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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 […]

APNS condoles

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali on behalf of the office bearers and members of the Society, have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Choudhary Asghar Ali Jatt – Publisher / Chief Editor of Daily Masafat Lahore. The APNS office bearers expressed their condolence and prayed […]

PFUJ concerned over termination of journalists by Jehan Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over the sacking of four reporters and several newsroom staffers by the management of Jehan Pakistan newspaper in Islamabad. In a joint statement, PFUJ  President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said it was a cruel decision at a time when there is widespread unemployment in […]

APNS offers condolence

KARACHI: Hameed Haroon, President, Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on behalf of the office bearers and members of the Society have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed, President, Akhbar Farosh Union, Lahore. He played a very important role for the development of newspaper industry and particularly […]

Sindh information dept to clear payment against 66 newspaper bills

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KARACHI: In order to clear the dues of different newspapers, the finance department of the Sindh government has allowed further payment against 66 bills amounting to Rs43,410,772, according to a press release. The statement said the finance department had given permission through a written letter to the Sindh Accountant General, dated June 18, 2020. The […]

Clear newspapers’ dues within 20 days, SHC tells Sindh govt

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KARACHI: Expressing its displeasure over non-payment to media, Sindh High Court has ordered the government of Sindh to pay outstanding dues to CPNE member’s newspapers within 20 days. This order was passed on Wednesday by a division bench comprising of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazher and Justice Agha Faisal during hearing a contempt of court application […]

Planning minister vows relief package for newspaper sellers

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured newspaper sellers that the government will play its role for pulling them out of the financial crisis in this critical time. The minister said this while talking to a delegation of the All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Federation headed by its secretary general […]