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All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) team meets Wage Board chief

ISLAMABAD- A delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, led by APNS President Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, held an informal meeting with Chairman of Seventh Wage Board for Newspapers Employees Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan. The meeting was facilitated by Information Secretary Syed Anwar Mahmood in a bid to resolve the ensuing deadlock caused by the non-appearance of employers’ […]


Journalists in Pakistan prone to self-censorship

THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE GEN. PERVEZ MUSHARRAF sought to create an impression of benign rule last year. In part, this meant avoiding the bare-knuckle tactics that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif used to control the press. However, Musharraf’s patience with his critics seemed to be wearing thin toward the end of 2000, and […]


Wage Board chief asks Apnec to submit demands

KARACHI- The Chairman of Seventh Wage Board for Newspaper Workers, Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan, asked All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec) to submit memorandum of demands so that it could be forwarded to the representatives of newspaper owners. The Board concluded its two-day meeting at Qasr-e-Naz. The newspaper owners continued its boycott. The Board chairman […]


Wage Board meeting held

KARACHI- The seventh meeting of Seventh Wage Board was held at Qasr-e-Naz under the chairmanship of Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan. Representatives of newspapers employees including Abdul Hanleed Chaapra, 1.H. Rashid, Pervez Shaukat, Majid Fauz, Seventh Wage Board Secretary Amir Sial, former Apnec chairman Shafiuddin Ashraf, presidents of Karachi Union of Journalist (KUJ) and Karachi Press […]


Four newsmen held responsible

PESHAWAR- The managing editor and news editor, along with a sub-editor and composer of The Frontier Post have been held responsible for publication of the blasphemous letter in the daily by a Judicial Tribunal constituted by the government. The one-man tribunal of Justice Qaim Jan Khan of the Peshawar High Court, according to a press […]


Government to protect newspapers workers interests

RAWALPINDI- Press Secretary to the Chief Executive and ISPRDG Major General Rashid Qureshi said the government was committed to freedom of press. The government is fully committed to freedom of Press. You will not find any occasion that the government wants curb this freedom, he said at a briefing. Rashid Qureshi said the government would […]


Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) asks newspapers to work for country’s unity

LAHORE- The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) has appealed to the newspapers to play their role for the unity, fraternity of the country and avoid publishing such material, which may give impetus to sectarian strife. This was observed in a meeting of CPNE’s standing committee chaired by council’s president, Arif Nizami. A resolution was […]


Survey of Newsmen

DERA GHAZI KHAN- An intelligence agency is collecting information about journalist, according to police sources. The source said the agency has sought police assistance for the purpose. The agency questionnaire reportedly includes questions about age, home and office addresses, number and names of dependents, political affiliation and assets and the exercise was countrywide. A senior […]


Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) elects office-bearer

KARACHI- Annual elections of Karachi Union of journalists (KUJ), completed with the elections of Treasures, seven members of executive council and 30 delegates for Biennial Delegates Meeting (BDM) of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ). According to the final list issued by the chairman of the election committee, Sajid Ali Sajid, Sarfraz Ahmed and Tahir […]


Nawa-i-Waqt office blast suspect held

KARACHI- Tariq Jamil, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police, Karachi, has said that they are making serious efforts for arresting the accused of bomb blast at Guru Mandir office of Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation. He said investigation is under way. We have arrested one suspect in this regard and interrogations are being conducted,” said the DIG, […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) forms fact-finding body to probe Frontier Post issue

KARACHI- Executive Committee of the APNS has formed a fact-finding commission to probe into the issue of publication of a blasphemous letter in daily The Frontier Post, Peshawar, stated a press release of the APNS issued Thursday. Mr. Arshad A. Zuberi, Secretary General of the APNS has stated that the executive committee at its emergency […]


Workshops on journalists safety

KARACHI- The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is organizing a series of workshops on journalists safety. The first two-day workshop will be on first aid, to be held on February 23 and 24, 2001 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the PPF-Vicky Zeitlin Media Library, Press Centre, Shahrah-i-Kamal Attaturk, Karachi. Source: The Nation Date:2/20/2001


Press enjoying complete freedom

ISLAMABAD- Ashfaq Ahmad Gondal, Principal Information OfficerPress, Press Information Department (PID) said “Pakistan is enjoying complete freedom while the government is encouraging easy access to flow of information in the country” while talking to 10-member media team from the People’s Republic of China. The team is currently on an 8-day visit to Pakistan headed by […]


Government curbing freedom of press

WASHINGTON- The Fontier Post issue is further tarnishing the image of the military government, which is being accused of curbing the freedom of press. In a series of stories in the US media, the latest assault comes from Washington Post. Washington Post’s correspondent Pamela Constable writes that the Musharraf government’s response was not to arrest […]