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Bar on media to use word ‘selected’

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Islamabad: The National Assembly on Thursday witnessed uproar when Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif called Imran Khan a ‘selected’ prime minister a few minutes after the Leader of the House took his seat. Shahbaz was speaking on the issue of hike in the power tariff when Imran Khan entered the House. The treasury benches’ members rose […]


Media workers: Ministry asked to ensure release of dues, salaries

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The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Wednesday directed the ministry to ensure clearance of dues and salaries to the media workers at the earliest. The committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of MNA Javed Latif. The committee took into account the issues of non-payment of salaries to journalists and issues […]


Ruling party’s leader assaulted senior journalist

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Imtiaz Khan Faran, senior Pakistani journalist and president of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) was physically assaulted by Masroor Ali Sial, senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) during the recording of a talk show on June 20, 2019. On June 24, a video of the incident had gone viral on social media in which Sial […]


ATC summons petitioner in next hearing of media houses attack cases

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KARACHI: A special anti-terrorism court directed the petitioner and the witness on Saturday to appear before the court in the next hearing of the two cases pertaining to raising anti-state slogans, vandalism, terrorism and attack on media houses. Dr Farooq Sattar, Amir Khan, Shahid Pasha, Kunwar Naveed and other accused appeared before the court. The investigation […]


Government responds to ‘defamatory and malicious’ BBC report about Pakistani military

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Karachi: In response to a “defamatory and malicious story” published by a foreign news outlet against the Pakistani security forces, the government of Pakistan has recently filed a complaint to demand an apology. Published on June 2 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the story titled ‘Uncovering Pakistan’s secret human rights abuses’ alleged the Pakistani […]


Media and international conflicts

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As media has taken a centre stage, all national and global stakeholders are in a fierce competition to get maximum space to send their messages across. National and multinational corporations, governments and organizations set aside special budgets to engage the media in their promotional and publicity activities. In the area of international conflicts as well, […]


Process of payment of outstanding dues to be expedited, govt assures APNS

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Karachi  – Secretary Information, Ms. Abida Perveen has assured the APNS that the Federal govt has expedited the process of payment of outstanding dues whereas the issues of quantum of advertisements and rate increase were under active consideration of the Federal govt. The Secretary Information visited the APNS House and held a meeting with Sindh […]


Appointment of Arshad as PTVC chairman: IHC issues notices to secretaries, other respondents

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices to secretaries of Information Ministry and Cabinet Division and other respondents in a petition challenging the appointment of Arshad Khan as chairman Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC). A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the petition moved by Perviz Akhtar Bhatti, Secretary General […]


PM speaks to anchorperson over ‘slap’ by minister

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Islamabad: Prime Min­is­ter Imran Khan on Monday called anchorperson Sami Ibrahim following re­ports that Fawad Chau­dhry, federal minister for science and technology, had slapped him at a wedding function recently to express his indignation over contents of a TV programme. According to a statement released by the PM Office, the prime minister assured Mr Ibrahim […]


Secy info says process of outstanding dues to newspapers expedited

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Karachi: The Secretary Information, Government of Pakistan, Ms. Abida Perveen, has assured the APNS that the federal government has expedited the process of payment of outstanding dues whereas the issues of quantum of advertisements and rate increase were under active consideration of the federal government. The secretary information visited the APNS House and held a […]


PTV chairman’s appointment challenged in IHC

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ISLAMABAD-A petition challenging appointment of Arshad Khan as the PTV chairman has been filed in Islamabad High Court. A single bench of the IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will Monday (today) conduct hearing of the petition moved by petitioner Perviz Akhtar Bhatti, secretary general PTV Employees and Workers Union. The petitioner moved the court […]


Slapped anchor on not getting justice from govt depts: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said he had slapped a journalist because he had knocked the door of all government institutions for justice but no one heard him. Fawad exposed the performance of institutions of his own government. In an interview, Fawad said he had approached the Pemra and […]


Senate body for strengthening media cell of MoD

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Senate Standing committing on defence Friday stressed on the strengthening of media cell of the ministry to an advance level as it works as the ministry’s branding. The committee recommended enhancing the media strategy in order to keep the general public updated regarding defence matters. The committee under the chairmanship of Senator Walid Iqbal expressed […]


Aamer Manzoor appointed PTV managing director

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Islamabad: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting appointed Aamer Manzoor as the managing director of the Pakistan Television Corporation on Friday. The notification, dated June 14, was signed by Deputy Director (M-II) Hussain Ahmad Wazir. The development comes a month after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) warned the information secretary to appoint a managing director for […]