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Cost cuts in media

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ONE 24/7 news television channel has shut down. Many other news channels, big and small, are teetering on the brink: their advertising revenues have been falling for several months. The keyword in the (electronic) media these days is ‘rightsizing’. From camerapersons to producers to programme hosts — everyone’s job is on the line. Bureau offices […]

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Media blues

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THE crisis afflicting Pakistan’s mainstream print and electronic media sphere is escalating. Apart from a series of high-profile resignations and sackings, there are also reports of several print publications cutting down on junior staff, with some rumoured to be shutting down completely. Wage disbursement delays, a perennial concern for many in the trenches of the […]

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PU book launching

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LAHORE: Punjab University Oriental College will organise a book launching ceremony for “Tarikh-e-Farishta” by Prof Dr Mohammad Reza Nasiri, secretary, Academy of Persian Language & literature, Iran, on Monday, (tomorrow) at 11am at Sheerani Hall, Old Campus. PU Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhter, Payam e Noor University, Iran, President Prof Dr Muhammad Reza Zamani and […]

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Sindh assures CPNE of clearing newspapers’ dues

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KARACHI: In line with the Supreme Court order, the Sindh government will pay all the outstanding dues of newspapers in the province in one-month time so that the newspapers and magazines could come out of their current financial crises.Sindh Secretary Information Imran Atta Soomro gave this assurance to Sindh-based newspapers in a ‘meet the editors […]

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Media houses to get all outstanding dues: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Thursday said the federal cabinet had decided to release all the outstanding amounts to the media organisations at the federal level.He said this while briefing the media on the decisions of the federal cabinet which met under Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister Office […]

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SC accepts Jang Group’s apology, withdraws notices

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday withdrew its notice issued to Jang Group on gross misreporting of court proceedings after accepting the unconditional apology of the management and disposed of the matter with a warning to remain careful in future. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar the other day had taken suo motu […]

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SC issues notices to Jang, The News for ‘misreporting’ CJP’s remarks

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to Urdu newspaper Jang and English daily The News for allegedly misreporting a court story, in which the top judiciary had appeared to criticise the government. The two publications, in their lead stories today, had reported that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing a suo motu case of illegal […]

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NAB officials barred from giving media interviews

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LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Monday visited the bureau’s Lahore office to review its performance and the progress on mega corruption cases. “NAB is strictly following the policy of ‘accountability for all’ and taking mega corruption cases to their logical conclusion is the first priority,” he said during the […]

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Media must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain credibility: Fawad

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LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said that the credibility of media was fast diminishing and it must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain the same. Addressing the launch of a national daily at the auditorium of a private university here, the Minister said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did […]

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Demolition of newspaper stalls across Karachi condemned

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The Markazi Anjuman Akhbar Faroshan has condemned the civic agencies for the demolition of stalls of newspaper hawkers in Karachi as part of their ongoing anti-encroachment campaign under way across the metropolis. The central association of newspaper hawkers and sellers held an emergency meeting on Saturday with Mohammad Iqbal Noon in chair. Representative leaders of […]

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Film students learn the art of scriptwriting

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KARACHI: What happens when you enter a room and see some young boys and girls eagerly watching a scene from the Oscar-winning film Kramer vs Kramer? Of course, the answer is, you quietly sit down in one corner of the room and see why the scene is being shown. This happened on Wednesday evening at […]

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literary notes: Urdu translation of Iqbal’s essay on Bergson and Bedil

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This year, too, as usual, quite a few books on Iqbal have appeared. But to pay tribute to Iqbal on his birth anniversary, falling on Nov 9, a brief intro to the new edition of a book, consisting mainly of an essay by Iqbal on Bergson and Bedil, would be befitting. It is quite rare […]

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‘Life becomes useless without books’

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KARACHI – Reading and writing books is most significant for the identification of any civilised society because without books our life becomes useless. Books play an important role of a teacher, guide and friend in our life. Books share our pain, guides to use to lead the future with confidence. These views were expressed by […]

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Zubeida Mustafa recalls her years in journalism

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KARACHI: Facing challenges since childhood, being the only woman journalist in a decision-making position in a newspaper office, dealing with the black era of Ziaul Haq, censorship, meeting with people of repute and so much more. Listening to senior journalist and columnist Zubeida Mustafa talk about her life was like an experience in itself during […]

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