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Pakistan Earns $1,947 Million from Information Technology Services’ Export in 3 Quarters

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan earned $1,947.902 million by providing different information technology (IT) services in various countries during the first three quarters of fiscal year 2021-22. This shows growth of 29.27 percent as compared to $1,506.860 million earned through provision of services during the corresponding period of fiscal year 2020-21, PBS reported. During July-March (2021-22), the […]


Two held in Lahore for sharing blasphemous content

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two people for allegedly sharing blasphemous content on social media. The FIA cybercrime Lahore has booked Muhammad Usama and Maisham Abbas under sections 295-C (use of derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), 295-B (defiling of Holy Quran), 109 (abetment), 120-B (liable to punishment for offence committed within […]


Senior journalist Perwez Abdullah passes away

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Senior journalist and teacher Perwez Abdullah passed away while fighting cancer at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Karachi on Monday evening. He was 68. Perwez Abdullah, who is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter, served at The News International Karachi, Business Recorder, Dawn and Urdu daily Jasarat during his long […]


Veteran Journalist Syed Sultan Ahmad Passes Away

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MULTAN: Veteran journalist and former resident editor daily “Imroz” Syed Sultan Ahmad passed away at the age of 95 here last Sunday night. He was laid to rest after Namaz-e-Janaza performed at Abdali Masjid on Monday. The graceful veteran was a distinguished journalist and a regular visitor of Multan Press Club (MPC) when he was […]


Pemra again warns TV channels of repercussions if content against military, judiciary goes on air

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority on Monday warned TV channels to refrain from airing content that “ridicules” state institutions, especially the judiciary and the army, or face retribution such as suspension of transmission and imposition of a fine without any prior notice. The Pemra had issued a similar warning a week ago wherein it […]


Swat Press Club approves new constitution

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SWAT: Journalists here on Monday said the approval of the newly-amended constitution of the Swat Press Club with an overwhelming majority was a landmark achievement. They stated this while speaking at the annual general council meeting of the press club, which formally approved the new constitution. The meeting was chaired by press club president Saeedur […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists calls for repeal of laws gagging media freedom

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KARACHI: The Federal Executive Council (FEC) of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Sunday called upon the government to repeal all black laws gagging media freedom in the country, ensure complete independence of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and start a meaningful dialogue with media stakeholders. These demands were made by the […]


Badar Shahbaz Appointed As Social Media Focal Person to Punjab Chief Minister

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LAHORE – Badar Shahbaz has been appointed as Social Media Focal Person to Chief Minister of Punjab Hamza Shahbaz Sharif. Badar shall look after social media affairs of the Chief Executive of the most populous province of Pakistan. Taking it to twitter, Badar said, “I’m honored to be named as Chief Minister of Punjab Hamza […]


Journalists demand release of detained colleague

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KHYBER/BAJAUR: Journalists demonstrated in Khyber and Bajaur on Sunday against the detention of a colleague, and demanded his immediate release. The journalists accompanied by political and civil society activists held a demonstration at Bab-i-Khyber in Jamrud. They announced complete boycott of coverage of all official events and local parliamentarians till the release of their colleague. […]


The Islamabad High Court seeks reply to journalists’ pleas for rights

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a notice to the Federal Information and Broadcasting Ministry and sought a report by June 17 on pleas by journalists and media workers for protection of their rights. IHC CJ Athar Minallah heard and joined the petitions filed by PFUJ and the High Court Journalists Association. Adil […]


All Pakistan Newspaper Society deplores disappearance of journalist

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) expressed its profound concern on the disappearance of a newspaper’s senior journalist Zahid Abbas Malik in Lahore. The APNS, in a press release, stated that the kidnapping of Zahid Abbas by unknown miscreants is highly deplorable. The APNS regretted that journalists are being continuously harassed and threatened. Source: […]


Journalist Fahd Husain appointed SAPM

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appointed journalist and political commentator Fahd Husain as his special assistant, it emerged on Saturday. The notification for Husain’s appointment, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, said: “The prime minister, in terms of rule 4(6) of Rules of Business, 1973, has been pleased to appoint Syed Fahd Husain […]


The Islamabad High Court orders report on journalists’ job security, Wage Board Award

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Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to provide a report on the legal protection provided to journalists and media personnel in the country, according to Daily Times. Justice Athar Minallah, the chief justice of the IHC, heard the petitions filed by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) […]


The Islamabad High Court extends stay order in journalists’ harassment case

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday extended a stay order, restricting authorities from harassing journalists till July 26. The IHC instructed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to consult the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for taking actions on complaints against journalists. Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the matter […]