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Fata dists to get 3pc share from NFC Award

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ISLAMABAD – The erstwhile Federally Administrated Tribal Areas will get three percent share under the National Finance Commission Award, the federal cabinet decided Thursday. Briefing journalists after the cabinet meeting here, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said the share of the provinces will be reduced to facilitate the FATA people. […]

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PA again brought within purview of RTI law

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PESHAWAR: Following a great deal of pressure from the opposition parties, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday incorporated an amendment to bring the provincial assembly within the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act which had previously been omitted when the law was passed in June. The amendment was passed by the assembly in […]

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CM seeks writers’ role in elimination of social evils

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that freedom of expression and difference of opinion was in-fact the established democratic norms and we would always welcome constructive criticism in all walks of life. Literary and journalist community could greatly contribute in moulding the public opinion on various issues and solving the public grievances. In his […]

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Govt gears up to regulate printing press industry

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PESHAWAR: After going through reorganisation, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa information and public relations department is flexing muscles to regulate printing press in the province and enforce law to counter terrorists’ propaganda material, printed locally. The provincial information and public relations department, which was going through reorganisation during the last eight months, has planned to initiate ‘instant […]

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Delay in announcement of cultural policy resented

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PESHAWAR: The Cultural Journalists Forum (CJF) has demanded a comprehensive cultural policy for the militancy plagued province. The demand was made at a meeting of the forum at the Peshawar Press Club chaired by its president Ihtisham Toru. The participants called upon the PTI-led ruling coalition to come up with a comprehensive cultural policy to […]

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PPF Training Workshop For Journalists

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The world focus journalists safety in Pakistan. Islamabad, January 14, 2015; Since Pakistan has become the most dangerous country for journalists, the whole world is focusing it in regards of safety. There are more resources but the stakeholders are on backseat. Press clubs and unions should assess their responsibilities and present their demands to the […]

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PPF Training Workshop For Journalists

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KARACHI, January 10, 2015: The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with Free Press Unlimited is holding a 3-day residential training workshop, from 14th till 16th January, for journalists, in Islamabad. The workshop titled as “Safety and Security Training workshop for Journalists”, will bring together more than 25 journalists from more than 10 districts of […]

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Pakistani Police Detain Militant in VOA Journalist’s Killing

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Police in northwestern Pakistan say they have detained a key militant commander who is accused in the 2012 killing of a reporter for Voice of America’s Deewa Radio. Deputy Inspector General of the Mardan region, Mohammad Saeed Wazir, told VOA Deewa Radio that police arrested Pakistani Taliban commander Irfan Khurasani and two of his associates […]

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