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PM says no room for censorship in today’s world

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ISLAMABAD: Asking the media to impose a “self-regulating mechanism”, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the PML-N government has made every effort to ensure freedom of expression and independence of media as the age of censorship is over. Speaking at the 23rd All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Awards ceremony at PM Secretariat here on […]


SHC orders establishment of information commission

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the provincial chief secretary to move the summary to the chief minister in order to take appropriate measures for the establishment of an information commission as well as a permanent secretariat in accordance with the law. The direction came as a result of a petition from Tariq Mansoor who […]


Supreme Court Overturns DTH Decision Against PEMRA

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The Supreme Court has overturned Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on DTH auction. Back in 2016, LHC issued a verdict stating that PEMRA violated several rules when it auctioned Direct-to-Home (DTH). A DTH box allows customers to view channels aired within the country without any cable connection. […]


CM opens counselling centre for terror victims

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QUETTA : Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo on Wednesday inaugurated Individualland, the province’s first counseling centre for journalists working in war zones as well as victims of terrorism. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the chief minister said the counseling centre would be beneficial for the journalist community in the province. “Media in Balochistan has […]


APNS, its Chinese counterpart sign MoU on media cooperation

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) signed a cooperation memorandum with the All-China Journalists Association (ACJA) on April 18, 2018 at Beijing for developing bilateral media ties between Pakistan and China under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) framework. Kazi Asad Abid, Senior Vice President of APNS, and Ms. Wang Dongmei, Executive Secretary of […]


Non-negotiable for PPP

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Democracy and freedom of media are indispensible to each other. Their co-relationship is cherished for making qualitative difference in the political economy. For, they supplement the cause of each other to create enabling conditions for the nation to tread on the trajectory of stability, peace, prosperity and above all standing on the platform with respectable […]


Pakistan’s mobile internet users stand at 21 percent of the population: Report

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LAHORE: Pakistan’s mobile internet users as a percentage of the population were recorded at 21 percent at end of January 2018, according to a Global Digital report prepared by We Are Social and Hootsuite. The internet penetration stood at 22 percent (44.6 million users) of the population at end of the aforementioned period. Sifting through […]


Commonwealth issues media code of conduct

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LONDON: Against the backdrop of growing challenges to journalists in Commonwealth member states, six Commonwealth organisations have unveiled a 12-point code of conduct focused on the media’s role in good governance, said a statement on Wednesday. Published ahead of the Commonwealth Summit to be held in London later this month, The Commonwealth Principles on Freedom […]


Eighth wage board soon, journalists assured

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ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to establish the Eighth Wage Board for journalists and will present a summary to the federal cabinet soon, Marriyum Aurangzeb, the Minister of State for Information, said on Monday. The minister announced the decision after five hours of negotiations with a delegation of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), […]


PID starts publishing daily ad distribution plan on its website

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Information Department (PID) has started publishing its plan about daily advertisement distribution among the print and electronic media on its official website. Federal Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera had directed Press Information Officer Muhammad Saleem to bring transparency in distribution of advertisements among the media houses and publications. The […]


Press club gets Rs5m cheque

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak handed over a cheque for Rs5 million to the president of Peshawar Press Club here on Thursday. This was the last installment of the Chief Minister’s announcement for the provision of Rs10 million to Peshawar Press Club. Press Secretary to Chief Minister, Bahramand Jan, was also present on the occasion, […]


Hyderabad Union of Journalists’ office-bearers congratulated

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BADIN: Various social, political, elected representatives of provincial and national assembly and prominent figures have felicitated the new office-bearers of Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) on their victory. Former speaker of National Assembly and MNA Dr Fehmida Mirza, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh’s information secretary, former Sindh chief minister Liaquat Jatoi, former Sindh home minister […]


At last, construction starts in Media Town

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The construction of houses started in Media Town, Hawksbay, on Saturday after 21 years since the land was allocated for the journalists of the city. Journalists from both print and electronic media participated in the ground breaking ceremony while the media aired news about the constructions activities. Dozens of journalists, officials of Layari Development Authority […]


CPNE seminar seeks media role in creating harmony among institutions

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Independent media is vital to strengthen democracy while it should also play its role in creating harmony among institutions instead of fanning differences in state organs. Speakers expressed these views while addressing a seminar titled “Challenges faced by the country and role of media,” here on Wednesday organised by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors […]