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Government to implement Wage Board Award: Omar

ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Labour and Manpower Omar Asghar Khan said that the government would implement the Wage Board Award for Newspaper Employees. He was responding to questions by journalist at a briefing. He said the government has constituted the Seventh Wage Board for Newspaper Employees. The minister pointed out that there is also a […]

International Press Institute (IPI) gives mixed review on press freedom

LAHORE- The International Press Institute’s (IPI) annual World Press Freedom Review 2000 published in Vienna (Austria) has given a mixed review to the Pakistan government on press freedom, pointing to the failure to provide security to journalists and made institutions, though noting that it followed a liberal policy with fewer restrictions than previous governments. The […]

Report of dislodging newsmen denied

QUETTA- The assistant commissioner, Bela, Noorul Haq Baluch denied that he had dislodged journalists from the premises of the press club and locked it. In a clarification, he said that the premises was given to the press club on temporary basis. It belonged to the local Town Committee where the court of judicial magistrate is […]

Union hails Dawn launch from Islamabad

KARACHI- The Pakistan Herald Workers Union has hailed the launch of Dawn from the federal capital. A meeting of the union’s managing committee, held under the chairmanship of its president, Khurshid Tanweer, congratulated the newspaper management for launching the Quaid’s newspaper from Islamabad. In a resolution, it said it was imperative for the management to […]

Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) wants say in Freedom of Information Act

LAHORE- The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed deep concern over the statement of Gen (R) Tanvir Naqvi, Chairman, National Bureau of Reconstruction, appearing in a section of the press that the government of Pakistan was working on the freedom of Information Act (also referred to as access to Information Ordinance) which would […]

Newsmen dislodged from press club

Bela Town- The assistant commissioner (AC) has dislodged newsmen from the local press club and locked its premises in retaliatory action against them. He was annoyed when the newsmen took up the issue of stolen or recovered vehicles being used by the officials, mainly holding important positions, with the visiting chief justice of Balochistan High […]

Dawn Islamabad launched

ISLAMABAD- Dawn was formally launched in the federal capital at a function arranged on Saturday night. The function, followed by a Sitar recital by Ustad Nafees, was attended by a politicians, ministers, diplomats, intellectuals, academicians, bureaucrats, editors of various newspapers and artists. Earlier on March 23, the paper hit the streets of the capital with […]

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) submit final memorandum

ISLAMABAD- The representatives of newspapers employees submitted a memorandum for final award of the 7th Wage Board for newspapers employees in a meeting presided over by Justice (R) Raja Afrasiab Khan, chairman of the Wage Board. The meeting was attended by the chairman of All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC), Abdul Hameed Chhapra, President of […]

Police baton charge journalists

LAHORE- Police baton charged a rally of working journalists and newspaper employees protesting on The Mall. The procession taken out without violating the ban on assembly of five or more people was led by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) president IH Raashed. The participants marched from the Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) office in […]

Unregistered printing press warned of action

KARACHI- Sindh Information Department has advised all the owners of printing presses throughout the province to get their establishments registered under the existing rules. In this regard a meeting was held between a five-member delegation of Pakistan Association of Printing of Graphic Arts Industry (Papgai). Pirzada, and the Director Information (Press) Sindh, S.M. Iqbal. They […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC) elections on 17th

KARACHI- The elections for office bearers of All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC) for Karachi will be held on April 17 at Karachi Press Club (KPC). The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by Chairman APNEC, Abdul Hameed Chhapra. It was decided at the meeting that elections would be held on five posts […]

Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) for arresting newsman’s assailants

LAHORE- The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editor (CPNE) has strongly condemned the attack by some unidentified persons on the chief reporter of daily The News, Shakil Shaikh in a busy Islamabad area, and expressed concern over delay in apprehending those responsible for the dastardly act. The president of CPNE Arif Nizami, in a statement, deplored […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) elections

KARACHI- Hameed Haroon of Dawn Group of Publications and Kazi Asad Abid of Ibrat Group has been elected respectively as President and Secretary-General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS). According to an APNS press release, the newly elected Executive Committee, which held its first meeting, also elected Zia Shahid of daily Khabrain as Senior Vice-President, […]

Wage Board meeting on April 12

ISLAMABAD- The next meeting of the Seventh Wage Board for Newspaper Employees will be held April 12 to discuss the wages of newspaper employees. The two-day eighth meeting of the Board to be held at 11:00 am in the Committee Room of the Ministry of Labour, Pak Secretariat – would also discuss the modality about […]