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Protesters attack Press Club, beat up staff member

Karachi – Protesters demonstrating against a private TV channel attacked the Karachi Press Club(KPC) on the night of February 29 night, wounding seriously a watchman and damaging property of the press club. According press reports hundreds of protesters gathered outside the KPC chanting slogans against a programme aired by private TV channel “Geo”, which reportedly […]


Punjab also bans govt ads to Nawa-i-Waqt

LAHORE —Feb, 26: Editor The Nation Arif Nizami has said that Hameed Nizami died on February 25,1962from suffocation caused by Ayub’s Martial Law. Unfortunately, the Nawa-i-Waqt publications was facing a similar situation even today and so was the case with The Nation. Rather worse.’There is no democracy in the country,” he asserted. In his opening […]


New press laws rejected by PFUJ, APNEC

ISLAMABAD, Feb 22: The executive committee of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation has rejected ordinances relating to press council and press laws. In an announcement issued by PFUJ secretary-general C.R. Shamsi, it was said the press laws promulgated by the government in the form of presidential ordinances had been […]


Journalism on the Internet’ workshop

PESHAWAR, Feb 18: Young journalists can use the Internet for locating facts, background information and expert opinion for reporting, said Aslam Mujahid, director information resource centre (IRC) of the US embassy. The consulate had arranged a one-day training workshop for the students of journalism and young newsmen on “Journalism on the Internet” here at the […]


Rs1bn earmarked for IT university building, says VC

QUETTA, Feb 14: The vicechancellor of Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences has said new building of the campus will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs1 billion. Speaking at a press conference here on Saturday at the university auditorium, Dr Abbas Chaudhry stated that Rs40 million had been sanctioned by the […]


Rs200m grant for journalists colony

LAHORE, Feb 12: Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi said on Thursday that he had approved the housing colony for Lahore journalists which would soon be launched after a legislation by the assembly. Talking to newsmen at the Fortress Stadium here, Pervaiz Elahi said he had approved a summary for the colony, permitting a grant of Rs200 […]


World newspaper circulation soars

PARIS (AFP) – Worldwide newspaper circulation soared nearly 10 per cent in the five years to 2005, according to a study released that sharply challenges the widespread notion, the print media is moribund. The World Association of Newspapers said the number of paid for daily papers came to a record 10,104 in 2005, an increase […]


PFUJ condemns restrictions on National Assembly reporting

KARACHI (February 07 2007): Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Tuesday strongly condemned the decision of government to restrict journalist’s coverage in the National Assembly and termed it a direct attack on the press freedom. PFUJ in a statement issued here said according to reports the government has imposed ban on journalists in the […]


PCOI invests 700m in Grid Malta IT Park, university

KARACHI:Feb.7:The Provincial Comntittee on Investment (PCOI) has made an investment of $ 700 million for establishment of Grid Malta IT Park and a university on Super Highway for which four acres land worth Rs 15 million has already been purchased. Besides, an additional fund amounting to Rs 40 million has also been earmarked to accomplish […]


software developed for sales tax non-filers’ assessment

ISLAMABAD .Feb.5:The Central Board of Revenue (CBR) has developed a software to carry out automatic assessment of non-filers of sales tax for enhancing GST collection in the remaining months of current fiscal year 2003-04. Sources told Business Recorder here on Wednesday that CBR has issued sales tax General Order 5/2003 for assessment of non-filers, by […]


Intel launching four new processors

KARACI-H:Feb.5:Intel Corporation is launching four new processors (for merly code-named Prescott) that are built on the company’s industry-leading, high-volume 90­nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology. These processors are among the six new offerings in Intel’s line of desktop chips, bringing new features and high performance to a wide range of PC users, from mainstream and business people […]


Software firm braces for virus onslaught

HELSINKI, Feb 1: A fast-spreading e-mail worm targeting US software manufacturer SCO is gaining ground as more and more computer users switch on infected machines, while experts say a major Mydoom attack on SCO is timed to hit at 1609 GMT. “It seems that the attack is showing its first effects… Yesterday I was able […]


Women lawmakers’ responsibility

IT is disheartening that at a time when there are more than 60 women legislators in parliament, crimes against women continue unabated. Over the years there has been a surge in the number of crimes conunitted against women. In our milieu it is not uncommon that women are treated as possessions/commodities. Violent/heinous crimes against women […]


Govt assails attack on Jang, Geo offices

ISLAMABAD ,February 1, 2005: The government on Monday held out an assurance that attacking media offices was neither its policy and nor was it behind the heinous and uncalled for armed attack on the Jang Group of Newspapers and the offices of Geo television in Karachi. It is condemnable and tolerance has to be promoted […]