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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 […]


APNS welcomes appointment of Faraz, Asim

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali in a statement have congratulated Senator Shibli Faraz and Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa on their respective appointments and hoped that the new media team of the federal government will address the unattended issues faced by the newspapers industry and inculcate much […]


My preference is to play role of bridge between govt, media: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said his preference is to play the role of a bridge between the government and the media. In a series of Urdu tweets, he said he will strive to improve the country’s image, promotion of government policies and to develop the Ministry of […]


K-P govt to provide ration to deserving

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PESHAWAR: The provincial government would provide ration to deserving media persons and a list in this regard has been prepared. Adviser to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Information and Public Relation Ajmal Wazir said this during a video link meeting with Federal Minister for Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan. Wazir said the ration will be delivered at […]


Media used as shield to defend corruption: PM Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he had witnessed the highs and lows of Pakistani media. “I have seen ratings of TV anchors go up and also, go down,” he said. “Respect and dishonour both are in Allah’s hands. If someone thinks he can bring dishonour to another person, he is wrong.” He said […]


Some sections of media not working on basis of facts: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday some sections of the media were not doing journalism on the basis of facts. Speaking to a group of owners of private YouTube channels and social media activists at the Prime Minister Office, he highlighted how some media houses and anchorpersons had flourished with the passage of […]


All outstanding bills of media houses to be released: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said that the government was releasing all the outstanding bills of media houses in order to enable them to pay wages and outstanding dues of the employees. Meeting of the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was […]


Siraj claims govt’s performance seen only in media

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LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Senator Siraj-ul-Haq has alleged that the government’s doors were closed to the poor and it was displaying its performance of providing relief to the lockdown affected masses only through media propaganda. Allegations of incompetence in dealing with coronavirus and the lockdown situation being exchanged between the federal and Sindh government were the […]


Glad tidings for media before Ramazan: Sheikh Rashid

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Sunday said the government should improve its relations with the media and that he was hoping for good news soon. “Give me some time. I have my own way of working,” he said while addressing a ration distribution ceremony for porters at the Lahore Railways Station. “I […]


PM should reconcile with media: Sh Rashid

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said on Saturday that he had advised PM Imran Khan to reconcile with the Pakistan media in light of its responsible coverage of the coronavirus situation in the country, Geo News reported. “I requested the prime minister yesterday to reconcile with all media,” he said. “Insha Allah […]


Shehbaz demands relief package for media sector

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LAHORE – PMLN President Shehbaz Sharif has demanded interest free loans for the media houses to enable them pay the salaries of their employees amid coronavirus economic fallout. In a statement issued on Sunday, he urged State Bank of Pakistan to acknowledge the media as a legitimate industrial sector worst hit by the coronavirus outbreak […]


Punjab govt likely to give 16pc tax immunity to media ads

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ISLAMABAD: Punjab Information Minister Fayazul Hasan Chohan has said that the provincial government is mulling over to give 16pc provincial tax immunity to media in advertisement and likely to make payments of ads on daily basis. He said relief package for media people announced by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar two days ago is in […]