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IT exports fetch $540 million in six months: SBP

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ISLAMABAD – The Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication industry of the country has contributed US $ 540 million foreign exchange to national kitty through exports during first two quarters of this fiscal year 2018-2019. The telecommunication, computer and information services managed to export IT and IT-enabled services worth US $ 540 million, seeing an increase […]


Veteran journalist Shaikh Aziz remembered

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a condolence reference held at the Hyderabad Press Club on Sunday paid homage to Shaikh Aziz, pioneer of modern Sindhi journalism who retired as veteran journalist at Dawn. Pir Mazharul Haq, former Sindh minister for education who chaired the reference organised by the Sahafi Dost group, called Shaikh Aziz an institution with […]


Stifling the press

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A “WALKING shadow”. A “poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more”. A “tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing”. Shakespeare was describing life. He could as easily have been writing about the state of Pakistan’s media. On television screens, pundits […]


APNS team apprises Punjab PA speaker about media issues

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LAHORE: A delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) met Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi here on Sunday and briefed him about the problems being faced by the Punjab based publications because of the new advertising policy, especially money owed by the government organisations. The delegation included Mehtab Khan, Mujibur Rehman Shami, Tameeza Mizami, […]


President Alvi stresses upon use of technology to control goods smuggling

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Karachi: President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday said that the fast paced changes were taking place in the realms of technology and stressed that its latest trends should be utilized as tools to control the smuggling of goods and plug the narcotics trade. The President was addressing a ceremony held here in connection with the International […]


Internet’s gatekeepers

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“The Supreme Court appropriately understood the importance of the internet to the way politics and free expression occur right now,” says Neil Richards, a professor at Washington University Law School, who specialises in First Amendment law. “We cannot have a functioning First Amendment that doesn’t take First Amendment activity in a digital context into account.” […]


Heritage: Saving The Karachi Press Club

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It is not much different from saving a life. There is the flat-lining patient surrounded by doctors trying everything within their power to resuscitate him, to get him to breathe again. That is what the Endowment Trust (EFT) does for the architectural heritage of Sindh. The EFT sees saving and conserving one’s heritage as a […]


Prime Time: Morning Sickness

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Turn on the TV in the morning if you dare and tune in to the morning show circus. You may encounter a bride, swathed in red, with a beautician who declares that she will clean the ‘dulhan ki moochhein’ (the bride’s upper lip hair). Surf ahead and you may see 20 enterprising beauticians, bending over […]


Govt’s move to set up PMRA widely slated

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) have expressed serious concern at the establishment of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA), replacing the existing print and electronic media statutory media bodies, maintaining that the government’s objective appears to be to control both electronic and print media. This was the outcome of […]


PMRA draconian, not acceptable, says PFUJ

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Saturday rejected the government’s recent decision to establish the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). A joint statement issued by the PFUJ President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Ayub Jan Sarhandi said establishing the Authority would be an act worse than the Press and Publications Ordinance promulgated by […]


Govt to extend cooperation to resolve media issues: Aleem

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LAHORE: Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said the media is an important pillar of the state and the government will extend all-out cooperation to resolve the issues of the newspaper industry for which a meeting with the Punjab chief minister will be arranged soon. He was talking to the executive body of the […]


PPF condemns attack on journalists in Athens

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece has expressed deep concern over the attack on three journalists covering protests outside the parliament house in Athens. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has denounced this unjustified attack on journalists in the line of duty and called on […]


Change in PTV Pashto programmes timings condemned

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PESHAWAR: The Qaumi Watan Party has condemned the rescheduling of Pashto language programmes on Pakistan Television’s Peshawar centre, and described it sheer injustice with the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who were deprived of the opportunity to watch events of their choice on the state-run television. Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club […]


YouTubers impersonated by scammers

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Lahore-High-profile YouTubers have been impersonated by scammers sending fake messages to subscribers crafted to look like they were sent by the video stars. The scam messages sent via YouTube’s message system asked recipients to click a link to receive a prize. The names, icons and imagery used by the YouTubers were prominent in the messages […]