General News

Social activists for distribution of ration without district administration’s nod

Pakistan Press Foundation

MIRPURKHAS: A delegation of National Commission for Interfaith Harmony and Human Rights has severely criticized the district administration’s decision that nobody would be allowed to distribute ration among the poor without its prior approval.Members of the delegation, including Divisional Coordinator Noshaba Naz, central coordinator Tauseef Raza Malak, district coordinator Dhanraj, Riaz Masih and Ameer Ahmed […]

Pakistani cities take part in online events to commemorate Earth Hour

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Karachi: In the midst of the global COVID-19 health crisis, Earth Hour marked a moment of solidarity for the planet as global communities united and organised events digitally on Saturday. Pakistan commemorated Earth Hour 2020 entirely online, and the virtual events were observed in different cities across the country. To conserve energy and show commitment […]

The News, Jang Publisher Mir Javed Rahman falls ill

KARACHI: Roznama Jang and The News Publisher and Printer, Chairman Jang Group and Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Akhbar-e-Jahan Mir Javed Rahman, the eldest son of Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman, and brother of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, is in critical condition. Mir Javed Rahman is being treated at a private hospital in Karachi. According to the hospital report, he is suffering […]

Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden

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KARACHI: A journalist Sajid Hussain, formerly associated with The News in Karachi, has been missing since March 2 in Uppsala city of Sweden and his whereabouts are unknown yet. Swedish Police have also been informed about Hussain’s disappearance and he was added on a missing person database on March 5. Stockholm Police’s spokes- person told […]

Media outlet’s anchorperson tests positive for Covid-19

A 24-year-old news anchor of a private media outlet in Lahore tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the tally of the confirmed cases in Punjab has jumped to 497. The number of the COVID-19 cases is increasing sharply in Punjab, as another media worker has been tested positive in the province. Earlier two producers of […]

Pakistan commemorates Earth Hour 2020 completely online

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Earth Hour was observed all over Pakistan, like the rest of the world, on Saturday, though virtually or on an individual basis. The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) notified through a press release earlier that there would not be any event on the ground as it always used to be with the switching […]

3 journalists test positive for coronavirus in Lahore

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LAHORE: At least three journalists, associated with two private media houses based, have contracted coronavirus, Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday. All three, whose names have not been disclosed, are based in Lahore. Mohsin Naqvi, chief executive officer (CEO) of one of the two media groups in question, confirmed the development and said: “We are investigating […]

Press Club To Remain Close Owing To Coronavirus

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar Press Club (PPC) will remain closed from March 23 to March 31 in connections of coronavirus said a notification issued by Press Club administration on Sunday. Ban has been imposed on any Press Conference, Seminar and Workshop during this period. If any person or community has any problems contact with the Press Club […]

Prof Sajid Mir slams govt for victimising MSR

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LAHORE: Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith (MJAH) president Senator Prof Sajid Mir has termed the arrest of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman an attempt to usurp media freedom by the PTI government despite its chairman in the past termed party’s success and popularity to Geo TV. In his video statement Friday, Senator Sajid Mir said Prime Minister […]

Court told Altaf didn’t like Geo’s editorial stance on his politics

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LONDON: The Old Bailey has heard from the lawyer of Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder and leader Altaf Hussain that the MQM supremo didn’t like the editorial stance of Geo News when he ordered his workers in August 2016 to attack several media houses in Karachi. Altaf’s lawyer Joel Bennathan told the court on Friday that […]

Awareness session held at KPC on coronavirus

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Kandhkot – A session was held here at the premises of Kandhkot Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday to raise awareness about the rapidly spreading of coronavirus. The session was conducted by Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) in collaboration with KPC and Hira School. A large number of journalists and doctors, including Dr Waqar ul Islam, PIMA president, […]

‘Yedinci Koğuştaki Mucize’ released in Pakistan after success of Turkish TV series

fter having enjoyed a wide range of Turkish dramas, Pakistani audiences are now being entranced by Turkish cinema in the country’s theaters. Almost 45 movie theaters screened the Turkish film “Yedinci Koğuştaki Mucize” (Miracle in Cell no. 7), which was released by the media company HKC Entertainment on Friday. HKC Entertainment CEO Hammad Chahuhdary said: […]

Courts should take suo moto to prevent NAB’s excesses: Javed Jabbar

KARACHI: Senator (retd) Javed Jabbar has strongly condemned the arbitrary, unlawful arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by NAB on 12th March 2020 in Lahore and requested the Punjab High Court and the Supreme Court to swiftly take suo moto notice of this blatant injustice against the head of one of Pakistan’s major media groups. Far from […]

Won’t allow harm to judiciary, media: LHC

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought a report and para-wise comments from the National Accountability Bureau on a petition seeking the release of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman after setting aside his illegal arrest in a 34-year-old property case. Ms Shaheena Shakil, wife of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, has moved a habeas corpus petition in […]