Female UK journalist to trek mountains of Pakistan in charity challenge

A regional daily journalist will trek across the mountains of Pakistan to raise money to establish schools in the Asian country. Oldham Evening Chronicle reporter Iram Ramzan, is joining a 16-strong team of British women, of both Pakistani and non-Pakistani origin, in undertaking the challenge for the Dil Trust UK. The charity promotes secular, primary education for boys and girls in a country which has the world’s third highest out-of-school

Two policemen suspended for manhandling journalist

KARACHI: Two policemen have been suspended for manhandling a journalist while he was covering a police encounter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Sajid Rauf, an Express News reporter, was manhandled by policemen of the Sharae Faisal police station near Lal Flats on main Rashid Minhas Road. “After hearing gunshots, I reached the spot and saw two robbers lying on the road after they had been shot by the police,” said Rauf. “I took

Dr Shahid Masood becomes President of Airwaves Media Group

ISLAMABAD: Eminent analyst Dr. Shahid Masood has assumed charge as president of Airwaves Media Group, NewsOne Television has reported. Besides NewsOne, the media group runs TVOne, Waseeb, and RadioOne. Dr. Shahid returned to NewsOne in February this year after abruptly quitting BOL News. Leaving that channel, he said he may never return to the television screen. He currently appears as an analyst on the program Live with Dr. Shahid Masood

Nawaz Sharif disqualification news spreads on media like wildfire

LAHORE: The international and social media have released the news of disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as ‘Breaking News.’ The news broke on local, international, and social media like wildfire. The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office in a landmark decision on the Panama Papers case. This is the third time the prime minister has been unable to complete his term in

Usage of data journalism during elections reporting discussed

ISLAMABAD: Keeping in view the increasing use of data in contemporary news reporting, data journalism has become an important field of journalism in today’s media. These views were expressed by participants during a day-long training session with journalists on usage of data journalism during elections reporting (I-Election) organised by Individualland Pakistan (IL Pakistan). They said that knowledge and training of data journalism is mandatory for election reporting and it is

Lahore High Court lifts ban on airing of Indian plays

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday lifted a ban imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on the airing of Indian teleplays, declaring it null and void as the federal government had no objections regarding the same. Pemra had issued a notification imposing a blanket ban on all Indian content on Oct 19, 2016, after relations between Pakistan and India soured after the Uri attack last year.

Senators want PEMRA to ban quacks on TV shows

ISLAMABAD: With unqualified or people with dubious credentials handing out health and beauty tips using herbs and vegetables on television shows, senators have demanded that the regulatory authority should crack down on the practice. “My maid used one of the tips [advised in a morning show] and it burnt her face,” Senator Ateeq Shaikh said during the Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services Regulations and Coordination “My wife asked

Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’

KARACHI: Former senator Javed Jabbar has said 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 defence, devoting 10 percent of its GDP to the military. He said the Saudi-led coalition against

Reporter returns after being taken away

KARACHI: A reporter of The Nation newspaper was forcefully taken away from his house Saturday night by a team of over a dozen men and then returned home after being held for nearly 20 hours. Police and Rangers have denied any role in the abduction of Abdullah Zafar, whose father Zaferullah however suspects the illegal raid was made with their knowledge and cooperation. The father also alleged that police was