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Absent media ethics

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IN July 2010, I was working for a private news channel in the country when Airblue flight 202 crashed in Margalla Hills in Islamabad, killing all 152 souls on board. In the opening hour of the coverage, I noticed a graphic that started running on the channel’s screen, of a plane taking off from the […]


Floating news through NAB sources is media trial: Marriyum Aurangzeb

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan is behind every case and reference of the NAB against opposition, especially the PML-N leaders. Responding to news about a fresh reference being prepared against the Sharif family by NAB, she said the purpose of floating such anonymous sources news is […]


PBA criticizes Pemra’s action

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KARACHI: A statement issued by PBA condemned PEMRA’s order issued today to suspend the license of PBA’s member TV Channel “NEO”. The statement added that by doing this PEMRA has endangered the livelihood of over 600 workers. On the one hand PEMRA continues to issue fresh licenses to new TV channels, although the existing analogue […]


پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اور آزادی صحافت آزادی صحافت کے عالمی دن کو یادگار منانے کے لیے پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی رپورٹ

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پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی حفاظت اورآزادی صحافت 2019-2020کی عالمی آزادی صحافت پر رپورٹ جاری کردی ہے پاکستان میں میڈیا COVID-19سے رونما نئے اور سخت امتحان میں اپنی ذمہ داری نبھارہاہے۔ملک میں اس وبا کے پھوٹنے سےلے کر اب تک دو صحافی جاں بحق ہوئے اور کم از کم 38کا […]


Maulana Tariq Jameel apologises for remarks against media

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ISLAMABAD: Maulana Tariq Jameel apologised for his remarks against the media on Friday, a day after his comments during the Ehsaas Telethon on Pakistani channels created quite a buzz on social media. Speaking to a private news channel about his remarks from the other day, Jameel said that he had made a mistake. Jameel’s comments […]


Media used as shield to defend corruption: PM Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he had witnessed the highs and lows of Pakistani media. “I have seen ratings of TV anchors go up and also, go down,” he said. “Respect and dishonour both are in Allah’s hands. If someone thinks he can bring dishonour to another person, he is wrong.” He said […]


Some sections of media not working on basis of facts: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday some sections of the media were not doing journalism on the basis of facts. Speaking to a group of owners of private YouTube channels and social media activists at the Prime Minister Office, he highlighted how some media houses and anchorpersons had flourished with the passage of […]


Media lies: Hamid Mir asks Tariq Jamil to name TV owner

LAHORE: Hamid Mir, the host of Geo News programme Capital Talk, Thursday asked renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil to name the media owner he had alluded to in his prayer as the live telethon. Hosting the programme, Mir said that Maulana Tariq Jamil had said before praying that media thrived on lies and a […]


Journalists being told off at police pickets despite permission to commute

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Incidents of misbehaving and manhandling of Karachiites, including journalists who are allowed to commute to perform their professional responsibilities, are continuing at police pickets established in various parts of the city to enforce the ongoing lockdown. II Chundrigar Road is an artery frequently used by journalists, as the offices of several media organisations are located […]


KUJ takes exception to blanket ban on pillion riding in city

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Karachi: Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) has regretted withdrawal of ex­emption, previously granted to journalists and media workers, with regard to ban imposed on pillion riding in Karachi. KUJ President Ashraf Khan and its General Secretary, Ah­mad Malik along with other elected office bearers of the or­ganization in a joint statement here Sunday said the […]


A journalist ‘wrongly’ tweets Alex Hales tested positive for Coronavirus; the opener gives a fitting response

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The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was called off on Tuesday amid Coronavirus outbreak. Rather according to PCB, an overseas player, who left Pakistan a few days ago, developed symptoms of Coronavirus which led to them taking the tough days. Moreover, the former Pakistan cricketer and commentator, Ramiz Raja confirmed that the cricketer was Alex Hales […]


Pemra asks TV channels not to air ‘indecent content’

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued an advice to all satellite TV channels on Friday over airing of content about World Women’s Day, urging them to realise their “obligation to uphold moral values”. The advice said all satellite channels must ensure that programmes related to Women’s Day, being observed on Sunday (March […]


Pakistanis Are Slamming Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar After He Gave Gaali to A Woman On Live TV

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Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar is not a new name when it comes to humiliating women and being a shameless prick about it. Despite being a successful writer, he holds no respect and basic decency when it comes to talking to women. Recently, on a live TV show, Khalil Ur Rehman lost his cool for no […]


Hostage to bigots

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PEOPLE want to live in a society where they enjoy freedom of thought and action and can exercise their right to speak out. Unfortunately, there is now an attempt to roll back these fundamental rights. We are witnessing an alarming rise of bigotry in society that is undermining democratic values. The strengthening of religious extremism […]