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Aijazul Haque resigns from APNS body, citing ‘monopoly of two newspapers’

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KARACHI: Managing Editor of Roznama Express Aijazul Haque has resigned from the newly elected Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) just after being elected to the position, protesting over the fake electoral lists that were formed on non-equality. He said that a group of two newspaper houses have been occupying APNS for […]


Nawa-i-Waqt Group Marketing GM appointed APNS joint secretary

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LAHORE – All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) has unanimously elected Bilal Mehmood, General Manager Marketing Nawa-i-Waqt media group as Joint Secretary of the society for a year 2017-2018. Bilal Mehmood has a degree in Business studies and serving the group since 2004. He is a marketing genius and has individually dealt with every product of […]


Hameed Haroon elected APNS president

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Karachi – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has unanimously elected Hameed Haroon as president of the society. Kazi Asad Abid was elected as senior vice-president, Mehtab Khan as vice-president, Sarmad Ali as secretary general, Bilal Mehmood as joint secretary and Waseem Ahmed as finance secretary of the society for the year 2018-19. The annual general […]


PID starts publishing daily ad distribution plan on its website

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Information Department (PID) has started publishing its plan about daily advertisement distribution among the print and electronic media on its official website. Federal Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera had directed Press Information Officer Muhammad Saleem to bring transparency in distribution of advertisements among the media houses and publications. The […]


CPNE thanks Supreme Court for revival of govt ads

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has thanked the Supreme Court of Pakistan for its decision to revive of the government advertisements for newspapers. In a statement issued to media on Wednesday, the council also welcomed the SC’s order to draft guidelines for government ads under the supervision of CPNE President Zia Shahid. […]


KP govt spent Rs1.63 billion on ad campaigns in last five years, Supreme Court told

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An official informed the Supreme Court on Monday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spent Rs1.63 billion on media campaigns in its five-year tenure ending this year. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu notice against hefty ad expenditure by provincial governments. […]


Sindh Assembly gets five-year details of ads given to newspapers, magazines

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KARACHI: The Sindh government gave advertisements worth hundreds of millions of rupees to 81 newspapers and magazines from April 2008 to November 2013, said Information Minister Nasir Shah. He was responding to legislators’ questions, at the Sindh Assembly’s Friday session, during the Question Hour that pertained to the information department. The details given in the […]


Balochistan CM vows to resolve newspaper industry issues

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has vowed to resolve the issue of 15 per cent sales tax levied on newspaper revenue in order to facilitate journalists. Talking to newspaper editors at the CM Secretariat on Sunday, he said that his government would resolve all issues pertaining to the newspaper industry. He praised the […]


Govt urged to protect rights, ensure freedom of expression

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Civil society groups on Friday expressed concern over the spate of attacks on journalists and ever-increasing restrictions on social media and urged the government to ensure freedom of expression – a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistan. The Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) held a meeting on Friday at the […]


APNS urges govt to restore newspaper distribution in Balochistan

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has called upon the federal government to take steps for rehabilitation of the newspaper distribution network in Balochistan. According to a press release, the executive committee of the APNS, at a meeting on Thursday, expressed concern over the breakdown of the network after militant organisations threatened hawkers with dire […]


Threats to journalists

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AFTER a brief period of comparative calm, recent events have served as a reminder of the mortal dangers that journalists in Pakistan face. On Sunday morning in Haripur, Bakhshish Ilahi, the bureau chief of an Urdu newspaper, was gunned down while on his way to work. Journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have demanded that the provincial […]


Pakistan’s Publishers body condemns cancellation of publishing licenses of two newspapers the capital city

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The administration of Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital city, cancelled the publication licenses or ‘declarations’ of Urdu the dailies “Sahafat” and “Dopahr” on October 20, 2017. Khushnood Ali Khan, editor in chief of both newspapers, said the order was given when he submitted a request to upgrade his printing press and to change the printers.  When he […]


Pakistan: Investigative Journalist Injured in Attack

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On October 27, 2017, Ahmad Noorani, an investigative journalist of the English-language daily “The News International” was assaulted by unidentified men in broad daylight at the busy intersection of Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Noorani’s car was intercepted by six assailants riding on three motorbikes.  They severely beat up Noorani and his driver with […]


Press freedom situation in Balochistan extremely bad: CPNE

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QUETTA: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors has declared the situation regarding press freedom in Balochistan as extremely bad and contrary to democratic standards. According to a press release issued by the CPNE here on Tuesday, the overall situation regarding press freedom in the province was reviewed at a meeting of CPNE’s standing committee in […]