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LPC Delegation Calls On LDA Vice Chairman SM Imran

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LAHORE: A delegation of Lahore Press Club (LPC) headed by its General Secretary Babar Dogar called on Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Vice Chairman SM Imran here at LDA office on Monday. According to LDA press release, during meeting it was decided to start the development work in F block of Journalist Colony on fast track. […]


Govt Believes In Freedom Of Expression: Dr Shireen

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari Thursday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government believed in freedom of expression and it had never imposed curbs on media during its political career. Talking to a private news channel, she said the Protection of Journalist Bill should be tabled in the parliament as the bill had […]


Govt working to resolve media industry’s issues: Shibli

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ISLAMABAD:  Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shib­li Faraz on Thursday said the government was well aware of the problems of the media in­dustry and was working to re­solve them in the light of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s direc­tives. Advertising dues were be­ing paid on priority basis, and Rs 740 million had been paid in […]


Info ministry appoints Imran Ghazali to lead digital media wing

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Following months of candidate assessments and interviews, Imran Ghazali has been appointed the general manager of the Digital Media Wing (DMW) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The ministry intends to make a formal announcement later this week. This March, the federal cabinet approved a supplementary grant of Rs42.791 million ($256,000) for the creation of a […]


6 PTI media cell members join info ministry at top positions

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LAHORE: Six members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s digital media cell have been appointed at top positions in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, a notification issued on Monday by the Establishment Division confirmed. According to the Establishment Division’s notification, one officer would be appointed at the Management Pay-II (MP-II) pay scale and five at the […]


Sindh govt donates Rs 5m to Sukkur Press Club

SUKKUR: Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has handed over a cheque of Rs 5 million, as financial grant, to the Sukkur Press Club. Talking to media persons, Nasir Hussain Shah claimed Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) believes in freedom of press and would continue its support to the media, saying the Sindh government […]


Media presented wrong impression of Karachi submergence: ministers

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KARACHI: Provincial Ministers Saeed Ghani and Syed Nasir Hussain Shah have said that after the recent rains, the way the media was given the impression that Karachi was submerged, nothing happened but this year the situation was much better than last year. And except for a few low-lying areas, the drainage work was completed within […]


Govt directs bureaucrats to stay away from media platforms or face the music

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has banned the civil servants from participating in electronic, print and social media platforms without its express permission. Any violation will lead to proceedings for misconduct, a letter, a copy of which is available with The News, issued by the establishment division on July 23 said. It said that various instances […]


AJK journalists visit ISPR, briefed on security situation along LoC

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RAWALPINDI – A delegation of journalists from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) visited the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) here on Saturday and interacted with ISPR Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar. The journalists were briefed about the current environment and security situation along the Line of Control (LoC), situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu […]


Nepra concerned at collection of PTV fee through power bills

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ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday expressed concern over collection of Pakistan Television (PTV) fee through electricity bills, saying it was not the right approach. This was stated by Nepra Chairman Tauseef H. Farooqui while presiding over a public hearing on the issue of overbilling and loadshedding in areas of Lahore and Multan […]


Bilawal terms kidnapping of Mateeullah attack on democracy, media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Friday, while condemning the abduction of journalist, Mateeullah Jan, has termed it an attack on Pakistan’s democracy and media, adding that it is in every way against the laws of the country. Talking to media persons here after visiting the journalist’s residence, he said that one can […]


Cabinet defers proposal to increase TV licence fee

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday deferred the proposed increase in the television licence fee charged from the country’s electricity consumers and also approved amendments to money laundering and terror financing acts as well as the Code of Criminal Procedure 1898 to meet Financial Action Task Force (FATF) requirements. The cabinet, which met with Prime […]


Shibli urges press officers to uphold Pakistan’s name in comity of nations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Friday called upon the press officers to perform with commitment and devotion to uphold the name of motherland in the comity of nations. He said this while addressing an orientation and sendoff ceremony for information group officers who had been posted in information sections of […]


Islamabad IGP directs speedy probe into break-in at house of Editor, The Nation

ISLAMABAD – Inspector General of Islamabad police Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has directed police officials on Wednesday to speed up the probe of entry of an unidentified man into the house of Editor The Nation Salman Masood and ordered immediate arrest of the culprits. He also asked the police officers to enhance patrolling in the area […]