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APNS team calls on National Assembly speaker

KARACHI – A delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) led by its President Arif Nizami held a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Amir Hussain in Islamabad wherein the delegation apprised him on its position on the 7th Wage Board and noted that the National Assembly on June 11 have unanimously and summarily […]


Nawa-i-Hurriyat editor arrested

MUZAFFARABAD – The police on August 13, Friday arrested chief editor of an Urdu weekly on the orders of Supreme Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Justice of AJK Supreme Court Justice Muhammad Younus Surkhvi after recording the statement of Khawar Nawaz Raja, chief editor, weekly Nawa-i-HurriyatMuzaffarabad, Rawalpindi ordered for his arrest on the […]


APNS delegation meets Ch Ameer

ISLAMABAD – An All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) delegation called on the Speaker National Assembly Chaudhry Ameer Hussain to apprise him of its position on the 7th Wage Board, said a press release on Auust 13. The delegation led by APNS President Mr Arif Nizami met the Speaker at his Islamabad residence in connection with […]


Two Jang Group journalists get award

LAHORE – Two senior journalists of The Jang Group of Newspapers have been awarded the President’s Pride of Performance Award, according to a notifica­tion issued here on August 13 by the Cabinet Secretariat of the Cabinet Division, Islamabad. The two senior journalists are Mr Salim Bokhari, Editor, The News,Lahore, and Bader Bakht Butt, Chief News […]


Protest rally by PFUJ, Apnec

ISLAMABAD, Aug 13: Journalists and other employees of the newspaper industry on 13 August staged a demonstration outside the Parliament House in protest against non-implementation of the 7th Wage Board Award. The demonstration organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec) marked the launching of a country […]


Committee formed for rights of working women

KARACHI – Sindh government has formed a Gender Reform Committee which will deal with the problems of working women and give them an equal status in society. The proposal will be presented to the cabinet for approval on August 13. This was stated by Minister for Social Welfare, Youth Affairs and Sports Qamar Mansoor while […]


CPNE hails Shujat’s decision

ISLAMABAD -The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has hailed tie decision of Prime Minister, Ch Shujat Hussain on withdrawal of proposed amendments to Defamation Law and making other related laws in the light of press freedom. According to a CPNE press release issued in Islamabad on August 12,the Council has also expressed its hope […]


Magazine editor tenders apology

MUZAFFARABAD – The chief editor of a local magazine, facing contempt of court charges in AJK’s superior judiciary, tendered an unconditional apology in the High Court on Augusut 12 , and said that he had been used by some people for their ulterior motives. Raja Khawar Nawaz, of the Nawa-e-Hurriyat weekly, said in the court […]


CPNE lauds withdrawal of amendments

ISLAMABAD – The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has hailed Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain’s decision to withdraw proposed amendments to the Defamation Law and make other related laws after considering the requirements of press freedom. According to a CPNE press release issued in Islamabad on August 12, the council expressed hope that all […]


Attack on newsman flayed

SIALKOT – A meeting of Sialkot-based journalists was, held in Sialkot on August 11 to condemn the murder attempt on a local journalist, Habib-ur-Rehman Sheikh. Saleem Ahmed Awan Sheikh, S. M. Shahid, Irfan Latif Mir, Tariq Anjum Chaudhry, Chaudhry Abdul Qayyum, Khawar Mughal, Javaid Gul, Mian Naeem Iqbal, Rana Yayha, Sheikh Jamil Ahmed, Dr. Arshad […]


Defamation law changes to be taken back

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said on August 11 that the proposed amendments to the Defamation Ordinance 2002 would be withdrawn. He told a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) which had called on him that he had given specific instructions for the […]


Case registered against former PTV MD

KARACHI – The Boat Basin Police registered a fraud case against former Managing Director of Pakistan Television Yusuf Baig Mirza on complain of his former wife Ayesha Sana. According to the Boat Basin Police, Ayesha Sana registered a case against former PTV MD and complained that Yusuf Baig Mirza gave her a cheque of worth […]


PFUJ, Apnec to launch campaign from Aug 13

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) have announced that they would launch a countrywide protest campaign from August 13 against what they called delaying tactics being used by the government and owners of newspapers in the implementation of the 7th Wage Board Award. According […]


PPF Seminar on Youth Development

Date: August 12, 2004 Location: Karachi Investment in youths development crucial for intergenerational gains later was the topic of seminar organized by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) to mark United Nations International Youth Day at its Vicky Zeitlin Media Library on August 12, 2004. Speaker at the seminar, Sindh Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs, Qamar […]