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Govt likely to take private journalists on foreign visits

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government has abandoned the policy that journalists from the private media will not be part of the prime minister’s official entourage on his foreign visits. In the early months of the PML-N government The News has exclusively reported that the prime minister has decided that no private media journalists will be part […]

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PM’s assistant serves Rs1 bn notice on channel for propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: Capt Shujaat Azeem, special assistant to the prime minister on aviation, has served a defamation notice on ARY News channel President Salman Iqbal and host of programme ‘Khara Such’ Mubasher Lucman for airing series of orchestrated programmes based on malice and bare faced lies. In his notice dated February 25, 2015, served through renowned […]

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PM and the media

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Close to the two-year mark of his third stint in power, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has thought it to be a prudent time to address the media directly, taking advantage of the occasion of a meeting with the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). This is a gathering of distinguished people who matter in […]

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Entourage, journalists, bullet proof car also to go for Saarc summit

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ISLAMABAD: The entourage of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif including the press party for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit will be finalised today (Sunday). The prime minister will arrive in Kathmandu on Tuesday on board a special aircraft to attend the 18th Saarc Summit. Earlier, a PAF C-130 plane will carry a […]

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Prime Minister and others condemn attack on media

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Prime Minister Office has lauded the role of media and ordered an investigation into the acts of violence against journalists. A spokesman for PM’s Office said the responsible would be held accountable. He said such incidents were individual acts which were condemnable. He directed the authorities to provide best possible treatment to the injured journalists. […]

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Ministry hesitant over YouTube opening

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By: Usman Cheema ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom is facing the situation of ‘who will bell the cat,’ as the government wants to reopen YouTube but is unable to find a shoulder to share load if something wrong happens. The Nation through reliable sources has learnt that the previous and incumbent governments are […]

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A real story

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By: Aasim Zafar Khan Jameel enters the lady’s room. “Pour me a glass of that juice and leave the jug on the table”, the lady orders. The 13-year-old nods and proceeds to pour a glass out for the madam. But his hands shake, and the glass drops to the floor, breaking into a million little […]

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Saarc region: media can help promote peace, economic progress: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Wednesday urged the media to play its due and pivotal role in removing misunderstandings and build an atmosphere of peace and friendship among the countries in the region. Addressing first ever South Asia Media Summit organised by All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) here Wednesday, the Prime Minister said the region […]

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PPF Protests death threats to Editor of Sanghu weekly in Nepal

Pakistan Press Foundation has expressed concern over the death threats to Gopal Thapaliya, editor of the Sanghu weekly over a news report on corruption in the capital city, Kathmandu. Quoting information from Freedom Forum, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to the Prime Minister of Nepal, Thapaliya was threatened by an unknown […]

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Perils to democracy have soared after SC order: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that following the Supreme Court’s (SC) order for the arrest of the prime minister, the threats to democratic dispensation have escalated enormously. The commission said in a statement on Tuesday: “It is difficult to measure the misfortune of the luckless people of Pakistan that their […]

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