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Finance minister assures to address APNS demands

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KARACHI: The Federal Finance Minister, Asad Umar, has assured the APNS office bearers and the members of the Executive Committee that the government is fully cognizant of the issues and problems of the print industry. The finance minister said it is the government’s responsibility to help media to brave the financial crises. Asad Umar was […]


Undermining the media

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The federal government constituted a ‘content committee’ to approve the issuance of government advertisements to the print and electronic media on September 17, 2018. The committee is headed by federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and includes the information ministers of Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister […]


APNS sees govt ‘ad body’ as attack on press freedom, devolution of power

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its grave concern over the government’s decision to form a “content committee” for prior approval of all advertisements to be released to media. In a statement, the APNS has “deplored” that Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has formed the committee “headed by himself” to monitor […]


Cabinet to take up new advertisement policy: Wahab

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KARACHI – Adviser to Sindh chief minister on Information and Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that the new advertising policy is being set up which will be brought to the cabinet to make fair distribution of public services. He expressed these views while chairing All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) meeting on Monday. Barrister Wahab said […]


Govt to facilitate growth of free, responsible media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Friday said the government believes in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of free and responsible media.In a meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) here, the minister said independent media was sine qua non for strengthening democracy and nurturing […]


APNS condoles ‘veteran colleague’ Kisat’s death

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KARACHI: Hameed Haroon, President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, and Secretary General Sarmad Ali have expressed profound grief over the death of ‘veteran colleague’ Ziauddin T. Kisat on Thursday after a protracted illness. They paid tribute to the services rendered by Mr Kisat and said he had served the newspaper industry for over 40 […]


APNS committee calls for payment of outstanding dues

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KARACHI: The executive committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has urged federal government to take notice of problems being faced by the newspaper industry and requested it to clear the outstanding dues of member publications as soon as possible. A press release issued by the APNS on Wednesday said the outstanding dues for […]


Mamnoon urges media to play main role in purging corruption

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said that Pakistan has suffered a lot and now the whole nation would collectively strive to pluck the homeland out of its quagmire of problems. “This is our national objective and media should utilise its energies to achieve it,” he added. Talking to office-bearers and members of All Pakistan […]


Govt keen to address concerns of print media: Irfan Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Monday said the government believed in the freedom of press and was keen to address concerns of print media. Addressing a luncheon meeting with the Executive Committee of APNS Irfan Siddiqui appreciated the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for raising the issues […]


PM thanked for deciding to clear print media’s outstanding bills

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) have thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for deciding to clear outstanding bills, amounting to about Rs790 million, for the period 2008-12 payable to print media organisations by the federal information ministry, devolved ministries and federal government departments. According to a […]


Masood Hamid to be laid to rest today

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KARACHI: Mr Masood Hamid, Director Marketing, Pakistan Herald Publications Private Limited (PHPL), who was found shot dead on Friday night, will be laid to rest on Sunday, the Dawn Media Group said in a statement. His funeral prayers will be held after Zuhar at Bait-us-Salam Mosque in Phase IV, DHA. Mr Hamid received a single […]


Media used for trial of politicians: Ahsan Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that state institutions have used media for 35 years for the trial of politicians in a systematic way.He said that good news was no news and 90 percent talk shows were driven from past anger. He said four out of five headlines were of […]


CPNE, APNS say CCP action ‘arbitrary, unreasonable’

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THE President of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Mujeebur Rehman Shami, and the President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon have deplored the coercive actions initiated by the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), against the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). They have strongly questioned whether these actions constitute “reasonable” measures. They […]


MNAs, media bodies at odds over space for terrorists

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and representatives of print and electronic media failed on Tuesday to forge a consensus over coverage of terrorists and terrorist activities, with industry experts saying the government apparently wanted to impose restrictions on media organisations in the wake of carnage at a Peshawar school. A set of suggestions about changes to laws on […]