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Free media must for survival of democracy: governor

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QUETTA: Balochistan Governor retired Justice Amanullah Yasinzai has said that democracy cannot survive without a fully independent and free media and only a true democratic order was panacea for all the problems being faced by the country. Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of office-bearers of the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) here on Monday, he […]


Draft of Sindh govt’s new media policy published online

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The draft of the new media policy of the Sindh government has been published on the official website of the provincial information department, read a statement issued on Thursday. The official website of the Sindh Information Department  which can be found at information.sindh.gov.pk is being made functional in accordance with the orders of Information Secretary […]


Pakistan govt imposes social media ban on its officers

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After expressing reservations over unseemly exchanges of views between political groups during the Senate elections, the government has released new directives prohibiting officials from key agencies from using social media. All departments, secretarial branches, and chief secretaries of all provinces have been issued an official notice in this respect. The government has directed staff to […]


Govt to liaise with media to highlight welfare schemes: official

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Secretary Motahar Niaz Rana has said that the government will take effective steps to liaise with the media to highlight public welfare schemes. While presiding over a meeting of the public relations departments of PTV and Radio Pakistan on Wednesday, he said the media not only played a key role in forming […]


Media is not free: Justice Faez Isa

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ISLAMABAD: The country is being destroyed in a systematic manner, Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked during a Supreme Court hearing on local government elections on Thursday. He said he won’t shy away from saying that the media is not free and that it is being controlled. The Supreme Court observed that dissolving local bodies without […]


Press freedom overriding priorities: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Wednesday said the overriding priority of the current government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was to ensure complete freedom of expression as provided in the provisions of the 1973 Constitution. He was responding to the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors’ (CPNE) annual report […]


Buzdar inaugurates development work in journalists’ colony

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LAHORE: Inaugurating the development work of journalist colony’s F-block here at Harbanspura, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Monday said that the citizens of Lahore demonstrated a socially responsible behavior on Sunday by remaining aloof from the meeting. “I thank the Lahoreiites did not become part of illegal activity of the opposition which was […]


Baluchistan journalists deserve maximum patronage: Sadiq Sanjrani

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said Wednesday that the journalists of Baluchistan were working in difficult conditions and hence they deserve maximum patronage. This he observed during a meeting with a delegation of journalists of Baluchistan Press Club, who called on him here. He said he would consult with relevant stakeholders on other […]


No case filed against journalists, social media activists – Okay

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ISLAMABAD    –   The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government yesterday rejecting some media reports said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has not registered any case against journalists and social media activists under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), 2016. Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari took to the Twitter and said, that “the disturbing […]


Code of conduct for media on human rights issues released

Peshawar –    A code of conduct prepared by experts of various departments covering the human rights issues and incidents was released for the print and electronic media at a function held here on Monday. Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information and Local Government Kamran Bangash was the chief guest on the occasion. Khyber […]


‘Media is the fourth pillar of state’

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QUETTA: Balochistan Finance Minister Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi termed the media as the fourth pillar of the state during a visit to the Quetta Press Club. “Independent media and democracy are sine quo non for each other. The media works as a watch-dog against the government and as a fourth pillar of the state,” he […]


PTV chairman, six directors, DRAP chief shown the door

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tele­vi­sion chairman Arshad Khan, six directors of the PTV board and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) were sacked by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday. After the court order, the ministry of information and broadcasting issued a notification to de-seat Arshad Khan. As per the notification, […]


Politics, journalism affected by terrorism: Yousafzai

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Peshawar – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai on Saturday said that terrorism had affected both journalism and politics. Addressing the closing ceremony of a workshop on local government system for women journalists here, he said the media must criticize the government but not be a party. He said it was not […]


Sindh government gives Rs 15 million grant to Hyderabad Press Club

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HYDERABAD: The PPP central spokesperson senator Maula Bux Chandio said that Prime Minister Imran Khan instead of becoming serious on rain disaster in Sindh was making fun of it. He was talking to media men at Press Club Hyderabad where he came to handover a cheque of Rs 15 million of annual grant on behalf […]