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Putting the media in the picture

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There is no obvious allusion to the media – the proverbial fourth pillar of the state – in the erudite address delivered by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa at a full-court reference held in honour of the outgoing chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday. But, as a journalist, I feel that the media has a […]


President Alvi appreciates media for strengthening democratic culture

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said on Friday that media was playing a crucial role in strengthening the democratic culture and values in the country, adding that the economic progress in the country will translate into positive changes for the media industry. “Media should support the government by allocating considerable space and time for public […]


Sindh CTD steps up monitoring of social media to prevent spread of ‘hatred, militancy’

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KARACHI: As the federal government plans a new body to regulate the print, electronic and social media, the police authorities in Sindh have developed a technical team under its anti-terror wing that has started monitoring all digital platforms amid their growing use for “promotion of ideology of hatred, anti-state activism and militancy”, a senior official […]


APNS flays govt’s ad distribution policy

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KARACHI  –   The All Pakistan Newspaers Society (APNS) has taken exception to the advertisement distribution policy of Federal Government as major part of advertising is being allocated to dummy and ghost publications in contrast to the claims of transparent and judicious allocation of government advertising by the Ministry of Information. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, APNS, […]


PPF condemns South Sudan Media Regulator’s decision to summon journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan has expressed concern over summoning the Editor in Chief of Al-Watan newspaper by South Sudan’s Media Authority. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has termed it an act of censorship and called on the authorities to immediately […]


Columnist Muqtida Mansoor remembered

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KARACHI: Friends, colleagues and a member of the family of the late Urdu columnist and leftist scholar Muqtida Mansoor shared their views about him at an event held in honour of his memory at the Arts Council of Karachi on Sunday evening. Writer Zaheda Hina said Mansoor, who passed away on Dec 21, was like […]


MQM leadership settles defamation case with Geo/The News reporter out of court

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LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s founder Altaf Hussain and one of the party’s Rabita Committee members have issued apology to this correspondent in an out-of-court settlement for which a petition was filed for a defamation case before the London High Court. This correspondent had approached the court after negotiations with the MQM-London’s leadership failed over […]


Renowned fiction writer Khalida Hussain passes away

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LAHORE: Renowned Pakistani fiction and short story writer Khalida Hussain passed away early Friday morning, due to complications resulting from a long illness. Her funeral was expected to be held during Zuhr prayers the same day. She was based in Islamabad at the time of her passing. Other prominent personalities of Pakistani have been paying tribute […]


PPF condemns raid on daily Trust newspaper offices and arrest of its journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the raid on Abuja and Maiduguri offices of Daily Trust and arrest of its regional editor on January 6, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has termed the raid on newspaper offices and arrest […]


Senate body asks govt to issue ads to media

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ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting recommended giving advertisements to media and sought Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for briefing on the draft advertisement policy of the government. The committee asked Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to get the approval of the committee and include its input in […]


Wage Board for newspaper employees holds first meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The first meeting of the Eighth Wage Board for newspaper employees was held here on Friday under the chairmanship of retired Justice Hasnat Ahmad Khan. The meeting noted that nothing had been done to solve newspaper employees’ financial problems since the last award was announced way back in 2001. Justice Hasnat said the board […]


Malala to launch her new book on refugees on Jan 8

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Malala Yousufzai is set to launch her third book following the release of her memoirs “I Am Malala” and a children’s book “Malala’s Magic Pencil”. The education activist’s latest book, “We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World”, is set to release on January 8. The book will be published […]


APNS criticises minister’s statement

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KARACHI: The APNS has slammed the uncalled-for and misleading observation of the Federal Information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain stating that the future of print media is bleak in Pakistan. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, reacting to a media talk of the federal information minister, stated that the print media in […]


Book on poetry, prose of Shaikh Ayaz launched

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MITHI: Shaikh Ayaz was a true lover of the culture, customs, traditions and landscapes of Thar. His verses and prose on the desert region is a glaring example of his love for and deep attachment to Thar. This was stated by Prof Mohammad Hingorjo at the launch of Jaag ja bhaag ahyoon preen (we are […]

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