General News | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) | Page 2

Pakistan Press Foundation

General News

Pakistan- First female Sikh journalist from Peshawar nominated for UK award

Pakistan Press Foundation

PESHAWAR: Manmeet Kaur, the first woman journalist from Sikh community from Peshawar, has been nominated for an award in UK. Manmeet Kaur said while talking to TNN that ‘The Sikh Group’ in UK has nominated her for an award for highlighting problems of Sikh community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She said 100 people from around the […]


Journalist’s house attacked

UMERKOT: More than two dozen armed men attacked the house of journalist A.B. Arisar near Jewan Colony on Wednesday and subjected his family members to severe torture. The Dawn correspondent’s family members told reporters that 15 men armed with axes, sticks and hammers barged into the house after breaking open locks, subjected them to torture and dragged […]


Journalists demand arrest of criminals occupying colleague’s house

Pakistan Press Foundation

SUKKUR: The journalists from Umerkot have demanded action against the alleged criminals, who had occupied a senior journalist’s house in Achro Thar. Reports said Hayat Aarisar along with six armed men had allegedly occupied a house of senior journalist from Umerkot Allah Bux Arisar in Achro Thar, who demanded the authorities to provide adequate security […]


Jang-Geo Group employees continue hunger strike against Editor-in-Chief’s arrest

Pakistan Press Foundation

SLAMABAD/ LAHORE/ KARACHI: On the call of the Joint Action Committee of the workers of the Geo and Jang Group, the media workers Friday staged a hunger strike camp for the release Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman outside the Geo office in Islamabad. Addressing the hunger strike camp, Naib Ameer Jammat-e-Islami Mian Muhammad Aslam and President PML-N […]


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 […]


NAB allows Jang chief editor to see ailing brother

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau(NAB) has allowed Jang Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir ShakilurRehman to meet his ailing brother Mir JavedurRehman for a day. According to NAB, MrRehman can travel to Karachi to see his brother but he will remain in the bureau’s custody. “During the physical remand it is the prerogative of the court to give […]


Pakistani cities take part in online events to commemorate Earth Hour

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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

Pakistan Press Foundation

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 […]