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Call for united journalist struggle against injustices

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KARACHI: Federal and provincial ministers, leaders of different political parties, senior journalists and civil society representatives came together to discuss the state of press freedom and the present media crisis in the country at a seminar here on Saturday. The programme, which was organized by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in collaboration with […]


KPC marks veteran journalist Siddiq Baloch’s third death anniversary

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Speaking at an event to mark the third death anniversary of renowned journalist Siddiq Baloch on Saturday, speakers lamented that the government was taking steps against the media at the time when it was going through an ‘unprecedented crisis’. The Karachi Press Club (KPC) had organized a seminar, titled ‘Freedom of Expression’, at the club’s […]


Govt will continue efforts for promotion of media industry: Shibli

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz says the PTI government firmly believes in freedom of expression as a basic constitutional and democratic right. He expressed these views during his visit to the office of Pakistan Broadcasters Association in Karachi and a meeting with its office bearers. The Information Minister said government will continue its […]


Four booked in journalist’s murder case

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KASUR: Pattoki police on Sunday lodged a murder case, including Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, against four suspects for allegedly killing a journalist. On Saturday, a journalist working for an Urdu newspaper, Ghulam Rasool, had been sprayed with bullets on Halla Road. He later died in hospital. The suspects nominated in the case included […]


CM takes notice of robbery in journalist’s house

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HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of robbery incident took place in the house of veteran journalist Ghulam Nabi Mughal last night, he talked to Mughal and enquired about his health and orders Hyderabad police for the early recovery. On behalf of chief minister and commissioner Hyderabad, deputy commissioner Faud Ghaffar […]


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 […]