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SHC seeks record of suspects in Daniel Pearl case

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KARACHI  –   The Sindh High Court on Monday heard appeals of detained suspects in the Daniel Pearl case, a US journalist who was killed in Karachi in 2002 while working on a story. The court has sought the detention record of suspects, from jail officials, who were taken into custody for investigation into the case. […]


Responsible media vital for national development: Imran

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ISLAMABAD – Reiterating his government’s commitment to freedom of media, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that responsible media plays a vital role in national development and watchdog of masses interests. He expressed these views while talking to the heads of different departments of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad on Monday. He said […]


While regulating media…: Govt decision will be final

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ISLAMABAD: The proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) would regulate content for print, electronic and digital/social media under an “Ethical Code of Practice” to make it more responsive to the issues and concerns of the society in Pakistan, says an official draft prepared by the Ministry of Information. The document titled “Proposed Mandate and Scope […]


PPF condemns South Sudan Media Regulator’s decision to summon journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan has expressed concern over summoning the Editor in Chief of Al-Watan newspaper by South Sudan’s Media Authority. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has termed it an act of censorship and called on the authorities to immediately […]


PPF condemns attack on three journalists covering political rally

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attack on three journalists during a political party rally in Lagos, Nigeria. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly and independently investigate the […]


MQM leadership settles defamation case with Geo/The News reporter out of court

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LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s founder Altaf Hussain and one of the party’s Rabita Committee members have issued apology to this correspondent in an out-of-court settlement for which a petition was filed for a defamation case before the London High Court. This correspondent had approached the court after negotiations with the MQM-London’s leadership failed over […]


Media must reinvent itself to survive, seminar told

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LAHORE: The media is going through a transformation the world over due to “digital disruption” and mobile technology has so bewitched the younger generation that very few among them watch television these days, TV host Fahad Hussain said at a seminar on Sunday. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was among the speakers at the Afkar-i-Taza ThinkFest […]


Murtaza assures KPC body of resolving journalists’ issues

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KARACHI  –   Newly-elected office bearers of Karachi Press Club called on Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh for Information, Law & Anticorruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab at his office on Friday. Karachi Press Club Joint Secretary Hanif Akbar, Treasurer Raja Kamran and members of the Press Club governing body Waheed Rajpar, Saeed Sarbazi, Shazia Hassan, Shoaib Jutt, […]


Pemra chief urges zero Indian content

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Islamabad (PR) – Pemra Chairman Muhamnad Saleem Baig on Friday visited Regional Office Lahore. Regional General Manager Lahore Ayesha Manzoor Wattoo gave briefing about the operational activities, licensing and enforcement in Lahore Region. The Pemra chairman was also briefed on the ongoing crackdown being carried out by Pemra field staff in close coordination with other […]


Info ministry resolves issue of ad rates amicably

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has concluded an amicable settlement to the issue of government rates of advertisements for broadcast media. The new slabs agreed with the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) are estimated to result in savings of seventy percent to the government. These rates will be for peak hours only and will be […]


Indian content and discontent

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Former Indian army chief and now a junior cabinet minister VK Singh just made a prediction. Banning Indian content will not stop Pakistanis from watching Indian shows. The fact that someone with Mr Singh’s profile felt the need to make such a remark shows you India is its own worst enemy. This remark ostensibly came […]


Tareen moves ATC for acquittal in Parliament House attack case

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ISLAMABAD: A senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Jahangir Khan Tareen, has filed in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) an application seeking acquittal in a case relating to an attack on the Parliament House and Pakistan Television building during the 2014 sit-in. ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbasi Zaidi, after a preliminary hearing of Mr […]


Won’t allow any channel to air Indian content: CJP

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ISLAMABAD:Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court will not allow any TV channel to air Indian content that can tarnish the social fabric of the country. The remarks were passed during hearing of a case pertaining to airing foreign content on private TV channels. Chief Justice Nisar headed the three-member bench. […]


PPF condemns raid on daily Trust newspaper offices and arrest of its journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the raid on Abuja and Maiduguri offices of Daily Trust and arrest of its regional editor on January 6, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has termed the raid on newspaper offices and arrest […]