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Senior photojournalist injured in students protest

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Senior photojournalist Sultan Bashir got injured while covering a students’ protest demonstration outside the Higher Education Commission (HEC) headquarters in Sector H-9. While talking to Pakistan Observer, Sultan Bashir who has also worked for the newspaper for almost a decade, recalled it was a usual working day, the first day of the month and he […]


Politicians, journalists condemn Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) notice to Nadeem Malik over claims on Arshad Malik case

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Politicians and journalists on Sunday criticized the summons notice issued to anchorperson Nadeem Malik by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Counter-Terrorism Wing to appear before it and cooperate in the case regarding the video scandal of former accountability court judge Arshad Malik. According to the notice dated July 2, a copy of which is available […]


The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors CPNE welcomes removal of anti-media clauses

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has welcomed the announcement by Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi to remove anti-media clauses from the Punjab Privileges Bill 2021, which were based on anti-freedom of expression and highly controversial amendments. In his statement, CPNE President Arif Nizami said that anti-media laws were tantamount to violating the […]


The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist PFUJ calls for countrywide protests

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has given a call for countrywide protest on Monday (tomorrow) against the adoption of the Punjab Assembly Privilege Bill 2021 which envisages award of punishment to journalists over publication of reports about the proceedings of the assembly and its committees. The call was given by PFUJ president […]


Governor felicitates new Pakistan Association of Press Photographers PAPP body

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KARACHI –   Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Thursday congratulated the newly elected office-bearers of Pakistan Association of Press Photographers (PAPP). He said that the press photographers played an important role in the journalism. Those, who have won the elections are PAPP President Mohammed Jamil, General Secretary Syed Abbas Mehdi and besides others Saeed Ahmed Lashari, […]


Second edition of Professor Mateen Murtaza’s book launched at University of Karachi

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KARACHI: The University of Karachi on Thursday launched the second edition of the book titled Main ne Pakistan Bante Dekha, which is based on childhood memories of migration of Professor Syed Mateen-ur-Rehman Murtaza. The late Mateen Murtaza was a well-known veteran journalist and the former chairman of KU’s department of mass communication. In his book, […]


Why was PM Imran Khan’s conversation with journalists during his Naran visit censored?

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Prime Minister Imran Khan’s media talks are quite frequent and Pakistani media picks it up even more frequently. Strangely enough, however, a conversation with journalists by the premier on his recent visit to Naran was censored and went on air an entire day after the PM’s visit. PM Khan was visiting the town in upper […]


Anti-Terrorism Court adjourns Lalwani murder case till July 12

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SUKKUR – Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), Sukkur on Tuesday adjourned the murder case of journalist Ajay Lalwani till July 12 due to the absence of defense counsel. The case could not proceed in the absence of defense counsel but main accused, including ex-chairman town committee Saleh Pat Inayat Shah, vice-chairman Ihsan Shah, former Station House Officer […]


Minister claims implementation of human rights policy in Punjab

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LAHORE – Punjab Minister for Human Rights and Minority Affairs Ejaz Alam Augustine on Monday said the current government had implemented human rights policy and for the first time in Punjab single national curriculum was being ensured. He expressed these views while addressing the forum “provincial advocacy forum” at a local hotel on the topic […]


Don’t lecture us on freedom of expression, Fawad tells opposition

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday that the opposition shouldn’t lecture the government on freedom of expression, saying the highest number of attacks on journalists were carried out during their eras. Responding to questions raised regarding the safety of journalists, during the National Assembly session, Fawad said that, “A consistent propaganda is ongoing […]


Women journalists demand gender audit in all media houses

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Women journalists from different parts of the country on Saturday called for Gender audit in media Houses other decision-making bodies. These demands made part of the protest organized by Women Journalists Association of Pakistan. Women media persons also demanded the government to bound media owners for paying pending wages of women Journalists and reinstate those […]


Pakistan Tehreek Insaf Devises Integrated Plan for Uplift of Quality Journalism in Aazad Jammu Kashmir: Ershad Mahmud

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MIRPUR Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), after winning upcoming general election 2021 in AJK will bring revolutionary reforms for the welfare of journalist community by enhancing professional skills of the working journalists. This was stated by Central Secretary Information PTI, AJK Ershad Mehmud, while talking to APP on Sunday Keeping in view the exceptional importance of the […]


Dr Essa Lab’s medical camp at KPC till July 4

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KARACHI: Dr Essa Lab organized a free medical camp for journalist community at Karachi Press Club which begun on June 23 and will operational till July 4, 2021. During the camp different medical tests are being conducted including diabetes, dental, BMI, physiotherapy and other tests free of cost. Source: Business Recorder


Journalists play a vital role in a society, says Inspector General of Police

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PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Moazzam Jah Ansari on Friday lauded the sacrifices rendered by journalists in the war on terror. He said that the journalists from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa play a vital role in keeping people inform. This he said while talking to Representatives of crime and terrorism journalists forum (CTJF) led by […]