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Badin Press Club elects new office-bearers

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BADIN- Malik Illyas, Shoukat Memon and others made a clean sweep in annual elections of Badin Press Club on Saturday. According to results announced by Election Committee Chairman Altaf Shad Memon, Malik Illyas secured 17 votes and won the slot of president, while his rival candidate Abdul Shakoor Memon received 9 votes. Shoukat Memon managed to win […]

Election for KPC president tied as Democrats win

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KARACHI: In a rare event, the election between Mohammad Imtiaz Khan Faran of the Democrats and Ahmed Khan Malik of the United Panel tied on Saturday with each securing 579 votes, prompting the election committee to withhold the result until Jan 6. The recount was done thrice before the election committee asked both the groups […]

Xinhua team visits Nawa-i-Waqt office

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Lahore- A delegation from China’s news agency Xinhua visited the offices of Daily Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation here on Friday. The delegation consisted of Mr Zhao Yue, the general sales manager of Asia Pacific Regional Bureau at Xinhua; Mr Wang Xiaoming, its sales manager; Mr Tang Binhui from Xinhua’s Urdu service; Mr Liu Tian and […]

PML-N assails Imran over remarks about media

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan and accused him of calling the media a mafia. In a series of tweets, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb says that an “incompetent, incapable and selected” prime minister is saying that there is a mafia in the media. “It is shameful, regrettable […]

Nation to witness prosperity, development in 2020: PM Imran Khan says mafia sitting in newspapers

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PIND DADAN KHAN: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said there was a mafia in the newspaper industry that was writing against the government on a daily basis, as it had closed the door to their corruption. “Some people [political opponents] fear that if this government succeeds, they will go to jail,” he said while addressing […]

Govt announces 8th Wage Award for media workers

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday announced the 8th Wage Board Award signed with consensus between the management of media houses and the representatives of journalists and other media workers. The special assistant made the announcement here at the National Press Club along with the chairman […]

Interior ministry bars its staffers from talking to media

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ISLAMBAD: The interior ministry has barred its staffers from talking to the media, sources told Dawn on Friday. “The minister for interior has directed that no officer/official should interact with media (print/electronic) nor upload any official’s view/comment on social media or any other channel of information, except with the formal and written approval of the secretary interior […]

PM highlights importance of media

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that his government believed in freedom of press. The prime minister stated this while chairing a meeting about reforms in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the role of Press Information Department in projecting the government’s social welfare and economic development initiatives and highlighting positive image of the country […]

SHC tells Sindh govt to pay Rs4.6m to newspapers within 20 days

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has ordered the provincial government to make a payment of Rs 4.6 million to newspapers against advertisement dues within 20 days. A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, gave the directive on a petition filed by the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE), The CPNE named the Sindh […]

SHC orders Sindh govt to clear media groups’ dues

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KARACHI Expressing its displeasure over non-payment to media, Sindh High Court has ordered 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 filed […]

Afghanistan’s use of media for levelling allegation against Pakistan regretted

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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office regretted on Wednesday that the Afghan government, instead of responding to Pakistani proposal for addressing the cause of recent border skirmishes, had resorted to allegations hurled through the media. “It is highly regrettable that despite mutual agreement on utilising recognised channels of communication, Afghanistan has chosen to raise the issue through a […]

Pakistan denies entry to CPJ program coordinator Steven Butler

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Media and human rights groups including IFEX members condemn Pakistan’s decision to prevent the entry of Steven Butler, who was scheduled to speak at a human rights conference On 17 October the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Asia Program Coordinator Steven Butler was refused entry into Pakistan, despite having a valid visa. Butler was told […]

Shireen apologises for Firdous’s ‘insensitive’ remarks

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday apologised for remarks made by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Informa­tion and Broadcas­ting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan regarding Tuesday’s earthquake which left nearly two scores of people dead, hundreds of others wounded and many houses and infrastructure devastated in Azad Jammu […]

Wage board chairman condoles Niloufer Patel’s death

ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the 8th Wage Board, retired Justice Hasnat Ahmad Khan, has expressed deep sadness on the passing away of Niloufer Patel, director of circulation and coordination at Dawn. Justice Hasnat in a statement released on Wednesday said that Ms Patel would be remembered for her memorable contribution of 36 years in the […]