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Rs11m approved for deserving artists, writers

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain approved on Wednesday Rs11.7 million for 43 deserving artists and writers across the country. The decision was made during a meeting of the Steering Committee of Federal Government’s Artist Welfare Fund held at the presidency. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif headed the committee before the chairmanship was handed over to the president […]

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President urges media to support govt efforts

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain urged media on Thursday to support the government’s initiatives, especially development projects. “There is a need to inculcate hope and optimism in the nation and media should highlight development work on many projects which are being executed in the country,” he said while talking to chief editors and editors of leading […]

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Mamnoon first president to deliver speech in Urdu abroad

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain made history by delivering his speech in Urdu on a foreign soil and in an international gathering when he addressed the 2nd World Internet Conference held at river town of Wuzhen in Zhejiang province of China. It was for the first time that a Pakistani president addressed an international event abroad […]

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Pakistan is cradle of art, culture: president

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday has said that Pakistan is a cradle of art and culture adding that artists and calligraphers are our valuable asset. Addressing the launching ceremony of a calligraphy book ‘Allama bil Qalam’, at Foreign Office in Islamabad, that president commended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for taking the initiative of publishing […]

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President confirms efforts for the release of Pakistani journalist

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Karachi: President Mamnoon Hussain said today that all-out efforts are under way for early release of Pakistani journalist Faizullah Khan, who is imprisoned in Afghanistan. Talking to a journalists’ delegation, he said, if needed, he would personally talk to President Hamid Karzai for the release of Faizullah. The delegation informed the President that an Afghan […]

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NAB approves inquiry against former Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has approved an inquiry into allegations of corruption and misuse of authority against Chaudhry Rashid, former chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The decision about the inquiry was taken by NAB’s executive board at a meeting presided over by its Chairman Chaudhry Qamar Zaman on Thursday. […]

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Sacked Pemra chief to challenge his dismissal

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ISLAMABAD: Chaudhry Rashid, who was recently dismissed as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), has decided to challenge his removal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). “We are filing a petition in the IHC on Monday to challenge illegal dismissal of Chaudhry Rashid,” his lawyer Hafiz Arafat Ahmed said on Sunday. Mr […]

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Pemra chief ‘sacked’

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday removed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Chaudhry Abdul Rashid after a four-month confrontation with him. According to an order, President Mamnoon Hussain dismissed Chaudhry Rashid and the government claimed that it had followed the modus operandi ‘prescribed’ by the court to remove him. However, Chaudhry Rashid has decided […]

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Chairman PEMRA Chaudhry Rasheed sacked

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has sacked chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chaudhry Rasheed, Geo News reported. According to sources in the President House, President Mamnoon removed Chaudhry Rasheed as per the procedure chalked out by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The News

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President urges media to continue its role against terrorism, extremism

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BHURBAN: President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday urged media to continue its responsibility for dealing effectively with terrorism and extremism besides promoting peace ventures in the region. Addressing the participants of a conference titled ‘Media and Extremist Narrative’ held under the auspices of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) here, he cautioned the media to remain […]

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Corruption-tainted sacked Pemra chief unlikely to get court relief

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ISLAMABAD: Implementing the Supreme Court’s historic judgement in the Khawaja Asif case to review irregular and illegal appointments, President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday removed the illegally appointed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Chaudhry Rashid. The office of the Pemra chairman fell vacant in the early years of the previous Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) […]

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