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Frontier Post issue: Ulema withdraw strike call

PESHAWAR- The leading religious party leaders from all over the province unanimously announced postponement of their strike call which they had given to protest against the blasphemous letter published in The Frontier Post daily. This decision was made in a high-level meeting held with known religious and spiritual figure Allama Syed Amir Shah Gillani at […]

Situation be handled as per law says All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS)

KARACHI- Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, President of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed concern over the situation arising out of the publication of a highly objectionable letter in the daily Frontier Post at Peshawar, and the incidents that occurred in reaction to that letter. What was published was a piece of irresponsible journalism and has hurt […]

Attack on cinema a revengeful act

PESHAWAR- Provincial Vice President Awami National Party (ANP) and owner of the Shama cinema Bashir Ahmad Bilour has blamed Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) NWFP leaders for attack on the cinema. He has lodged an FIR against Hakim Abdul Waheed and Haji Dost Muhammad Khan. The ANP leader while addressing a hurriedly-called press conference termed it a well-planned […]

Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) demands judicial inquiry

ISLAMABAD- A supreme court or high court judge should hold inquiry into the publication of a blasphemous letter in The Frontier Post and the guilty persons must be punished under the law of the land, CPNE Acting President, Anwar Farooqui demanded. “CPNE demands a supreme court or high court level inquiry into this incident,” Anwar […]

Protesters set cinema on fire in Peshawar

PESHAWAR- Hundreds of activists of Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT), attacked a local cinema and set it on fire and injured some of its staff members besides injuring the press photographers. They also attacked Shabistan cinema situated on the GT Road. The mob also destroyed the sign boards of the cinema. According to the details, thousands […]

Judicial commission to probe Frontier Post issue

ISLAMABAD- The Federal Cabinet has decided to appoint a judicial commission to probe into the publication of a sacrilegious letter in a Peshawar-based English daily and identify those responsible for it. “The NWFP Governor has been directed to appoint the judicial commission,” sources said, adding that the Federal Cabinet condemned the publication and vowed not […]

Peshawar newspaper press set ablaze

PESHAWAR- Angry protesters attacked the office of the daily Frontier Post and set ablaze the printing machinery. The fire gutted the machinery, newsprint rolls as well as other printing material kept in the building. Despite the presence of police personnel posted at the newspaper office, no efforts were made to prevent the mob, which walked […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) president regrets Peshawar incident

LAHORE- President of All Pakistan Newspapers Society Mir Shakilur Rehman, expressed grave concern over the situation arising out of the publication of a highly objectionable letter in daily The Frontier Post, Peshawar and the incidents which occurred in reaction to the publication. He said what was published was a piece of irresponsible journalism and has […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to observe black day

ISLAMABAD- Journalists and newspaper workers will observe Feb 8 as black day throughout the country to protest against the contract system in the newspaper industry and to press the demand for implementation of interim relief as allowed by the chairman of the 7th Wage Board. The decision was taken by the two-day joint emergency meeting […]

All Pakistan Newspapars Employees Confederation (Apnec) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) urge government not to bow to All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) blackmail

ISLAMABAD- All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have slammed APNS Secretary General’s refusal to implement wage board award and urged Chief Executive Gen. Pervez Musharraf to take proper action. In an open letter, the office-bearers of Apnec and PFUJ criticised and termed APNS secretary general’s “derogatory” remarks against […]

Frontier Post offices sealed for blasphemous letter

PESHAWAR – Taking serious notice of a blasphemous letter published by the English daily The Frontier Post on its opinion page on Monday, the government sealed the offices and the printing press of the daily under Section 295 C of the Cr.P.C and also arrested a number of its senior staffers. Efforts are also under […]

Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) elections on Feb 20

KARACHI- Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) will hold its annual elections on February 20 (Tuesday) at Karachi Press Club to elect new office-bearers, members of executive council and delegates for the biennial delegates meeting of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ). An election committee, headed by Sajid Ali Sajid, with its members Kafil Ahmed and […]

Wage Board chairman asks owners, workers to end differences

ISLAMABAD- Chairman Wage Board Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan (retd) has urged the newspapers owners and workers to end their differences through dialogue in their personal and national interest. In a statement he said, it is not an issue, which has no acceptable solution. He urged both the parties to cooperate with each other and to […]

All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) for strategy to save newspaper industry

KARACHI- The General Body of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), while endorsing the decision of the Executive Committee to boycott the 7th Wage Board, has directed the high powered committee to further evaluate all avadable avenues and evolve any strategy to rescue the industry from the major financial and resource crunch faced by it, […]