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Ebad concerned over journalists assault

KARACHI – Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad has taken serious notice of the reports of assault on two local journalists Ashfaq Ali and Kamran Mansoor. The governor directed the authorities concerned to ascertain the incident of torturing Ashfaq and Kamran and take legal action against the elements involved in the victimisation of journalists. The governor […]

TV licence fee

Letter to the editor… Apropos Rafi Nasim’s letter “TV licence fee” published in daily The Nation on June 23, I would like to make the following observations. He has raised some illogical points about the collection of TV licence fee through electricity bills. His concern for the common man is admirable but can he tell […]

APNS deplores continuing ad ban

KARACHI – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has strongly deplored the continuing ban on government advertisements to Nawa-i-Waqt, The Nation and other newspapers and urged the president of Pakistan to intervene in the matter. According to a spokesman of the society, the executive committee of the APNS at a recent meeting held in Lahore […]

Zamir Niazi’s services eulogized

ISLAMABAD – The services and works of eminent journalist, Zamir Niazi, were remembered by intellectuals, journalists and academmicians here on June 29. They had gathered at the Pakistan Academy of Letters to pay tributes to the late journalist who has often been called as Zameer (the conscience) of Pakistani Press. Zamir Niazi, who passed away […]

Newsmen protest

LARKANA – Newsmen protested at the behavior of Information Department Director regarding the performance of journalists’ duty covering different event, as well as the coverage of routine events. The information Director Gul Hasan Arbani despite the directions of Secretary Mehtab Akbar Rashidi has failed to coordinate with the journalists. The journalists of Larkana in a […]

Kidnapped Women released

SHIKARPUR- Two women took away in retaliation for the abduction of a girl returned home on Friday after the intervention of Sardar Nooruddin Sanjrani and District Naib Nazim Zafar Shaikh. The two women, Sardaran and Hazooran Sanjrani, were kidnapped at gunpoint from the Sanjrani village by armed men soon after a girl, Koonj Sethar, 18, […]

Three sisters commit suicide

SANGHAR – Three sisters committed suicide in the Din Mohammad Junejo village, near Jam Nawaz Ali, about 50 kilometers from here, on Thursday. Hakimzadi, 28, Samina, 24, and Khadija, 19, daughters of Khadim Hussain Junejo, employee of the Sanghar Cadet College, took pesticide. The neighbours took the girls to the basic health unit in Jam […]

Zamir Niazi passes away

KARACHI – Veteran journalist Zamir Niazi passed away here on June 11 morning after a protracted illness. He was 72. For more than a decade he was under treatment, but on Tuesday last his condition deteriorated and he was admitted to a hospital where he went into coma and never recovered. After Friday prayers he […]

Services of Zamir Niazi eulogized

KARACHI – Media representatives, leaders of opinion and people from a cross section of society have expressed their grief over the death of renowned journalist and author Zamir Niazi who passed away on Friday morning. Eulogizing the services rendered by him for the cause of press freedom, they said in their condolence messages that by […]

PPF Journalism Training workshop, Dina

Date: March 29-31, 2004 Location: Dina, Dina is an industrial town, on the national highway linking Lahore with Islamabad. It has a population of 30,000 and is an important market for local industrial and agricultural products. Dina is also a gateway to Azad Kashmir. Important Azad Kashmir landmarks like Mangla Dam and town of Mirpur […]

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. […]