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Last year March 27 was undoubtedly a tragic day in Sialkot when Zeeshan Butt, a local journalist working for a Lahore-based newspaper (Nawa-e-Waqt), was on phone. He was talking to the Sialkot District Council Chairperson Hina Arshad Warraich and complaining about death threats hurled on him by a PML-N backed Union Council Chairman Imran Cheema. […]

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Tragic demise of a newspaper

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This is to mourn sudden and unceremonious demise of the only surviving English eveninger “Daily News” published from Karachi under auspices of the leading Jang Group of Newspapers. Other two English eveningers “The Star” of Dawn Group and “Leader” had ceased publication in 2007 and “Leader” was bought by a commercial party which was reportedly […]

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Pakistan’s army is behind an unprecedented clampdown on the media

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Upon superficial inspection, Pakistan’s market for expression is enjoying a golden age. This is a still a land of broadsheet newspapers, in both Urdu and English. Television channels only multiply. The country hardly lacks for people with a point of view, with regiments of columnists and teeming opinion-formers on social media. This picture of a thriving, […]

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Govt in process of clearing outstanding dues of media houses: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the government stood with media workers and was in the process of clearing outstanding advertisement dues of media houses to stop them from sacking employees. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, he said that the government and the media owners had […]

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Why are so many Pakistani journalists losing their jobs?

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After years of growth, Pakistan’s media industry is facing a slowdown that has led to lay-offs, pay cuts and shutdown of news outlets. Last month, the management of the Express Tribune, an English language newspaper in Pakistan, broke the news that every working journalist dreads. Without any prior notice, more than a dozen reporters and photographers […]

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CPNE welcomes proposed advertisement policy

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has welcomed the federal information ministry’s move to hold consultation with CPNE over the proposed new advertisement policy. CPNE has termed the decisions taken in the proposed policy such as the legal, just, transparent and unbiased distribution of advertisements, banning distribution of advertisements for the purposes of reward or […]

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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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