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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, […]


Newspaper owners, workers told to end row

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


Newspaper employees considering protest

KARACHI- The representatives of journalists and newspaper employees have called upon Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf to take notice of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) decision in which the organization of the newspapers owners has tried to shirk its duty by threatening to disown its responsibility towards the legally established the 7th Wage Board. […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) rejects Seventh Wage Board

ISLAMABAD- The APNS has rejected the continuation of the regrettable legacy of unilateral determination of wage structures of newspaper industry by the government and decided to boycott the Seventh Wage Board. It decided to call its extraordinary general body on Jan 29 to evolve measures and strategy to seek the final approval, says a press […]


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 […]