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3 journalists test positive for coronavirus in Lahore

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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

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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

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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 […]


Court told Altaf didn’t like Geo’s editorial stance on his politics

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LONDON: The Old Bailey has heard from the lawyer of Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder and leader Altaf Hussain that the MQM supremo didn’t like the editorial stance of Geo News when he ordered his workers in August 2016 to attack several media houses in Karachi. Altaf’s lawyer Joel Bennathan told the court on Friday that […]


Awareness session held at KPC on coronavirus

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Kandhkot – A session was held here at the premises of Kandhkot Press Club (KPC) on Tuesday to raise awareness about the rapidly spreading of coronavirus. The session was conducted by Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) in collaboration with KPC and Hira School. A large number of journalists and doctors, including Dr Waqar ul Islam, PIMA president, […]


‘Yedinci Koğuştaki Mucize’ released in Pakistan after success of Turkish TV series

fter having enjoyed a wide range of Turkish dramas, Pakistani audiences are now being entranced by Turkish cinema in the country’s theaters. Almost 45 movie theaters screened the Turkish film “Yedinci Koğuştaki Mucize” (Miracle in Cell no. 7), which was released by the media company HKC Entertainment on Friday. HKC Entertainment CEO Hammad Chahuhdary said: […]


Courts should take suo moto to prevent NAB’s excesses: Javed Jabbar

KARACHI: Senator (retd) Javed Jabbar has strongly condemned the arbitrary, unlawful arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by NAB on 12th March 2020 in Lahore and requested the Punjab High Court and the Supreme Court to swiftly take suo moto notice of this blatant injustice against the head of one of Pakistan’s major media groups. Far from […]


Won’t allow harm to judiciary, media: LHC

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought a report and para-wise comments from the National Accountability Bureau on a petition seeking the release of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman after setting aside his illegal arrest in a 34-year-old property case. Ms Shaheena Shakil, wife of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, has moved a habeas corpus petition in […]


A journalist ‘wrongly’ tweets Alex Hales tested positive for Coronavirus; the opener gives a fitting response

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The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was called off on Tuesday amid Coronavirus outbreak. Rather according to PCB, an overseas player, who left Pakistan a few days ago, developed symptoms of Coronavirus which led to them taking the tough days. Moreover, the former Pakistan cricketer and commentator, Ramiz Raja confirmed that the cricketer was Alex Hales […]


Sammy given honorary membership of KPC

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KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi’s head coach and former West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Sunday was granted honorary membership of Karachi Press Club. A brief ceremony was held here at the Moin Khan Academy on Sunday, where KPC president Irfan Faraan and secretary Arman Sabir gave the membership letter to Sammy, who said it was a […]


PM’s aide calls for avoiding media debate on Jang group owner’s arrest

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that correlating the arrest of a certain person over allegation of some business wrongdoing with the freedom of media is not only unjustified but also against journalistic ethics and norms. Addressing a press conference on here Friday, she said that […]


Moot focuses on journalism for peace, interfaith harmony

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LAHORE: A media conference on “Promoting Peace Narrative Through Journalism” was organised here on Saturday under the auspices of Media Foundation 360 (MF360). The organisation works on professional training of journalists, making them agents of positive change in society. It has completed an eight-month project on promoting peace through mass media. The event was also […]


CAA starts probe into Aussie journalist’s allegation

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LAHORE: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Wednesday launched an inquiry after Australian journalist Dennis Freedman accused that an immigration official at the Allama Iqbal International Airport demanded money from him for facilitation. Freedman who came here in connection with the Pakistan Super League had uploaded a video on the social media from Australia, saying […]


Photo exhibition for photojournalists held

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ISLAMABAD: An annual photo exhibition and prize distribution ceremony Tuesday held here at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to pay tribute to the hardships faced by the photojournalists in their line of duty. The event was arranged by Rawalpindi Islamabad Photo Journalist Association (RIPA) in collaboration with PNCA and the Peace and Culture […]