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Attack on newsman condemned

KARACHI- The editorial staff of The News Karachi condemned the kidnapping and torture on one chief reporter of The News Rawalpindi, Shakil Shaikh and described the act as an attack on freedom of the press. A meeting of the reporters, presided over by head of the reporting, Ibrahim Khan, passed a resolution and expressed profound […]


Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) protests against media buying houses registration

KARACHI- The Pakistan Advertising Association (PAA) has sent a memorandum to the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) urging that media buying houses should not be registered and their operation should be carefully mentioned so that these are not misused by certain vested interest. The communication from PAA Chairman Jamshed Qureshi said that media buying houses […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) meeting

KARACHI- The General Council of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) shall hold its extraordinary and annual meetings on March 31 at the APNS Secretariat, Karachi. The Secretary-General, APNS, Arshad Zuberi announced that the extraordinary general meeting will consider proposed amendments to the constitution of the society. Later the annual general council would discuss the conditions […]


The News chief reporter abducted, thrashed

ISLAMABAD- Five unidentified persons kidnapped Shakil Shaikh, chief reporter of The News, at gunpoint in broad daylight from near the main commercial centre of Islamabad and beat him severely for three and a half hours before abandoning him in a deserted village some miles away. Shakil sustained multiple injuries including head injury when he was […]


Dawn in Islamabad

Dawn’s Islamabad edition was launched as the former chief editor of the newspaper, Ahmad Ali Khan, pressed the button around 10:30pm to switch on the presses. Khan Sahib flew in Islamabad in the afternoon with his wife, well known Urdu short story writer Hajira Mansoor, specially to launch the newspaper which is already being published […]


Hafizabad newsmen’s concern

HAFIZABAD- Press Club Hafizabad has expressed its resentment over the non-issuance of permission cards by the Election Authority to observe the polls in the district. The local correspondent went from pillar to post to get the cards during the past three days but the concerned authorities told them that they have not received the cards. […]


Foreign media teams arrives in Sukkur for polls coverage

SUKKUR- Several teams of foreign journalists have arrived here to cover the second phase of local bodies (LB) elections being held in Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki, Naushehro Feroze Nawabshah districts on March 21. Correspondents of some foreign news agencies arrived and interviewed leaders of various political parties about the prospect position of their candidates and the […]


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’ […]


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 […]