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Literary Notes: Need for a national book foundation for children’s literature

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EVERY year, in the first week of April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated. It is meant to inspire the love of books and reading in children and bring children and books together. Celebrated since 1967, ICBD coincides with the birthday of Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875), a great writer of stories for children, who […]


Book on 12 prominent personalities of Larkana launched

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LARKANA: Speakers showered praise on Muslim Shamim at a book launch ceremony for his work Dabistan-i-Larkana which detailed life and times of 12 prominent personalities of different fields produced by this historic city. In his book, Mr Shamim had also tried to compile literary, political and social history of Larkana and work towards uniting Sindhi […]


Effective laws urged against ‘degrading’ media content

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has written a letter to the registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in which he has said that the media had obtained deep access into and affected all classes of society but the law against humiliating and dishonouring content was not as effective as it needed to be. He […]


APNS sounds alarm at state of media in country

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Saturday voiced concerns over the state of media in the country and criticised the government for its failure to clear media dues, at the annual general council meeting of the body held at APNS House, Karachi. A statement issued by the APNS said that Hameed Haroon was […]


APNS general body meets to discuss issues

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Karachi : The annual General Council of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society will meet on Saturday (tomorrow) at 11:00 a.m. at APNS House, Karachi, said an APNS press release on Thursday. APNS secretary general Sarmad Ali announced that the General Council will discuss conditions prevailing in the newspaper industry and take decisions to address problems […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]


Court reserves order on plea seeking details of govt ads

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KARACHI: An accountability court on Wednesday reserved its order on an application seeking direction for the National Accou­ntability Bureau to submit three-year details of the government advertisements allegedly illegally awarded from 2013 onwards. Accountability court-I Judge Rashida Asad rese­rved her verdict to be pronounced on March 20 on an application moved by an accused, Mansoor […]


PML-N questions logic behind establishing PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has questioned the logic behind establishing the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). During a meeting of the National Assembly Stan­ding Committee on Infor­mation, Broadcasting, Nat­io­nal Heritage and Literary Heritage on Tuesday, Mar­riyum Aurangzeb of the PML-N asked the reasons for setting up the new authority. She claimed that the […]


‘The state has been hostile to the press from day one’

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KARACHI: “Trying to suppress information, subduing journalists, launching press agencies from the presidency, introducing press policies and revising them often; the state has been hostile towards the press from day one,” said veteran journalist and activist I.A. Rehman while delivering the first Razia Bhatti Memorial Lecture on Monday. Held at the Centre for Excellence in […]


10th Karachi Literature Festival concludes on a high note

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The third and last day of the Karachi Literature Festival received an overwhelming response with booklovers flocking to the venue in droves. Book launching, talks and presentations marked the contours of the event. The successful 10th edition of KLF was organised by Oxford University Press (Pakistan) under the leadership of its Managing Director Arshad Saeed […]


Government ads

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THE politicians who came to power after India’s independence fancied that public money was theirs to use as they wished. This notion persists, and lies at the root of their abuse of power in the grant of government advertisements to newspapers and periodicals. It is not a bounty conferred from their private purses but, in […]


Fawad Chaudhry’s insistence

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information on February 25 that there was a need for a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, print, electronic and digital. The minister mustered in support of his idea the convergence of news and entertainment in mobile phones because of […]


Fawad insists on one regulatory authority for all media

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ISLAMABAD: Informa­tion Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that there was a need to have a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, including print, electronic and digital. Briefing a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information presided over by Senator Faisal Javed, the minister said that advancement of technology had led to converging of […]


Dr Qamar Abbas’ book on literature and journalism launched

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Speakers at a book launch said that Pakistan’s literature and civilisation are deteriorating. They said that although national newspapers have obtained the status of an industry, they cannot continue to follow their missions. A book on literature and journalism, written by senior journalist Dr Qamar Abbas, was launched by Prof Dr Anwer Shaheen, director of […]