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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) concerned over government Press advice

BHURBAN- President Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Arif Nizami has said that the Press is custodian of freedom of expression and democracy. He said that Press freedom is essential for the national progress and the newspapers have achieved this freedom after a long struggle. He said that Press freedom will be protected at any […]

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 […]

Fake case against journalist slated

KASUR- A joint meeting of Mustafabad and Kasur Press Club was held which was presided over by Shoukat Naqashbandi, in which the high handedness of the designate Administrator Town Committee Mustafabad, and Traffic Magistrate Kasur, over a journalist Suhail Qamar Sindhu, General Secretary Press Club, Mustafabad, by severely coercing him without reasons and getting a […]

Photographer beaten

LARKANA- A photographer of a Sindhi daily was severely thrashed as police resorted to shelling and baton charge on the crowd gathered outside Central Prison to receive Sindh Taraqqi Pasand Party chief Dr. Qadir Magsi. The photographer was beaten following a tussle between the police and photographer over taking photographs for beating a, prisoner by […]

Journalist detained for a month

BHAWALPUR- Ahmad Nawaz Abbasi, who was arrested two days ago from Dera Bakha was shifted to new central jail here on Saturday. He has been detained under 16 MPO for a period of one month. The correspondent of a national daily, Ahmad Nawaz reportedly sent the photograph of a dead man lying in Cholistan to […]

Ad rates for Balochistan newspapers to be enhanced: Anwar

Quetta- Federal Secretary Information Syed Anwar Mahmood said that in view of the special conditions prevailing in the province the advertisement rates for Balochistan newspapers will be enhanced by 25 percent. He stated this while talking to the editors and senior journalists at an informal meeting with them. About complaint of non-payment of advertisement bills […]

Karachi Press Club (KPC) given national status

KARACHI- On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Sindh Governor Mohammedmian Soomro has in principle decided to accord national status to Karachi Press Club (KPC). This was officially stated on Thursday. In this connection, the governor asked the Provincial Information Secretary, Mirza Karim Beg, to undertake necessary steps in co-ordination with the concerned federal […]

Media related ordinances in the offing

ISLAMABAD- The government will soon promulgate ordinances relating to access to information, establishment of an electronic media regulatory authority and a press council, a senior Press Information Department (PID) official said. Speaking at a seminar held in connection with the World Press Freedom Day, the official said the long-standing demand of the media professionals regarding […]

Nawa-i-Waqt Correspondent arrested

BAHAWALPUR- The police have arrested the Nawa-i-Waqt Correspondent Ahmad Nawaz Abbasi for allegedly providing the photo of the corpse of a man died in Cholistan due to drought to Agence France Press (AFP). It is to be mentioned that the said photo was published by almost all the national newspapers but the official machinery including […]

Press freedom with responsibility advocated

KARACHI: The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a seminar on ‘Freedom of the Press’ at its premises. The speakers included the Director of Press Institute of Pakistan (PIP), Prof Zakariya Sajid, Chairperson of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Karachi, Prof Dr Shahida Kazi, a former provincial information minister, Agha Masood Hussain, Chairman of […]

Pakistan Television (PTV) enjoys unprecedented freedom: Anwar Mahmood

ISLAMABAD- Information Secretary Syed Anwar Mehmood said the present government firmly believes in the freedom of expression and it has granted unprecedented freedom to Pakistan Television (PTV). He made these remarks while addressing the second conference of PTV general managers. Citing the coverage of the planned rally of political parties in Karachi on May Day […]

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 […]