Media Research Documentation and Training Center - Part 3186
Pakistan Press Foundation

Journalists urge government to give up hold on press

LAHORE: The symbolic hunger strikes by journalists and press workers against the government bid to gag the press, particularly victimisation of the Jang Group, continued in far and wide of the country on Sunday. The hunger-strike camp at the Lahore Press Club on Sunday completed its fourth day. At the end, Jugnoo Mohsin read five […]


APNS expresses support for Press freedom

KARACHI: The meeting of the APNS held in Lahore on Thursday, February 4,1999has rejected the belief emanating from certain quarters that the APNS has done nothing to support either the freedom of Press or the Jang Group in its present confrontation, with the government, says a Press release issued by Dr Tanvir A. Tahir, Executive […]


Mir Shakeel, Saif hold talks

ISLAMABAD (APP): Senator Saifur Rahman, chief of Ehtesab Bureau, and Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, Chief Executive, Jang Group of Newspapers, held a one-to-one meeting for one-and a-half hours here on Saturday and discussed all issues between the government and the Jang Group. Sen. Saif pointed out that the on-going media campaign was basically uncalled for. […]


PM to announce information policy in third week, says Ahsan

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will announce the national information policy, with focus on encouraging the private sector to take lead in the field of communications technology and software development, in the third week of February. Another aspect of focus of the policy will be the use of information technology as a means for […]


Supreme Court orders release of 200 reels of newsprint. FIA, police besiege Javed Press

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on 4 February 1999 ordered the government to release of 200 reels of newsprint from the 1,093 reels of impounded newsprint to the Jang Group of newspapers. In the contempt of court petition by the Jang Group, a notice was sent to the respondents, Chairman Central Board of Revenue (CBR) […]


KUJ condemns police threats to journalist

KARACHI: The Karachi Union of journalists (KUJ) has condemned the crude and unveiled threats issued by the Sindh Police against Mazhar Abbas, chief reporter of Star and former office-bearer of KUJ. In a statement issued here on Friday, the President and General Secretary of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ), Wirasat Hussnain Rizvi and Afzal […]


Journalists hunger strike in Pindi, Lahore

RAWALPINDI: The journalists of Rawalpindi and Islamabad set up a hunger strike camp on Friday outside The News and Jang building to voice protest against the government steps detrimental to the freedom of press. The camp was attended by Ilyas Shahid, senior vice president of PFUJ (Dastoor), President RIUJ, Zafar Mehmood Malik, President Jang Union […]


Commonwealth Press Union announces full support for Jang Group

LONDON: A strong message of support for the Jang Group of Publications from the Commonwealth Press Union (CPU) was voiced in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The letter, also forwarded to the Secretary General of The Common wealth and The Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth affairs, reminded Prime Minister […]


Daily Ausaf’s phones closed

KARACHI: Routine work at the bureau office of daily Ausaf Islamabad was affected on Friday as two digital phones of the office were closed. The Islamabad daily has been supporting the Jang group in its struggle for freedom of press. Earlier, editor of the newspaper were threatened and hurdles were created in the distribution of […]


Newsmen to observe hunger strike

KARACHI, Feb 5: The Action Committee of the Karachi Union of journalists (KUJ) has condemned the high-handed and arbitrary stance of the government towards the Jang Group and other newspapers and announced the launching of a token hunger strike campaign. The first batch of journalists will go on hunger strike on Monday at 6pm at […]


Jang’s 894 newsprint reels lying cleared: KPT

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has no instructions from the government to stop the release of newsprint for the Jang Group of Newspapers and the Thursday’s incident was between the workers and the Customs officials, Chairman KPT Vice-Admiral Khalid Mir told The News. “We have not received any instructions from the government to stop […]


Jang’s 894 newsprint reels lying cleared: KPT

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has no instructions from the government to stop the release of newsprint for the Jang Group of Newspapers and the Thursday’s incident was between the workers and the Customs officials, Chairman KPT Vice-Admiral Khalid Mir told The News. “We have not received any instructions from the government to stop […]


PTCL withdraws fixed rate facility

KARACHI (PPI)-The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (P’FCL) has withdrawn the monthly fixed flat rate facility for digital telephones in the country, The officials told the agency here on Wednesday. The decision will he treated as implemented from January 1999, however, the officials said the facility will remain in practice for non-digital telephones. They said the […]


PTV award giving ceremony to be held after 10 years

ISLAMABAD: PTV has decided to honour madam Noor Jehan and Ustad Fateh Ali Khan by bestowing a life time achievement award to them at the PTV award ceremony to be held on February 6th. This was said by MD PTV Mirza Yosuf Baig, during a brief Press conference, on Tuesday. Commenting on the possibility of […]