it in-person on the next date of hearing. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian […]


How journalists saw the general elections

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KARACHI :In the two weeks since the general elections, the leaders of several political and religious parties and journalists have alleged that the results were rigged and delayed as the outcome had already been decided. At a seminar, ‘What did the journalists see on Election Day?’, held at the Karachi Press Club on Monday, Pakistan […]


Election Media Centre set up at PID

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Caretaker Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, National Heritage and Law Affairs Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Tuesday inaugurated Media Centre established at Press Information Department (PID) Islamabad to ensure maximum publicity and facilitate media in the coverage of general election 2018. The PID has established similar media centres at its Regional Information Offices (RIOs) and […]


Radio Pakistan, PTV unbiased: Zafar

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Barrister Syed Ali Zafar on Saturday said that Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television have been instructed to provide equal time to all political parties to freely present their manifestos, programmes and agenda on national medium. Responding to a commenced motion in Senate, he said state media is providing […]


Senate body for raising issue of unannounced media censorship in cabinet

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Committee for Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday said the issue of unannounced media censorship and stoppage of Dawn media group circulation and transmission in cantonment board areas should be raised in the cabinet meeting.Senator Faisal Javed chaired the committee meeting attended by Senator Maula Bux Chandio and Senator Rubina Khalid. The senators […]


SJC bars media from commenting on proceedings

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ISLAMABAD:The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) – which hears complaints against superior courts judges – has restrained the media from commenting on the upcoming proceedings of a case against the Islamabad High Court judge (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui. The five-member SJC led by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has issued a […]


PPP asks Pemra to ensure TV coverage to all parties

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure non-discriminatory coverage to election campaigns and press conferences of all political parties. In a letter to the Pemra chairman, PPP secretary general and former Senate chairman Nayyar Hussain Bukhari said that a press conference was held at Bilawal […]


Media’s role important in elections

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KARACHI – The role of print and electronic media is very important in upcoming elections; media is highlighting the importance of general election to masses, manifestos of political parties and profile of candidates contesting in various constituencies. This was stated by Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister Brig (r) Haris Nawaz while addressing members of the […]