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Journalists, civil society urge tolerance for democracy

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: All segments of society including journalists and members of civil society organisations on Saturday underlined the fact that if the military dictatorships could be endured for eight to 11 long years then why some segments are not ready to give some time to democracy that can keep working its magic if people have even […]

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Shame on you, Mr Kasuri

Pakistan Press Foundation

General Ziaul Haq once threatened if he hanged a few journalists, no one would dare speak against him. He did in fact get three journalists — Khawar Naim Hashmi, Iqbal Jaffery and Nasir Zaidi — flogged. The fourth one was spared on doctor’s advice because he was physically disabled. A few days ago, Ahmad Raza […]

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ABS and his tribe of the pen

Pakistan Press Foundation

Those enchanted evenings where novices like me could hone their skills by sharing a toast with the learned and the accomplished have long left our press clubs. But we, the products of those evenings, are still around to tell the story. It was the start of the depressing decade of 1980s. The cacophony of General […]

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SC Media Commission recommends freeze on new TV licenses

Pakistan Press Foundation

By: Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The Media Commission constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended to parliament to establish a Media Laws Review Task Force, restructure and rename the Ministry of Information and free Pemra, PTV, APP and PBC of government control. The two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar, has submitted […]

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