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PFUJ condemns minister’s ‘foul’ language against journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the foul language used by federal minster Faisal Vawda on social media against journalists Wusatullah Khan, Zarrar Khuhro, Mubashir Zaidi, Fakher Durani and Umer Cheema and demanded he tender a public apology. In a statement issued on Friday, the PFUJ said it was a shocking […]


KP Govt Announces Health Assistance To Ailing Senior Journalist

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PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has announced financial assistance for the treatment of ailing senior journalist Naveed Alam. The provincial government will provide financial support for the treatment of the illness. He expressed these views while meeting senior journalist Naveed Alam in his office. […]


PFUJ criticises Faisal Vawda for foul language, threats to journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) took notice of foul language used by Federal Minster Faisal Vawda on social media against widely respected journalists, including Wusatullah Khan, Zarar Khurro, Mubashir Zaidi, Umar Cheema and Fakhar Durrani. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi in a joint statement said it was shocking behaviour […]


Pakistani press club Belgium demands apology from Vawda over ‘obscene’ language towards journalists

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The Pakistan press club Belgium has condemned Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda’s obscene and derogatory language towards senior journalists. The PPCB, in a joint statement, said: “Faisal Vawda must apologise for his indecent derogatory language against respected senior journalists — Wusatullah Khan, Mubashir Zaidi, Zarar Khuhro, Umar Cheema, and Fakhar Durrani.” PPCB President […]


PFUJ hails quashing of reference against Justice Isa

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has hailed the quashing of presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa. The union termed the reference “mala fide and an attempt to tarnish the image of a judge of the apex court.”                                                                     In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said that PFUJ […]


What journalists think about the quashed reference against Justice Isa

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ISLAMABAD—As the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa, journalists took to Twitter to criticize the PTI government. In a tweet, former Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida asked: “Heads will roll?” In a tweet Urdu, Mansoor Ali Khan of Express-News statistically said: “I also did not get good judiciary,” hitting […]


CM gives Rs54mn cheque for Multan Journalist Housing Society

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Tuesday handed over a cheque worth Rs. 54 million to Director General Multan Development Authority Muhammad Ali Abbas for development works at the Multan Journalists Housing Society. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the amount would be utilised for development works, so that 534 allottees could […]


Media reporting on crime needs to move beyond FIRs

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Islamabad: Communication Research Strategies (CRS) has launched the Islamabad series of ‘Police Media Sath Sath’ Webinars focused on maturing the relationship between police and media and paving the way for police reform in Pakistan, says a press release. Zafarullah Khan, an expert in sociology of Internet and a well-known trainer on civic issues, moderated the […]


Sacked PTV employee moves IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The sacked head of the current affairs (HCA) at state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for his reinstatement. Last week, PTV fired two employees, the head of current affairs Chaudhry Mohammad Akram and producer Taimur Younus, for airing an “incorrect map of Pakistan” in which occupied Kashmir was shown […]


Journalists vow to resist demolition of BPC building

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Badin: Union of Journalists, Hyderabad, Awan-e-Sahafat Badin & other journalistic organisations of Sindh have termed the notice from District Council Badin chairman for the evacuation & demolishing of the historical building of Badin Press Club as illegal and vowed to struggle for its protection. According to details, taking immediate notice of the letter written by […]


‘Police Media Sath Sath’ launched

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PESHAWAR: ‘Police Media Sath Sath’, an initiative focused on improvement of relations between police and media launched here with its first webinar at Peshawar. Representatives from police, media, and academia participated in the webinar that was first from the series of 12 discussions also planned in Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore, according to a statement issued, […]


PFUJ asks govt for relief package

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has expressed serious concern over the growing media crisis which it believes is the result of ill-designed and ill-conceived media policy of the government. “The crises in media industry is rapidly increasing resulting in forced retrenchments, closure of the media outlets, decline in circulation because of the […]


Sharmila Farooqui for restoring media workers’ jobs

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Women Wing leader and MPA Sharmila Farooqui on Sunday demanded of the federal government to ensure immediate restoration of pre-PM Imran status of media and help restore media workers who have lost their jobs in the present government era. PTI government had brought the worst economic crisis in the country […]


Hamid Mir serves legal notice on Punjab information minister

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ISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice on Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan for terming Prof. Waris Mir, Mir’s father, a traitor. ISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice […]