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‘Sindh will resolve issues of journalists’

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The provincial government of the Pakistan Peoples Party will resolve all the genuine issues of bona fide working journalists in the province on a priority basis, including issuance of a health insurance card to them, said Adviser to the CM on Information and Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab. Speaking at a media convention at the Karachi […]

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KUJ elects office-bearers

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KARACHI: The Green Panel swept the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) elections for 2016-2017. S. Hassan Abbas was elected president with a majority vote of 796 of the 838 polled in the elections held on Saturday. His rival Rafiq Ahmed Shaikh polled 27 votes. Wajid Raza Isfahani was elected general secretary and Zaheer Ahmed Khan […]

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‘Glorious journalists’ movement’ remembered by author

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KARACHI: A detailed account of what author and journalist Ahfazur Rahman sees as the ‘glorious journalists’ movement’ of 1977-1978 was recently published. The book, titled ‘Azadi-e-Sahafat: Sub se Bari Jang’, is based on Rahman’s personal insights and experiences and reveals many aspects that were previously undisclosed. Rahman is also the magazine editor of Roznama Express. […]

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Prominent businessman to support KUJ flat project

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KARACHI: A delegation of the flat committee of Karachi Union of Journalists met leading businessman and stock broker Aqeel Kareem Dhedhi to discuss journalists’ residential project. Mr Dhedhi assured the delegation that he stood by his commitment to start work on the project. Mr Dhedhi informed the delegation that he was ready to provide Rs100 […]

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KUJ condemns Israeli aggression in Gaza

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KARACHI: The Karachi Union of Journalists has expressed regrets over the killing of journalists during the Israeli offensive in Gaza. At its executive council meeting on Thursday, KUJ President G. M. Jamali, General Secretary Wajid Raza Isfahani and Vice President Zaheer Ahmed Khan expressed solidarity with the Palestinians and offered prayers for the civilian casualties […]

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Dawn staffer Shagufta Naaz passes away

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KARACHI: Shagufta Naaz, a senior sub-editor of Dawn, died at a private hospital here on Monday after a brief illness. She was 41. She leaves behind her mother. She was buried at the Gizri graveyard. Coming from an advertising background, Shagufta joined Dawn in 2007. Having proved her creative talents quickly, she was given the […]

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‘Black day’

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KARACHI: One of the two groups which contested the recent PFUJ elections has announced that Nov 3 will be observed as a ‘black day’ to mark the imposition of emergency by retired General Pervez Musharraf in 2007. Rana Azeem and Amin Yousuf who have claimed to have won the election for the post of PFUJ […]

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PFUJ events

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KARACHI: A meeting of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) on Saturday reviewed arrangements for elections of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the biennial delegates meeting (BDM) in Karachi from Oct 24 to 26. The meeting constituted a reception committee for facilitating delegates attending the BDM from all over the country, according to […]

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Journalists boycott PA proceedings

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KARACHI: Members of the Sindh Assembly Press Gallery protested on Monday against termination of service of over 25 journalists of the Jahan-i-Pakistan newspaper, killing of a journalist of a TV channel, inordinate delay in payment of salaries by some channels, and a recent incident of snatching purses and cellphones from four journalists of daily Dawn. […]

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Journalists to boycott tomorrow’s PA session against terminations

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Karachi: The journalist community will boycott the Sindh Assembly session of September 9 (Monday) against the forceful terminations of as many as 26 journalists from a local newspaper, President Karachi Union of Journalists announced this on Saturday. Addressing a protest meeting outside the newspaper office, President KUJ GM Jamali said that they would record their […]

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Ebad announces Rs 70 milion for press bodies

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan has appreciated the efforts by professional bodies of the journalists for welfare of their community. This he said while talking to the delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) at Governor House here on Monday. Tahir Najmai and Amin Yousuf led the […]

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Safma and SAMC condemn killing of journalists

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KARACHI: South Asian Free Media Association, South Asia Media Commission and Media Commission-Pakistan have jointly condemned the killings of two journalists in a week. The joint statement was released by Safma Secretary General Imtiaz Alam, SAMC Secretary General M Ziauddin, and Media Commission-Pakistan’s president Arif Nizami and General Secretary Babar Ayaz. The joint statement said […]

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Condolence reference held for M.A Majid

KARACHI: The Dawn Unit of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) held a condolence reference for veteran journalist late M.A Majid for his services to journalism, the trade union movement and his fight for the cause of the downtrodden. Those who spoke included senior journalists Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Zubaida Mustafa, Jawaid Bokhari, Habib Khan Ghori, Asim […]

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‘MQM will continue to raise voice for journalists’ right’

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Co-ordination Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar has said that the MQM would continue to raise its voice for the rights of the journalists’ community as they also belonged to the poor and middle class segments of the society. He expressed these views at a reception given in honour of office-bearers […]

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