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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) committed to braving media challenges

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has reiterated its commitment to meet the new challenges facing the media and said that all kinds of political, state, non-state and economic pressures on the media and freedom of the press would not be tolerated. Measures like new PEMRA directives, the forcible removal of newspaper stalls, […]


Sarmad Ali elected new All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) President

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KARACHI: The annual meeting of the APNS General Council held on March 24, 2021 at the APNS House, Karachi, unanimously elected Sarmad Ali as President, Jamil Ather as Senior Vice President, Shahab Zuberi as Vice President, Ms Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani as Secretary General, Mohsin Bilal as Joint Secretary and Owais Khushnood as Finance Secretary of […]


APNS to hold Annual General Council today

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KARACHI: The Extraordinary General Council and the Annual General Council of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society will meet on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:00am and 11:00am respectively at the APNS House, Gulistan Jauhar, and Karachi. A press release of the APNS stated that Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapers Society, has announced that […]


President Media Workers Organization (MWO) congratulates All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) office-bearers

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President, Media Workers Organization (MWO) Saad Mudassir congratulates the newly elected members of APNEC. The elections of All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) held yesterday, Muhammad Irfan Ali Chairman and Mansoor Malik Secretary General were elected unopposed. APNEC elections were held at Lahore Press Club in which a 21-member executive committee was elected which will […]


CPNE asks govt to ‘stop economic murder of journalists’

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ISLAMABAD: In a meeting held on Saturday, the Islamabad Committee of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) demanded of the government to “stop the economic murder of journalists”, resolve their problems and ensure the freedom of expression. Chaired by CPNE Central Vice President and Islamabad/Rawalpindi Committee Chairman Sardar Khan Niazi, the meeting of CPNE’s Islamabad […]


All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) calls upon govt to review media policies

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KARACHI: While expressing grave concern over devastating effects of federal and provincial governments’ media policies on member publications of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, especially the smaller and regional publications, the APNS has warned the authorities that if the policies are not reviewed in consultation with the stakeholders, many publications will have to close down […]


The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) expresses concern over governments’ media policies

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) expressed its grave concern over the disastrous effects of the media policies of the Federal and provincial governments and urges upon the governments to consult the stakeholders for the reversal of these policies. The APNS executive committee at its meeting held on March 08, chaired by its president, […]


National Newspaper Readership Day to be observed today

KARACHI: The President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, have commended the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for celebrating 25th September as the National Newspaper Readership Day, endorsing the importance of the initiative as it will help promote reading habits in our society. The President of Pakistan, Dr. […]


Reading habits encouraged by APNS

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KARACHI: Hameed Haroon, President, and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, have expressed their desire to encourage reading habits in the country with particular emphasis on newspaper reading. They stated that in order to improve newspaper reading, a nationwide campaign catering to all segments of the society will be launched. They also […]


Publishers, HR activists to contest Tahaffuz bill

LAHORE: The publishing industry, education sector, research and human rights organisations have expressed their concern at the Tahaffuz-i-Bunyad-i-Islam Bill recently passed by the Punjab Assembly and threatened to challenge the proposed legislation in a court of law. “We believe the bill is an invasion on freedom of expression and critical thinking and will also spell […]


Media played critical role in Pakistan Movement

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ISLAMABAD: Newspapers played a critical role in not only relaying factual accounts of what was happening in Tehreek-e-Pakistan but also relayed literary works about the seminal event as well. This was stated by speakers during an online discussion on the “Role of Journalism in Tehreek-e-Pakistan”. The discussion had been organised by the Pakistan Academy of […]


CPNE protests govt raids on newspaper offices, printing presses

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed concern over unannounced raids on newspaper and printing houses across the country by staff of the Federal Information Ministry and some individuals, terming such activities as unethical and an attempt to harass the print media. Newspaper offices and their printing houses in all provinces are taking […]


Punjab government bans 100 textbooks

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On July 23, Pakistan’s most populous province Punjab banned 100 books that were being taught in private schools for carrying “blasphemous and anti-Pakistan content”. The step was taken by the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB) Managing Director Rai Manzoor Hussain Nasir. According to The News, Nasir said that the PCTB was reviewing 10,000 books […]


Newspaper vendors’ problems to be solved: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said the problems of newspaper vendors will be solved on a priority basis. The minister held out the assurance during a meeting with secretary general of the All Pakistan Newspaper Vendors Federation Tika Khan, who along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on CDA Affairs […]