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Heatwave torments most parts of country

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ISLAMABAD: With continental air prevailing over most parts of the country, the Meteorological Department of Pakistan on Sunday forecast that the current spell of hot and dry weather would continue for the next four to five days in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab. According to a Met Office advisory, the current spell of heatwave in Sindh […]

Journalist arrested, freed

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LANDIKOTAL: A tribal journalist and his brother were on Wednesday arrested by Frontier Corps personnel from their home but released later after the community launched protest. Ali Shinwari, a former president of Landikotal Press Club, told the media after his release that kids of his family were using crackers to celebrate the release of his […]

Islamabad police only ‘stopped’ journalists’ press freedom rally, officials tell sessions judge

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Islamabad police on Saturday told a sessions court judge that its officials had merely “stopped” a group of journalists from marching towards the Red Zone on World Press Freedom Day rather than manhandled them, as alleged earlier. On World Press Freedom Day, observed on May 3, a group of journalists had marched towards Islamabad’s D-Chowk […]

Details of access to information bill to be notified next week: Marriyum

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Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb says details of the Access to Information Bill will be notified next week, reported by Radio Pakistan Speaking at the launching ceremony of new website of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad, she said rules about that bill will be available on the new website. The minister said an […]

Experts call for gate-keeping social media across borders

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ISLAMABAD: Media experts on Sunday stressed the need for gate-keeping social media by enacting international as well as national laws to ensure filtering of fake information and discouraging propaganda against any particular group or society. “In contemporary modern world times, the state’s responsibilities have increased manifold and it has to protect its citizens from the […]

Call for regulations to counter disinformation

Islamabad – Social media has emerged as the most powerful platform that contributes in projecting soft image of the country globally, speakers said on Saturday. Image-building of the country, keeping high the good human values and social ethics should be the dominating features in inter-personal communication, they said while speaking at a conference that was […]

PFUJ seeks probe into violence on journalist in Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Ayub Jan Sirhindi have expressed concern over the events that took place against journalists in Balochistan. In a joint statement issued here Tuesday, they condemned the events that were patronised by the government in Balochistan under the patronage of provincial ministers […]

NA speaker, deputy speaker congratulate Arif Nizami on elected as President CPNE

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and the Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi have congratulated Arif Nizami and Dr. Jabbar Khattak on their election as President and General Secretary of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) respectively, reported Radio Pakistan. In their separate congratulatory messages, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed hope […]

Bilawal congratulates new CPNE President Arif Nizami, secretary and others

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Zardari on Sunday extended felicitations to the newly-elected office-bearers of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) including its President, Arif Nizami and Secretary, Dr Jabbar Khattak. In his message, Bilawal said that regular elections of CPNE were a hallmark of democratic values, adding that his party has always […]

APNS members for Federal Capital, KP, Balochistan bodies named

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KARACHI: The President Hameed Haroonand and Secretary General Sarmad Ali of All Pakistan Newspapers Society have nominated Khushnood Ali Khan as Chairman and Sardar Khan Niazi as Vice Chairman of the Federal Capital Committee (Islamabad/Rawalpindi), Syed Haroon Shah, Chairman and Syed Ayaz Badshahas, Vice Chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Committee. They have also nominated […]

PM Abbasi congratulates newly-elected CPNE president Arif Nizami

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday congratulated senior journalist Arif Nizami on being elected as President Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). Speaking on occassion, PM Abbasi said that Nizami being elected as CPNE’s head is a positive omen for journalism across the country and the council. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali […]

APNS members for Punjab, Sindh bodies named

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KARACHI: President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have nominated Mumtaz A. Tahir as Chairman and SM Munir Jilani as Vice Chairman of the Punjab Provincial Committee (excluding Islamabad and Rawalpindi). They have also nominated Javed Mehr Shamsi as Chairman and Younus Mehar as Vice Chairman of […]

Solution to Balochistan problems lies in free & fair polls, SC told

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ISLAMABAD – Former chief minister of Balochistan Abdul Malik Baloch on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that the solution to the problems of the province is impartial, independent and transparent elections. Baloch, who was summoned along with another former CM Sanaullah Zehri, told this to Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar during the hearing of a […]

PFUJ warns Govt., Political/Religious parties to restrain from violence against journalists!

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KARACHI: G. M. Jamali, Secretary General Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), while taking serious notice of violence against journalists during the recent public gatherings has stated: “On behalf of PFUJ I am forewarning the Government responsibles, leaders of Political and Religious parties to restrain their personnel/workers from resorting to violence against journalists. “It has […]