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Foreign journalists visit Indian shelling sites

RAWALPINDI- Villagers affected by the unprovoked and indiscriminate shelling from across the working boundary by the Indian troops have said that shelling was on an unprecedented scale, but failed to dampen their spirits. They were talking to foreign journalists who visited the areas along the working boundary in Phukhlian sector that came under shelling by […]

Foreign newsmen fleeced in Quetta

QUETTA- Foreign journalists covering attacks by America and its international alliance against Afghanistan have angrily agitated against heavy charges by hotels, restaurants, vehicle owners and drivers disturbing their professional journalistic performance. There are more than 50 media men and women operating from Quetta and parts of the province under strict government security. Most of them […]

Foreign journalist released by tribal leaders

PARIS- A Franco-Algerian journalist detained for a week by tribal leaders in Pakistan was released early Tuesday, the French foreign ministry announced. Aziz Zemouri, 33 a journalist for the weekly Figaro Magazine, was seized last week by Afghanistan’s Taliban militia who then handed him over to tribal leaders in northwestern Pakistan. “Aziz Zemouri was released […]

Taliban compromise with TV ‘idolatryÂ’

ISLAMABAD- Television may be banned under the Taliban’s Islamic law, but the embattled Afghan regime is far from oblivious to the potency of the broadcast media in times of conflict. Over the weekend, the Taliban temporarily lifted a ban on foreign media and invited television crews based in neighboring Pakistan to film the devastation left […]

Media networks offer huge sums for Afghan visa

ISLAMABAD- Representatives of international media networks are offering three to five thousand US dollars as bribe in their frustration to get visa to Afghanistan. A scramble to get visa to Afghanistan goes on and the Afghan Embassy here was swarmed by foreign media men on Monday. International media networks, particularly the TV channels have started […]

Journalists asked to verify news

KARACHI- A spokesman for Sindh Government has asked the journalists to play positive role and verify every news before its publication. The spokesman said the prevailing situation demands complete unity and solidarity of the nation. At this critical juncture, the media can play a very effective role to promote harmony, tranquility and unity among all […]

UK journalists barred

CHITRAL- Police stopped two foreign journalists from crossing into Afghanistan via Shah Salim, Garam Chashma. Richard and Michel from the UK were trying to cross into Badakhshan province, but the police advised them to return Peshawar. The journalist told that they had home secretary permission for going to the border and there was no justification […]

PFUJ, Apnec to launch protest drive

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC) have regretted the refusal of the employers to implement the 7th Wage Award announced by the Wage Board chairman Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan on October 8. “The newspaper owners had never willingly given the wage awards announced in the past […]

Journalists without valid papers to be deported

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan is considering deporting the journalists found near Pak-Afghan borders or who cross into Afghanistan without valid documents in violation of the immigration laws. “We are considering that if some incident occurs where a journalist is found near the border or crosses the border without papers we will have to cancel his visa and […]

Foreign journalist released after arrest

DERA ISMAIL KHAN- Peter Palm Halm South Eastern Correspondent for Daily Independent, New Delhi, who arrived here in D.I.Khan the other day, was arrested by the local police on Thursday evening but was released later on. He was accompanied by his Pakistani interpreter who belonged to Norowal (Sialkot). Peter Palm Halm arrived here and after […]

CPNE assures Government of positive Press role

ISLAMABAD- The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has assured the government that the Press in Pakistan will play a positive and helpful role during the critical situation the country is faced with. In a joint statement, the president of the CPNE, Mujib-ur-Rahman Shami, and the secretary general, Zahid Malik, have welcomed the written assurance […]

Implementation of wage award demanded

KARACHI- A joint meeting of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) and the Karachi Committee of the All-Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (Apnec) has thanked President General Pervez Musharraf, Federal Labour Minister Omar Asghar Khan, Chairman of the Seventh Wage Board Justice Afrasiab Khan and Information Secretary Syed Anwar Mahmood on the announcement of the wage […]

Taliban allow foreign journalists to visit Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD- Taliban have allowed foreign journalists to visit Afghanistan to see if them is any terrorist camp. “Foreign journalists will be welcome here if they want to know about our claims that civilian targets have been hit and that there are no training camps here. These journalists can contact our Islamabad- based embassy or our […]

Foreign newsmen warned against violating code

ISLAMABAD- PakistanÂ’s Foreign Office has warned journalists, especially the foreigners now covering the Anglo-American operations against Afghanistan, with action if they violated its consular regulations. Addressing his daily briefing the Foreign Office spokesman said that the Afghan authorities had arrested within their territory four journalists for entering their country with proper documents. Two of these […]