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Government committed to free Press: Jabbar

LAHORE- Former Federal Information Minister Javed Jabbar has contended that the present military government has been committed to free Press and has taken a number of initiatives to strengthen it since its inception last October. Jabbar, who recently resigned from his office, made this statement in his reply to a letter written by Mr Johann […]

Javed Jabbar resigns as minister, adviser

ISLAMABAD- Javed Jabbar tendered his resignation as Minister for Information and Media Development and as Advisor to the Chief Executive on National Affairs, a Cabinet Division notification said on Saturday. “I have resigned on my own. No body asked me to do so,” Javed Jabbar said. The notification reads: “It is notified for general information […]

Chief Justice summons Attorney General, Dawn representative on 26th

ISLAMABAD- On a direct complaint from the management of Herald Publications, Chief Justice Irshad Hassan Khan has summoned Attorney-General Aziz Munshi and also a representative of daily Dawn to a hearing in his chamber on October 26 at 1 pm. The Chief Justice called the Attorney General to his presence and, giving him a copy […]

Newsmen barred from Musharraf ‘s function

KARACHI- More than three dozen journalists representing almost all the newspapers and news agencies of the country and also the Pakistan Television team of cameraman carrying security clearance cards of the Press Information Department were pushed out from the banquet hall where the Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf was the chief guest at a businessmen […]

Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) expresses solidarity with Dawn

KARACHI- The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors declared its total solidarity with the member publication Dawn and maintained that the raid by the joint Army-KESC team for the purported purpose of checking of electricity consumption was a covert method of pressure which ran counter to the assurances on Press freedom given by the Chief Executive […]

The News bags best photographer award

KARACHI- Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf, amid thunderous applause, handed over the first All Pakistan Newspaper Society’s (APNS) ‘Best Personality of the Millennium Award’ to SH Hashmi, Managing Director of Orient MeCann-Erickson, at an impressive ceremony. Hashmi has been selected for the award, announced on February 21, on the basis of his ideal relationship with […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) deploring release of draft

KARACHI- The executive committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed concern over the crisis of communication between the government and the APNS and over the attitude and conduct of the ministry of information and the ministry of labour, stated a press release of the APNS. It said the ministry of information and the […]

Four newsmen held for theft

DADU- Four journalists were arrested on the charge of theft here on Thursday. SSF Aftal Ahmed Nizamani and the Dadu town SHO, Ghulam Rasool Soomro, arrested Nizamuddin Sheikh, Dadu press club secretary Gullan Bhand, Mian Mohammad Pirzado and Dadan Khan Bhand for allegedly stealing a VCP. Wali Mohammad had lodged the FIR. Later, press club […]

Security keeps media away front Clinton

ISLAMABAD- The arrival of US President Bill Clinton to Pakistan turned out to be a big disappointment for mediamen, who gathered at the Chaklala airbase both at the time of his arrival and departure, but did not get even an opportunity to have a chat with him. What, however, they received each time was a […]

Javed Jabbar on Press Freedom

HYDERABAD- The Advisor to Chief Executive on National Affairs, Information and Media Development, Javed Jabbar has said that the present government was fully aware of importance of free and independent electronic and print media. He said preparation of an effective regulatory framework to regulate the media was a difficult subject not only in Pakistan, but […]

APNS slams bureaucracy bid to control media

KARACHI- The Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society has deplored the attempt to maintain bureaucratic control over the media of the country and has asked the Government to remove obstacles which are hindering the infusion of dynamism in the country’s print and electronic media, said the Secretary-General APNS, Arshad A. Zuberi in Karachi. […]

Govt-APNS to form working groups for deletion of dummy publications

ISLAMABAD (APP): Information Ministry and All Newspapers Society Wednesday decided to work closely to set up working groups to ensure possible deletion of dummy publications both from APNS and central media list. The decision was taken at a meeting of APNS executive committee, which was attended by Information and Culture Minister Mushahid Hussain. The meeting […]

PM to announce information policy in third week, says Ahsan

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will announce the national information policy, with focus on encouraging the private sector to take lead in the field of communications technology and software development, in the third week of February. Another aspect of focus of the policy will be the use of information technology as a means for […]

Newsmen to observe hunger strike

KARACHI, Feb 5: The Action Committee of the Karachi Union of journalists (KUJ) has condemned the high-handed and arbitrary stance of the government towards the Jang Group and other newspapers and announced the launching of a token hunger strike campaign. The first batch of journalists will go on hunger strike on Monday at 6pm at […]