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Shujaat advises PM Imran to avoid confrontation with media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan not to have confrontation with the media. “Media is the fourth pillar of state,” Shujaat stated in his letter to the prime minister Monday. “It is also necessary for this pillar to be stable.” He said confrontation with the media is […]


Pressure on media

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THE state of media freedom in Pakistan today is far from satisfactory. The last two years have seen growing pressures of all kinds on the media leading to shrinking space for freedom of expression. Journalism in a democracy is all about speaking truth to power, but doing so in this country carries consequences. The latest […]


PBA demands restoration of broadcast

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KARACHI: Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the shutting down of 24 News by Pemra yesterday. Pemra’s action has resulted in loss of livelihood of hundreds of media workers and journalists besides loss of millions to the media house. PBA demands that Pemra should immediately restore the broadcast of 24 News and resolve the issue […]


Journalism and textbooks: Part – IV

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The writer holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK and works in Islamabad. In most public-sector colleges and universities of Pakistan, reading Urdu textbooks of journalism is more like regurgitating Pakistan Studies textbooks again and again. Let’s have a look at yet another book titled ‘Sahafat Pakistan mein’ (Journalism in Pakistan) by Humayun […]


PFUJ reiterates its resolve to fight for press freedom, human rights

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has reiterated its commitment towards ensuring press freedom and fight for human rights in the country. On July 5, 1977 – considered as a “black day” in the country’s history – Ziaul Haq imposed martial law by overthrowing the democratically-elected government of Pakistan People’s Party, led by Zulfikar […]


Journalist from Bara killed allegedly by Afghan refugees

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BARA: A journalist from Khyber tribal district was killed in a quarrel with Afghan refugees on Saturday. TNN correspondent reported that Bara Press Club member Hidayat Shah Afridi had a quarrel with Afghan refugees outside his residence in Asad Town. During the quarrel, the journalist was allegedly hit by the refugees in his head with […]


Pemra guard fires shots into air during journalist protest

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the firing incident that took place during a protest organised by journalists outside the office of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) here on Monday. The PFUJ has called for a countrywide strike to protest against the alleged highhandedness of Pemra authorities, suspension of the […]


Journalists protest suspension of TV channel’s licence

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SUKKUR: Journalists on Sunday held a rally in front of the Kandhkot press club to protest against the suspension of transmission of private TV channel ‘24’. The protesters raised slogans against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and said they would not accept its action. They demanded immediate restoration of the licence as well transmission […]


Three PBC representatives to attend Mir Shakil case hearing

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LAHORE: The executive committee of Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Sunday decided that three senior lawyers would attend the hearing of the case against Jang group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman. The committee, on a motion submitted by PBC member Akhtar Hussain, expressed concern over “unjustified arrest and detention” of Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman by the National Accountability Bureau. […]


PFUJ condemns minister’s ‘foul’ language against journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the foul language used by federal minster Faisal Vawda on social media against journalists Wusatullah Khan, Zarrar Khuhro, Mubashir Zaidi, Fakher Durani and Umer Cheema and demanded he tender a public apology. In a statement issued on Friday, the PFUJ said it was a shocking […]


KP Govt Announces Health Assistance To Ailing Senior Journalist

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PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir has announced financial assistance for the treatment of ailing senior journalist Naveed Alam. The provincial government will provide financial support for the treatment of the illness. He expressed these views while meeting senior journalist Naveed Alam in his office. […]


TikToker killed by train

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GUJRAT: A 15-year-old boy was run over and killed by a train when he was making a TikTok video near the rail track in Jhelum early on Saturday. Rescue sources said Ibraheem Butt of Dina (Jhelum district) was making a video on his cell phone close to the rail track when he was run over […]


Journalism and textbooks – Part III

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In the first two parts of this series (June 28 and 29) we started discussing how journalism textbooks in Urdu are overwhelmingly anti-democracy and try to promote authoritarian and sectarian attitudes in society. A book by Ahsan Akhtar Naz, titled ‘Sahafati Zimmedariyan’ (Journalistic responsibilities) published in 1990 by the National Language Authority is a case […]


Facebook to promote voting registration resources to users

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ISLAMABAD – Facebook will start promoting voter registration links to all eligible US users. According to the company, it will pin links to the top of user feeds in the US for any users who are of voting age. An informational box will also give users data on how to register and will direct them […]