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KP CM okays Rs1m each for journalists killed by Covid-19

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has approved Rs1 million each for journalists, who die of novel coronavirus, and said if any journalist is affected by the virus, the government will bear all treatment expenses. Adviser to the chief minister on information Ajmal Khan Wazir told reporters here on Saturday that the provincial government […]


Punjab government to give tax exemptions to media houses, clear dues

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Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said on Friday that the provincial government has decided to give tax exemptions to media houses and clear their outstanding dues so that they don’t have to face financial losses due to the ongoing virus that had brought the country to a halt. Talking to media, here today, the […]


PM Imran Khan approves 16 press officers for international postings

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved summary for the appointment of 16 press officers in important foreign capitals and diplomatic locations including New York, Washington, Ottawa, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Brussels and others. According to the approved summary on Wednesday available with The News, the prime minister has seen and in the light of […]


Govt raises national TV fee from Rs35 to Rs100

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday increased the fee of national TV from Rs35 to Rs100. The state-run TV fee is collected by charging it to consumers’ electricity bills each month. This means that citizens have to pay the amount whether they watch the channel or not, reported the Geo News on Saturday. The increased fee […]


Qaiser terms media coverage of coronavirus outbreak responsible

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ISLAMABAD – National Assembly (NA) Speaker AsadQaiser on Saturday said that media’s role in preventing the spread of coronavirus was of paramount importance. He said that Pakistani media was extremely responsible while reporting on the outbreak of the pandemic and in also in running campaign to prevent its spread. He expressed these views in a […]


Mayor pays rich tributes to media workers for services amid coronavirus

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KARACHI – Mayor Karachi WasimAkhtar on Saturday paid tributes to media workers and said that they were also fighting against COVID-19 from front line just like doctors and paramedical staff. Talking to Karachi Press Club members while giving them surgical masks, Akhtar said that in coronavirus pandemic, reporters, cameramen, photographers and other media workers were […]


PM forms committee to protect media industry

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said media plays a key role in tackling the challenge of coronavirus. In a statement issued on Friday, he said every effort will be made to protect media workers and reduce problems faced by them. The Prime Minister said journalists and media workers, along with other affiliates, […]


Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemns maligning drive against journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari strongly condemning the scolding and abusing of renowned journalists on social media and said that abusing journalists is another attack on the elements who have been criticising the government on its faulty policies. “By scolding journalists they are being given a message to either remain silent […]


Journalists at the vanguard of coronavirus fight, says DrFirdous

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that protective kits will be provided to journalists covering vulnerable areas such as quarantine centers. During a video conference with the provincial Information Ministers on Wednesday, she said journalists are at the vanguard in the fight against coronavirus and steps are being […]


Education ministry, PTV sign agreement to launch Tele School

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ISLAMABAD: The education ministry on Wednesday signed an agreement with Pakistan Television to launch a TV channel — Tele School — as an alternative to educational content delivery mechanism during closure of educational institution in the wake of coronavirus. Sources said that Education Minister ShafqatMahmood and PTV Managing Director AamerManzoor held a meeting here at […]


Govt believes in freedom of expression: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting DrFirdousAshiqAwan said on Monday that the government believes in freedom of expression. Talking to the media organisations’ owners and journalists here, who called on her, she said the government would continue to provide facilities for responsible journalism. She further said that settlement of the […]


LHC grants bail to journalist in hate material case

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The Lahore High Court on Friday granted post-arrest bail to journalist Izharul Haq in a case of sharing hate material on social media against state institution. The FIA had lodged the FIR under section 505 of Pakistan Penal Code (inciting people against armed forces) and section 11/20 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. According […]


Media not spreading coronavirus, says secretary information

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Akbar Hussain Durrani has said that newspapers were not the source for spreading coronavirus, so there was no proposal under consideration to slap ban on printing of newspapers. He also said that the government would not impose any kind of ban on TV channels. In an exclusive […]


PM Imran Khan says free media must for democracy

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that independent media is necessary for democracy. He said that the independent media has a crucial role in democracy, as it worked as a watchdog and if he was sincere, he would take action against a minister, pointed out to be involved in corrupt practices. He said […]