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Natives protest against teacher journalist’s kidnap

DADU (APP): Inhabitants of Dadu, resorted to strike here Wednesday against police inability to retrieve local journalist Haresh Kumar and a teacher Arbab Ali besides Lal Chand, all kidnapped on Monday by dacoits. Complete strike was also observed in surrounding localities of Radhan and Seeharr. All trade centres were closed while local doctors also did […]

Mushahid opens PTV World M-E Time Channel

DUBAI: Minister for Information and Culture Mushahid Hussain Sayed on Thursday said, the launching of PTV World is a significant initiative towards reinforcing already strong bonds of friendship between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan. Addressing a press conference before inaugurating the channel the Information Minister said that the day’s event was being participated […]

End to ‘siege’ of newspaper offices demanded

ISLAMABAD, FEBRUARY 5 (AFP): The editor of a national English daily on Friday urged the government to “see reason” and lift a nationwide “siege” of its offices’ “We are under siege,” Maleeha Lodhi, editor of The News, Islamabad, told journalists representing foreign media at the newspaper’s office in Rawalpindi, as dozens of employees sat on […]

Ghias Siddiqui passes away

KARACHI, FEBRUARY 25:Ghias Ahmed Siddiqui, a senior journalist, died here on Wednesday. He had been admitted to a local hospital for the last 20 days. He was 76. Mr. Siddiqui will be buried in the Defence Housing Society Authority graveyard after Zuhar prayers on Thursday. His funeral procession will start from his residence (42, lane […]

Removal of curbs on electronic media demanded

KARACI-H, Feb 14: Fomer chief justice of Pakistan Dr Nasim Hasan Shah has said freedom of expression on the electronic media is a fundamental human right which the citizens of Pakistan should not be denied. Justice Shah, the chairman of Citizen’s Media Commission (CMC), was presiding over a roundtable on “Freedom of expression on the […]

APNS urges Sindh govt to clear newspaper bills

KARACHI (PPI): The Regional Committee Sindh of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has urged the Sindh government to clear the long outstanding bills of a number of publications without further delay. Convener of Regional Committee of Sindh APNS, Jabbar Khattak while announcing decision of the meeting held on February 23, ’99, stated that problems of […]

PTCL mobile phone service from October

KARACHI: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) will start mobile phone service from October this year, Irfan Ali Khan, Director General PTCL, informed the members of the standing committee on communication of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry during a meeting here on Tuesday. He said that PTCL was going to computerize its fault […]

246 Indian journalists arrive

LAHORE (APP): The largest-ever contingent of electronic and print media arrived in Lahore to cover the peace talks between Pakistan and India. A special plane carrying 246 Indian journalists reached here on Friday afternoon. In all, more than 400 journalists, working for news agencies and newspapers, published, across the world have started pouring in the […]

IFJ condemns attacks on Pakistani press

BRUSSELS, FEBRUARY 19: The International Federation of journalists, the world’s largest press organisation, has voiced growing concern at Pakistani government attempts to muzzle press freedom. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Brussels-based IFJ calls for an end to the government’s anti-press policies, saying it is disturbed by “attacks against journalists in […]

NA panel seeks PTV, radio transmission extension to FATA

ISLAMABAD (APP): A meeting of the subcommittee of National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Media Development was held under the convenership of Tariq Aziz MNA here on Monday to examine the present policies of PTC and PBC and to make proposals for their betterment. The sub-committee appreciated the role of Pakistan Television and Radio […]

UK MPs flay assault on freedom of press

LONDON, FEBRUARY 15: Labour Party MPs have moved an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons expressing their “grave concern” over Pakistan government’s assault on the freedom of the press and urged the British government to raise its concern with the Pakistan government immediately, it is learnt. The Early Day Motion has been […]

Govt agencies to initiate enquiry against fake journalists

THATTA: Various government agencies have initiated enquiry against fake press reporters engaged in yellow journalism and blackmailing tactics in rural Sindh. A drive to clean the profession of black sheep and vested interests. There are several government servants, specially teachers, who have made fake press cards of various newspapers and agencies, said sources. These persons […]

Press freedom rally leaders baton charged

ISLAMABAD, FEBRUARY 13: Three persons, including Senator Abdul Hayee Baloch and a lady worker from Lahore, were injured when the police baton-charged, used water cannons and threw bricks on a peaceful procession of the Pakistan Awami Ittehad at Jinnah Avenue in front of the parliament house here on Saturday. The march, organized by the PAI […]

Journalists call off hunger strike

KARACHI, FEBRUARY 12: The Karachi Union of Journalists called off its indefinite strike on Friday following assurances by Mir Shakilur Rehman of Jang Group that the demands of the journalists had been accepted and a formal announcement in this respect would be made on Saturday. According to a KUJ press release, Mir Shakil while visiting […]