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CJP takes notice of journalist’s murder in Sialkot

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Wednesday took notice of the murder of Zeeshan Butt, a journalist associated with a Lahore-based newspaper and directed the Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz Khan to present a report in the Supreme Court within 24 hours. Butt had visited Sialkot Union Council (UC) Chairman Imran […]


Distribution of Geo TV channels remains disrupted in many parts of the country

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The transmission of Geo TV channel continues to be disrupted in many areas of Pakistan.  Television programmes in Pakistan are distributed by cable operators, and there are allegations that they are pressured by political groups and law enforcement agencies to disrupt and suspend transmission of programs as a means to punish channels. Disrupting the broadcasts […]


Nawa-i-Waqt Group Marketing GM appointed APNS joint secretary

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LAHORE – All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) has unanimously elected Bilal Mehmood, General Manager Marketing Nawa-i-Waqt media group as Joint Secretary of the society for a year 2017-2018. Bilal Mehmood has a degree in Business studies and serving the group since 2004. He is a marketing genius and has individually dealt with every product of […]


Geo blackout

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We feel obligated to raise our voice against reports that cable operators in several areas of the country have taken Geo News and its affiliate channels off air. We hope that print and electronic media of the country will take a principled stance and raise their voice in support of the channel, regardless of their […]


Hameed Haroon elected APNS president

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Karachi – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has unanimously elected Hameed Haroon as president of the society. Kazi Asad Abid was elected as senior vice-president, Mehtab Khan as vice-president, Sarmad Ali as secretary general, Bilal Mehmood as joint secretary and Waseem Ahmed as finance secretary of the society for the year 2018-19. The annual general […]


PID starts publishing daily ad distribution plan on its website

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Information Department (PID) has started publishing its plan about daily advertisement distribution among the print and electronic media on its official website. Federal Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sardar Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera had directed Press Information Officer Muhammad Saleem to bring transparency in distribution of advertisements among the media houses and publications. The […]


NAB references against Sharifs: Media persons being stopped from covering hearing

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ISLAMABAD: The security personnel deputed inside and outside the accountability court, where NAB references Nawaz Sharif, his children and Ishaq Dar are being heard, remain vigilant but only towards journalists as the media workers are stopped from covering by not being allowed them to enter the court while a coterie of ministers, advisers and political […]


Local journalist abducted from Tank, family claims

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A local journalist, Shah Zaman, was abducted from his home in Tank on Monday night, family of the journalist alleged. Zaman’s brothers, Shah Farman and Ismail, informed DawnNewsTV that five unknown armed men raided their residence and took Zaman away forcefully. They claimed that it is not the first time that Zaman was abducted as […]


Father of former militant commander threatens to kill journalists

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WANA: The father of a former militant commander on Monday threatened to kill four local journalists from South Waziristan Agency. Anwar Ali Khan Lohar, the father of former militant commander Zafar Ali Lohar, issued the threat during a jirga of tribal elders of South Waziristan in Tank. The jirga was convened to discuss the problems facing the […]


Axact’s channel being run through foreign funding, SHC told

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KARACHI: The additional attorney general on Monday argued before the Sindh High Court (SHC) that Axact’s TV channel is being run on foreign funding and any person funded or sponsored by a foreign government or organisation could not be granted broadcasting licence. Initiating arguments on the application of M/s Labaik against the cancellation of its […]


Memorial held for veteran journalist Siddiq Baloch

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Nushki : Zind Academy on Sunday hosted a memorial reference for renowned thinker, journalist and editor lala Siddiq Baloch. The event was organized in district hall under the chairmanship of shahzada zulfiqar Baloch. President of Balochistan union of journalist Khalil Ahmed, Irfan Saeed attended the ceremony as the chief guest. The memorial service made extensive […]


Pakistan’s first ever transgender newscaster appears on TV

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One of Pakistan’s local broadcasting channel recently marked a milestone by hiring the country’s first transgender newscaster, Maavia Malik. The first Pakistani transgender newscaster appeared on the television screens months after Pakistan Senate, the upper house of country’s parliament, approved the bill for the protection of transgender persons, empowering them to determine their own gender […]


Electronic media ethics

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TRUTH was not the only casualty the day that Shahid Masood aired his since-debunked claims regarding the Zainab rape-murder case on his TV programme. Already stretched judicial and law-enforcement resources were diverted to investigate his allegations, which were so sensational and politicised that they detracted from and threatened to diminish the very real horror of […]


Top court suspends Shahid Masood’s TV show for three months

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court banned on Tuesday, senior anchorperson Shahid Masood’s TV programme for three months. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing in case pertaining to allegations made by Masood regarding the rapist and murderer of a seven-year-old girl in Kasur. The bench also directed Masood […]