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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 […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) journalists awards: entries invited

KARACHI- Arshad A Zuberi, Secretary-General of the All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) announced categories that constitute the 15th APNS Journalists Awards and requested journalists/photographer/cartoonists of member publication to submit their entries in any one of the categories. Editors/Chief Executive of member publication may also send the entries on behalf of their journalists for the contest. […]

Three Frontier Post workers released

PESHAWAR- Three-Frontier Post workers, who were arrested in the publishing of the blasphemous letter case, have been released on Thursday. Five workers were accused and arrested in this case included Imtiaz Hussain, Qazi Sarwar, Mujeeb-ul-Hassan, Aftab and Munnawar. Three of them included Chief Reporter Imtiaz Hussain, Columnist Qazi Sarwar and Computer In-charge Mujeeb-ul-Hassan have been […]

Jasarat Islamabad bureau raided

ISLAMABAD- Peshawar police conducted a raid at Islamabad bureau office of daily Jasarat to apprehend its chief editor, resident editor and publisher allegedly involved in a blasphemy case. However on their non-availability they returned after pursuing normal proceedings, says a press release. Source: Business Recorder Date:2/15/2001

Cop dismissed for torturing newsmen

MULTAN- Senior superintend Police (SSP) Multan, Malik Ahmad Raza Tahir has dismissed a constable Shahzad Ahmad for torturing journalists and photographers during a Youth Organization demonstration at Chowk Town Hall and has ordered an official inquiry against him. The SSP termed journalism as the fourth pillar of the state and they have to perform their […]

Ulema issue Fatwa on Frontier Post, Jasarat

PESHAWAR- Twenty-one prominent Ulema have signed a Fatwa, exonerating daily Jasarat from the act of blasphemy and demanded with drawl of an First Information Report (FIR) against the paper and police from its local bureau office. The Ulema demanded release of innocent The Frontier Post staffers and arrest of real culprits in order to try […]

Jasarat Peshawar office raided

KARACHI- The administration of daily Jasarat Karachi on Wednesday slammed the alleged raid by police at its Peshawar bureau office and lifting the office luggage. In a press statement issued on Wednesday, a spokesman for the newspaper charged that on February 7, 2001, Peshawar police led by a Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) conducted a raid […]