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‘Future of FM Radio in Pakistan’: Licensees demand level playing field in radio industry

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ISLAMABAD: The FM radio licensees on Monday demanded a level playing field, as they have got their licenses by investing millions of rupees, whereas, the revenue chunk is being shared by a number of state owned FM radios who are neither licensees of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), nor have invested huge sums […]

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Syed Bachal Shah: A born environmentalist

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Syed Bachal Shah Jillani alias Nizamuddin Shah died on July 19, 2015 in Village Jamal Shah Jillani, Qadirpur, Ghotki after a brief illness. He was 76. Shah Saheb was a born environmentalist, as he loved nature. He never went to any high school or university, but always pushed for environment protection and planted thousands of […]

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Letter sent to UK over BBC report

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday formally asked the British authorities for access to information cited in a BBC report which alleged that Indian government funded MQM and trained militants linked to the party. The request was made through a letter authored by the Interior Ministry in consultation with the ministries of law and foreign affairs. […]

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Altaf should move British court: Shujaat

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LAHORE: PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain should approach a British court against the BBC report as he himself did in 1991 and won the case against a British newspaper for publishing incorrect news. “[The British newspaper] which is in no way less important as compared to the BBC […]

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MQM man’s statement ‘not UK police document’

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KARACHI: A statement attributed to senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Tariq Mir allegedly revealing that the MQM had received Indian funding was not a document of London Metropolitan Police, according to a BBC-Urdu report posted on its website on Tuesday. “After carefully examining the document we can confirm that it was not a police document,” […]

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Mixed media reaction to attack on Paris weekly

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LAHORE: World media outlets give mixed reaction to attack on Paris weekly last week. BBC writes: “Three million copies of Wednesday’s edition are being printed. Normally only 60,000 are available each week. ” Prestigious international media houses like the Reuters, Bloomberg and Fox News etc have also reported that up to three million copies of […]

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The worst form of censorship is killing journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Censorship in Pakistan appears in many forms, but of them is the worst is: intimidating, threatening, torturing and even killing journalists. Media analyst Adnan Rehmat said this at a seminar on ‘Media Ethics in the Time of Threat’ on Thursday. The seminar was held by Rozan’s Secretariat of Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism with […]

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The magic of radio

Pakistan Press Foundation

More than six and a half decades ago, two pieces of what looked like decorative furniture graced our home in Lahore. These items were beautifully made wooden cabinets, each with a round dial, some knobs and a rectangular piece of silk upholstery that covered a loud speaker. They were the pride and joy of our […]

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BBC journalist beaten up

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Karachi: A correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was beaten up allegedly by a robber in PECHS on Wednesday, said a Tipu Sultan police official. SHO Zulfiqar Haider said Hassan Kazmi was on his way home when a man intercepted him in E-Market situated in Block 6 of PECHS. The suspect held Kazmi at […]

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Journalist & Broadcaster Masood Alam to be laid to rest today

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ISLAMABAD: A known journalist and broadcaster Masood Alam, who had died in a road accident on the rainy Tuesday night, will be laid to rest at Islamabad’s H-11 Graveyard on Friday afternoon at 3pm. He was 48. His family members had delayed the funeral as his two children, currently studying in Canada, were due to […]

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Media should keep a distance from political parties

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Media houses and journalists should not get close to political parties because it will not only affect their efficiency but also their credibility. The trend of investigative journalism is reducing because the media has been concentrating on daily issues. These views were expressed by Sherry Rehman, former minister of information and ex-ambassador to the […]

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ABS Jafri — a versatile journalist and man of character

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Akhtar bin Shahid Jafri, known to his friends and acquaintances as ABS Jafri, was one of the pioneers of journalism in Pakistan. Those who remember him still will be observing his 10th death anniversary this weekend. Jafri had a diverse career, spanning more than five decades — an accomplished journalist, a broadcaster, and a writer […]

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BBC confirms MQM report will not be put on its website

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By: Murtaza Ali Shah LONDON: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has found itself embroiled in a serious controversy of editorial independence after the editorial managers decided not to publish online the full investigative report of Owen Bennett-Jones, the BBC reporter who led investigations into the Muttahida Qaumi Movement for the flagship Newsnight programme. A BBC […]

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BBC Goes Off Air In Some Localities

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KARACHI: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service transmission remained off air in different parts of the city on Thursday that cable operators said had nothing to do with any ‘policy decision’ before the international network aired a programme on the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). A number of people from different areas called the Dawn […]

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