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Opposition’s multiparty moot condemns Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest

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KARACHI/ LAHORE: The participants of a multiparty conference, called by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Tuesday condemned the growing atmosphere of media coercion and the restrictions on the freedom of speech. While speaking at the conference through video link, the opposition leaders severely criticised the arrest of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by […]


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At a time when the cooperation of the media could play a vital role in defeating the corona crisis which has crippled us, NAB continues its vendetta against Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and the Jang/Geo group. The accountability body has been unable to produce evidence in court, in its case involving land purchase which dates back 34 […]


Disruption in Geo News broadcast: IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra, cable operators

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday issued notices to the federal government, chairman Pemra and cable operators in a plea seeking action against the cable operators responsible for the Geo News channel closure and disruption in broadcast despite court orders. Chief Justice AtharMinallah took up the petition filed by the Independent Media Corporation. Amir […]


TV channel proposed to mitigate academic losses

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education ShafqatMahmood on Tuesday chaired a meeting that decided to launch a TV channel as an alternative educational content delivery mechanism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to mitigate academic losses. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Education, the meeting was informed that the proposed dedicated TV channel […]


Press Club To Remain Close Owing To Coronavirus

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar Press Club (PPC) will remain closed from March 23 to March 31 in connections of coronavirus said a notification issued by Press Club administration on Sunday. Ban has been imposed on any Press Conference, Seminar and Workshop during this period. If any person or community has any problems contact with the Press Club […]


Protests for release of Editor-in-Chief Jang-Geo: Group Action Committee appeals to postpone demos

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KARACHI: The Jang-Geo Group Action Committee has appealed to journalists, trade unionists and civil society to put off the country-wide protest for the release of the Jang Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and against his victimization at the hands of the NAB in a 34-year-old case. In a statement issued on the occasion of the […]


APNS urges PM to release media dues in Covid-19 relief package

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to include payment of media industry’s dues in his relief package scheduled to be announced on Tuesday (today). APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali appealed to the prime minister to instruct the federal and provincial governments of Punjab and […]


Journalist killed, another injured in road accident

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KARACHI: A senior journalist working with Urdu daily Dunya was killed and his colleague injured in a hit-and-run accident in Korangi, from where they were going to their office on a motorcycle on Sunday evening. The Edhi Foundation spokesperson said that the two senior subeditors were travelling on a motorbike when they were hit by […]


APNS hails exemption of hawkers, media workers from lockdown

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has thanked the Sindh government for exempting newspaper hawkers and media workers from the lockdown it has announced in the province for 15 days to stop the spread of novel coronavirus. In a statement, APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali appreciated the Sindh government’s decision […]


Message from Editor-in-Chief

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I have learnt that a protest is being organised across the country on the 24th to protest against my illegal detention by NAB. I am requesting all journalists, human rights activists, legal fraternity, professional associations to look after yourselves and follow the directives of healthcare professionals regarding your and the public’s safety. I would like […]


Protests continue across country for release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman

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LAHORE: Protest demonstrations continued across all major cities of the country on Sunday for the release of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman from illegal detention of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Employees of Jang/Geo, political and religious leaders and workers and civil society members participated in the demonstrations and demanded immediate release of the Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief. […]


CPNE urges Sindh govt to exempt journalists, media workers from lockdown restrictions

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has urged the Sindh government to exempt journalists and media workers from the travel restrictions as the provincial authorities have imposed a complete lockdown in the province and termed it ‘only way’ to stem rising coronavirus cases. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced on Sunday a […]


Jang/Geo Group continues protest against arrest of Editor-in-Chief

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ISLAMABAD: The workers of the Geo, Jang and The News on the call of the Joint Action Committee of the workers continued their countrywide protest on Friday against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and announced to hold protest rally at NAB headquarters in Islamabad on March 24. The protest of the workers of the […]


Sehwan court acquits journalist

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KARACHI: Another journalist proved was exonerated by court in a case registered under Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA) against him and his relatives. The Sehwan’s Court acquitted senior journalist and former president of Sehwan Press Club Yasin Rind and his relatives in a case registered against them under Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA) by Sehwan Police on August 7, […]