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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) demands immediate appointment of Implementation Tribunal for Newspapers Employees (ITNE) judge

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has demanded immediate appointment of the judge of Implementation Tribunal for Newspapers Employees (ITNE), which is being delayed due to the reasons best known to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi, in a joint statement, said that for the […]


TV anchor Asad Kharal held for ‘shooting at police’

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LAHORE: The Kahna police have arrested TV anchor Asad Kharal on charges of an armed attack on a police officer, holding him and a constable hostage and snatching their official weapons. Kharal, however, denies the allegations. The police lodged the first information report (FIR) against Kharal under multiple serious charges and picked him up from […]


The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) condoles demise of prominent journalist Arif Nizami

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Friday expressed deep sorrow and heartfelt condolences on the demise of renowned journalist Arif Nizami. In a joint statement, CPNE Senior Vice President Ali Kazim Waheed, acting Secretary-General Amir Mahmood, Vice Presidents Sardar Khan Niazi, Ikram Sehgal, Irshad Ahmed Arif, Anwar Sajdi, Dr Hafiz Sanaullah Khan, Joint […]


Politicians, journalists, tycoons spied on

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  ISLAMABAD: Human rights activists, journalists and lawyers across the world have been targeted by authoritarian governments using hacking software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak. The Indian government’s intelligence tentacles used the phone malware to spy on 50,000 phones including those of Prime […]


Journalists demand grant for Swat Press Club

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MINGORA: Journalist community here on Sunday criticized government institutions for not providing grant to Swat Press Club for the last four years. The club’s general council meeting, presided over by the Swat Press Club president Mahboob Ali, criticised the provincial government for not providing grant and facilities to the press club. “We condemn in the […]


Employees oppose government plan to take over Radio Pakistan’s land

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QUETTA: Employees of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) have protested against what they claimed the Balochistan government’s plan to take over the precious land of Radio Pakistan and close some program from the Sariab transmitter. A large number of the protesting employees, led by PBC’s United Staff Organization chairman Ahmed Nawaz Niazi, gathered outside the […]


Fawad announces PTV media internship program

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ISLAMABAD   – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Hussein Chaudhry, announcing the PTV National Media Internship Program for fresh graduates of universities, said that fresh graduates of different universities of the country would be able to benefit from the program In view of PTV National Media Internship Program, 200 fresh graduates from different universities […]


Azad Jammu Kashmir Election Commission (EC) Finalizes Code of Conduct for Media’s Coverage of Election Polls

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MIRPUR: Azad Jammu Kashmir Election Commission (EC) Wednesday finalized the code of conduct for the media coverage of Azad Jammu Kashmir Legislative Assembly Elections under due professional, ethics and norms. A high-level meeting of the AJK EC held in the State metropolitan, gave final touches to the code of conduct for media in connection with […]


Prime Minister Visits Ministry of Information’s Digital Media Wing

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday visited the Digital Media Wing of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry briefed the Prime Minister regarding a comprehensive digitalization policy, under which national broadcasting institutions would be digitized in phases. The Prime Minister was apprised that 11 digital media centers of the […]


Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations appoints 3 focal persons to coordinate with journalists facing security issues

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RAWALPINDI – Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Islamabad Afzaal Ahmed Kausar has taken concrete steps to provide security to the media men covering judicial complex, district and Islamabad High Court, informed a spokesman here on Tuesday. In this regard, the DIG appointed three focal persons for a better coordination between police and the court reporters, […]


Fawad appeals to Chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) to let media carry out live broadcast of high-profile cases

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In response to the allegations put forward by Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to let the media carry out live broadcasts of high-profile cases. Fawad, in a press conference alongside Energy Minister Hammad Azhar and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Accountability […]


Punjab Assembly amends privileges bill removing anti-journalists clauses

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LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday amended the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill, removing the clauses that recommended jail terms for journalists for reporting things that may violate privileges of the legislators. PML-Q’s Sajid Bhatti, who was also one of the movers of the controversial bill, suggested removing anti journalist clauses that were unanimously passed […]


Court reporters express concerns over poor security

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A delegation of court reporters led by President of the Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA) Saqib Bashir called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Islamabad Qazi Jamilur Rehman on Monday to draw this attention to an unpleasant incident in which some accused persons in a local court threatened the journalists who had […]


Balochistan government announces journalist’s welfare fund: Bushra Rind

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Balochistan Parliamentary Secretary for Information Bushra Rind, on Sunday, said that the government has launched welfare funds for journalists across the province. According to the issued statements, she said that the Balochistan government is trying to address the financial and social needs of newspaper owners and journalists. Moreover, she lauded the role of the provincial […]