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KUJ flays action against Jang Group

KARACHI: Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ-Dastoori) has vehemently condemned the alleged actions of the government against Jang Group of Newspapers and expressed solidarity with the group. In a statement on Tuesday, the KUJ President Rashid Aziz and Sec. General Sohail Afzal reiterated that journalist community would continue to strive for the freedom of press . […]

PPF workshop for journalists in early March

KARACHI (PPI): Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with the Thompson Foundation UK and the common wealth Media Development Fund will organize a two week workshop for journalists in Karachi from March 8, 1999 on news and feature writing with an emphasis on covering issues relating to gender, minorities and human rights. The object of […]

Jang group to fight it out in court: Shakil

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 25: Mir Shakil ur-Rehman, editor-in-chief of the Jang group of publications, stated here on Monday that his organization would go to a court of law over the government’s demand for payment of Rs. 2 billion in taxes. “We will,” he said at a seminar on “The government versus the press”, organized by the […]


PTCL plans to install 0.5m phone lines

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 23 (APP): The PTCL has budgeted Rs. 14 for installation of 500,000 telephone lines during the year 1998-99, official sources said here on Saturday. Private sector participation of 270,000 lines and WLL project of 160,000 lines was also under active consideration, sources said. Provision of additional telephone lines, improvement of the existing system […]


CPNE, APNS condemn life threat to Zia Shahid

KARACHI, JANUARY 23 (PPI): The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) and All Pakistan Newspapers Society have strongly condemned the threat to life hurled at “Khabrain” chief editor Zia Shahid on the floor of the Punjab Assembly. Taking note of the recent proceedings of the provincial legislature in Lahore, CPNE president Syed Fasih Iqbal and […]


Veteran journalist dies

KARACHI: A.M.A. Qaiyum, a veteran journalist and trade union leader, died here on here on Tuesday. He was laid to rest at Sakhi Hasan graveyard on Wednesday. Fateha Soyem will be held after Friday prayers at the Sharfabad mosque for men while for the ladies arrangements have been made at his residence house no. 355, […]


Local press photographer sustain burn injuries

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 15: A local press photographer sustained serious burn injuries in a demonstration held here under the aegis of Imamia Students Organization (ISO) when the protesters set on fire effigies of the US president Bill Clinton and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A number of press photographers in an effort to catch a good […]


NA body probes non-payment of salaries to Muslim workers

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 15 (APP): A meeting of the special committee was held again on Friday in the Parliament House to probe the matter of non-payment of salaries to the employees of the daily Muslim under the chairmanship of MNA Ansar-ul-Haq Ramay. The committee examined the issue of the non-payment of salary of the employees of […]


PTV Mideast transmission from today

ISLAMABAD, January 13 (PPI/APP): The Pakistan Television Corporation has become financially viable in a short span of two years and will launch a new major initiative “Mideast Time” channel from Eid-ul-Fitr, which would strengthen bonds of fraternity with Muslim countries as well as with large number of Pakistanis living in the Middle East. Mideast Time […]


NA committee reviews govt row with Jang Group

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 13: Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Media Development Main Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri on Wednesday urged the need to amicably resolve dispute with Jang/The News Group Pakistan’s largest newspapers publishing house. Kasuri said this at the meeting of the committee he chaired. Minister for Information Syed Mushahid Hussain and several members […]


APNEC condemns govt’s pressure tactics against press

KARACHI: National Executive Committee (NEC) of all Pakistan newspapers employees confederation (APNEC) has expressed concern over the situation arising from the governmentÂ’s tactics to pressurize the journalists and newspapers, particularly the Jang Group of newspapers, which ultimately affected the workers. According to a press release of the APNEC the NEC, Chaired by Chairman Shafiuddin Ashraf, […]


RCS says court decisions not to affect drive

KARACHI, January 12: The Research and Collection Services (RCS), private sector organization entrusted with the task of collection of TV sets fees for PTV, said its drive is not affected by various court decisions on the subject. In a statement issued here Tuesday, the RCS said it hoped to be able to collect Rs. 441 […]


Forfeiture of books and magazines

The home department has banned books titled ‘Sabak Phir Par’, ‘Shatam-e-Rasool’, Indian printed monthly magazine ‘Sindhyun-jo-Sansar’ issue of June 1998, ‘Sindh Rises’ of July, September, October 1998 and ‘Sindh Sujag’, July, September and October 1998. According to a hand out issued on Wednesday, the department under section 99-A of Criminal Procedure Code 1898, imposed ban […]


Newsmen walkout

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 6 (APP): The journalists covering the National Assembly proceedings on Tuesday staged a token walkout to register their resentment against robbery in the house of a senior newsman, Azhar Bhatti in Islamabad and manhandling of three staffers of daily Ausaf by a Municipal Corporation contractor in Rawalpindi. Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture […]