Fawad Chaudhry’s insistence

Fawad Chaudhry’s insistenceInformation Minister Fawad Chaudhry told a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information on February 25 that there was a need for a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, print, electronic and digital. The minister mustered in support of his idea the convergence of news and entertainment in mobile phones because of […]

Journalists protest against layoffs, pay-cuts

Journalists protest against layoffs, pay-cutsKARACHI: Dozens of journalists took out a procession on Tuesday from their offices to the Karachi Press Club in protest against layoffs, non-payment of salaries and deduction in salaries of their colleagues by both print and broadcast media houses. A large number of members of the Pakistan Herald Workers Union representing Dawn Media Group, working […]

PPF condemns attacks on journalists and media workers during Nigeria’s election coverage

PPF condemns attacks on journalists and media workers during Nigeria’s election coveragePakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attacks on journalists and media workers during coverage of Nigeria’s Presidential and Senatorial elections held on February 23, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attacks on journalists during election coverage […]

Faizabad judgment

Faizabad judgmentThe apex court has issued a strong verdict in the 2017 Faizabad sit-in case. The court had taken up the matter as a suo-motu case and had reserved judgment in November 2018 after hearing the attorney general of Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan and Pemra. The SC has minced no words while noting with […]

Sindh PA passes resolution for payment of govt ad arrears

Sindh PA passes resolution for payment of govt ad arrearsKARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling upon the federal and provincial governments to immediately release payment of the outstanding advertising dues of the media organizations to save them from further crisis severely affecting their employees. The resolution was moved in the house by MPA of ruling Pakistan People’s Party Burhan […]