Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’

Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’KARACHI: Former senator Jawaid Jabbar said on Thursday that the current turmoil between the Gulf states would escalate the political crisis in the region. He was speaking to roundtable dialogue on “Dynamics of the Middle East crisis” at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs. Jabbar said that Saudia Arabia has made disproportionate investment in its […]

Lack of ethics in our media

Lack of ethics in our mediaEver since the Pakistani media was liberalised in 2002, channels upon channels focusing on news have been launched over the years. For the average Pakistani household, evening talk shows have become a major source of political awareness and, if looking from a certain angle, even entertainment. Talk shows are not entirely meant to be a […]

PPF concerned over the detention of Somali Journalists

PPF concerned over the detention of Somali JournalistsPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minster of Somalia to expressed serious concern over the arrest of journalist Omar Ali Hassan after returning from Mogadishu on July 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali demanded immediate and unconditional release of Hassan and also urged Somali government must respect journalist’s […]

Missing journalist appears after being dropped near airport

Missing journalist appears after being dropped near airportKARACHI: After almost 20 hours of forced detention, captors released on Monday the journalist who had been whisked away on Saturday night. Abdullah Zafar, a staff reporter at The Nation, was taken away during an overnight raid at his house in Lawyers Society, Scheme 33 in the Sacchal area of Karachi. He was then shifted […]

Pemra terms ‘Wesal Urdu’ channel illegal

Pemra terms ‘Wesal Urdu’ channel illegalISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has said that it has come to its notice that a certain channel by the name of “Wesal Urdu” has been inciting violence and hatred against a certain religious sect. It said “Wesal Urdu” is not a licensee of Pemra and no cable operator in Pakistan is running […]