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ARY apologises to Prime Minister's advisor, ditches Lucman     Government tells PEMRA to block BOL transmission     Court rejects Axact plea seeking compensation from PEMRA, FIA     UN demands action for crimes against journalists     Profiles of heavyweights-turned-weaklings still on BOL website     Journalists stand by BOL staff, says KPC president     National Bank gifts 10 computers, printer to NPC     IHC dismisses government petition to restrain PEMRA chief     Express Tribune kills another story     IFJ wants UN to investigate killings of two journalists in Yemen    

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Ambassador Lodhi calls for stepping up efforts to protect journalists

UNITED NATIONS: Stressing the crucial role journalists play in providing authentic information, Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to ensure safety and security of media professionals, especially in  situations of armed conflict.

"As a former journalist myself, I know the risks journalists take to unveil and uphold the truth," Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, while speaking in a debate on

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ARY apologises to Prime Minister's advisor, ditches Lucman

ISLAMABAD: ARY News Television has apologised to Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation Shujat Azeem for two programs conducted against him by Mubasher Lucman, anchorperson of Khara Sach.
 
Azeem had filed a libel suit against the channel’s management and Lucman for airing malicious programs against him.
 
“I am writing in relation to the matters about which you have complained in connection with our Khara Sac

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ARY apologises to Prime Minister's advisor, ditches Lucman

Government tells PEMRA to block BOL transmission

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Information Ministry Thursday wrote to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) telling them to block transmission of BOL News until investigations into alleged diploma scam by the channel's parent company Axact were completed.
 
Axact landed into trouble after The New York Times published a story this month claiming the company was involved in selling fake diplomas. “A letter has been sent to P

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Government tells PEMRA to block BOL transmission

Court rejects Axact plea seeking compensation from PEMRA, FIA

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court Thursday rejected a plea of Axact, a parent company of BOL, seeking  compensation of Rs200 million from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
 
Axact sought the compensation from the two for not stopping television channels from airing defamatory news against the company.
 
The court rejected the plea saying the case is not admiss

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UN demands action for crimes against journalists

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Security Council Wednesday urged world governments to end impunity for those who silence journalists in a resolution applauded as historic by a leading media rights grou


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Profiles of heavyweights-turned-weaklings still on BOL websi

ISLAMABAD: BOL News website still hosts profiles and credentials of the heavyweights-turned-weaklings who opted to quit just as the Axact scandal surfaced.

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Journalists stand by BOL staff, says KPC president

KARACHI: Journalists and members of the civil society held a protest Wednesday in front of Karachi Press Club against conspiracies being hatched to prevent BOL News hitting the airwaves.


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National Bank gifts 10 computers, printer to NPC

ISLAMABAD: National Bank of Pakistan has gifted 10 computers and a printer for the library of National Press Club, Islamabad, besides promising some other facilities for journalists.
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IHC dismisses government petition to restrain PEMRA chief

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Wednesday dismissed the federal government’s plea to restrain Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed from resuming charge of Pakistan Elect


Express Tribune kills another story

ISLAMABAD: The Express Tribune has taken down yet another story from its website following severe criticism from Dr Zulfiqar Mirza’s family and Pakistan Peopl


IFJ wants UN to investigate killings of two journalists in Yemen

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Wednesday backed its affiliate the Yemen Journalists' Syndicate (YJS) in urging the United Nations (UN) to


Axact-BOL boss Shoaib Shaikh taken into custody

KARACHI: Chairman and CEO of Axact and BOL Media Group Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh was taken into custody in the early hours of Wednesday from his office following investigations by Federal Investigation Agency.

Sheikh and seven other directors will be produced before a banking court


Journalists threatened for reporting on Cybercrime Bill

ISLAMABAD: The government’s top advisers and the Ministry of Information Technology routinely ridicule and deride journalists who cover proceedings of National Assembly Standing Committee on Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015.

The journalists are asked to refrain


FBR serves notice on BOL News

ISLAMABAD: Directorate Customs Intelligence and Investigation of Federal Board of Revenue served a notice Monday on BOL News Television, seeking details of all the machinery imported for the channel.
 
The notice has been sent to the channel's Chairman and CEO Shoaib A



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Asking for two holidays a week for journalists in Pakistan may be asking for something out of this world.

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I am very happy for all these children getting 99.9% marks these days in arts (move over Shakespeare) and I would love to meet the geniuses who give children such perfect scores in languages and stuff. It is a cruel world out there and this is so unreal that if these children come un ...Read more...


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