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Govt okays rules to regulate social media

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has approved a set of rules to regulate social media in the country, under which social media companies will be obliged to disclose any information or data to a designated investigation agency, when sought, and failure to abide by any of the provision will entail a fine of up to Rs500 […]


Journalists Seek Early Passage of Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill 2020

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ISLAMABAD: The ‘Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill 2020′ is a step forward towards ensuring security to journalists and media workers, said Nasir Malik, former Secretary Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists here on Thursday. While commenting on the bill Nasir said that present journalists’ protection bill was a far better version of the bill […]


Media urged to carefully report ebb and flow in stock market

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance Tuesday termed certain reports, appearing in a section of press over the ebb and flow of the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday, as unfortunate for highlighting sharp volatility in the market that damage the interest of the small investors and create uncertainty in the market. “The role of the media […]


EU concerned over state of civil society, media in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch in its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) in a mixed report, while recognising Pakistan’s commitment to maintaining and meeting the obligations it has signed under the UN treaties, noted with concern, among others, the shrinking space for civil society, freedom of expression and media as well […]


Web TV, OTT media service: Senate panel rejects Pemra’s proposed move

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A Senate panel on Monday rejected a proposed move to be initiated by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for regulating web TV and over-the-top (OTT) media service in the country following the authority failed to establish its jurisdiction for doing so before the house’s body. The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights which […]


Suspect’s brother seeks bail in Mureed Abbas murder case

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KARACHI- Adil Zaman, the brother of prime suspect in Mureed Abbas murder case, on Monday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) for the bail. The SHC has served notices to the respondents, including the prosecutor general Sindh to submit reply till February 13. It may be noted that the trial court had rejected Adil Zaman’s […]


Sindh Minister Visits Malir Press Club

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Human Settlements and Special Development Ghulam Murtaza Baloch on Tuesday visited the Malir Press Club (MPC) and congratulated the newly elected body of the MPC here. Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, who is also President PPP District Malir greeted President MPC Mir Zulfiqar Mir Jat, General Secretary Ali Muhammad Gabol and other office […]


Man held in Karachi for impersonating journalist

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KARACHI: Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested an imposter in the Defence Housing Authority for carrying several cards of media organisations and getting affixed a ‘press’ sticker on his car. The Gizri police on late Saturday night signalled a car (ACM-278) in Defence to stop. As the vehicle stopped, the driver identified himself as […]


Minister vows to help resolve journalists’ issues on priority

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Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing Town Planning, Religious Affairs, and Forest & Wildlife Department Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the issues and the problems being faced by the Journalists’ community were in the knowledge of the Sindh government and that all these problems were being resolved on priority basis. The Minister […]


Neo TV fined for airing fake news about PM’s pay raise

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday imposed a fine of Rs1 million on Neo TV channel for airing fake news about the enhancement of the prime minister’s salary. During a hearing on Thursday, the channel’s management was asked to respond to the show cause notice issued to it around a week […]


Some media houses consider issuance of lesser ads as ban: Firdous Ashiq Awan

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday held out an assurance to representatives of journalist bodies that the recommendations of the Senate panel would be implemented. This, she said, while presiding over a meeting here at PID, which was attended by PIO Tahir Hassan and representatives of media […]


Media consumers, social media users urged not to create panic on coronavirus

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KARACHI: In a statement released on Monday in the backdrop of growing public concern over novel coronavirus (NCV) which has claimed lives of 361 people in China alone, the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan has urged media consumers and social media users not to create panic and confusion, respect the privacy of […]


Ministry asked to launch fresh ad campaign to support media

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Infor­mation and Broadcas­ting on Monday asked the information ministry to launch a fresh advertisement campaign to promote business of print and electronic media. After hearing the stakeholders, committee chairman Faisal Javed said that there has to be a link bet­ween the release of salaries of employees and payment of […]


Imran removes Iftikhar Durrani as special assistant on media

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday removed Special Assistant to the PM on Media Affairs Iftikhar Durrani from the federal cabinet, according to a media report. The report stated that after Durrani’s removal, the size of the federal cabinet has now shrunk to 47. There are now 25 federal ministers, four ministers of state, five […]