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PTV producer Farkhanda Shamim awarded gold medal

Pakistan Press Foundation

Idara-e-Faroogh-e-Taleem has awarded gold medal to PTV producer documentaries and reporter, Farkhanda Shamim on account of her excellent news reports and documentaries on Pakistan Movement from 1930 to 1947. The 13th award giving ceremony of the Idara-e-Faroogh-e-Taleem was held at Government College for Women Gulberg for those who had played significant role for the promotion […]

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PTV: World Cup

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FINALLY the World Cup cricket is over with Australia winning it for the fifth time altogether. Different TV sports channels made special arrangements to telecast the grand event. Our local TV channel — PTV Sports — also tried its best and went an extra mile in making the mega event more attractive for its viewers. […]

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Government to buy equipment to monitor talk shows

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ISLAMABAD: The government will buy Rs30.4 million equipment to monitor the talk shows of private TV channels. Sizable amount will be set aside in the development budget for the coming year for setting up broadcast centres at the Control Line, Working Boundary and frontiers close to Iran, China and Afghanistan to extend transmission of the […]

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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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No PTV employee being laid off: MD

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and Managing Director (MD) of state-run television Muhammad Malick said that the doors of government-run television had been first time opened for all parties including Opposition. He was addressing the general body of the two unions led by Pervez Bhatti and Liaquat Tarar on Wednesday. The MD said that the state-run TV […]

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Media in the crosshairs

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Media in the crosshairsThe media remained the target of attack through 2014, caught in the crosshairs of guns wielded by militants, political and criminal elements and even professional rivals throughout 2014. The country was declared the world’s most dangerous place for journalists by the International Federation of Journalists, ahead of war-torn Syria. Fourteen journalists were […]

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Power to the media

Pakistan Press Foundation

This week at a seminar in Hyderabad, I was asked an interesting question. “Do you think if the police and media become honest, our country will become a better place?” I was stumped for an answer. Another question asked whether the media should be more active in causes and whether they are playing an active […]

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4 journalists and 5 support staff shot dead, 38 injured and 06 others received death

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Asian Human Rights Commission has received shocking reports of journalists having to face the worst ordeals possible, during the course of the year 2014. Four journalists and five of their supporting staff have been killed by “un-known” persons and more than 38 journalists were attacked and injured by the police and mostly by those […]

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Journalists threaten to file case against Imran, Qadri, Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists on Tuesday demanded an apology from Imran Khan, Dr Tahirul Qadri and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for attacks on the offices of Geo News and Pakistan Television (PTV) and torture of journalists in the Red Zone area or they would register cases against them on these criminal acts. The demand was […]

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PPP condemns attack on PTV building

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has strongly condemned attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) building during protests of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad on Monday. PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo condemned the ransacking of the transmission room of the state television channel by protesters, calling the action condemnable, […]

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Revolution comes to PTV

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As if storming the PM House and assaulting journalists was not bad enough, the ‘leopards and tigers’ of the two dharnas attacked the headquarters of PTV on Monday. Armed with clubs they destroyed equipment, vandalised the building and left staffers traumatised. That they had the technical ability to take PTV off the air would hint […]

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Violence not acceptable means to change govt: US

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WASHINGTON: The United States sent a clear message to Pakistan on Monday, telling all parties to the political impasse that it would not accept any effort to bring a change through violence or extra-constitutional means. “Violence and destruction of private property and government buildings are not acceptable means of resolving political differences,” said US State […]

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PBA condemns attack on PTV

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the attack and unlawful takeover of its member channel Pakistan Television Network’s Islamabad headquarters by protesters. The statement further appealed to all sides not to hinder or attack media and journalists who are performing their lawful duties. Business Recorder

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Occupiers knew exactly what they were doing at PTV

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ISLAMABAD: The mob that stormed the headquarters of Pakistan Television (PTV) was uncannily familiar with the inner workings of a TV station and made a bee-line for the station’s Master Control Room (MCR) – the nerve centre of the network’s broadcast uplink facility. They were also surprisingly familiar with the locations of key offices and […]

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