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Faraz hints at good news for media workers before Eid

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said on Sunday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government would take all possible steps for resolving financial problems being faced by media workers. Addressing participants of a media workers’ sit-in outside Parliament House, the minister said he would strongly advocate the cause of the media […]

Firdous Ashiq Awan, Jehangir Tareen can’t dare talk against PM Imran: Hamid Mir

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LAHORE: Senior journalist and Geo News anchor Hamid Mir said Sunday Firdous Ashiq Awan and Jehangir Tareen lacked courage to criticise Prime Minister Imran Khan and, instead, they had made his Principal Secretary Azam Khan a scapegoat. Speaking in Geo News programme Naya Pakistan, Mir said over two dozen people belonging to Firdous’s constituency were […]

Nasir says democratic progress only possible with free media

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KARACHI – Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Sunday said, the progress and promotion of democracy in the country was not possible without journalists. In a message on World Press Freedom Day, he said PPP stand with journalists community against every discrimination. Nasir Shah said the PPP valued sacrifices rendered by journalists […]

Who’s behind campaign against Shirin Mazari, Hamid Mir?

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ISLAMABAD: A recent online abusive trend on social media against Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shirin Mazari and senior anchorperson Hamid Mir forced ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to identify some groups and individuals within its own ranks creating hatred and divisions when the state needs unity to fight against COVID-19. An abusive campaign against Dr. […]

Faraz, Asim urged to work for improving govt-media ties

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have welcomed the appointment of Senator Shibli Faraz as information minister and retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information. In a statement released on Tuesday, APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general […]

K-P govt okays grants for tribal district press clubs

PESHAWAR: The provincial government has approved Rs2 million grant for each press clubs in the Newly Merged Tribal Districts (NMTDs). Adviser to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister on Information and Public Relation Ajmal Wazir said this on Wednesday during a meeting with regional information officers at the Civil Secretariat.  The provincial government was taking concrete steps to […]

Clearance of media houses dues top priority: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD – The newly appointed Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Lt General (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Wednesday chaired a meeting in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting after taking charge of their offices. Adressing the meeting, Senator Shibli Faraz  said […]

APNS welcomes appointment of Faraz, Asim

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali in a statement have congratulated Senator Shibli Faraz and Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa on their respective appointments and hoped that the new media team of the federal government will address the unattended issues faced by the newspapers industry and inculcate much […]

My preference is to play role of bridge between govt, media: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said his preference is to play the role of a bridge between the government and the media. In a series of Urdu tweets, he said he will strive to improve the country’s image, promotion of government policies and to develop the Ministry of […]

K-P govt to provide ration to deserving

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PESHAWAR: The provincial government would provide ration to deserving media persons and a list in this regard has been prepared. Adviser to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Information and Public Relation Ajmal Wazir said this during a video link meeting with Federal Minister for Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan. Wazir said the ration will be delivered at […]

Media used as shield to defend corruption: PM Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he had witnessed the highs and lows of Pakistani media. “I have seen ratings of TV anchors go up and also, go down,” he said. “Respect and dishonour both are in Allah’s hands. If someone thinks he can bring dishonour to another person, he is wrong.” He said […]

Some sections of media not working on basis of facts: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday some sections of the media were not doing journalism on the basis of facts. Speaking to a group of owners of private YouTube channels and social media activists at the Prime Minister Office, he highlighted how some media houses and anchorpersons had flourished with the passage of […]

All outstanding bills of media houses to be released: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said that the government was releasing all the outstanding bills of media houses in order to enable them to pay wages and outstanding dues of the employees. Meeting of the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was […]

Siraj claims govt’s performance seen only in media

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LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Senator Siraj-ul-Haq has alleged that the government’s doors were closed to the poor and it was displaying its performance of providing relief to the lockdown affected masses only through media propaganda. Allegations of incompetence in dealing with coronavirus and the lockdown situation being exchanged between the federal and Sindh government were the […]