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Popular television anchor Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

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Hamid Mir, Senior journalist and anchor person of Pakistan’s popular talk show “Capital Talk” on leading television channel “Geo News” was seriously injured in a gun attack on April 19, 2014 at about 5:30 pm in Karachi, the capital city of Sindh province. No case has been registered and no one has claimed the responsibility […]

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Media bodies condemn death threats to journalist

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Journalists and representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA), South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) and South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ), Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists […]

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Journalist receives life threats

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Imtiaz Alam, journalist and television anchor of “Express News” received death threats in the night of April 3, 2014 in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province. He is also the editor of quarterly South Asian Journal and secretary general of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA). No one has claimed the responsibility of threats. Alam […]

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APNS thanks Pervaiz Rashid for extending last date of ABC renewal

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) President Sarmad Ali has thanked the Federal Minister for Information, Senator Pervaiz Rashid for acceding to the APNS request to extend the last date of renewal of Audit Bureau of Circulation Certificates from 15 days to 3 months. The APNS president hoped that this decision will help member publications […]

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APNS delegation calls on Punjab CM

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LAHORE: PR – Members of All Pakistan Newspapers Society delegation met Shahbaz Sharif and expressed satisfaction over the policy of transparent distribution of advertisements, terming it a commendable step of the chief minister. The delegation members said that advertisements are given to the newspapers from the office of DGPR under corruption free culture while timely […]

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APNS body seeks security for media houses

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Capital Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), met in an emergent meeting under the chairmanship of Zahid Malik on Tuesday, passed the following Resolution. “The terror attack in Islamabad Kutchery has sent a shock wave across the country in general and in Islamabad in particular. The way the perpetrators carried […]

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APNS body pays tributes to Fasih Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: The members of the Federal Capital Committee (FCC) of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) have expressed their shock over the sad demise of Syed Fasih Iqbal, Editor-in-Chief, Balochistan Times, who has expired in Karachi after a brief illness. In a meeting held here under the chairmanship of Zahid Malik, Chairman, FCC, the members recalled […]

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APNS assails AGPR, seeks payment of ad bills

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ISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) strongly condemned the anti-press behaviour of the Accountant General Pakistan Revenue (AGPR) who is consistently denying the sanctions of payment against advertisement bills issued by various government departments including the bills against current advertising. It appears that he is deliberately bent upon destroying the government-press relations. The Executive […]

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Two injured in attacks on three media houses

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Two employees of a media house were injured on February 17, 2014 when two unknown men riding on a bike hurled hand-grenades at the main gates of two media houses in Karachi namely, Business Recorder Group and Nawa-i-Waqt. No one has claimed the responsibility of attacks. Another bomb was discovered on February 18 in the […]

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Wrong data regarding attacks on journalists by police: National Assembly

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National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Friday decided to move a privilege motion against Sindh and Punjab police for providing wrong data regarding attacks on journalists in their respective provinces. A sub-committee was also constituted to look into the issues pertaining to attacks on media persons, compensation to families of […]

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Local APNS greets Irfan Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Publishers of newspapers and periodicals of the twin-cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have congratulated Prof Irfan Siddiqui, a prominent columnist, on his appointment as Special Assistant to the prime minister as well as his assuming chief coordinator of the four-member committee for entering into dialogue with the Taliban. In a meeting of the federal […]

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APNS grieved over demise of Arshad Majid Anami

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KARACHI: Sarmad Ali, President, Masood Hamid, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapwers Society (APNS), on behalf of the office bearers and members of the society have expressed their profound grief over the sad demise of senior colleague Arshad Majid Anami, publisher/chief editor of Daily Commercial News, Faisalabad.The APNS office bearers expressed their condolence and prayed that […]

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Plots cannot divide journalists: PFUJ chief

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SUKKUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) president Afzal Butt has said that no attempt can divide journalists who are united on one platform. Addressing a journalists’ convention’ at the Sukkur Press Club on Sunday, he said journalists had rendered sacrifices during the dictatorial rule and struggled for freedom of expression. He assured the journalists […]

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APNS shows dismay over govt’s apathetic attitude

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) executive committee expressed its dismay over the consistent indifference of the federal government to address long-standing problems of the newspaper industry and decided to launch an advertisement campaign to highlight issues for public awareness from first week of January and seek the attention of the prime minister to […]

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