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Journalist arrested, freed

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LANDIKOTAL: A tribal journalist and his brother were on Wednesday arrested by Frontier Corps personnel from their home but released later after the community launched protest. Ali Shinwari, a former president of Landikotal Press Club, told the media after his release that kids of his family were using crackers to celebrate the release of his […]


IHC issues notices on PBA plea against order on airing game shows

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Tuesday issued notices to the respondents in an Intra-Court Appeal (ICA) of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) challenging a May 9 IHC single bench order that had barred private channels from airing game shows like ‘Neelam Ghar’ and also directed that in the holy […]


Details of access to information bill to be notified next week: Marriyum

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Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb says details of the Access to Information Bill will be notified next week, reported by Radio Pakistan Speaking at the launching ceremony of new website of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad, she said rules about that bill will be available on the new website. The minister said an […]


State media censors PM Abbasi’s presser on NSC meeting

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ISLAMABAD: State-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) censored Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s press conference on the NSC meeting called over ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s recent comments regarding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. PM Abbasi held a press conference in Islamabad and briefed the media about the National Security Committee (NSC) conference and also his meeting with former premier […]


Media group challenges IHC’s May 9 order

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ISLAMABAD: Filing an intra-court appeal (ICA) that is likely to be taken up by a division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday (today), a media group has challenged the IHC’s recent verdict regarding enforcement of certain guidelines on all TV channels. The IHC single-judge bench, headed by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, on […]


NA speaker, deputy speaker congratulate Arif Nizami on elected as President CPNE

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and the Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi have congratulated Arif Nizami and Dr. Jabbar Khattak on their election as President and General Secretary of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) respectively, reported Radio Pakistan. In their separate congratulatory messages, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed hope […]


Code of conduct for journalists to cover general elections soon: Yousuf Khattak

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KARACHI, May 14 (PPI): Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh Muhammad Yousuf Khan Khattak here Monday said a code of conduct is being developed for journalists for coverage of coming general elections. He was speaking at certificate distribution ceremony of a three-day training workshop organised jointly by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]


Bilawal congratulates new CPNE President Arif Nizami, secretary and others

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Zardari on Sunday extended felicitations to the newly-elected office-bearers of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) including its President, Arif Nizami and Secretary, Dr Jabbar Khattak. In his message, Bilawal said that regular elections of CPNE were a hallmark of democratic values, adding that his party has always […]


APNS members for Federal Capital, KP, Balochistan bodies named

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KARACHI: The President Hameed Haroonand and Secretary General Sarmad Ali of All Pakistan Newspapers Society have nominated Khushnood Ali Khan as Chairman and Sardar Khan Niazi as Vice Chairman of the Federal Capital Committee (Islamabad/Rawalpindi), Syed Haroon Shah, Chairman and Syed Ayaz Badshahas, Vice Chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Committee. They have also nominated […]


PM Abbasi congratulates newly-elected CPNE president Arif Nizami

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday congratulated senior journalist Arif Nizami on being elected as President Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). Speaking on occassion, PM Abbasi said that Nizami being elected as CPNE’s head is a positive omen for journalism across the country and the council. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali […]


Facebook blocks Dawn.com post in Pakistan ‘based on local law’

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“Due to legal restrictions in your country, we’ve limited access to your post on Facebook,” the platform shared in an automated message. The post is still accessible via VPN in the country. The Facebook post blocked from viewership in Pakistan. The company shared that it has made the content unavailable “based on local law” in […]


APNS members for Punjab, Sindh bodies named

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KARACHI: President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have nominated Mumtaz A. Tahir as Chairman and SM Munir Jilani as Vice Chairman of the Punjab Provincial Committee (excluding Islamabad and Rawalpindi). They have also nominated Javed Mehr Shamsi as Chairman and Younus Mehar as Vice Chairman of […]


PEMRA takes notice of anti-army, anti-judiciary commentators

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SLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has ‘taken notice’ of anti-military and anti-judiciary comments made by guests on two different private television channels. PEMRA sent letters of ‘advice’ to Aab Taak news and Bol News for airing anti-military and anti-judiciary comments. Aab Taak news found itself in trouble over the programme “Tonight with […]


Ramazan transmissions: Only PhD scholars to discuss religious issues, says IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday declared that not actors, cricketers or models but PhD scholars should talk about religion on TV channels. Hearing a petition, Justice Siddiqui, heading a single member bench, remarked that to analyse a cricket match TV channels engage foreign experts but on the sensitive issue of religion they […]