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Journalists demand grant for Swat Press Club

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MINGORA: Journalist community here on Sunday criticized government institutions for not providing grant to Swat Press Club for the last four years. The club’s general council meeting, presided over by the Swat Press Club president Mahboob Ali, criticised the provincial government for not providing grant and facilities to the press club. “We condemn in the […]


Pakistan Information Commission directs registrar to share information about recruitment in Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD: In a landmark verdict, the Pakistan Information Commission has directed the Supreme Court of Pakistan to share information with the applicant that he demanded by using Right to Information law. It further held that if the citizens’ right is denied on the grounds that it would hurt the independence of the judiciary, other institutions […]


Parliamentarians to visit Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) next week

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ISLAMABAD—The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued at least 365 show-cause notices to various private TV channels and took action against 28 advertisements and dramas based on violation of the code of conduct. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib told this to the National Assembly while replying to a calling […]


Employees oppose government plan to take over Radio Pakistan’s land

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QUETTA: Employees of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) have protested against what they claimed the Balochistan government’s plan to take over the precious land of Radio Pakistan and close some program from the Sariab transmitter. A large number of the protesting employees, led by PBC’s United Staff Organization chairman Ahmed Nawaz Niazi, gathered outside the […]


PEMRA takes action on violation of code of conduct: Farrukh Habib

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ISLAMABAD   – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Friday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had taken action against some TV channels for violating its code of conduct. Reply to a Calling Attention Notice in the House, raised by Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali, Muhammad Anwar, Shahida Akhtar […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) announces Eid holidays

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has announced two Eid holidays for its member publications, says a press release. It said all its members publications will observe two closed holidays on account of Eid-ul-Azha on Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 22. It further said there will be no morning newspapers on Thursday, July […]


Fawad announces PTV media internship program

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ISLAMABAD   – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Hussein Chaudhry, announcing the PTV National Media Internship Program for fresh graduates of universities, said that fresh graduates of different universities of the country would be able to benefit from the program In view of PTV National Media Internship Program, 200 fresh graduates from different universities […]


Azad Jammu Kashmir Election Commission (EC) Finalizes Code of Conduct for Media’s Coverage of Election Polls

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MIRPUR: Azad Jammu Kashmir Election Commission (EC) Wednesday finalized the code of conduct for the media coverage of Azad Jammu Kashmir Legislative Assembly Elections under due professional, ethics and norms. A high-level meeting of the AJK EC held in the State metropolitan, gave final touches to the code of conduct for media in connection with […]


Prime Minister Visits Ministry of Information’s Digital Media Wing

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday visited the Digital Media Wing of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry briefed the Prime Minister regarding a comprehensive digitalization policy, under which national broadcasting institutions would be digitized in phases. The Prime Minister was apprised that 11 digital media centers of the […]


Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations appoints 3 focal persons to coordinate with journalists facing security issues

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RAWALPINDI – Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Islamabad Afzaal Ahmed Kausar has taken concrete steps to provide security to the media men covering judicial complex, district and Islamabad High Court, informed a spokesman here on Tuesday. In this regard, the DIG appointed three focal persons for a better coordination between police and the court reporters, […]


Fawad appeals to Chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) to let media carry out live broadcast of high-profile cases

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In response to the allegations put forward by Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to let the media carry out live broadcasts of high-profile cases. Fawad, in a press conference alongside Energy Minister Hammad Azhar and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Accountability […]


Punjab Assembly amends privileges bill removing anti-journalists clauses

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LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday amended the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill, removing the clauses that recommended jail terms for journalists for reporting things that may violate privileges of the legislators. PML-Q’s Sajid Bhatti, who was also one of the movers of the controversial bill, suggested removing anti journalist clauses that were unanimously passed […]


Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) launches radio stations in Multan, Rawalpindi

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LAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) has launched Punjab Rung Radio FM radio stations at Multan and Rawalpindi. Pilac Director General Dr Sughra Sadaf told Dawn both new radio stations had started their test transmissions at the 99.4MHz. “Pilac has also been running the Punjab Rung Radio at Lahore for the […]


Court reporters express concerns over poor security

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A delegation of court reporters led by President of the Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA) Saqib Bashir called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Islamabad Qazi Jamilur Rehman on Monday to draw this attention to an unpleasant incident in which some accused persons in a local court threatened the journalists who had […]