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Media walk-out over Jang issue

ISLAMABAD: The issue of gagging the press by harassing the Jang Group spilled over to the press galleries in the National Assembly and Senate on Thursday afternoon when the media joined hands in condemning the government’s attempts to curb their expression of freedom. In this regard, the journalists staged a token walkout from the galleries […]


Mushahid proposes body to resolve Govt-Jang dispute

ISLAMABAD: An adjournment motion on the complaints of government harassment of Jang Group’s publications by the government stood talked out in Senate here on Thursday after Federal Information Minister Mushahid Hussain proposed a five-man committee to look into and resolve the controversy. The federal minister spoke after about 40-minute hard-hitting speech of the Leader of […]


Govt accused of victimizing Jang group

KARACHI, JANUARY 28: Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of the Jang group, has accused the government of pursuing a policy of victimisation against it in a bid to stop its publications from criticising the government’s acts of omission and commission. He refuted the government’s claims that the actions taken by the authorities were not aimed at hitting […]


Clearance of Pak journalists not timely completed: State Dept

WASHINGTON: “The Secret Service has investigated the matter and determined that background cheeks and clearance were not completed in a timely manner regarding certain members of the (Pakistani) press that were denied entrance to the White House,” the Department of State said in a formal diplomatic note to the Pakistan government on January 22, 1999. […]


NA discusses tussle between Jang, govt

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 28: The National Assembly on Thursday discussed the on-going tussle between Senator Saifur Rehman and Jang group of publications amid a half hearted walkout by newsmen from the press gallery. The government was persistent in guarding it’s action against the group while terming it a legal course within the parameters of law but […]


Cases of tax evasion against Jang Group legal

ISLAMABAD: Cases of tax evasion against Jang Group of Newspapers are legal and justified as these were filed on the basis of solid documentary proofs of tax embezzlements by this group through different tactics. This was stated by Regional Commissioner Income Tax Corporate Region Karachi Dawood Khan speaking in PTV discussion on Wednesday. Other participants […]


Jang Group, journalists unions move Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Jang group and journalist’s unions filed petitions in the Supreme Court on Wednesday see relief against the government’s efforts to stifle the freedom of press in The petition filed on. behalf of Mir Shakil ur Rehman, chief executive of the Jang group of companies, outlines the arbitrary actions that the government has taken […]


PFUJ, APNEC seek abolition of Information Ministry

ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Abdul Hameed Chapra and Secretary General All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC) Pervaiz Shaukat on Wednesday filed a joint petition before the Supreme Court for a declaration to abolish the Ministry of Information. Filed under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, the petition sought Supreme Court’s direction to […]


Microsoft ready to start operations in Pakistan Nawaz invites Bill Gate to visit country

ISLAMABAD (APP): Microsoft, the world leading software company, Tuesday announced to start its operations in Pakistan, to drive the growth of the advanced technology industry and market in Pakistan. The decision came after a three-member high-powered Microsoft delegation called here on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The company will initiate its business by opening an office […]


I asked Jang to appoint responsible people to important posts: Saif

LONDON: The Ehtesab Bureau Chief Senator Saifur Rahman denied that he had initiated any endeavor to resolve the tax cases against the Jang Group. He told the BBC that the Jang Group had expressed a desire to settle the matter and had requested him to take back the income tax notices and clear all the […]


KUJ flays action against Jang Group

KARACHI: Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ-Dastoori) has vehemently condemned the alleged actions of the government against Jang Group of Newspapers and expressed solidarity with the group. In a statement on Tuesday, the KUJ President Rashid Aziz and Sec. General Sohail Afzal reiterated that journalist community would continue to strive for the freedom of press . […]


PPF workshop for journalists in early March

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with the Thompson Foundation UK and the common wealth Media Development Fund will organize a two week workshop for journalists in Karachi from March 8, 1999 on news and feature writing with an emphasis on covering issues relating to gender, minorities and human rights. The object of […]


Jang group to fight it out in court: Shakil

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 25: Mir Shakil ur-Rehman, editor-in-chief of the Jang group of publications, stated here on Monday that his organization would go to a court of law over the government’s demand for payment of Rs. 2 billion in taxes. “We will,” he said at a seminar on “The government versus the press”, organized by the […]


PTCL plans to install 0.5m phone lines

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 23 (APP): The PTCL has budgeted Rs. 14 for installation of 500,000 telephone lines during the year 1998-99, official sources said here on Saturday. Private sector participation of 270,000 lines and WLL project of 160,000 lines was also under active consideration, sources said. Provision of additional telephone lines, improvement of the existing system […]