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Veteran journalist dies

KARACHI: A.M.A. Qaiyum, a veteran journalist and trade union leader, died here on here on Tuesday. He was laid to rest at Sakhi Hasan graveyard on Wednesday. Fateha Soyem will be held after Friday prayers at the Sharfabad mosque for men while for the ladies arrangements have been made at his residence house no. 355, […]


Local press photographer sustain burn injuries

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 15: A local press photographer sustained serious burn injuries in a demonstration held here under the aegis of Imamia Students Organization (ISO) when the protesters set on fire effigies of the US president Bill Clinton and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A number of press photographers in an effort to catch a good […]


NA body probes non-payment of salaries to Muslim workers

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 15 (APP): A meeting of the special committee was held again on Friday in the Parliament House to probe the matter of non-payment of salaries to the employees of the daily Muslim under the chairmanship of MNA Ansar-ul-Haq Ramay. The committee examined the issue of the non-payment of salary of the employees of […]


PTV Mideast transmission from today

ISLAMABAD, January 13 (PPI/APP): The Pakistan Television Corporation has become financially viable in a short span of two years and will launch a new major initiative “Mideast Time” channel from Eid-ul-Fitr, which would strengthen bonds of fraternity with Muslim countries as well as with large number of Pakistanis living in the Middle East. Mideast Time […]


NA committee reviews govt row with Jang Group

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 13: Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Media Development Main Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri on Wednesday urged the need to amicably resolve dispute with Jang/The News Group Pakistan’s largest newspapers publishing house. Kasuri said this at the meeting of the committee he chaired. Minister for Information Syed Mushahid Hussain and several members […]


APNEC condemns govt’s pressure tactics against press

KARACHI: National Executive Committee (NEC) of all Pakistan newspapers employees confederation (APNEC) has expressed concern over the situation arising from the governmentÂ’s tactics to pressurize the journalists and newspapers, particularly the Jang Group of newspapers, which ultimately affected the workers. According to a press release of the APNEC the NEC, Chaired by Chairman Shafiuddin Ashraf, […]


RCS says court decisions not to affect drive

KARACHI, January 12: The Research and Collection Services (RCS), private sector organization entrusted with the task of collection of TV sets fees for PTV, said its drive is not affected by various court decisions on the subject. In a statement issued here Tuesday, the RCS said it hoped to be able to collect Rs. 441 […]


Forfeiture of books and magazines

The home department has banned books titled ‘Sabak Phir Par’, ‘Shatam-e-Rasool’, Indian printed monthly magazine ‘Sindhyun-jo-Sansar’ issue of June 1998, ‘Sindh Rises’ of July, September, October 1998 and ‘Sindh Sujag’, July, September and October 1998. According to a hand out issued on Wednesday, the department under section 99-A of Criminal Procedure Code 1898, imposed ban […]


Newsmen walkout

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 6 (APP): The journalists covering the National Assembly proceedings on Tuesday staged a token walkout to register their resentment against robbery in the house of a senior newsman, Azhar Bhatti in Islamabad and manhandling of three staffers of daily Ausaf by a Municipal Corporation contractor in Rawalpindi. Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture […]


PTV fee collection agency ordered to stop checking

KARACHI, JANUARY 4 (APP): A division bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered RCS, the fee collecting agency for PTV to stop house to house checking for VCR fee immediately. The Court issued the order on a constitutional petition moved by Consumer Protection Council (CPC) OF Helpline Trust (THT). The CPC had challenged the […]


Speakers call for lifting curbs on media

ISLAMABAD, Nov 19: Speakers on Monday criticised the government for slapping curbs on media and advocated for allowing the independent media organisations to work in an objective and unhindered manner for providing information to the public. Speaking at a seminar on “Restrictions on media and citizens’ right to information”, organised by the Sustainable Development Policy […]