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700 Journalists to cover summit

ISLAMABAD- A record number of 700 journalists of World media will cover the historic Agra summit. According to All India Radio (AIR), about 350 journalists from India’s national media and other 115 from Pakistan will be joined by correspondents from United States, Russia, Britain, Germany, China, Japan, Iran, Middle East, South East Asian nations and […]


Cable operators asked to enforce rules

KARACHI- A meeting was held between the representatives of the Consumer Protection Council of the Help line Trust with Director General (License Enforcement), Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and representative of Global Communication regarding poor services of cable operators. The problems, being faced by cable operators due to power breakdowns, low voltage and cable thefts were […]


Reporter arrested in Hangu

HANGU- Doaba police arrested local reporter of daily Mashriq, Peshawar. The police arrested Hasan Mahmood Orakzai, under Section 40 of the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR), a naked sword in the hands of political agents running the tribal agencies’ affairs. Qudratullah Chaudhary, editor of daily Mashriq, has confirmed the arrest of the reporter in Hangu. “The […]


Internet coverage in 400 cities, towns

LAHORE- With the completion of Phase II of Universal Internet Access Coverage Plan, initiated by Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL), about 2.7 million telephone customers have been added in the network, increasing the telephone population coverage for Internet from 45 per cent to 55 per cent. According to PTCL officials, under Phase II, Internet coverage […]


Wage Board meeting on 16th

KARACHI- The Chairman of the Seventh Wage Board for Newspapers Employees, Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan, has called its 11th meeting in Karachi on July 16 at 11 am in Qasr-i-Naz. The meetings in Hyderabad would be held on July 19 and 20 in the Circuit House. The agenda of the meeting is to discuss the […]


Investment in Information Technology likely

ISLAMABAD- Information Technology has become the most dynamic sector of Pakistan’s economy and it is expected to fetch US$ 400 to 500 million investment in the current financial year. Sources at the Ministry of Science and Technology said that investor-friendly policies of present government have brought in an investment of US$ 146 million during the […]


Newspaper organizations bound to pay interim relief

ISLAMABAD- The chairman of the Seventh Wage Board Award for Newspapers Employees, Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan, said all newspaper organizations were bound to pay an interim relief announced by him on December 18,2000. He passed this order during proceedings of the Wage Award Committee, held at the committee room of the Labor Ministry. The proceedings […]


Apnec, PFUJ demand implementation of interim relief

ISLAMABAD- All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec), and Pakistan Federal Union of, Journalists (PFUJ), demanded implementation of interim relief awarded by the chairman of the Seventh Wage Board, Raja Afrasiab Khan, to all newspapers’ and news agencies employees throughout the country. The demand was raised at a protest meeting held in front of the Press […]


Wage Board to record evidence

ISLAMABAD- A meeting of the Seventh Wage Board for working journalists, newspapers and news agencies employees was held under the chairmanship of Justice Afrasiab Khattak. According to an official press release all the issues concerning the finalization of Seventh Wage Board Award were discussed in detail. It was decided that the Board will record the […]


Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) to check violation of rules by cable operators

KARACHI- Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) is considering to formulate an effective system to check violation of the rules by the Cable Operators as complaints against the services of licensed cable operators are in on the rise in the city. The cable operators continuously violate the regulations set by the Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA) and do […]


Rehmat Shah sentenced to death

LAHORE- A special court of an Additional Sessions Judge with Kazim Raza Shamsi in the chair awarded death sentence to Rehmat Shah Afridi, Chief Editor of a Peshawar-based English daily The Frontier Post and an Urdu daily Maidan in two different cases of narcotics smuggling. He was also fined Rs one million in each case. […]


First Urdu Web authoring workshop

ISLAMABAD- The Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) will conduct a two-day workshop in Urdu Web Authoring here from today at the IBADAT campus. This is the second in a series of workshops in Urdu Web authoring that SDNP/IUCN plans to conduct. This workshop, the first of its kind in the Capital, is based on the […]


Nawa-i-Waqt General Manager (GM) marketing Liaquat Mujahid dies

Lahore- General Manager (Marketing) Liaquat Ali Mujahid (50) died of a heart failure. He was laid to rest the same day at the G-Block Model Town graveyard. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives, friends admirers and staff of The Nation […]


Workshop on basic web authority for libraries

KARACHI- A two-day work-shop on “Basic Web Authority for Libraries” commences at the Brain Tech Institute of Information Technology at Gulshan-i-Iqbal. This was announced by an official of the Sustainable Development Networking programme (SDNP) of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). The SDNP believes that there should be an in-house capacity in this sector to set […]