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PPF condemns attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité in Congo

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed concern over the attack on Radio Télévision Fraternité, a community based station in Mbuji-mayi, a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on […]


Pemra chairman discusses issues with Punjab CM

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ISLAMABAD – A delegation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) led by its Chairman Muhammad Saleem along with Executive Member Ashfaq Jumani called on Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar. The Chairman presented PEMRA’s Performance Report for the FY 2015-18 to the Chief Minister. During the meeting, the Chairman PEMRA discussed various issues related […]


Legal team of ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ clarifies Lahore High Court order

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KARACHI: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered the makers of The Legend of Maula Jatt (respondents) to refrain from using any unauthorised material from the 1979 hit Maula Jutt. Bahoo Films Corporation director Sarwar Bhatti took to Twitter to share a copy of the court order. “Trailer censor certificate has been suspended by Lahore High Court for The Legend […]


Cameraman beat up by political party supporters

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Shiraz Gardezi, cameraman of Geo News television channel was assaulted by the supporters of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) political party on March 20, 2019 outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. Gardezi, who is also a joint secretary of the National Press Club (NPC), Islamabad, was covering the […]


PPF condemns violence against journalists and media in Gaza Strip

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Mahmoud Abbas, President of State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority has expressed concern over the attacks and detention of journalists, human rights activists and citizens for taking part in peaceful rallies on the current situation in the Strip. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has strongly […]


LHC restrains filmmaker from ‘illegal’ use of Maula Jatt’s title, characters

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday stayed the unauthorised use of the title of the film Maula Jatt, dialogues, characters, making/shooting and exhibition of work identical to the movie. Justice Aminuddin Khan issued the stay order on a petition moved by Mohammad Sarwar Bhatti of Bahoo Film Corporation, the producer of the original 1979 […]


PPF condemns the brutal murder of Honduran journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the murder of Honduran journalist, Leonardo Gabriel Hernández. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has strongly denounced the brutal murder of Hernández and urged the government and concerned authorities of Honduras to thoroughly investigate and hold […]


FM radio stations in tribal districts to counter ‘negative’ propaganda

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is likely to make functional five FM radio stations in the merged districts of the province to counter the narratives shaped by foreign radio broadcasts focused on the region, according to officials. “Several foreign radio channels including some international broadcasters having local setups and some others based in border areas […]


PPF condemned entry ban on Austrian journalist in Ukraine

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the decision of Ukraine to put entry ban on Austrian journalist, Christian Wehrschütz, in the country. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, condemned the decision of Ukrainian authorities and called on the government to immediately reverse the entry […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]


People of Pakistan, India driven by hysterical media: Javed Jabbar

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Former Senator Javed Jabbar gave a talk on ‘Indi-Pakistan Relations – Future Known and Unknown’ at CMC. Jabbar observed that the Pakistan-India relationship is the most complex bilateral relationship. There are no two other nations in the entire world with this kind of multilayered complexities as found between India and Pakistan. The people, he said, […]


Court reserves order on plea seeking details of govt ads

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KARACHI: An accountability court on Wednesday reserved its order on an application seeking direction for the National Accou­ntability Bureau to submit three-year details of the government advertisements allegedly illegally awarded from 2013 onwards. Accountability court-I Judge Rashida Asad rese­rved her verdict to be pronounced on March 20 on an application moved by an accused, Mansoor […]


NA committee stops state-run TV MD from working

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Tuesday expressed its displeasure over the absence of managing director of the state-run Pakistan Television from its meeting. The committee met here under the chairmanship of MNA Mian Javed Latif here at Committee Room of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Headquarters. At […]


PML-N questions logic behind establishing PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has questioned the logic behind establishing the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). During a meeting of the National Assembly Stan­ding Committee on Infor­mation, Broadcasting, Nat­io­nal Heritage and Literary Heritage on Tuesday, Mar­riyum Aurangzeb of the PML-N asked the reasons for setting up the new authority. She claimed that the […]