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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 […]


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 […]