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Jirga bars women from voting

SWABI: The jirga members of various union councils have declared that the womenfolk would not be allowed to exercise their right of vote in the by-election on March 28. Official sources told that 10 women had filed their nomination papers for contesting on five vacant seats in the Tordher union council but the Jirga forced […]


PPF Rural Journalism Skills Development Workshop, Jhelum

Date: March 27 – 29, 2004 Location: Jhelum Jhelum is an important industrial town, located on Lahore – Islamabad national highway. It is known as recruiting ground of Pakistan army servicemen. Jhelum is located on the historic route used by Muslim armies, from Central Asia and Afghanistan to invade India for establishing Muslim rule. Pakistan […]


Couple declared Karo, Kari

SUKKUR: The lives of a boy and a girl who eloped three days back and married of their own will are in danger as they have been declared Karo and a Kari by a meeting of the Abro community. The couple, Jamila and Insaf, went to the house of an influential person in the Roshan […]


KalSoft and Indian software firm sign MoU

KARACHI: A leading information technology company, KalSoft Private Limited, has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India’s Pune-based Indus Software for the development and marketing of software. With the signing of the MoU, the KalSoft became the first software company in the country to sign an agreement with a technology vendor in neighbouring India. […]


APNS, CPNE action bodies meet today

KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Action Committee Convener Faseih Iqbal and CPNE President Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, in a statement, have announced that a joint meeting of the APNS and the CPNE action committees will be held on March 26 at 3:30 pm at the CPNE Secretariat here. The APNS Executive Committee at its meeting held […]


PPF Seminar “Reviving our Traditional Interest in Poetry”

Date: March 18, 2004 Location: Karachi On March 18, 2004, Pakistan Press (PPF) organized a seminar “Reviving our Traditional Interest in Poetry”, at its Vicky Zeitlin Media Library. The seminar was held for journalists in connection with the World Poetry Day being observed on March 21, 2004. Invited speakers were of view that private and […]


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 […]