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Press Council to be autonomous, says Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE)

ISLAMABAD- President Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Arif Nizami has said that Press Council will be an autonomous and volunteer body and its affairs will have nothing to do with the government. The Press Council will be formed with the collaboration of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and CPNE. He said at a meeting […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) paid tributes to M.A Shakoor

The All-Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC) chairman Abdul Hameed Chhapra and secretary-general Pervez Shaukat, Pakistan Federal Union of journalists president I.H. Rashed and secretary-general Fauzia Shahid have paid rich tributes to the late founder president of PFUJ M.A. Shakoor, for his sacrifices and struggle for the freedom of the press and better working conditions for […]


British High Commissioner says Pakistan Press is free

ISLAMABAD- British High Commissioner Hilary Synott said, the Press in Pakistan enjoys freedom and people can express their views independently. “The Pakistani Press is free and contains democratic expression of people’s sentiments,” he stated while inaugurating a photo exhibition at the National Art Gallery. In this context, he also referred to two Press seminars organized […]


Gujarati daily launched

KARACHI- The new eveninger Daily Gujarati, was launched by the Vatan Group of Publications. The newspaper, edited by Usman Arab Saati, is founded by Mehmoud A. Haroon, who was the chief guest of the launching ceremony, which was presided over by Muhammad Siddik Bilwani, the Muslim Gymkhana president. Mr Haroon hoped the new newspaper would […]


Suit under copyright against The Nation dismissed

LAHORE- The court of Additional District Judge, Lahore Ataullah Kausar, has dismissed a suit filed by daily The News (News Publications Private Limited) against daily The Nation, (Nation Publication Private Limited) claiming damages under the Copyright Ordinance 1962. Alleging that The Nation in its magazine “Young Nation” had in 1991, published cartoons, graphics, caricatures, articles […]


New plan for import duty on newsprint

ISLAMABAD- The government has announced that during the financial year 2000-2001 the certified newspapers would pay import duty on newsprint on a deferred payment basis. On the completion of the 12-month long defer period, the duty would have to be paid lump sum. The rules notified by the Central Board of Revenue would be applicable […]


AG’s reply forwarded to Dawn editor

ISLAMABAD- Chief justice of Pakistan Irshad Hassan Khan, forwarded a reply submitted by. Attorney-General Aziz A. Munshi on Dawn’s complaint to the editor of the newspaper. While forwarding the government’s reply to the complainant, the chief justice also directed the editor, Dawn to file a replication within four weeks. Dawn had filed a written complaint […]


Microsoft briefs Pak Multinational Companies about benefits of licensing

LAHORE- Microsoft Corporation Pakistan arranged a briefing for the local multinational companies with a view to apprise them about enormous benefits of licensing agreements. Multinational companies having global and local arrangements with Microsoft were informed in detail the benefits of licensing agreements, which included the open, select and enterprise agreements. According to a press release […]


Task force of security at newspapers offices

ISLAMABAD- The government constituted a task force to suggest measures and to ensure the security of newspapers offices. The interior ministry notified. Setting up of the task force, which was announced by Minister for Interior Lt. Gen (retd) Moinuddin Haider in a meeting with a joint delegation of APNS and CPNE. The terms of the […]


Newsmen flay blast at Nawa-i-Waqt office

PESHAWAR- Expressing grave concern over recent bomb explosion at the daily Nawa-i-Waqt office in Karachi, the journalist community from Peshawar staged a protest demonstration in front of the Governor House. The protest demonstration was arranged by Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and it was also attended by stalwarts and members of Khyber Union of Journalists, as […]


Newspapers to observe Protest Day

PESHAWAR- The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) at its meeting held with its President Arif Nizami in the chair at Peshawar decided to observe a Protest Day to condemn the bomb explosion in the Karachi office of daily Nawa-e-Waqt as well as to denounce the bomb scare reports in the offices of daily Jang […]


Newsmen concerned at explosion

KARACHI- Journalists and other workers expressed concern at the recent bomb blast at a newspaper office and hoax bomb calls at various other newspaper offices and the Karachi Press Club. They were speaking at a meeting held under the auspices of the Karachi Union of Journalists at the KPC. A resolution adopted on the occasion […]


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 […]