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IHC seeks ministry’s comments on PTV appointments

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday served notices to the respondents in a petition challenging the appointments in six section of Pakistan Television.  Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted hearing on a case filed by General Secretary PTV Employee Union Pervaiz Akhter Bhatti. During the course of proceeding, the petitioner’s lawyer adopted the stance […]


SC restrains Pemra from taking action against Neo TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Sup­re­­­me Court on Monday res­tr­a­ined the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from taking any co­­ercive measures against Neo TV channel for a period of 15 days until the channel challenges the vires of the Pemra-Tele­vision Broadcast Station Opera­tions Regulations 2012. A two-judge Supreme Cou­rt bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam had taken […]


CPNE urges govt to release media dues

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The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) on Sunday said the role of independent media has become more important in the context of public awareness during current crisis, as it urged the government to release pending dues to media houses. These views were expressed by CPNE President Arif Nizami during a meeting of the Standing […]


Punjab announces relief package for media workers

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LAHORE: Information Minister of Punjab, Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan, has said that Information Department will give any media worker affected by Covid-19 Rs100,000 while in case of death the government will give one million rupees to the family of the deceased in addition to monthly pension of Rs10,000 for life. Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan said that applications for availing […]


Journalists Always Risked Their Lives In Pursuing Professional Obligations: Ajmal Wazir

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The Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has said that journalists have always risked their lives in pursuit of professional obligations and the provincial government will extend all out support to the media persons affected by Covid-19 PESHAWAR: The Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information […]


Mansehra newspaper hawkers get ration

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MANSEHRA: The Mansehra district administration gave away ration packages to newspaper hawkers here on Tuesday.Deputy Commissioner Aurangzeb Haider Khan handed over the packages to 28 newspaper hawkers at a function held at his office. Speaking on the occasion, the official said newspaper hawkers had been affected as were other segments of the society because of […]


Sindh govt to start payment of arrears to media owners

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KARACHI: Sindh Information and Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has launched the Peoples’ Media Support Programme (PMSP) under which the payment of arrears to the media owners have already been started. According to the handout issued on Tuesday, the provincial Information Minister was quoted as saying that under the directives of Chairman Pakistan […]


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 […]