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Court set to indict Jang editor in land allotment case

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LAHORE: An accountability court is set to indict Jang media group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman and two others on Jan 28 in a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference pertaining to a 34-year-old “illegal land allotment” in his favor that was allegedly manipulated by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mr. Rehman, who is on bail, appeared […]


PFUJ to march on capital to demand media workers’ rights

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has announced a long march in the first week of April from Quetta to Islamabad to force the government and media owners to fulfil their legal obligations towards media workers who are facing financial hardships for the last two years. “The anti-worker alliance between the government and […]


Journalists will be consulted for formulating new media policy: Dr Firdous

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LAHORE: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Punjab government is bringing a new media policy in which views of the journalists will be taken into consideration while the proposal to construct media tower and training academy for the journalists will be presented in the next ADP. […]


Indian journalist had prior info of Balakot strike, reveals Mumbai police probe

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ISLAMABAD   –      Indian journalist and a supporter of the ruling BJP in India, Arnab Goswami, had prior knowledge of the Modi government’s plan to carry out a strike on Pakistani soil days before Indian Air Force bombed Pakistani soil, the Balakot intrusion on February 26, 2019. The airstrike caused no loss of life in Pakistan […]


PFUJ gives government three-month deadline to resolve media issues

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has given the government three months to take effective steps for resolving the journalists and media issues and deal with the worst ever suppression of the right to free press and expression that has severely compromised the independence of media in the country. Government’s failure to engage […]


PFUJ book on its odyssey of seven decades ready

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) book about its eventful odyssey of seven decades is now ready and will be launched soon. The book, titled “From Layoffs to Lashes: PFUJ’s 70-year Fight for Media Freedom” has been compiled to mark 70th anniversary of the PFUJ establishment. The PFUJ can justifiably claim that it’s […]


PFUJ rejects representation in Press Council of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has out rightly rejected the representation in the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) as well as amendments made by Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting for changing criteria for the appointment of PCP chairman. “We totally reject the changes made in the rules which are aimed at […]


Rallies for media workers’ rights held across country

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ISLAMABAD: On the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), demonstrations were held across the country on Tuesday for protection of economic rights of journalists and media workers and freedom of the press. The protests, held under the PFUJ’s slogan of “Enough is enough”, were attended by journalists, trade unionists and victims of […]


Job data bank will be set up for unemployed journalists: Firdous

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Lahore – Special Assistant to the Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that government considered media as an important pillar of the state and journalists were important part of every democratic government. Punjab government-provided financial assistance to journalists who became victim of corona pandemic. The operation against all the illegal occupants […]


Dera’s Journalists to Get Houses In Media Colony: Gandapore

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PESHAWAR, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 31st Dec, 2020) :Federal Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs, Ali Amin Gandapore has said that journalists of D.I. Khan would also be allotted houses in Media Colony as per policy of the government. He expressed these views while talking to a representative’s delegation of Dera […]


PFUJ to launch movement for the security of jobs, freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Thursday decided to launch a decisive movement for security of jobs of journalists and media workers and freedom of expression in 2021. “Enough is enough. It’s now or never,” PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfikar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said in a joint New Year message. “PFUJ […]


Shafqat Shah Congratulates Newly Elected Body Of Sukkur Press Club

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SUKKUR, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 30th Dec, 2020 ) :Provincial Leader of Pakistan Muslim League- Functional, Syed Shafqat Ali Shah has congratulated the newly elected governing body and office-bearers of Sukkur Press Club. In his felicitation message on Wednesday, Shah said that the PML- Functional always supports the policy of freedom […]


Democrats Panel sweeps Karachi Press Club elections

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The ruling Democrats Panel has swept the annual elections of the Karachi Press Club (KPC), as none of the candidates of the rival United Panel has managed to become a part of the governing body for the 2021 session. Of the total 1,495 eligible voters of the KPC, 1,185 participated in the balloting. The voter […]


Journalist shot dead

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MUZAFFARGARH: A journalist was killed by unidentified suspects here on Tuesday night at Qasba Gujrat, some 20 kilometres away from the city. Malik Nizam Tani, a correspondent of an Urdu daily, was on his way home when some suspects fired on him. He was shifted to Gujrat Rural Health Centre where he succumbed to his […]