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NA committee for programmes on war on terror

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ISLAMABAD: Legislators in the Lower House of Parliament on Friday directed the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage to work for creativity programmes on PTV and attacked organisations for changing the people’s mindset on war on terror. Pakistan is at war and we have to win it, said Marvi Memon, while chairing the NA […]

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Senator raises Geo’s closure in parliament

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Zahid Khan of the ANP on Wednesday raised his voice against keeping Geo News off air, saying that the government should tell the nation why the channel was facing being blocked for the last four months. “What was its fault that despite paying the heavy fine it was not restored to its original […]

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Sacked Pemra chief files contempt plea against ministry

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ISLAMABAD: The sacked chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed, on Thursday filed a contempt of court petition against the officials of the ministry of information and broadcasting for inviting applications to fill the post. Mr Ahmed said since he had challenged his dismissal and the matter was pending with […]

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Pervaiz asks media to keep national interest supreme

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday called for an effective liaison and coordination between the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) and the Ministry of Information to ensure dissemination of authentic information. He said effective liaison and cooperation was also vital to dispelling any misleading perception with regards to the military operation. […]

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YouTube and the pursuit of happiness

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Pakistan enjoys nothing more than proving the wisdom behind the cliché ‘cutting off your nose to spite your face’. It is entirely appropriate that the phrase can be traced back to a time in Europe when women would mutilate themselves in order to protect their ‘purity’, since all our most self-destructive actions involve misbegotten notions […]

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Increase in TV licence fee

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THE federal government has increased TV licence fee quietly. Most of the people are unaware of it because this fee is included in our electricity bills. Doing this without informing the people is unfair and unacceptable. This is strange as it is related to the ministry of information. Is there any justification for an increase […]

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Why filtering the internet is a bad idea

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The writer is one of the directors at Bolo Bhi and has previously worked at Newsline It is not about YouTube, just like it was never about Facebook in 2010. The issue was never limited to the reopening of particular platforms which were accessed through the use of proxies by Pakistanis despite the bans in […]

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Journalists’ Welfare: regulations to enable government to establish, operate fund notified

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Thursday notified the regulations, specifying the guidelines which shall enable the federal government to establish and operate Journalists Welfare Fund (JWF). According to a notification issued here, the federal government shall establish the welfare fund for journalists to carry out the purposes of these regulations and the fund shall […]

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Concern over expulsion of newsman

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) has expressed concerns over the failure of the interior ministry to seek its endorsement while issuing visas to foreign journalists, granting extensions to them and cancelling them. The MoIB has taken up the issue with the interior ministry in the wake of expulsion of Declan Walsh, the […]

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World punishes, Pakistan spares erring journalists

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Sabir Shah LAHORE: Even if the Supreme Court of Pakistan somehow unmasks beneficiaries of the Ministry of Information’s secret fund on Wednesday (tomorrow), these guilty journalists and the concerned media barons are likely to go scot-free, contrary to countries like India, China and United Kingdom where such ugly faces are not treated as sacred cows […]

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