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‘Adopt journalistic values of Zafar Ali Khan’

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LAHORE:Speakers at a seminar have urged the students of communication studies to read and adopt the journalistic values introduced by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan who upheld truthfulness and bravery in his practice of journalism. They were addressing a seminar organised by Punjab University Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Chair and Department of Digital Media at Hameed […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors office-bearers elected

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LAHORE: Kazim Khan was elected president of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) in the polls held during the meeting of its standing committee in Lahore on Wednesday. Amir Mahmood was elected secretary general while Ayaz Khan was elected senior vice president and Yousuf Nizami was elected deputy secretary general. The meeting passed a […]


President signs protection of journalists, media professionals bill

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday gave his assent to the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill to safeguard the rights of working journalists. The president signed the legislation at a ceremony attended by cabinet ministers and a large number of journalists and media professionals. The bill focused on protecting lives of journalists, […]


Missing journalists, bloggers case: Islamabad High Court Chief Justice orders to produce Mudassar Naru before court on Dec 13

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ISLAMABAD: In a written order in the missing journalist’s and blogger’s case the Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minallah ordered Prime Minister Imran Khan to direct all agencies working under him to produce Mudassar Naru before the court on December 13 or trace his whereabouts. The writer, poet and journalist Naru has not […]


Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad bans advertisements of housing projects having no valid NOC

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ISLAMABAD – The administration of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has banned with immediate effect all sorts of advertisements as steamers, boards, banners and others regarding housing societies and projects in the capital city limits which do not reflect valid NOC issued by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). A notification to this effect was issued by […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists condemns hooliganism, police action in Okara Press Club

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned hooliganism at Okara Press Club by a bunch of so-called media persons and its closure by local police. In a statement issued on Tuesday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that the local police, at the behest of district police officer, threatened […]


Mohammad Ziauddin — a fiercely independent journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Ziauddin was among the last of titans in journalism and newspapering world. These were the words uttered by Farhatullah Babar, who is known as human rights activist more than his position as the PPP secretary general, after attending the funeral of veteran journalist Muhammad Ziauddin, who passed away early Monday morning after a brief […]


Digitalized Pakistan needs millions of cybersecurity graduates to secure vital data: President

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday said the risk of cyberattacks grew with Pakistan’s advancement towards digitalization, thus requiring a strategy to effectively counter threats and secure national data. Addressing the awards ceremony of the first nationwide Cyber Security Hackathon 2021, the president said cyber data had become the most valuable commodity world over […]


Government advertisement spending reviewed

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, which met at the Parliament House on Monday, received a comprehensive briefing on the amount spent on ad campaigns by the Federal Government for the periods of 2013-2018 and 2018 to date, in both print and electronic media. The standing committee was informed that the PML-N […]


Asma Jahangir Foundation says…: Constitution gives ‘absconder’ right to freedom of speech

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LAHORE: The Third Asma Jahangir Conference, organised last weekend, had a wide agenda on critical areas of human rights, currently under challenge in the country, said a press release issued here on Sunday. The event was co-organised by the Asma Jahangir Foundation, Pakistan Bar Council and the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. There were […]


Shireen Mazari, interior secretary summoned in missing journalist case

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ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) summoned on Monday Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari and the interior secretary in person on December 1 in the case of a missing journalist and blogger. The high court’s orders came while hearing a plea seeking recovery of missing journalist and blogger Mudassar Naaru. Additional Attorney General Qasim Wadud, Deputy […]


‘Icon of Pakistani journalism’: Veteran journalist Mohammad Ziauddin passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Noted journalist Mohammad Ziauddin passed away Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 83. Born in 1938 in the Indian city of Madras, Ziauddin breathed his last at his Islamabad residence. His funeral prayers would be offered today in Media Town society after Asr prayers. Ziauddin’s family migrated to  Dhaka, then East Pakistan, in […]


Pilac to start Punjabi TV channel, two other projects

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LAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) is going to start three mega projects, namely a satellite television, a cultural village and a crafts bazaar, to promote Punjabi culture and language. A meeting, chaired by Secretary Information and Culture Raja Jahangir, was held at Pilac some days ago for finalising the details […]


Data journalism vital to transform society: National Database and Registration Authority chief

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ISLAMABAD – Tariq Malik, Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has said that data journalism plays a vital role in societal transformation. “Traditional journalistic practices have no more potential to impact society and journalist community needs to learn modern tools of understanding and interpreting data,” he said while speaking at a Training Workshop on […]