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STN expanding network to cover 70 percent population

ISLAMABAD: The STN (Channel-3) expanding its network by adding eight more transmitters and replacing 12 existing ones with news transmitters as part of its modernization and expansion plan. With this replacement and expansion, STN expects to reach out to nearly 70 percent of Pakistan’s population and cover more than 50 percent of its geographical area. […]


Female literacy programme launched

KARACHI: A female literacy programme was inaugurated the other day here at the squatter settlement of Gulshan-e-Sikanderabad in the Keamari Town, conceived and conducted by the Ziauddin Medical University (ZMU). The programme was a collaborative effort of the Gulshan-e-Sikanderabad Welfare Society and the Department of Family Medicine of the university. A community of 25,000 inhabitants […]


36 journalists killed in 2003

NEW YORK – Thirty-six journalists were killed while fulfilling their duties in 2003, more, than a third of them in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual report released on March 11, 2004. The Iraqi conflict has left 13 journalists dead, and the global toll was up sharply from 2002 when 19 journalists […]


Minister vows to curb women trafficking

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Law, Justice and Human Rights Raza Hayat Hiraj has said Pakistan in collaboration with the international community will fight the menace of women trafficking, and secure better future for women in the country. He was speaking as chief guest at a seminar on “Women in illegal trade”, organized by the […]


World Women’s Day

The International Women’s Day with the theme “Gender and HIV/AIDS”, was celebrated in Pakistan, as elsewhere in the world, on March 8, as sort of a reminder of the launch of the struggle for women’s emancipation world-wide. It will be recalled that the Socialist Party of America celebrated the first International Women’s Day in New […]


APNS to discuss govt-press relations on 15th

KARACHI: The Executive Committee of the APNS shall meet on March 15, 2004 to discuss the present state of government-press relations along with other administrative and organisational issues, stated a spokesman of the APNS. Muhammed Aslam Kazi, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, in a statement has announced that the Executive Committee members […]


120 Indian journalists to cover cricket series

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued visas to 120 Indian journalists and media persons including TV commentators for the coverage of forthcoming cricket series between Pakistan and India starting from March 13. The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi had been advised to facilitate the issuance of visas to the Indian media representatives, said a spokesman for […]


China plans to send woman into space

BEIJING: After sending its first man into space, China now aims to put its first woman into orbit, state media said on March 7, in a report apparently timed to coincide with International Women’s Day. “China will soon start to train its own female astronauts,” Gu Xiulian, president of the All-China Women’s Federation, said according […]


Attack on Press Club widely condemned

KARACHI:March 2: Various political, social and religious organisations have slammed the Sunday night’s attack on the Karachi Press Club (KPC) and demanded of the Sindh government to apprehend the attackers forthwith. In a statement issued on Monday, the Co-ordination Committee of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement condemned the attack on KPC and said that it was […]


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 […]