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Final draft of bill on media courts not yet ready: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Criticism from almost all the representative bodies of media organisations on the controversial issue of setting up of special media tribunals in the country put the government on the back foot as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said the government had not yet prepared any […]


Bahria Town sends Rs5b defamation notice to newspaper

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KARACHI: The Bahria Town Private Limited has served an Rs5 billion defamation legal notice on a media group and sought its unconditional apology for having run a false report in an attempt to tarnish Asia’s largest private real estate developer’s reputation and business. Bahria Town has demanded an immediate end to the defamation campaign, unconditional […]


Journalists to be issued Insaf health cards

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RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to issue Insaf health cards to journalists and other media workers across the country. With these cards, media personnel will be able to avail free medical treatment up to RS725,000 at any government or private hospital. The cards will only be issued to journalists registered as voters […]


Journalists rally at LoC town in support of Kashmiris

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MUZAFFARABAD: A large number of journalists from different parts of the country, joined by civil society activists, staged a rally from the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) capital to a town near the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday to express solidarity with the besieged population of India-held Kashmir in general and media fraternity in […]


Journalists to march on LoC today

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MUZAFFARABAD: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march, organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, has attracted attention of media professionals across the country. “For […]


KP exempts newspaper ads from 5pc tax

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to exempt newspaper advertisements from a five per cent tax levied by the Revenue Authority. According to a statement, the chief minister directed the provincial information ministry to amend the KP Newspapers, News Agencies and Book Registration Act 2013 upon a request by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper […]


743 newspapers and periodicals published in Sindh, PA told

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly was on Tuesday informed that as many as 743 newspapers and periodicals — dailies, weeklies and monthlies — were being published across the province. While furnishing a statement and replies to the lawmakers’ queries during the Question Hour session of the provincial assembly, provincial information minister Saeed Ghani said the publications […]


Sindh sales tax on newspaper ads withdrawn

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Karachi: The Sindh cabinet, which met here late last week under Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, decided to withdraw the three per cent Sindh Sales Tax (SST) levied by the provincial bureau of revenue on advertisements in newspapers and periodicals, as well as their web editions. The decision was taken after a delegation of […]


APNS thanks Sindh CM for granting SST exemption to print media

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Karachi    –  The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has thanked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and his cabinet for exempting SST on newspapers, periodicals and their web editions. APNS president Hameed Haroon, and secretary general Sarmad Ali expressed their gratitude to the Sindh Government for acceding to their request for withdrawal of three percent […]


Books donated to Karachi Press Club library

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC) was presented a series of books, penned by renowned academics and experts in the relevant fields, by the Oxford University Press (OUP) on Thursday. The books donated happen to be OUP’s ‘Platinum Series’, comprising over 70 titles focusing on Pakistan and covering a broad spectrum of disciplines from history, […]


Newspaper holidays on Eid

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society has announced two closed holidays on account of Eid–ul-Azha on Sunday (August 11) and Monday (August 12) 2019. Sarmad Ali , Secretary General , APNS has announced that in consultation with the All Pakistan Akhbar Faroash Federation, it has been decided that member publications will not bring their issues […]


Ode to the lost art of news calligraphy

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KARACHI: Once upon a time, there were no computers in the newsrooms; there were calligraphers. In an interview with Dawn, 67-year-old Ghulam Mohiuddin shared that he started his career as a katib at Hurriyat. He was just 15 at the time. “By the time I was 17 or 18, the senior calligraphers in the newsroom were upset […]


NAB starts probe into newspaper ads from 2007

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started investigation into the monetary benefits and details of advertisements issued to various publications/ newspapers of the country from the year 2007 to the current year. A letter issued by NAB’s Lahore Additional Director (Staff) Muhammad Mazhar Javed states that details of distribution of advertisements to newspapers from […]


Diary of a Sceptic wins praise for looking at history thru journalist’s eyes

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KARACHI: “The book tells you about the situation in the newsroom, the pressures, the censorship and the compromises made during reporting of events like the general election,” said Kamal Siddiqi, a former journalist and director of Centre for Excellence in Journalism at IBA, while speaking at the launch of senior journalist Nizamuddin Siddiqui’s book, Election […]