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All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) delegation meets Caretaker

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LAHORE: The President and Executive Committee members of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) called on Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi here in his office on Monday and expressed good wishes for him. The CM assured to resolve the problems of the newspaper industry and directed the Information department to pay the arrears of advertisements […]


Pakistan lifts ban on Wikipedia

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has removed ban on the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, following a two-day suspension after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to “immediately” do so on Monday. The decision was made on the recommendation of a three-member ministerial committee comprising Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar, Minister for Economic […]


CM urged to retrieve Press Club building

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The personal intervention of the Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi being their fellow journalist has been sought by the journalist fraternity of Attock to get retrieved the Attock Press Club building and equipment worth rupees millions forcibly snatched by the district management Attock enabling them to express their solidarity with their Kashmiri brothers on […]


UN human rights body to review Pakistan’s record in Geneva

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ISLAMABAD: As the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group of the United Nations Human Rights Council takes up Pakistan’s human rights record at its meeting in Geneva on Jan 30 (today), a few countries, including the United States, have raised specific questions in respect of human rights issues in the country. Pakistan is one of […]


Progressive Panel sweeps Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) polls

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KARACHI: The Progressive Panel has swept the Karachi Union of Journalists’ (KUJ) annual elections for the sixth consecutive term. Faheem Siddiqui and Liaquat Rana were elected president and general secretary, respectively, for 2023-24 in polls held at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Saturday. Naeem Khokhar and Qazi Asif were elected as vice presidents, Faizan Lakhani […]


Disqualification of PPP MPA Jam Awais pardoned for Johkio murder sought

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly speaker was on Monday asked to send a reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan for disqualification of Pakistan Peoples Party lawmaker Jam Awais who was recently pardoned in the Nazim Jokhio murder case by victim’s legal heirs. In a legal notice addressed to Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, Barrister Ali Tahir […]


Wife of missing Pakistani journalist seeks court’s intervention

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The wife of missing Pakistani investigative journalist Syed Fawad Ali Shah, who was reportedly deported to his home country by Malaysian authorities on Islamabad’s request, is seeking a habeas corpus order for her husband. Syeda, through her solicitors, S Karthigesan and R Kengadharan, filed a suit in the Kuala Lumpur High Court, wanted the court […]


Journalism is a strong pillar of state: Administrator

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KARACHI     –   Karachi Administrator Dr Syed Saifur Rahman on Monday said that journalism is a strong pillar of the state and department has a very important role in shaping the destiny of nations. “Karachi Press Club has always played a very active role in the development of Karachi. Yes, if journalists have strength and energy […]


Provision of internet services: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chalks out guidelines for Fixed Local Loop (FLL) and Class Value Added Services (CVAS) licensees

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In order to curb hundreds of thousands of illegal internet service users in big cities of the country, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has chalked out guidelines for Fixed Local Loop (FLL) and Class Value Added Services (CVAS) licenses to revise their existing agreements within three months period. If the agreements were not revised then […]


Journalists hold protests across country against govt’s ‘anti-media’ policies

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Journalists across the country staged protests outside press clubs on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) against the government’s ‘anti-media’ policies, ARY News reported. PFUJ has announced nationwide protest movement against the imposition of death penalty provisions on head of director news of ARY News Ammad Yousaf, ‘illegal notices’ to TV […]


Journalists of twin cities observe protest day

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ISLAMABAD: Like most press clubs in the country, Black Day was observed in the National Press Club on Thursday against the government’s anti-media policies. The protest was organised by the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ). Speakers called for the arrest of the killers of […]


Kaniguram Press Club office-bearers

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WANA: The annual election for the Kaniguram Press Club in the South Waziristan tribal district was held on Wednesday. According to the results, Malik Irfan Burki was elected president, Tanviruddin Burki general secretary and Daud Burki Advocate were chosen as legal advisor of Kaniguram Press Club. Similarly, Faridullah was elected chairman, Muhammad Qaiser vice-president, Muhammad […]


Faisalabad Union of Journalists (FUJ) holds protest over cases against journalists

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FAISALABAD: A protest rally was held at Iqbal Stadium Road under the auspices of Faisalabad Union of Journalists (FUJ) against the cases against journalists under serious provisions. In the protest rally, the protestors strongly demanded to immediately dismiss the cases against journalists. The protest rally was led by former president FUJ Hamid Yasin, former vice […]


Oath-taking ceremony of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Photojournalists Association (RIPJA)

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Islamabad : The oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected officials of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Photojournalists Association (RIPJA) and the luncheon ceremony in honour of the members was held at the National Press Club Islamabad, says a press release. PFUJ President Afzal Butt administered the oath to the newly elected officials, while speaking on the occasion, he […]


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