Media Research Documentation and Training Center - Part 3190
Pakistan Press Foundation

Government committed to allowing private radio, TV channels: Javed Jabbar

ISLAMABAD- The Advisor to Chief Executive on Information, Javed Jabbar, said that the government is committed to opening up airwaves of the country to the people by allowing private Radio and TV channels. “We believe that the Vitality and creativity of people must also be allowed on airwaves and the medium should not be the […]

Journalist’s demand

KARACHI- The city newsmen and press workers have demanded immediate setting up of the 7th Wage Board Award and regularization of those working on contract basis. A press release of the Karachi Union of journalists (KUJ) said to press for the acceptance of their demands, the city journalists and press workers set up a three-day […]

Panic grips Chundrigar Road on Jang offices bomb hoax

KARACHI- Panic gripped the whole of I.I Chundrigar Road area on false information that three powerful bombs had been planted at Daily Jang newspaper office. After a thorough search by the bomb disposal squad of Karachi Police the staff of the newspaper returned to their derths after two hours. “We have checked the building and […]

Pirated textbook seller nabbed

ISLAMABAD- The Kohsar police, Islamabad, has arrested the owner of a leading bookstore in the Super Market for allegedly selling a pirated textbook. According to a complaint by a customer lodged with the police, he bought the pirated edition of the arithmetic textbook for class 9 for Rs 150 against Rs 995 for the genuine […]

Foreign ads for Pakistan on Internet

PESHAWAR- Wild Wild East, Inc. has acquired Information Link (Private) Limited to provide advertisement facility on the Internet in Pakistan, said a press release. According to the press release, marketing through electronic media is different from traditional channels. People can place an order for a product when they see an advertisement on the Internet and […]

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to set up its radio/television stations

ISLAMABAD- Allama lqbal Open University (AIOU) is planning to set up its own radio and television station for teaching purposes in order to promote quality education through distance learning system in the country. AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Anwar Hussain Siddiqui said that the university has already applied for licence. He said the university is presently […]

Applications from cable TV operators invited

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), invited applications for developing and establishing a cable TV distribution service in the country. The invitation of these proposals is in pursuance of The Federal Cabinet’s decision for regulating the operation of satellite cable TV distribution systems. The cabinet in its meeting, chaired by Gen Pervez Musharraf, decided to […]

News agencies’ terminal to counter rumours

KARACHI- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) plans to install news agencies terminal to disseminate proper information to safeguard the interest of small investors from negative rumours

Global Image on terrorism to be improved: Jabbar

LAHORE- The government is planning to improve Pakistan’s global image on “terrorism” or the “sponsoring of terrorist groups”, Adviser to Chief Executive on Information and key member of government’s media team Javed Jabbar said. While speaking at a lunch hosted here for newsmen and columnists. Punjab Minister for Information Shafqat Mehmood also attended the gathering. […]

Information Group resists Foreign Office proposal on press ministers

ISLAMABAD- The Information Group of the civil services is resisting the proposal given by the Foreign Office to take the press ministers in Pakistani missions abroad from Foreign Service Group. Presently officers from the information group are appointed to the posts of press ministers in Pakistani missions abroad. The foreign office had given a proposal […]

Microsoft offers 35 per cent discount to customers

ISLAMABAD- Microsoft has launched a Windows Operating System legalization campaign in Pakistan by offering over 35 per cent discount to the customers. Microsoft authorized outlets in Pakistan will give discounts on Windows 98 Second Edition and Windows NT Workstation 4.O. “This initiative will help the users in legalizing their operating systems software on the already […]

Jabbar for legislation on press freedom

LAHORE- Javed Jabbar, advisor to the Chief Executive on the media and national affairs said I that the government would not use the Provincial Constitutional Order (PCO) as a tool to undermine judiciary which was free to work in close proximity of the constitution. The Advisor also said that democracy could not be restored at […]

Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) body finalizes press council draft

LAHORE – The Sub-Committee of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), with Arif Nizami in the chair, finalised the draft of the proposed Press Council. This draft will now be submitted to The Standing Committee of the CPNE at its next meeting for approval. Earlier, the CPNE was given a mandate by The Standing Committee […]

Pakistan Television (PTV) union slams move to change programme

ISLAMABAD- The All Pakistan Union of Pakistan Television, at a meeting held at its headquarters, discussed problems faced by the PTV employees due to transfer of the ‘news and current affairs’ programmes, at PTV-World and its conversion into an independent channel. In a press release, the unions urged that the present set up and status […]