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Zee TV deliberately bungles debate on Kashmir

WASHINGTON- The compulsive hatred shown by the Indians towards Pakistan, sometimes bordering the ridiculous, has become a recurring theme in the Western media. Zee TV’s programme in London, where Pakistan’s High Commissioner Akbar S Ahmad was blacked out from the debate, was reported even by The Washington Times. It said the Zee TV bungled the […]


Canada’s Nortel wins PTCL’s cellular phone contract

LAHORE- The Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation (PTCL) has decided to award the turnkey project for launching the PTCL mobile phone service to Canada’s Nortel Networks at a cost of US$ 50 million exclusive of the tax and duties component of US$ 10 million. The PTCL Board of directors in its meeting ratified the decision of the […]


Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) staffers deprive hawkers of their bicycles

RAWALPINDI- Newspapers Hawkers have strongly protested over highhandedness of Rawalpindi Cantonment Board anti encroachment staffers for depriving them of their bicycles during their operation clean up at Sadar. This campaign is aimed at finishing poor and it has nothing to do with those encroachers, who have set up encroachments before their plazas and shops as […]


APNEC, FEC discuss conditions in newspapers

KARACHI- The second and third sessions of the joint meeting of the National Executive Committee of All-Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (APNEC) and Federal Executive Council (FEC) of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) were held at Karachi Press Club. PFUJ President I. H. Raashed, Minhaj Barna, Secretary-General, APNEC, Pervez Shaukat, PFUJ Secretary-General Fauzia Shahid and […]


Electronic media freedom to be ensured: Jabbar

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Chief Executive on Information, Javed Jabbar said the Government is for evolving a framework that would ensure freedom of expression in the electronic media as well as safeguard country’s supreme interests. He was concluding a consultative meeting attended by leading media personnel, information experts and heads of advertising agencies from across the […]


Government decides to allow private radio, television channels

ISLAMABAD- Adviser to the Chief Executive on Information Javed Jabbar in a consultative meeting said that the government was for evolving a framework that would ensure of expression in the electronic media as well as guard the country’s supreme interest. He was concluding a consultative meeting attended by leading media personnel. The meeting after five […]


Multan Press Club (MPC) elects office-bearers

MULTAN- The Election Committee, Multan Press Club (MPC) finally announced the overall result of elections after some former members of the MPC who had challenged cancellation of their membership withdrew their suits from a civil court here. Membership of some 70 persons was cancelled by the MPC out of which some filed suits in the […]


Pakistan Television (PTV) recommends sacking of 14 Nawaz appointees

ISLAMABAD- PTV Management has recommended the termination of services of 14 officials, appointed in higher grade on contract during the last Nawaz government, confirmed by the Managing Director. Those politically appointed officials whose services have been recommended for termination to Secretary Information who is also the Chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) predominantly include Azhar Lodhi, […]


Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) demands seventh wage board

KARACHI- The president of Karachi Union of journalists (KUJ) Sarfaraz Ahmed, has demanded that the seventh wage board for journalists and employees of newspapers and news agencies be constituted immediately. He was speaking at a dinner hosted by KUJ for its members at the Karachi Press Club The KUJ president also demanded that the interim […]


Evening newspaper’s office sealed

KARACHI- The office of English language evening newspaper, (The Leader) and The (Falak Press) premises have been sealed by the assistant commissioner (AC) (recovery), South, Saqib Ahmed Soomro. The AC was acting on the orders of the commissioner for workmen’s compensation (CWC) to seal the premises and recover the long outstanding dues of journalists and […]


Inter-Ministerial meeting discusses television channels rules

ISLAMABAD- An inter-ministerial meeting was to draft rules for issuing licences to private television channels. The meeting was chaired by Secretary Communications Sheikh Akram and attended by Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and representatives of concerned ministries including Finance, Information and Media Development and Culture. According to Communications Ministry sources, the inter- ministerial meeting discussed aspects […]


Jabbar visits injured newsman at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)

ISLAMABAD- Adviser to the Chief Executive on National Affairs, Information and Media Development, Javed Jabbar condemned the abhorrent incident of attacking Hafiz Tahir Khalil and said the government will bring to book those responsible for this act. Javed Jabbar who visited Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Saturday evening, to inquire about the health […]


Five held in crackdown on software piracy

KARACHI – Police raided four shops and rounded up five persons involved in copying illegal software on hard disks of new computers as a part of crackdown against pirates. Criminal cases have been registered against them and all the processors, monitors, keyboards, and the police confiscated CDs under the country’s copyright laws. Each of these […]


Publisher, columnist sentenced for blasphemy

MRPURKHAS: Abdul Ghafoor Memon, judge of an anti-terrorism court, here has sentenced two persons to 10 years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rsl0,000 on each, in a blasphemy case. The accused are, Zahoor Ansari, the chief editor and publisher of a Sindhi daily, Alak and a columnist, Ayub Khoso. They were charged under Section […]