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State-run TV urged to set example for private TV channels

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Islamabad: Participants including MNA and Chairperson of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon have urged the state-run Pakistan Television to take the lead and set example before private TV channels regarding “what to show and what not to show.” They were speaking the launch of the printed version of “Report […]


Mera Sultan figures in Senate panel debate

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday felt sorry that there was hardly anything being aired presently on electronic media for children. They regretted that young children had no option other than watching dramas meant for families.“In the play ‘Mera Sultan’, a baby is born daily and the ruling elite is […]


Jang group journalists awarded

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ISLAMABAD: Noted journalists attached to the Jang Group were decorated with civil awards at special investiture ceremonies on Pakistan Day in recognition of their meritorious services.Columnist Ataul Haq Qasmi and former columnist Irfan Siddiqui, of the Daily Jang, have been awarded the Hilal-e-Imtiaz while the showbiz reporter Ashiq Chaudhry was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz.Nazeer Laghari of […]


Pemra accused no TV channel, NA told

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has told the National Assembly (NA) that the second part of the report of the Media Commission has been presented to the Supreme Court. He said Pemra has leveled no allegation against any TV channel, so the ministry did not need to take any action. He said Pemra is not […]


60 Second Int’l film festival features US film directors

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ISLAMABAD: US film directors Ted Braun and Marilyn Agrelo delivered keynote speeches at the 60 Second International Film Festival (www.60siff.com), held on Saturday at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad. Braun and Agrelo are visiting Pakistan with the US State Department’s American Film Showcase (AFS), a touring program that brings US documentaries […]


New int’l telecom operators likely to participate in auction

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ISLAMABAD: The participation of new international telecom operators in the auction for 3G/4G spectrum is highly likely, which will result in tough competition among the operators besides generating good revenue. A delegation of Turkish mobile phone operator, Turk Cell, was on a visit to Pakistan to study its business case regarding the spectrum auction while […]


SC admits plea seeking enforcement of rights

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ISLAMABAD: Accepting a petition for the enforcement of fundamental rights of disabled persons, the Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned the attorney general for Pakistan and all advocate generals to assist it in the case. A three-judge bench – headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani – took up the petition, seeking the top court’s intervention […]


Govt not to auction 3G, 4G licences below base price

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ISLAMABAD: The government has decided not to auction any licence for the next generation technology (3G and 4G) below the base price of $295 million, according to the information memorandum released by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday. The government is anticipating fetching a minimum of $1.6 billion through the auction of six licences […]


Call to adopt mechanism to face climate change

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ISLAMABAD: The recent disasters were a warning from nature that there is an urgent need to adopt a mechanism to face the unpredictability of climate change. This was were general view of speakers at the launching ceremony of a book ‘Malevolent Floods of Pakistan 2010-2012’ organised by Sindh Graduate Association (SGA) on Sunday. The book’s […]


House of senior journalist ransacked

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ISLAMABAD: Hunting dogs foiled a robbery attempt when a gang of gunmen entered the house of prominent journalist, Nusrat Javed, at Sector F-8/2 in the wee hours of Monday.Nusrat Javed, when contacted by this scribe, said, “It was something bigger than a robbery attempt,” may by recce for another hit at my house as the […]


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 […]


IHC issues notice to Pemra chief in ICA

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Thursday issued notice to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman, Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmad, in response to the Intra-Court Appeal (ICA) of the federal government against his reinstatement by a single member IHC bench. The division bench, comprising IHC chief justice, Justice Muhammad […]


Socio-political innovations: Making social media responsible

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ISLAMABAD: Social media can play a constructive role by streamlining the development discourse in a demand-oriented, inclusive and people-friendly direction. This was the underlying theme of “Promoting Development Discourse through Social Media”, a moot held at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) on Monday. Although the use of social media is more common among the […]


Journalists Panel clean sweeps NPC polls

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ISLAMABAD: The Journalists Panel has swept the National Press Club (NPC) elections for 2014, defeating the Grand Journalist Panel and Jaago Liberal Panel. It was their eighth consecutive win. All the candidates of the panel won the elections by a huge margin. According to the results announced on Friday morning, Shehryar Khan of the Journalists […]