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No reason to close channel if it apologises: Pervaiz

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Thursday that there was no justification for shutting down a channel and if it had made a mistake, realised it and tendered an apology, it should be accepted. He said that it was advisable to follow the policy of live and let others live […]

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Pemra has power to resolve Geo issue: Govt

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Senator Pervez Rashid said on Wednesday that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), being an autonomous body, had the full authority to resolve issues relating to its domain, including the current one involving Geo network. “Pemra is an independent body and the government does not want to interfere in its matters,” […]

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Media and democracy rise and fall together

Pakistan Press Foundation

Media is under attack within and without — raft with dangers of its crumbling as a fourth pillar of the state. The whole edifice of democratic dispensation will also teeter as a consequence if this divisive tide continues to sway the media landscape of the country. Indeed the vision of Pakistan of the founding founders […]

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Media freedom should be exercised with responsibility: minister

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that the government believes in freedom of expression but it is the need of the hour to exercise this freedom with utmost responsibility. Talking to reporters after visiting an expo at the Pak-China Friendship Centre on Sunday, he said the government was committed to protecting media freedom but […]

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PHPL’s former MD Iqbal Manjal dies

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Iqbal Manjal, a former Managing Director of Pakistan Herald Publications (Pvt) Ltd, publishers of Dawn, died in Karachi early Monday after a brief illness and was laid to rest at Cutchi Memon graveyard. He was 84. For a man in his eighties, Mr Manjal was maintaining good health. However, about two months ago he […]

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ANP, journalists’ bodies, civil society rally for media freedom


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Pakistan Press Foundation

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Society Network on Friday staged a protest rally against the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and possible curb on the Jang Group, the country’s largest media organisation. Led by Awami National Party leader and former provincial minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) vice-president Shamim Shahid, […]

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Committee set up to remove ambiguities in media code

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Irfan Siddiqui, special assistant to the prime minister, has got another job in his hand. This time the columnist will spearhead a special committee which will work on “removing ambiguities in code of conduct for media”. Mr Siddiqui was coordinator of the first government committee for talks with the Taliban and remained in the […]

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Nizami for responsible journalism

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Journalism is the fourth pillar of state, the Nation Editor-in-chief reiterated on World Press Freedom Day Saturday. The veteran journalist laid stress on responsible journalism. “Like Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif reposed his faith in freedom of the press, acknowledging the significance of journalism. However, the code of conduct is […]

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Need for sanity

Pakistan Press Foundation

The judicial commission comprising three Supreme Court judges set up by the government to probe the attack on Hamid Mir has started its work. Meanwhile, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) comprising representatives from the ISI, the MI, the IB and other related intelligence agencies has also launched efforts to uncover the hand behind the attack. […]

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Media will win this battle too

Pakistan Press Foundation

“We will not surrender. We will win this battle too. We are ready to hear your verdict. Do what your masters must have told you to do,” said one of the four journalists before a Military Court officer sentenced them to nine months imprisonment and 10 lashes each on May 13, 1978. These brave journalists […]

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Role of media

Pakistan Press Foundation

Apropos ‘Imran defends ISI, criticises role of media’ carried by Business Recorder on Saturday, the PTI chief seems to have stepped up pressure on the TV channel. On Friday, for example, he demanded that that TV channel should apologise to the Pakistani nation for its “baseless” allegations and “media vilification” of the Pakistan Army and […]

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APNS president calls for restraint

Pakistan Press Foundation

Hameed Haroon, the President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), has expressed concern that the freedom of press envisioned in Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan is now facing the gravest threat it has encountered in the past decade, and if press freedoms are allowed to deteriorate further, an irreversible damage will be […]

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Pemra may be used to victimise media

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The media community, civil society and democratic forces will not accept any measures to curb the press freedom, said representatives of various organisations on Wednesday. The promise came as representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore Press Club and South Asian Free Media […]

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Closure of any newspaper, channel not acceptable: CPNE

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) in its emergent meeting held at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal in Lahore unanimously declared that closure of any media house or cancellation of licence or declaration of any channel or publication will not be acceptable as it is not in the national interest. Any such action will be tantamount […]

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