Stifling the press

Stifling the pressA “WALKING shadow”. A “poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage/ And then is heard no more”. A “tale/ Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,/ Signifying nothing”. Shakespeare was describing life. He could as easily have been writing about the state of Pakistan’s media. On television screens, pundits […]

APNS team apprises Punjab PA speaker about media issues

APNS team apprises Punjab PA speaker about media issuesLAHORE: A delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) met Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi here on Sunday and briefed him about the problems being faced by the Punjab based publications because of the new advertising policy, especially money owed by the government organisations. The delegation included Mehtab Khan, Mujibur Rehman Shami, Tameeza Mizami, […]

Heritage: Saving The Karachi Press Club

Heritage: Saving The Karachi Press ClubIt is not much different from saving a life. There is the flat-lining patient surrounded by doctors trying everything within their power to resuscitate him, to get him to breathe again. That is what the Endowment Trust (EFT) does for the architectural heritage of Sindh. The EFT sees saving and conserving one’s heritage as a […]

Govt’s move to set up PMRA widely slated

Govt’s move to set up PMRA widely slatedISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) have expressed serious concern at the establishment of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA), replacing the existing print and electronic media statutory media bodies, maintaining that the government’s objective appears to be to control both electronic and print media. This was the outcome of […]

PMRA draconian, not acceptable, says PFUJ

PMRA draconian, not acceptable, says PFUJISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Saturday rejected the government’s recent decision to establish the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). A joint statement issued by the PFUJ President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Ayub Jan Sarhandi said establishing the Authority would be an act worse than the Press and Publications Ordinance promulgated by […]