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APNS thanks govt for newsprint duty exemption

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has thanked Finance Minister Asad Umar for exempting newspaper industry from import duty on newsprint. The president of APNS, Hameed Haroon, and its secretary general Sarmad Ali said on Wednesday the government’s decision would provide relief to an industry that was facing problems owing to an unprecedented increase […]


Role of women journalists in society praised

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QUETTA: Adviser to the Balochistan Chief Minister on Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Abdul Khaliq Hazara has highlighted the importance of media in the development of society, saying the face of Pakistani media is being changed and women are the catalyst of this transformation. “The media-persons always work with devotion and highlight the issues faced by […]


Tragedy coverage brings out role of citizen journalism

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Social media has certainly created a lot of chaos and anarchy all across the world with a flood of fake or manipulated “news.” It will still not stop a person like me, who did nothing but full-time journalism for three decades, to admit that in countries like Pakistan “citizen journalists,” always beat us when it […]


CPNE honours senior KP journalist

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ISLAMABAD: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has awarded life time achievement award to Hafiz Sanaullah, senior journalist of KP, in recognition to his services spanning over half a century in the field of journalism. The award was given to him by President Dr Arif Alvi during Pakistan Media Convention held under the auspices […]


Pakistan introduces first business robot journalist

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KARACHI: Pakistan has introduced the first-ever business robot journalist, Dante, who writes and publishes a comprehensive report on stocks traded at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) within a few seconds after the market’s closure. “The Pakistan Stock Exchange is closed at 3:30pm (from Monday to Thursday and at 4:30pm on Friday) and it gets the daily […]


President Alvi appreciates media for strengthening democratic culture

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said on Friday that media was playing a crucial role in strengthening the democratic culture and values in the country, adding that the economic progress in the country will translate into positive changes for the media industry. “Media should support the government by allocating considerable space and time for public […]


Sindh CTD steps up monitoring of social media to prevent spread of ‘hatred, militancy’

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KARACHI: As the federal government plans a new body to regulate the print, electronic and social media, the police authorities in Sindh have developed a technical team under its anti-terror wing that has started monitoring all digital platforms amid their growing use for “promotion of ideology of hatred, anti-state activism and militancy”, a senior official […]


Journalists’ protection bill to be tabled in NA: minister

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KARACHI: Federal In­­for­ma­tion and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that his ministry is planning to present a bill in the National Assembly for protection of journalists. The new legislation will be similar to the one enacted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This was stated by Mr Chaudhry at the awards ceremony organised by the Centre for […]


SHC seeks record of suspects in Daniel Pearl case

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KARACHI  –   The Sindh High Court on Monday heard appeals of detained suspects in the Daniel Pearl case, a US journalist who was killed in Karachi in 2002 while working on a story. The court has sought the detention record of suspects, from jail officials, who were taken into custody for investigation into the case. […]


Media must reinvent itself to survive, seminar told

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LAHORE: The media is going through a transformation the world over due to “digital disruption” and mobile technology has so bewitched the younger generation that very few among them watch television these days, TV host Fahad Hussain said at a seminar on Sunday. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was among the speakers at the Afkar-i-Taza ThinkFest […]


Info ministry resolves issue of ad rates amicably

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has concluded an amicable settlement to the issue of government rates of advertisements for broadcast media. The new slabs agreed with the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) are estimated to result in savings of seventy percent to the government. These rates will be for peak hours only and will be […]


Unlicenced religious TV channels mushrooming on cable

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LAHORE: Unlicenced religious television channels are mushrooming on the cable networks for the last some years. According to sources in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), at least 21 religious channels are continuing their transmissions on the cable currently without a licence. Twelve of them are Christian religious channels and nine are Islamic channels, […]


Won’t allow any channel to air Indian content: CJP

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ISLAMABAD:Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court will not allow any TV channel to air Indian content that can tarnish the social fabric of the country. The remarks were passed during hearing of a case pertaining to airing foreign content on private TV channels. Chief Justice Nisar headed the three-member bench. […]


Punjab info minister snaps at reporter over ‘question which creates contradiction

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Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Tuesday lashed out at journalists for asking a question regarding his stance on comments made by Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq, who had questioned the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government’s efforts to turn Pakistan into an Islamic welfare state. While talking to reporters after attending an event […]