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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 […]


Shehbaz demands parliamentary committee to probe atrocities against media

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ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif called on Speaker Asad Qaiser to form a parliamentary committee to probe the atrocities being committed against media institutions in Pakistan. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president penned a letter to the NA speaker on Tuesday, highlighting the blatant violation of the law, Constitution and […]


Islamabad Police undergoes training regarding recording crimes against journalists

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To sensitize police regarding crimes against Journalists in Pakistan, Peace and Justice Network (PJN) on Tuesday organized Capacity Building Workshop (Recording and Reporting of crime against Journalist, Media workers and online content writers) for Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police in cooperation with Parliamentarians Commission for Human Rights and UNESCO. The training was organized in Police […]


Bilawal tells PPP leaders to be aggressive but polite in media

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LAHORE: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has directed party leaders to adopt an aggressive, but polite policy in the media to convey “true facts” to the people. He was chairing an online meeting of the party leadership from across the country to devise a media strategy. The meeting offered prayers for Dr Ayatollah Durrani, Murtaza Baloch, […]


Shujaat advises PM Imran to avoid confrontation with media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan not to have confrontation with the media. “Media is the fourth pillar of state,” Shujaat stated in his letter to the prime minister Monday. “It is also necessary for this pillar to be stable.” He said confrontation with the media is […]


PFUJ condemns minister’s ‘foul’ language against journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the foul language used by federal minster Faisal Vawda on social media against journalists Wusatullah Khan, Zarrar Khuhro, Mubashir Zaidi, Fakher Durani and Umer Cheema and demanded he tender a public apology. In a statement issued on Friday, the PFUJ said it was a shocking […]


KP Govt Announces Health Assistance To Ailing Senior Journalist

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PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has announced financial assistance for the treatment of ailing senior journalist Naveed Alam. The provincial government will provide financial support for the treatment of the illness. He expressed these views while meeting senior journalist Naveed Alam in his office. […]


PFUJ criticises Faisal Vawda for foul language, threats to journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) took notice of foul language used by Federal Minster Faisal Vawda on social media against widely respected journalists, including Wusatullah Khan, Zarar Khurro, Mubashir Zaidi, Umar Cheema and Fakhar Durrani. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi in a joint statement said it was shocking behaviour […]


Pakistani press club Belgium demands apology from Vawda over ‘obscene’ language towards journalists

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The Pakistan press club Belgium has condemned Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda’s obscene and derogatory language towards senior journalists. The PPCB, in a joint statement, said: “Faisal Vawda must apologise for his indecent derogatory language against respected senior journalists — Wusatullah Khan, Mubashir Zaidi, Zarar Khuhro, Umar Cheema, and Fakhar Durrani.” PPCB President […]


PFUJ hails quashing of reference against Justice Isa

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has hailed the quashing of presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa. The union termed the reference “mala fide and an attempt to tarnish the image of a judge of the apex court.”                                                                     In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said that PFUJ […]


What journalists think about the quashed reference against Justice Isa

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ISLAMABAD—As the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the presidential reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa, journalists took to Twitter to criticize the PTI government. In a tweet, former Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida asked: “Heads will roll?” In a tweet Urdu, Mansoor Ali Khan of Express-News statistically said: “I also did not get good judiciary,” hitting […]


CM gives Rs54mn cheque for Multan Journalist Housing Society

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Tuesday handed over a cheque worth Rs. 54 million to Director General Multan Development Authority Muhammad Ali Abbas for development works at the Multan Journalists Housing Society. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the amount would be utilised for development works, so that 534 allottees could […]