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President urges media to promote nation building, societal values

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ISLAMABAD – President Arif Alvi on Thursday urged the media to play its role in promoting nation building and societal norms and values. He was talking to Information Minister Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant on Information & Broadcasting Asim Saleem Bajwa, who called on him in Islamabad. The President said the media has greater contribution in […]


RIUJ to hold sit-in on Eid day

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ISLAMABAD: The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) has announced it would hold a sit-in in front of the Prime Minister’s House on Eid day in protest against non-payment of salaries in various media houses and abolition of 25 per cent quota for regional newspapers. A 20-member Joint Action Committee headed by RIUJ President Amir Sajjad […]


Govt committed to resolving media industry’s problems, Faraz assures CPNE

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Monday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government firmly believed in the fundamental right of freedom of expression and was committed to resolving the issues faced by the journalists and media workers. Speaking during a meeting with office-bearers of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors […]


Payment of dues, APNS concerned at govt’s indifference

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KARACHI: The APNS expresses its dismay on federal government’s consistent indifference to payment of media dues before Eid despite clear instructions by the Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan. Hameed Haroon, Present and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society in a statement have stated that the Committee on Media Issues headed by Senator […]


Clear newspapers’ dues within 20 days, SHC tells Sindh govt

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KARACHI: Expressing its displeasure over non-payment to media, Sindh High Court has ordered the government of Sindh to pay outstanding dues to CPNE member’s newspapers within 20 days. This order was passed on Wednesday by a division bench comprising of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazher and Justice Agha Faisal during hearing a contempt of court application […]


Govt begins clearing media organisations’ dues

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ISLAMABAD: In the light of the directives of Prime Minister Office for clearing outstanding payments of media organisations, the Press Information Department (PID) has taken up the issue with all the federal ministries/departments/organisations and expedited the payment process. In this connection, the first tranche of payment worth Rs63 million was distributed by Shahera Shahid, Principal […]


Planning minister vows relief package for newspaper sellers

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured newspaper sellers that the government will play its role for pulling them out of the financial crisis in this critical time. The minister said this while talking to a delegation of the All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Federation headed by its secretary general […]


Extraordinary delay in payment of media dues: APNS extremely concerned over govt inaction

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KARACHI: The APNS has expressed its profound concern on extraordinary delay in the payment of media dues by the federal government despite clear instructions by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, in a statement has stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had appointed a committee on media […]


IHC seeks ministry’s comments on PTV appointments

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday served notices to the respondents in a petition challenging the appointments in six section of Pakistan Television.  Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted hearing on a case filed by General Secretary PTV Employee Union Pervaiz Akhter Bhatti. During the course of proceeding, the petitioner’s lawyer adopted the stance […]


SC restrains Pemra from taking action against Neo TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Sup­re­­­me Court on Monday res­tr­a­ined the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from taking any co­­ercive measures against Neo TV channel for a period of 15 days until the channel challenges the vires of the Pemra-Tele­vision Broadcast Station Opera­tions Regulations 2012. A two-judge Supreme Cou­rt bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam had taken […]


CPNE urges govt to release media dues

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The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) on Sunday said the role of independent media has become more important in the context of public awareness during current crisis, as it urged the government to release pending dues to media houses. These views were expressed by CPNE President Arif Nizami during a meeting of the Standing […]


Punjab announces relief package for media workers

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LAHORE: Information Minister of Punjab, Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan, has said that Information Department will give any media worker affected by Covid-19 Rs100,000 while in case of death the government will give one million rupees to the family of the deceased in addition to monthly pension of Rs10,000 for life. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan said that applications for availing […]


Journalists Always Risked Their Lives In Pursuing Professional Obligations: Ajmal Wazir

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The Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has said that journalists have always risked their lives in pursuit of professional obligations and the provincial government will extend all out support to the media persons affected by Covid-19 PESHAWAR: The Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information […]


Mansehra newspaper hawkers get ration

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MANSEHRA: The Mansehra district administration gave away ration packages to newspaper hawkers here on Tuesday.Deputy Commissioner Aurangzeb Haider Khan handed over the packages to 28 newspaper hawkers at a function held at his office. Speaking on the occasion, the official said newspaper hawkers had been affected as were other segments of the society because of […]