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Bukhari hints at ‘blackout’ of opposition on PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed chairman of Pakistan Television Naeem Bukhari has hinted at ‘blackout’ of the opposition on PTV. When a reporter asked the new chairman outside the Supreme Court building if the opposition would be given equal airtime on PTV, Mr Bukhari replied: “Not at all.” He said PTV was the state-run organization and it […]


Imran’s lawyer made PTV chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Promi­nent lawyer Naeem Bukhari, who led the legal team of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in the Panama Papers leak case, will head the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) as its chairman. Interestingly, the appointment was made in apparent haste as the federal cabinet had in its meeting last week considered a summary for […]


Cops to revise FIR of journalist’s murder

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HYDERABAD: The police has given assurances that in the murder case of Sindh Express reporter Noor Lanjwani, new names, and sections of the Anti-Terrorism Act, will be inserted in the FIR. Addressing the media after offering condolences to the family, Jacobabad SSP Muhammad Tariq Nawaz said he had requested Noor’s father, Wazir Ahmed Lanjwani, to […]


PFUJ for securing economic rights of media workers

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LAHORE: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has announced to march towards Islamabad and stage sit-in before Parliament in its consistent struggle to win freedom of media, the right to freedom of expression and to secure economic rights of media workers. This is the third and decisive effort of PFUJ. The announcement was made in […]


Shibli regrets forced resignations of media workers

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KARACHI, Nov 18 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz on Wednesday regretted the ongoing practice of forced resignations of journalists and other workers at different media houses in Karachi. It would definitely send a wrong message in a scenario when many countries across the world, including Pakistan, were trying to brave the […]


Journalists should always stand by democracy, says Hamid Mir

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KARACHI: A series of webinars on research and educational issues are being held at the Dawood University of Engineering and Technology in which eminent personalities of Pakistan from various walks of life are participating. The webinars are organized by the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (OREC) of DUET. Speaking on the occasion, Hamid Mir, […]


PFUJ rally warns govt to stop retrenchments, media gagging

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ISLAMABAD/MULTAN: Speakers in protest rallies of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) across the country warned the government with the message of “Enough is enough, no more retrenchments, censorship and media gagging in Pakistan”, says a press release on Wednesday. The PFUJ, with the support of all journalist unions, arranged protest rallies across the country, […]


Punjab government to give Sehat Insaf Card to government employees, students, journalists

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to provide the Insaf Sehat Card facility to journalists, government employees, madressah students, teachers and others as well. This was said by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Thursday. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government rolled out the Sehat Card that will facilitate an estimated seven million people in Swat, Malakand, Dir, […]


Journalist’s killer acquitted in arms case

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KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Thursday exonerated an accused in a case pertaining to possession of illicit weapons and explosives. The accused Kamran, alias Zeeshan, alias Shani, who had been sentenced to death in the murder case of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar, was acquitted of the charges of possessing illicit arms and explosives. […]


KP journalists receive health cards for concessional treatment

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PESHAWAR: The members of the Peshawar Press Club on Wednesday received the health cards to avail the treatment facilities at the Al-Khidmat Foundation Hospital at cut rates. The cards were distributed after an agreement between the Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Al-Khidmat Foundation on the provision of health facilities. The cards distribution ceremony was held […]


PFUJ declares November 3 2007 as blackest day

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists said that November 3, 2007 was the blackest day in the history of Pakistan as Gen Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency and banned media with suspension of transmissions of TV channels.   In a joint statement PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that Nov 3 2007 […]


Muzaffarabad-based journalist body kicks off ‘Green and Clean Kashmir’ campaign

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MUZAFFARABAD – An association of local journalists has launched ‘Green and Clean Kashmir’ campaign to raise awareness about environment and natural resources of the region. The drive was launched by TV Journalists Associations (TVJA) during a ceremony. Ammiruddin Mughal, the focal person of the project, said that the drive aims at mobilizing government bodies, media […]


Media asked to play due role for highlighting child rights

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Participants of a consultative meeting on Saturday stressed the need for a more powerful role of media in highlighting child rights. The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC), a child rights body, had organized the consultative meeting, titled ‘Role of Media on the State of Child Rights in Pakistan’. Representatives […]


PFUJ calls for strike on 22nd

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has called for a protest on Oct 22 against continued retrenchments, delay in payment of salaries and implementation of the Eighth In a statement, the PFUJ urged all unions of journalists to start preparing for the countrywide protest. PFUJ president Shahzada Zulfiqar and secretary general Nasir Zaidi […]