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Media facing extreme suffocation: CPNE

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the condition of freedom of the press in the country, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme suffocation and unnecessary restrictions. The CPNE through a resolution passed at a meeting of its standing committee headed by council president Arif Nizami […]

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PEMRA Raids Shops In Attock, Confiscates Illegal DTH Equipment

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Islamabad Region on Friday raided different areas of Attock and confiscated illegal equipment of Direct to Home (DTH) transmission after receiving public complaints on the Pakistan Citizen Portal established by Prime Minister Imran Khan. PEMRA also received complaints on its ‘Complaints and Feedback System,’ says a press release. PEMRA field staff formed a team headed by Zulfiqar Chaudhry of Pakistan Customs […]

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CPNE passes resolution to ‘protect’ freedom of press

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the prevailing condition of freedom of press in Pakistan, saying the media is undergoing a phase of extreme congestion and unnecessary restrictions. According to a resolution passed in a standing committee’s meeting headed by CPNE President Arif Nizami, despite non-implementation of the notorious censorship, […]

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PPP urges SC to take notice of party leadership’s media trial

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party on Friday demanded of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take a notice of what it termed as a media trial of the leadership of the PPP in ongoing Joint Investigation Team probe on fake bank accounts and money laundering. “The The Joint Investigation Team and Federal Investigation Authority, which […]

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Body formed for site selection of media colony in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Friday constituted a seven-member committee for identification of site for media colony in the provincial capital. Headed by Secretary Information Qaiser Alam Khan, the committee would look into the feasibility and identification of site for the media colony and further process of the demands along with allied modalities. […]

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TV anchor Shahid Masood sent to jail on judicial remand

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad sent Shahid Masood, a former chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation, to Adiala jail on a 14-day judicial remand in the PTV corruption case on Thursday. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced the TV anchor in the court of senior civil judge Mohammad Inamullah and informed him the agency no longer […]

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Banned literature case: ATC grants journalist Nasarullah Khan bail

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An antiterrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday accepted the bail of journalist Nasarullah Khan Chaudhry who has been in police custody for allegedly possessing banned literature. According to the Counter-terrorism Department (CTD), it arrested Chaudhry, a journalist associated with Urdu-language daily Nai Baat, in Karachi’s Garden area on Nov 11. The agency alleged that the journalist was […]

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APNS rejects govt ads policy

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RAWALPINDI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has rejected new policy of federal government for advertisements. An emergency meeting of APNS Regional Committee Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held which was chaired by its committee Chairman Syed Haroon Shah. The meeting reviewed federal government’s new policy for advertisement and its impacts on media, particularly on regional newspapers. The […]

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Media first line of defence in hybrid war: DG ISPR

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Islamabad – Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Pakistan’s media is first line of defence in hybrid warfare. Speaking at PTV, he urged media to show responsibility and observe national values. He said all institutions worked together to defeat terrorism and achieved success. Earlier on November 19, […]

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PPF condemns Russia’s ban on entry of journalist in the country

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia has expressed concern over the ban on the entry of Ukrainian freelance journalist Alyona Savchuk to Crimea and Russia. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has called on the Russian authorities and security services to immediately lift ban […]

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PFUJ forms NAC to fight for workers’ rights

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Three factions of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Monday constituted a National Action Committee to fight for the media workers’ rights, including delay in salaries, retrenchment and freedom of the press. “We will not allow the government and media owners to target the workers,” said the representatives of all the three factions […]

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Should govt directly distribute ads to newspapers?

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has sent the draft of new policy for issuing advertisements to the print and electronic media to the stakeholders for their feedback and recommendations. The APNS, CPNE, PBA, PFUJ, provincial governments and concerned institutions have been asked to furnish their suggestions after thoroughly studying the new policy draft. Secretary Information and […]

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PPF condemned the cancellation of RFI correspondent’s accreditation

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Alpha Condé, President of Guinea has expressed concern over the cancellation of the accreditation of Mouctar Bah, correspondent of Radio France Internationale (RFI). PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, condemned the decision of regulatory body and considered it an attack on media freedom. PPF […]

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Dr Shahid Masood remanded into FIA custody for 5 days

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ISLAMABAD – A local court on Saturday remanded former managing director of Pakistan Television Corporation Dr Shahid Masood into five-day custody of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a case of embezzlement. The court ordered FIA to present report on the investigation and medical report of the accused on the next hearing on November 28. It […]

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