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Armed men forcibly enter the premises of KPC

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On November 8, a group of armed men forcibly entered into the premises of Karachi Press Club (KPC) and started making video recordings of different parts of the premises. At around 10:30 pm, the armed men in plain clothes reached the press club in cars and land cruisers accompanied by a police van. They were […]

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Veteran journalist Shaikh Aziz passes away

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Veteran journalist, writer and scholar Shaikh Aziz passed away in Karachi at the age of 79 on Sunday. Aziz suffered a heart attack on the Super Highway near Nooriabad on Sunday morning and was taken to Hyderabad where adequate facilities were unavailable. His family then transported him to Agha Khan University Hospital in Karachi, where […]

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Journalists Protection, Welfare Bill Committee proceedings postponed

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The Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Monday postponed the committee proceedings to consider the Bill titled “The Journalists Protection and Welfare Bill, 2011” due to absence of media house owners. The bill was introduced on October 31, 2011 by Professor Khurshid Ahmed and 21 other Senators. The bill was referred to the […]

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Agreement signed for online medical education

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Karachi: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) of Lahore and PharmEvo, a private pharmaceutical company, have signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) for Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) portal to initiate CME/CDE courses for the healthcare professionals to build up their professional capacity. This public-private partnership in the field of medical education is the first […]

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PBC launches digital transmitter at Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD: Pakistan Broad­casting Corporation Pakistan (PBC) Director General Samina Pervez launched a 100-kW digital transmitter at the Hyderabad Broadcasting House here on Sunday on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the Hyderabad radio station. PBC Hyderabad director Naseer Mirza was also present. Speaking to reporters at the local press club, Ms Pervez said voice […]

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Journalists given first aid training by PRCS

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KARACHI: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh Branch organised First Aid Training for Journalists at Karachi Press Club (KPC) on the occasion of celebrating 150 years of World Red Cross Movement. The training was attended by more than 100 journalists including cameramen, health and crime reporters and office bearers of Karachi Press Club, where they […]

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KP govt to hold judicial inquiry into torture of journalists

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Sunday offered unconditional apology to journalists and announced judicial inquiry into the thrashing of media men by doctors at the Khyber Teaching Hospital. A government delegation led by provincial Minister for Public Health Shah Farman visited the Peshawar Press Club to express concern over the doctors’ high-handedness against journalists and […]

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Doctors thrash journalists for exposing their ‘negligence’

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PESHAWAR: The doctors at Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) here on Friday allegedly thrashed local journalists and locked them in a room for exposing their negligence in treatment of an injured policeman. The journalists said that they went to the hospital to cover a news story about attack on a police constable. “We saw the injured […]

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‘Khalid Moin’s poetry rejects violation of human rights’

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By: Zaib Azkaar Hussain Karachi: Glowing tributes were paid to renowned poet Khalid Moin during the launching of his fourth Urdu poetry collection titled ‘Na-gahan’ at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Saturday. Prominent journalist and writer Ahfazur Rehman, who presided over the function, said that Moin has used unique metaphors in order to highlight […]

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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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Baloch missing persons: A sister’s vigil

KARACHI: Farzana Majeed has done her masters in biochemistry from Balochistan University, and now is enrolled in the MPhil programme. If she wasn’t a Baloch she’d be either wearing a white coat and working in a lab or, like many young people her age, struggling to get a job. Or at least turning up for […]

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Reopening of Khuzdar Press Club lauded

ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has welcomed the reopening of Khuzdar Press Club after two-and-a-half months of closure due to security of working journalists. In the face of worsening law and order situation, the PCP has already taken serious note of the safety and security for journalists of Balochistan and has constituted a three-member […]

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