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Eight women elected unopposed

MARDAN: Eight women were declared elected unopposed on vacant seats in three union councils of Takhtbai Tehsil. Sakina Bibi, Gulab Zari, and Basmina Bibi of the Jehangirabad Union Council were elected unopposed. Similarly, Saliha Bibi, Raham Bibi and Bas Bibi were elected on reserved seats as member of Naray village union council. On two vacant […]


ITCN Asia 2004

KARACHI: Mustafa Kamal, Provincial Minister for IT on March 11, extended full support to the mega event of IT – ITCN Asia 2004. He extended his support in a meeting held in Karachi with the officials of Sindh IT Board and the E-commerce Gateway representatives regarding the upcoming annual mega IT event ITCN Asia 2004, […]


Journalist among two kidnapped

SUKKAR: Five armed men in Old Sukkar kidnapped two people, including a journalist, on March 4, 2004. The armed man kidnapped six persons when they were playing badminton in Waspur locality of the city. The area people chased after the kidnappers, compelling them to free four boys after an exchange of fire. The bandits, however, […]


PPF Seminar on Women’s Role in Media

Date: March 4, 2004 Location: Karachi As a part of struggle for genuine democracy in society, at large and in media institutions in particular, UNESCO’s theme for year 2004, calls for equality of women in media as in all other spheres. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a seminar, “Media are not truly free unless women […]


Ban on allocation of government advertisements in Nawa-i-Waqt publications

Mr. Arif Nizami, editor of the daily “The Nation” and executive editor of the daily “Nawa-i-Waqt”, says the government has banned the placement of government advertisements in newspapers belonging to the Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications, one of Pakistan’s leading media organisations. According to press reports, Nizami said the ban contradicts Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Jamali’s […]


PPF Journalism Training Workshop, Okara

Date: February 23 – 25, 2004 Location: Okara Okara is a city of about 800,000 inhabitants. Due to vicinity of Lahore, Okara has an imprint of urban habitat. It is an agricultural town known for its fruit farms. The most famous of these is Mitchelle Fruit Farm at nearby Renala Khurd. Irrespective of its size, […]


PPF Journalism Training Workshop, Kotri

Date: February 15 – 17, 2004 Location: Kotri Kotri is an important city of Dadu district, Sindh. Located on the hub of Pakistan Railway main Karachi-Lahore line, it is a central junction for trains going towards the interior of Sindh and Baluchistan. With growth of population, Kotri has almost become a suburb of the bigger […]


Govt assails attack on Jang, Geo offices

ISLAMABAD ,February 1, 2005: The government on Monday held out an assurance that attacking media offices was neither its policy and nor was it behind the heinous and uncalled for armed attack on the Jang Group of Newspapers and the offices of Geo television in Karachi. It is condemnable and tolerance has to be promoted […]


Internews – PPF Workshop on Basic Radio Production

Date: January 26-30, 2004 Location: Karachi Internews, an international organization, working for journalism development in the developing countries conducted the workshop. Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives Salahuddin Haider was the chief guest at certificate awarding ceremony on Friday, January 31, 2004. He deplored that some reporters working for local dailies don’t […]


PTCL reduces fixed circuit fee, by 17pc

LAHORE: Jan.25: Pakistan Telecommunication Company. Limited (PTCL) has reduced fixed circuit charges by 17 per­cent to facilitate mobile phone ,e companies to bring down their,. Tariffs.TaWing to newsmen at the inaugural ceremony of a free Intemet. facility at University of Central Puiyab here on Saturday, Federal Information Technology and Telecommunications Minister, Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari […]


PPF Journalism Training Workshop, Dera Ghazi Khan

Date: January 21-23, 2004 Location: Dera PAKISTAN PRESS FOUNDATION (PPF) RURAL JOURNALISM SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME PPF Journalism Training Workshop at Dera Ghazi Khan. Dera Ghazi Khan is a small but very important town, located at the Hub of three provinces, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan. Although majority of the 100,000 population is, just like most Southern […]


PPF Journalism Training Workshop, Hub, Baluchistan

Date: January 13-15, 2004 Location: Hub Hub is on fringe of Baluchistan province, bordering Karachi, having phenomenal growth of industries. Hub is growing into a metropolitan as workers from all over Pakistan throng to work in factories. To attract businesspeople from Karachi, Baluchistan government offers attractive tax benefits. Near Hub is the coastal strip of […]


Journalism award launched

Karachi.Jan.17:The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) with the sup­port of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) launched second annual Gender in ‘Journalism Award 2004 for print media journalists. All articles published between -January 1 to December 31, 2003 on gender-sensitive reports by ‘hale and female journalists are ,eligible for entry in the award. […]


Saarc media centre starts operation

ISLAMABAD: The media center set up for the 12th SAARC Summit went operational on Thursday with the first briefing by the Secretary Foreign Secretary Riaz Khokhar. The centre made to cater for over 500 newsmen from the seven countries has been set up at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Minister for Information Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Secretary […]