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SC may decide deadline for media code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The code of conduct for live coverage by the electronic media in Pakistan may get a final shape and be implemented after the Sikandar episode in Blue Area of Islamabad as the Supreme Court is taking up an important case on the subject today (Monday). The much talked about code of conduct for electronic […]


Online access rules for bank accounts to be framed by 31st

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue will frame the rules regarding online access to bank accounts till August 31. Sources told this correspondent that the purpose of framing these rules is to bring those people under the tax net who make huge transactions from the banks but did not submit returns of annual income. The […]


Pakistan To Establish Its First Laptop Assembly Plant

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will have its first ever laptop assembling plant soon which would strengthen the country’s indigenous capacity in laptop manufacturing and assembling, and also create job opportunities for skilled youth. The decision was taken during the third meeting for the implementation of the Prime Minister Youth Laptop Scheme held here on Tuesday under the […]


Post-leak: Abbottabad Commission’s report should be case study for future policies

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A seminar at SAFMA discussed the effects of the leaked report of the commission. ISLAMABAD: The leaked Abbottabad Commission report provides an opportunity for Pakistan’s leaders to introspect and review the country’s intelligence apparatus. This was the view of panelists at a discussion on the Abbottabad Commission report organised by the South Asian Free Media […]


Intel to re-design data centres for new services

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ISLAMABAD: Intel Corporation outlined its strategy to re-architect the underlying infrastructure, allowing companies and end-users to benefit from an increasingly services-oriented, mobile world. The Company also announced additional details about its next-generation Intel Atom processor C2000 product family (codenamed ‘Avoton’ and ‘Rangeley’), as well as outlined its roadmap of next-generation 14nm products for 2014 and […]


Pemra Says It Never Made Allegations Against Private Media

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra has finally clarified its position in the media regarding the allegations that Pemra had backtracked from its earlier statement about foreign funding of a private TV channel. A press release issued by Fakhar-ud-Din Mughal, General Manager (Media & PR) said on Tuesday Pemra had never made any assertion about the involvement of foreign […]


Pemra disowns assertions about foreign-funded programmes

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By: NASIR IQBAL ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) denied in the Supreme Court on Monday it had ever made assertions that a media house was airing foreign-funded programmes. “We categorically deny this and have even contacted top bosses of the media house to satisfy them,” said Zulfikar Maluka, the counsel for Pemra. […]


Digital media report launched

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ISLAMABAD: A report on mapping digital media on Friday documented ups and downs the Pakistani media faced in the last decade when it grew from one State run TV channel to over 100 today. Launched by the Open Society Foundation in collaboration with a local NGO, Mishal, the report titled Mapping Digital Media Pakistan touched […]


‘Beauty of Imagination’ attracts art lovers

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ISLAMABAD: A photographic exhibition, depicting the glory of sunset by a new artist, Mona Fazal, was held at Rawalpindi Arts Council on Wednesday. The exhibition, titled ‘Beauty of Imagination’, classified into two sections – fantasy and reality. It was inaugurated by National Assembly member Tahira Aurangzeb, who was flanked by Naheed Manzoor and RAC Resident […]


Mobilink consolidates portfolio

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ISLAMABAD: Mobilink has taken brand thought leadership in Pakistan by simplifying and consolidating its brands portfolio, moving from a family of brands into one flagship brand. The iconic Jazz, Jazba and Indigo brands have been absorbed into Mobilink, with the prepaid and postpaid portfolios reflecting the Mobilink parent branding. As part of this rebranding exercise, […]


Literature for the people

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When I attended the first Islamabad Literature Festival a few days ago, I felt nostalgic. It reminded me of the autumn book fares and seminars we had in Oslo when I was a young editor with the Norwegian Universities Press. I wish we could have done as well as Oxford University Press did with its […]


Over 2,000 journalists may miss their right to vote

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ISLAMABAD: Over 2,000 journalists working in various media houses in Islamabad and Rawalpindi will not be able to cast their votes in their ancestral areas due to their duties on election day. The journalists, who belong to various parts of the country, have demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan to devise a swift strategy […]


Oxford University Press to hold first Islamabad Literature Festival

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ISLAMABAD: “Encouraged by the remarkable success of the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) over the past four years, Oxford University Press is glad to announce the 1st Islamabad Literature Festival – ILF which will be held on April 30th to May 1st, 2013.” This announcement was made by Ameena Saiyid OBE, Managing Director, Oxford University Press […]


Banned outfits, security institutions held responsible for attacks on media

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By: Iqbal Khattak ISLAMABAD: Banned militant organisations, state’s security institutions and political parties were identified on Wednesday as key elements responsible for attacks on the media, as delegates framed problems to promote collaborative approaches to combating impunity on crimes against journalists during the inaugural day of international conference on safety and security of journalists in […]