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743 newspapers and periodicals published in Sindh, PA told

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly was on Tuesday informed that as many as 743 newspapers and periodicals — dailies, weeklies and monthlies — were being published across the province. While furnishing a statement and replies to the lawmakers’ queries during the Question Hour session of the provincial assembly, provincial information minister Saeed Ghani said the publications […]


Sindh sales tax on newspaper ads withdrawn

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Karachi: The Sindh cabinet, which met here late last week under Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, decided to withdraw the three per cent Sindh Sales Tax (SST) levied by the provincial bureau of revenue on advertisements in newspapers and periodicals, as well as their web editions. The decision was taken after a delegation of […]


APNS thanks Sindh CM for granting SST exemption to print media

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Karachi    –  The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has thanked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and his cabinet for exempting SST on newspapers, periodicals and their web editions. APNS president Hameed Haroon, and secretary general Sarmad Ali expressed their gratitude to the Sindh Government for acceding to their request for withdrawal of three percent […]


Books donated to Karachi Press Club library

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC) was presented a series of books, penned by renowned academics and experts in the relevant fields, by the Oxford University Press (OUP) on Thursday. The books donated happen to be OUP’s ‘Platinum Series’, comprising over 70 titles focusing on Pakistan and covering a broad spectrum of disciplines from history, […]


Newspaper holidays on Eid

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society has announced two closed holidays on account of Eid–ul-Azha on Sunday (August 11) and Monday (August 12) 2019. Sarmad Ali , Secretary General , APNS has announced that in consultation with the All Pakistan Akhbar Faroash Federation, it has been decided that member publications will not bring their issues […]


Ode to the lost art of news calligraphy

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KARACHI: Once upon a time, there were no computers in the newsrooms; there were calligraphers. In an interview with Dawn, 67-year-old Ghulam Mohiuddin shared that he started his career as a katib at Hurriyat. He was just 15 at the time. “By the time I was 17 or 18, the senior calligraphers in the newsroom were upset […]


NAB starts probe into newspaper ads from 2007

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started investigation into the monetary benefits and details of advertisements issued to various publications/ newspapers of the country from the year 2007 to the current year. A letter issued by NAB’s Lahore Additional Director (Staff) Muhammad Mazhar Javed states that details of distribution of advertisements to newspapers from […]


Diary of a Sceptic wins praise for looking at history thru journalist’s eyes

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KARACHI: “The book tells you about the situation in the newsroom, the pressures, the censorship and the compromises made during reporting of events like the general election,” said Kamal Siddiqi, a former journalist and director of Centre for Excellence in Journalism at IBA, while speaking at the launch of senior journalist Nizamuddin Siddiqui’s book, Election […]


Financial crisis worsens: APNS urges government to extend bailout package

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Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information has assured the APNS that the federal government is committed to freedom of press and address the problems faced by the newspaper industry. Firdous visited the APNS House and held a meeting with the APNS members wherein she was apprised on the acute […]


Herald’s closure is a sad statement on state of media

Closure of the prestigious Herald Magazine is a classical example of curbs on media, resulting in financial squeeze, and changing reading habits. Though it’s been in the grapevine for some time now, the official announcement that Herald has published in its last issue is still shocking. Herald has been a voice of dissent for decades. […]


APNS invites entries for journalist awards

Karachi: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society is seeking applications of journalists, photographers, cartoonists of member publications to submit their respective entries for the 23rd APNS Journalist Awards. Editors, chief executives of member publications may also forward the entries on behalf of their journalists for the contest. The entrants are not allowed to send entries for […]


APNS for commemorating National Newspaper Reading Day

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Karachi: The APNS has proposed commemorating the National Newspaper Reading Day on September 25th, 2019 to encourage reading habits in the country with particular emphasis on newspaper reading. This proposal was given by Hameed Haroon, President, and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, to improve newspaper reading through a nationwide campaign catering […]


APNS announces categories for journalist awards

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PR Karachi – All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) of the Sarmad Ali has announced categories that constitute 23rd APNS Journalist Awards. According to a press release, journalists/ photographers/ cartoonists of member publications have been asked to submit entries in any one the categories. The Editors / Chief Executives of member publications may also send the […]


APNS deplores levy of sales tax on ads

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday strongly condemned the levy of sales tax by the Sindh government on newspaper advertisements, terming the situation alarming for the print media particularly when the provincial government has yet to clear more than Rs1 billion dues. Seeking withdrawal of the sudden move, the APNS said it […]