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Sindhis, Baloch still have ‘no right to information’

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: There is no denying the fact that both Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab took the lead in adopting the Right to Information (RTI) laws, but simultaneously a lack of attention by the Sindh and Balochistan lead to weak legislation, in both 2005 and 2006, which consequently resulted in a dire need of an overhaul of […]

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Veteran journalist Iqbal Mirza dies

Pakistan Press Foundation

Veteran journalist and Assistant Editor Reporting Business Recorder Iqbal Mirza passed away on Tues-day night after brief illness. He was 81. He was survived by a wife and four daughters. His funeral prayers will be held at Masjid-e-Arifeen near Sea Breeze Plaza on Shahrah-e-Faisal at 1:30 pm on Wednesday. He will be laid to rest […]

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Book sheds light on role of journalist unions in different eras

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: A free press may be biased or unbiased but a press which is not free can never be unbiased, said Dr Riaz Shaikh, the dean of faculty of social sciences at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (Szabist). He was addressing the launch of Dr Tauseef Ahmed Khan’s thesis-turned-book at […]

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Pakistani media owner, three others sentenced to 26 years’ imprisonment for blasphemy

Pakistan Press Foundation

The anti-terrorism court in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan convicted four persons to 26 years in prison and a fine of 1.30 million rupees (approx. US$130,000) each for blasphemy. Those convicted include Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, owner of Geo Television network, Geo TV’s morning show host Shaista Lodhi, actress Veena Malik and her husband Malik Asad. [NOTE: The […]

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GB court verdict threat to press freedom

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The president of the Council of Pakistan News­paper Editors (CPNE), Mujibur Rehman Shami, and the president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon, have, in a joint statement, expressed dismay at what they called unlawful conviction of Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang-Geo media group and associated media persons, […]

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Pay dues or face ads suspension, APNS warns Sindh govt

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The APNS has expressed its dismay over the consistent indifference of the Sindh government to clear dues of the APNS members despite various pledges and assurances by the high officials not less than chief minister and the information minister of Sindh. According to an APNS press release, Syed Qaim Ali Shah Chief Minister of […]

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Jang Group asks Imran Khan to prove his allegations

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Independent Media Corporation, Independent Newspapers Corporation and News Publications through their counsel Khalid Jawed Khan advocate served legal notice on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for leveling false, defamatory and misleading allegations against the media group and its owner Mir Shakil ur Rehman. Following is the text of the legal notice. This […]

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Govts failed to honour its commitments: APNS

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Wednesday paid tributes to Majid Nizami, publisher/chief editor, Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications, the Executive Committee members offered Fateha and expressed their profound grief over the sad demise of the veteran colleague. In a press release APNS Secretary General Sarmad Ali stated that the Executive Committee of APNS held […]

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APNS expresses grief over Majid Nizami’s demise

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: APNS President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali have expressed profound grief over the sad demise of their veteran colleague, Mr. Majid Nizami (former president APNS & CPNE) and Publisher / Chief Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt Group of Publications. In a statement issued on behalf of the office bearers and members of the APNS, […]

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Newspaper hawkers’ problems discussed

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: A joint meeting between the All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Federation and APNS was held here on Wednesday. According to a press release, the meeting was chaired by APNS president Hameed Haroon. The APNS was represented by Sarmad Ali, secretary general, Ilyas Shakir, Chairman Marketing & Distribution Committee, and Niloufer Patel, vice chairman of the […]

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Media ‘red lines’: ‘Revamped code of conduct a month away’

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The government’s committee is inching closer to revamping the code of conduct for print and electronic media, according to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui. On Thursday, Siddiqui told The Express Tribune that the code would not only ensure freedom of expression but also set certain red lines’. “We are […]

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Journalist of Jang group Assaulted in Punjab

Pakistan Press Foundation

Zafar Aheer, Resident Editor of “Daily Jang” was attacked by unknown armed men while returning home from work on May 31, 2014 in the city of Multan of Punjab province. He was shifted to the hospital and is in stable. Aheer told Pakistan Press Foundation that he was going home from work when six masked […]

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APNS condemns attack on Jang editor in Multan

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) strongly condemned the continued acts of vandalism, harassment and intimidation unleashed against a particular and targeted media house, stated a press release issued on Sunday. The APNS noted with concern that in the wee hours of Sunday morning, some hooligans attacked, abused and brutally tortured Zafar Aheer, Editor […]

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Editors urge channels, dailies to avoid confrontation

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Editors and office-bearers of the Karachi Press Club have appealed to all channels and newspapers to avoid confrontation because the recriminations of the last few weeks have put the “lives of journalists and other workers in danger”. The editors, who met here on Wednesday at the Karachi Press Club, called upon all channels and […]

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