August 13, 2016
ISLAMABAD: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker of National Assembly said Friday a draft bill for protecting media persons will be tabled in the House soon.
The News reported that he was speaking at a condolence reference at the Parliament House for the two cameramen killed in a bomb blast in Quetta. More than 70 people were killed in the attack at the Civil Hospital, mostly lawyers.
Sadiq said he will request the prime minister to set up an endowment fund for the welfare of journalist and their families. There will be a committee having representation of the Information Ministry and media organizations, he said.
He told the gathering he will ask the State Life to make a special package for insuring journalists.
Pakistan Observer, November 13, 2016
So I call my relative who is a retired general and I begin to sing ‘eppybirddaytoyoo’ in that falsetto tone we all use to denote unbridled joy and warmth and he says, not you too, please stop right this instance, don’t even think of continuing…
Hey, I say, why the grumpy mood?
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In 1976 Pakistan Television went color.
The Orient Press of India, a news agency, was founded by Syed Mohammad in 1942. It was closed down in 1948.