Media Research Documentation and Training Center - Part 3206
Pakistan Press Foundation

Accord between Govt-Jang Group

A settlement has come out of the ongoing talks between the government and the Jang Group of Newspapers after nearly two months of hostility. The government has released the newsprint, unfrozen the frozen bank accounts and removed the FIA personnel from the Group’s offices. The talks took place between Jang Chief Executive Mir Shakil ur […]

KHUJ calls off strike

PESHAWAR, FEBRUARY 11: The Khyber Union of journalists called off its hunger strike on Thursday, but pledged to continue its struggle for the freedom of the press. The strike was observed for five days at the Peshawar Press Club. The KHUJ president, Shaukat Yusafzai, called upon the government to abolish the information ministry, unshackle the […]

Veteran journalist joins hunger strike camp

KARACHI: Hamid Zubairi, 87, one of the founding members of the Karachi Union of journalists (KUJ) sat along with other journalists on hunger strike for a few hours on Thursday as the campaign calling for press freedom and attainment of the press workers’ rights entered its fourth day at the Karachi Press Club (KPC). Hamid […]

Jang Group newsprint released, accounts unfrozen

ISLAMABAD: Terming the on-going negotiations with the government as encouraging, a spokesman of the Jang Group – Pakistan’s largest group of newspapers – said on Tuesday that all controversial matters would be resolved amicably. In a statement issued on the outcome of the government-Jang Group negotiations, the spokesman said that the government had released the […]

Jang Group petition: SC adjourns hearing

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday adjourned proceedings sine die on the petitions filed by Jang Group of newspapers in its row with the government over alleged nonpayment of taxes and duties by the group in the import of newsprint. . Counsel for the group, Sharifuddin Pirzada, argued with the court that since […]

KUJ vows to continue struggle

KARACHI Feb 10.. The Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) announced on Wednesday that the hunger strike of journalists, which entered third day, would continue till the acceptance of their demands, which include an end to contract system and withdrawal of intra-court appeal filed by the Jang Group against the implementation of the Sixth Wage Award. […]

Jang Group proprietors get pre-arrest bail in six cases

KARACHI: Special Judge for Customs and Taxation Muhammad Sadique Leghari on Wednesday granted pre-arrest bail to the proprietors of Jang Group of Newspapers in six new cases of alleged wealth tax evasion. Respondents Mir Shakil-ur Rahman and Mir Javed Rahman were granted bail on execution of personal bonds in the sum of Rs 0.5 million […]

Humanyun Fur passes away

ISLAMABAD, Feb 10: Senior journalist Humanyun Fur died after a protracted illness in the small hours on Wednesday morning, and was laid to rest the same evening. Fur, 55, had been suffering from hepatitis for over a year. He remained under treatment at the Islamabad Institute of Medical Sciences, but in vain. He is survived […]

APNS concerned at FIA role, cases against 123 journalists

RAWALPINDI: The Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society resumed its meeting under the chairmanship of Hameed Haroon and adopted the following resolution: “The APNS Executive Committee has noted with satisfaction that negotiations have resumed between Jang Group of newspapers and the federal government to resolve the ongoing disputes. The APNS reiterates that freedom […]

Newsmen pled to uphold press freedom

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of major political parties of the country joined the protesting journalists on Monday in their demand for complete press freedom and marched up to the Parliament House calling upon the government to give up its hold on the press. Addressing the rally near the Parliament budding, leaders of political parties as well journalists […]

Mir Shakil pleads SC to suspend notices against Jang Group

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Executive of Jang Group of Publications, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, on Monday, filed an application before the Supreme Court pleading the apex court to suspend the income tax notices served against the Group. Filed under Order 33, Rule 6 of the Supreme Court Rules, the application says that the unlawful directions and the notices […]

Rally against govt’s attempt to muzzle press

QUETTA: People belonging to different walks of life took part in a rally taken out in protest against government’s attempt to muzzle the press and its victimization towards the Jang Group of Newspapers. The rally organised by Committee for Free Press (CFP), was taken out from Quetta Press Club and largely attended by intellectuals, mediamen […]

Rally demands withdrawal of sedition cases

KARACHI: The mammoth Press Freedom March, organised by the All Parties Press Freedom Committee to express solidarity with the Jang Group, on Monday demanded of the government to stop victimizing the Jang Group and bring an immediate end to the negative tactics against newspapers and withdraw the sedition cases against three newspapers. The resolution was […]

Saif Claims settlement Shakil denies

ISLAMABAD, FEBRUARY 7: The government on Sunday claimed that the matter concerning Jang Group has been more or less settled while the chief executive of the group still seems unsure about it. Ehtesab Bureau chief Senator Saifur Rehman told Dawn on Sunday night that after a series of meetings between the two sides during the […]