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PM Khan’s agenda for 2019

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The new government is no longer new. In 2019, Pakistan is scheduled to get a new chief justice and a new army chief, and at some point of time between January 19 and November 30 – when both those positions are due to have new individuals filling them  the prime minister will discover that he […]

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PCP unanimously rejects proposed PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has unanimously rejected the proposed creation of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) and urged the government to ensure the Freedom of Press, if it intends to streamline the various institutions then it should table a Bill in the Parliament, says press release. The Press Council of Pakistan’s General Council, […]

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Search Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: PIO

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ISLAMABAD: Principal Information Officer (PIO) Mian Jehangir Iqbal has said that the government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression in addition to being aware of the importance of regional press alongside national newspapers and was striving for resolving problems related to these matters. He was talking to editors of local newspapers […]

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Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: Jehangir Iqbal

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PESHAWAR: Government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression and is fully aware of the importance of regional press as much as national newspapers and is striving for resolving their problems, said Principal Information Officer Mian Jehangir Iqbal. He was talking to editors of local newspapers at a lunch hosted in his honour […]

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Info ministry slashes ad rates for TV channels

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LAHORE: Federal Ministry of Information has made drastic cut in the commercial rates being paid to the private television channels for all federal, provincial, autonomous bodies and public sector organisations. The letter issued by the ministry says the rates have been slashed as the government ‘intends to support the electronic media industry and initiate electronic […]

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‘World needs one voice to counter hate speech’

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the world needed to have one voice to counter hate speech and incitement to violence. “The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is a staunch advocate of free speech but there is a dire need for international regulatory regime to defy hate content on social media,” […]

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Hawkers union urges govt to save print media

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LAHORE: The newly-elected office-bearers of the Akhbar Farosh Union Lahore were administered oath here on Wednesday at Alhamra Art Centre. The new body comprises President Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed, Senior Vice President Malik Imtiaz Ahmed, Vice President Sajjad Azeem, General Secretary Muhammad Ilyas, Joint Secretary Rana Maqsood Ahmed, Information Secretary Sheikh Umar Yaseen, Office Secretary Owais […]

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Govt in process of clearing outstanding dues of media houses: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the government stood with media workers and was in the process of clearing outstanding advertisement dues of media houses to stop them from sacking employees. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, he said that the government and the media owners had […]

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Call for making UN suggestions on human rights public

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LAHORE: Veteran journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman on Sunday urged the government to make the 2017-18 Universal Period Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Council public and present it in parliament, explaining that UNHRC recommendations favour the country and its ­people. “The world is not conspiring against Pakistan. The UPR recommendations […]

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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 […]

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Cyber crime: Role of regulators and government

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Cyber crime is a reality that is exceeding with mushrooming fintech (financial technology) and increasing integration/intra-operability. Various 2018 predictions about the merging of cyber and traditional financial crimes may actually prove too conservative, as in the recent past. Cyber attacks and cyber crimes will continue to grow. The nexus between this activity and money laundering/terrorist […]

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Media matters

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Pakistani media houses are facing a serious financial crunch, leading to downsizing and layoffs. The issue gained prominence after the induction of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government, which stopped releasing pending government advertisement to private media. It warned of a worse situation in the days to come, urging the media houses to rethink their […]

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Human rights agenda

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THE first 100 days of a first-time government are often tumultuous, strewn with tactical errors and gaffes, and hindered by inexperience. The opposition morphs into the mythical Argus, ready to swoop down on any mistake. Press and electronic media seize upon every miscalculation. The government itself takes a defensive posture, trying to fend off the […]

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Media blues

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THE crisis afflicting Pakistan’s mainstream print and electronic media sphere is escalating. Apart from a series of high-profile resignations and sackings, there are also reports of several print publications cutting down on junior staff, with some rumoured to be shutting down completely. Wage disbursement delays, a perennial concern for many in the trenches of the […]

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