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‘Witness to History’ – The News marks 25 years with an ode to contemporary art

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Karachi: “The readers of The News have witnessed history! Started 25 years back, the paper was a breath of fresh air in the print media. It served as a breeding ground for journalists back then, and indeed remains one till this day.” This was stated by Sarmad A Ali of the Jang Group of Companies […]

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Pemra rebuts report on DTH licensing process

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a rebuttal to The News story published on Monday, titled, “Why is acting chairman Pemra in such a hurry?” A statement issued here on Monday said that Pemra believes that the said story was published without going into the merits of the whole issue and without […]

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Pak journalist’s role in tax reforms hailed at world moot

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LILLEHAMMER (Norway): Pakistan’s tax reforms have been hailed as a success of quality investigative reporting at a global conference being held here to discuss role of investigative journalists in exposing corruption, organised crime and abuse of power. The 9th Global Investigative Journalism Conference which opened on Thursday also urged the governments worldwide to prioritise the […]

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Rights activist, journalist Najma Sadeque is dead

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KARACHI: Prominent human rights activist, journalist and environmental writer Najma Sadeque passed away in the early hours of Thursday. She was 72. As a journalist, Ms Sadeque worked with Dawn Group’s eveninger The Star and The News International. But violations of human rights, especially women’s rights, made her extremely sad, leading to her founding the […]

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Umar Cheema voted on global journalism network board

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ISLAMABAD: Investigative reporter of The News, Umar Cheema has been voted to the board of directors of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) in the first-ever elections that chose 15 members from different parts of the world. He will hold this position for two years to represent Asia in this prestigious board that is comprised of […]

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Daily Jang’s vehicle set on fire in Rawalpindi

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RAWALPINDI: The anti-Jang Group people attacking the group through different means this time torched a delivery vehicle of the Daily Jang loaded with Friday’s religious edition, after kidnapping and torturing the driver of the vehicle, in the wee hours of Friday. The driver was shifted to the Holy Family Hospital after the “well-known captors” threw […]

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Another van of The News set on fire

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RAWALPINDI: Unidentified assailants equipped with lethal weapons set a van carrying the copies of ‘The News’ to Islamabad on fire after creating panic among the people here at the Committee Chowk on Friday morning. The people who witnessed the scene confirmed that the assailants were carrying lethal weapons and acted as professional fighters. “Their delivery […]

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Van carrying The News, Jang bundles set on fire

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Thousands of copies burnt; case registered for bid to torch Geo vehicle; threats, bullets sent to cable operators who resumed Geo transmission; Gilani, Sherpao, Palejo, Sharjeel condemn attack LAHORE: Some unidentified bike riders set a vehicle carrying bundles of thousands of copies of the daily Jang and The News on fire on Abbot Road on […]

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Geo, The News, Jang blocked illegally in cantonments

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ISLAMABAD: Geo TV has been blacked out in all cantonment areas and hawkers are not being allowed to distribute daily Jang and The News to subscribers. It appears as if the ghost of General Ziaul Haq is still haunting the freedom of the press like it had done during the worst dictatorship during the late […]

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SHC grants stay against The News and its publisher

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KARACHI: Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi of the Sindh High Court stopped the publisher of an English newspaper, The News, from publishing any defamatory news against Aqeel Karim Dhedi (AKD) and his brokerage house. The judge passed this order on a defamation suit No 606-2013 filed by Aqeel Karim Dhedi through his counsel Barrister Murtaza Wahab. […]

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Human Rights Watch launches campaign against media

By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Watch (HRW), the leading human rights organisation of the world, has launched an offensive against the media instead of responding to journalistic criticism by ‘The News’ on its World Report-2013. HRW director in Pakistan Ali Dayan Hasan, in different media interactions, instead of elaborating the points of HRW World […]

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Ayesha Haroon laid to rest in Lahore

LAHORE: Ayesha Haroon, former editor of The News, was laid to rest on Thursday after the Zohr prayers. Her funeral prayers were held at the mosque near her residence 78-Haroon Street, Babar Block, New Garden Town, near Barkat Market. She was buried next to her father’s (Syed Haroon Shah) grave in the family quad at […]

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The News, Jang websites resume operation

By: Tariq Ahmed Saeedi KARACHI: KARACHI: After a 6-hour downtime caused by hacking of PKNIC servers, the websites of The News and Jang became available to visitors on Monday afternoon. The websites were among those with .pk domains attacked by the group of hackers Pakbugs, which has a track record of launching cyber attacks in […]

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Defaming Human Rights campaigner: Media mogul promises to take action

ISLAMABAD: The publisher of a leading media house has responded positively to noted rights activist and legal expert Asma Jehangir’s complaint against two columnists who allegedly carried out a ‘character assassination’ on her in their respective write ups early last month. The publisher has promised to take action against the two writers, who were also […]

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