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‘Media is the fourth pillar of state’

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QUETTA: Balochistan Finance Minister Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi termed the media as the fourth pillar of the state during a visit to the Quetta Press Club. “Independent media and democracy are sine quo non for each other. The media works as a watch-dog against the government and as a fourth pillar of the state,” he […]


PTV chairman, six directors, DRAP chief shown the door

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tele­vi­sion chairman Arshad Khan, six directors of the PTV board and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) were sacked by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday. After the court order, the ministry of information and broadcasting issued a notification to de-seat Arshad Khan. As per the notification, […]


Politics, journalism affected by terrorism: Yousafzai

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Peshawar – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai on Saturday said that terrorism had affected both journalism and politics. Addressing the closing ceremony of a workshop on local government system for women journalists here, he said the media must criticize the government but not be a party. He said it was not […]


Sindh government gives Rs 15 million grant to Hyderabad Press Club

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HYDERABAD: The PPP central spokesperson senator Maula Bux Chandio said that Prime Minister Imran Khan instead of becoming serious on rain disaster in Sindh was making fun of it. He was talking to media men at Press Club Hyderabad where he came to handover a cheque of Rs 15 million of annual grant on behalf […]


Role of media crucial towards betterment of Karachi: Shallwani

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KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shallwani on Wednesday said that the role of media is crucial towards the betterment of Karachi. “I have to work in accordance with the responsibilities and mandate given to KMC in Sindh Local Government Act 2013. I have nothing to do with politics and will perform my duties as a […]


Faraz assures of optimum steps to resolve media’s problems

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Thursday said that the government believed in the freedom of expression and would take all possible steps for the resolution of media community’s problems. Addressing an event at the National Press Club, he expressed the hope that newly-elected office-bearers would come up to the expectations […]


On Assurance Of Shibli Faraz, Journalist Community Withdraws Protest Call

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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 25th Aug, 2020 ) :Following the intervention and assurance of Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz, the journalist community on Tuesday withdrew its protest call. A delegation of journalists in a meeting with Senator Shibli Faraz announced to withdraw the call for protest outside […]


PM believes in freedom of expression: Shibli

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly believed in freedom of expression, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz here on Tuesday said. Freedom of the press and democracy were inseparable, he said talking to a delegation of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) which called on him. Shibli Faraz said that there was no […]


I&B Ministry takes revolutionary steps to meet modern day media challenges

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ISLAMABAD:  The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government after coming to power in 2018 has taken several revolutionary steps to reform and improve the performance of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting so that it can meet the challenges of modern day media . The Two-year Performance Report of the government issued on Tuesday said before August 2018, […]


KPC thanks CM Murad Ali Shah for approving Rs440m grant summary for Sahafi Colony

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The Karachi Press Club’s governing body thanked the Sindh chief minister on Thursday for according approval to a summary for a government grant of Rs440 million to carry out development works in the Journalists Colony at Hawkesbay. In a statement, the club said the development works included paving roads, developing a drainage system and providing […]


Senate panel condemns India’s cyber-attack on Pak military, govt officials

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ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Interior Thursday strongly condemned a major cyber attack by hostile Indian spy networks targeting Pakistan’s military and government officials. Senator A. Rehman Malik while chairing the meeting said that India was “involved in cybercrimes worldwide and stealing sensitive national data of various countries for different nefarious activities.” He […]


LPC Delegation Calls On LDA Vice Chairman SM Imran

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LAHORE: A delegation of Lahore Press Club (LPC) headed by its General Secretary Babar Dogar called on Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Vice Chairman SM Imran here at LDA office on Monday. According to LDA press release, during meeting it was decided to start the development work in F block of Journalist Colony on fast track. […]


Govt Believes In Freedom Of Expression: Dr Shireen

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Thursday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government believed in freedom of expression and it had never imposed curbs on media during its political career. Talking to a private news channel, she said the Protection of Journalist Bill should be tabled in the parliament as the bill had […]


Govt working to resolve media industry’s issues: Shibli

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ISLAMABAD:  Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shib­li Faraz on Thursday said the government was well aware of the problems of the media in­dustry and was working to re­solve them in the light of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s direc­tives. Advertising dues were be­ing paid on priority basis, and Rs 740 million had been paid in […]