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SC issues notices to Jang, The News for ‘misreporting’ CJP’s remarks

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to Urdu newspaper Jang and English daily The News for allegedly misreporting a court story, in which the top judiciary had appeared to criticise the government. The two publications, in their lead stories today, had reported that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing a suo motu case of illegal […]

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CPNE asks Centre not to suppress Sindh newspapers

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed serious concerns over a ban of government advertisements for newspapers of Sindh and demanded that the Federal Information Ministry stop ‘suppressing’ media organisations of the province. A meeting of editors of Sindh newspapers, presided over by the CPNE Sindh Committee acting chairman Ghulam Nabi Chandio, was […]

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APNS thanks PM for exempting duty on newsprint

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan on exempting five percent import duty on newsprint and instructing the Ministry of Information to clear the advertising outstanding dues. APNS President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali, in a press statement on Wednesday, thanked the prime minister for […]

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Hawkers union hopes newspaper price issue will be resolved

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LAHORE: Akhbar Farosh Union Lahore President and All Pakistan Akhbar Faroosh Federation Chairman Chaudhry Nazir Ahmed has expressed the hope that the issues of newspaper prices and commission will be resolved amicably. “We are earning with dignity and respect and serving the country,” said Nazir Ahmed while addressing a meeting at the Akhbar Market in Lahore. […]

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APNS to observe Eid Miladun Nabi holiday on 26th

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Karachi (PR) – All Pakistan Newspapers Society Secretary General Sarmad Ali has stated that this year, the “Eid Milad-un-Nabi” will fall on Thursday, December 24, 2015 whereas the “Quaid-e-Azam Day” will follow on next day i.e. Friday, December 25, 2015. In view of special editions scheduled on Quaid-e-Azam Day, the APNS has decided that member […]

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APNS committee calls for payment of outstanding dues

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KARACHI: The executive committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has urged federal government to take notice of problems being faced by the newspaper industry and requested it to clear the outstanding dues of member publications as soon as possible. A press release issued by the APNS on Wednesday said the outstanding dues for […]

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‘Pakistan needs a new social contract’

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: A book on the ebb and flow of Pakistani politics titled Pakistani Siyasat Ke Madd-o-Jazr by Urdu columnist Muqtada Mansoor was launched at the Arts Council on Wednesday. Prof Sahar Ansari, who presided over the programme, said the hallmark of a good book was that it generated debate both for and […]

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Press under stress

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For a commercial media outlet, the major source of revenue in Pakistan is advertising. With the arrival of the internet and the liberalisation of the airwaves – a near-global phenomenon – the commercial press is under stress. In fact, with the arrival of the internet, newspapers the world over were faced with a Catch-22 situation. […]

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PPP spent lavishly on the media, budget documents show

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By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: A perusal of the supplementary grants of the outgoing financial year show how mercilessly public funds were used by almost all the ministries, especially ex-information ministry bosses who spent millions on Press Clubs and newspapers.But apparently the PML-N dominated lower house of the parliament seems not ready to approve this lavish […]

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PPF Protests blocking of an online newspaper

Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the blocking of the El Diario de Cuba, an online newspaper, starting from January 14, 2013 in Venezuela. Quoting information from Freedom House, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the President of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, by Monday an access problem had fallen sharply […]

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