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Salary of Pakistan Television (PTV) staff raised

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has raised salary and allowances of its employees. According to the Charter of Demands agreed between the PTV management and workers unions, the management agreed to revise workers salary, allowances and canteen subsidy, said President Workers Union (Hqs) Musharraf Khan and Secretary General Mushtaq Qadri. Under the revised Formula, group […]


Blast at Nawa-i-Waqt building widely condemned

PESHAWAR- Like other parts of the country, people from all over NWFP and adjacent tribal areas have expressed resentment over tragic bomb explosion at the building of daily Nawa-i-Waqt, Karachi and urged the government o arrest the culprits. The Awami National Party (ANP) Central President, Asfandyar Wali Khan while expressing concern over the tragic bomb […]


Widespread condemnation of bomb blast at newspaper office

KARACHI- Condemning the bomb blast at the office of a local newspaper in which three persons were killed and many others injured, political circles termed the act failure of the government to protect the lives and property of the citizens. The leaders of different political parties visited the site of the bomb blast and inquired […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) condemn blast in Nawa-e-Waqt offices

KARACHI: A joint emergency meeting of the executive committee of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), representing the editors and publishers of the print media in the country, strongly condemned the wanton bomb attack on the office of the Nawa-e-Waqt in Karachi. They called for immediate government […]


Government committed to free Press: Jabbar

LAHORE- Former Federal Information Minister Javed Jabbar has contended that the present military government has been committed to free Press and has taken a number of initiatives to strengthen it since its inception last October. Jabbar, who recently resigned from his office, made this statement in his reply to a letter written by Mr Johann […]


Javed Jabbar resigns as minister, adviser

ISLAMABAD- Javed Jabbar tendered his resignation as Minister for Information and Media Development and as Advisor to the Chief Executive on National Affairs, a Cabinet Division notification said on Saturday. “I have resigned on my own. No body asked me to do so,” Javed Jabbar said. The notification reads: “It is notified for general information […]


Chief Justice summons Attorney General, Dawn representative on 26th

ISLAMABAD- On a direct complaint from the management of Herald Publications, Chief Justice Irshad Hassan Khan has summoned Attorney-General Aziz Munshi and also a representative of daily Dawn to a hearing in his chamber on October 26 at 1 pm. The Chief Justice called the Attorney General to his presence and, giving him a copy […]


Newsmen barred from Musharraf ‘s function

KARACHI- More than three dozen journalists representing almost all the newspapers and news agencies of the country and also the Pakistan Television team of cameraman carrying security clearance cards of the Press Information Department were pushed out from the banquet hall where the Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf was the chief guest at a businessmen […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) expresses solidarity with Dawn

KARACHI- The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors declared its total solidarity with the member publication Dawn and maintained that the raid by the joint Army-KESC team for the purported purpose of checking of electricity consumption was a covert method of pressure which ran counter to the assurances on Press freedom given by the Chief Executive […]


The News bags best photographer award

KARACHI- Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf, amid thunderous applause, handed over the first All Pakistan Newspaper Society’s (APNS) ‘Best Personality of the Millennium Award’ to SH Hashmi, Managing Director of Orient MeCann-Erickson, at an impressive ceremony. Hashmi has been selected for the award, announced on February 21, on the basis of his ideal relationship with […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) deploring release of draft

KARACHI- The executive committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed concern over the crisis of communication between the government and the APNS and over the attitude and conduct of the ministry of information and the ministry of labour, stated a press release of the APNS. It said the ministry of information and the […]


Four newsmen held for theft

DADU- Four journalists were arrested on the charge of theft here on Thursday. SSF Aftal Ahmed Nizamani and the Dadu town SHO, Ghulam Rasool Soomro, arrested Nizamuddin Sheikh, Dadu press club secretary Gullan Bhand, Mian Mohammad Pirzado and Dadan Khan Bhand for allegedly stealing a VCP. Wali Mohammad had lodged the FIR. Later, press club […]


Security keeps media away front Clinton

ISLAMABAD- The arrival of US President Bill Clinton to Pakistan turned out to be a big disappointment for mediamen, who gathered at the Chaklala airbase both at the time of his arrival and departure, but did not get even an opportunity to have a chat with him. What, however, they received each time was a […]


Javed Jabbar on Press Freedom

HYDERABAD- The Advisor to Chief Executive on National Affairs, Information and Media Development, Javed Jabbar has said that the present government was fully aware of importance of free and independent electronic and print media. He said preparation of an effective regulatory framework to regulate the media was a difficult subject not only in Pakistan, but […]