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Newspaper onwner arrested on drug charges

LAHORE, April 2: The owner of The Frontier Post, Rehmat Shah Afridi, was arrested here early on Friday by the army-run Anti Narcotics Force on the charge of possessing 20kgs of charas and three guns. This was stated by the ANF Regional Director Brig Riazullah Khan Chib at a news conference at his office who […]

Shakeel, Arshad elected APNS president, secretary general

KARACHI: The Chief Executive of Jang Group of Publications, Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman and the Deputy Chief Executive, Daily Business Recorder Arshad Zuberi were elected President and Secretary .General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) in Karachi on Wednesday. The General Council of the Society met under the presidentship of the Chief Executive Dawn Group Hamid Haroon […]

PTV may shift to more powerful satellite soon

ISLAMABAD, March 27: Pakistan Television is likely to shift very soon from AsiaSat-1 to more powerful satellite recently launched Asiasat-3S and will enjoy higher power and wider service area. Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat), Hong Kong recently announced that AsiaSat-3S has successfully been launched on March 21, 1999 and will soon replace AsiaSat-l. The new […]

PTCL to earn Rs 500m more per year through PCS

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited would generate additional revenue of Rs 500 million per year through Prepaid Card Service (PCS), being introduced on March 25 throughout the country. This was stated by PTCL Chairman Naseem S. Mirza while addressing a joint news conference with Mumtaz Syed, Chief Executive of “World Call Limited” here on […]

Press photographer taken into custody, released

ISLAMABAD, MARCH 24: The photographer of a local English language daily, Ishaq Chaudhry, who was picked up by an intelligence agency, was released after 24 hours of interrogation by a joint investigating team. Mr. Chaudhry was taken into custody by plain-clothes men from his room at a local hostel late on Sunday night. His family […]

24 journalists killed, 118 jailed in 1998

WASHINGTON (AFP): At least 24 journalists were killed for doing their jobs in 1998 while 118 were in jail, the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Thursday. In its annual report “Attacks on the Press in 1998,” the CPJ said Colombia, where 43 journalists were murdered in the past decade, remained the most deadly […]

Govt-APNS to form working groups for deletion of dummy publications

ISLAMABAD (APP): Information Ministry and All Newspapers Society Wednesday decided to work closely to set up working groups to ensure possible deletion of dummy publications both from APNS and central media list. The decision was taken at a meeting of APNS executive committee, which was attended by Information and Culture Minister Mushahid Hussain. The meeting […]

Journalists allege harassment by minister

HYDERABAD: Two journalists of Golarchi have alleged that they were assaulted and their houses ransacked by police at the behest of a provincial minister. Meharuddin, a reporter of daily Sindhi newspaper “Kawish” and Sarwar Jamali, a reporter of daily Sindhi newspaper “Koshish”, told a press conference at the Hyderabad Press Club that they were beaten […]

Newsmen stage walkout from NA

ISLAMABAD, MARCH 23: Journalists covering the National Assembly proceedings staged a walkout from the press gallery in protest against the kidnapping of a press photographer, Ishaq Chaudhry. Deputy opposition leader Syed Khurshid Shah, on a point of order raised the issue in the house when all the journalists walked out from the press gallery. He […]

Majid Nizami conferred highest civilian award

ISLAMABAD: In recognition of his national services in the field of journalism in Pakistan President Rafiq Ahmed Tarar Tuesday conferred the highest civilian award on Editor-in-chief of Nawa-e-Waqt Majid Nizami in a ceremony at the Presidency. The ceremony was held in connection with the Pakistan Day, March 23, where the President conferred awards on Pakistanis […]

PTCL to cut long distance call charges

KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd. (PTCL) has decided to further reduce long distance and international call charges in near future, Nasim S. Mirza, the Chairman of PTCL informed the business community on Monday. Speaking at a meeting of Karachi Chamber of commerce and Industry (KCCI), he claimed that PTCL local call charges were the […]

Nadir for expansion of rural telecom network

FAISALABAD (APP): Federal Minister for Communication Raja Nadir Pervaiz has stressed the need for the expansion of rural telecommunication network so as to catalyze the process of socio-economic uplift in far flung under developed areas and strengthen the agricultural base of Pakistan. Addressing a briefing in Chak Jhumra Telephone Exchange here Sunday, he said that […]

PTCL to collect Rs 1 000 from each subscriber

LAHORE (PPI)-Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) has to collect Rs. 1,000 from, each subscriber who got connection after 7-1-98, says an official notification. After this decision, PTCL will be able to collect millions of rupees as revenue. The amount will be collected through bills. Source: Nation Date:3/22/1999

Workshop for print media ends

KARACHI, March 20, (PPI): Speakers at the concluding session of a media training workshop titled “Women and Children in news” on Friday called for special attention to the issues relating to women and children in Pakistan. The thrust of the arguments was that there was much room for the print media to highlight the role […]