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CONFERENCE Sixth annual conference on ‘Pak Association for Dental Research 2019’, organised by the Dow University of Health Sciences at Arag auditorium, Dow Medical College, at 11am. BOOK LAUNCH Launching ceremony of Pakistan Main Sahafat Ki Mutabadil Tareekh, a book by Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan at the Karachi Press Club at 5pm. Source: Dawn

Kashmiri journalists protest India’s media gag

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NEW DELHI-Dozens of journalists in Indian Occupied Kashmir held a sit-in protest Thursday against an ongoing communication blackout in the region, describing the blockade of the internet and mobile phones as a government-imposed gag. The journalists, holding placards and wearing black bands, said the Indian government was muzzling the press in the region and demanded […]

Media bodies join hands to reject tribunals

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ISLAMABAD: A joint meeting of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Pakistan Broad­casters Association and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Burna, Dastoor and Workers) has unanimously rejected the government’s decision to set up special media tribunals. The meeting, held in Islamabad, was attended by heads of all media organisations. They expressed […]

Federal cabinet approves Pakistan’s first e-commerce policy

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday approved Pakistan’s first e-commerce policy. PM Imran said that e-commerce played a pivotal role in the development of a country and was a source of employment for the youth. Sources added that the policy would help increase exports and strengthen digital economy. The […]

Muslim media moot in Russia condemns mainstream media ‘lies’

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Use of fake news and false pretexts has led to disastrous consequences for the world peace, culminating in the death of around a million Muslims across the world. This was underscored by the speakers at the inaugural session of the 5th International Forum of Muslim Journalists and Bloggers on Thursday. Being held at a beautifully […]

Shireen apologises for Firdous’s ‘insensitive’ remarks

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Wednesday apologised for remarks made by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Informa­tion and Broadcas­ting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan regarding Tuesday’s earthquake which left nearly two scores of people dead, hundreds of others wounded and many houses and infrastructure devastated in Azad Jammu […]

Film Producers Association elects new governing body

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Film Producers Association’s (PFPA) annual election was held in Lahore in which the organisation elected its new representatives for the year 2019 to 2020. Distribution Club’s CEO and famous producer Sheikh Amjad Rasheed was elected as the new Chairman of PFPA while Sangeeta Begum was elected as the Senior Vice Chairman. As for the Vice […]

Stakeholders’ rejection of media tribunals

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The Cabinet decision to establish Media Tribunals was reportedly prompted due to couple of Ministers’ complaints to the effect that quite a number of journalists have been continuously targeting them to tarnish their public image and of the government by implication with mala fide intentions. The knee-jerk nature of the decision of the Cabinet obviously […]

Media tribunals not yet finalised: Firdous

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KARACHI: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the federal cabinet has not approved the ‘media tribunals’ nor has finalised any draft for the purpose. “The federal government is not tabling any bill in the parliament regarding the establishment of media tribunals. The news circulating in the circles is not […]

Bad attempt at media control

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When a couple of months ago Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan announced the government decision to set up media courts, all stakeholders had condemned the proposal as an attack on media freedom. Yet the government has refused to listen. Last Tuesday, Awan announced that Prime Minister […]

Saudi Arabia shows damage at attack site to journalists

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KHURAIS: Saudi Arabia on Friday took media personnel to an oil facility hit by air strikes that Washington and Riyadh blamed on Iran, showing bent pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed retaliation if heightened tensions boiled over into hostilities. The kingdom sees the Sept 14 strikes on its Khurais and Abqaiq facilities — the […]

Media persons visit damaged Saudi oil facilities

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Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities. The kingdom sees the Sept. 14 strikes on its Khurais and Abqaiq facilities – the […]

Twitter sends notice to President Alvi over occupied Kashmir tweets

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President Arif Alvi was served a notice by microblogging social media platform Twitter for posting in support of Kashmiris and highlighting the reality of the occupied valley after India’s illegal and unilateral move to annex the region. Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari criticised the platform for “becoming a mouthpiece of the rogue Modi government” […]

CPJ asks India to restore communication services in IOK

NEW YORK – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent supervising body, has expressed alarm at reports of a communication blackout and the arrest of a journalist in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir amid an escalating political crisis. The Indian government on Monday had announced the revocation of a constitutional provision granting limited autonomy to […]