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  • Abrar Ahmad — poet of displacement and exile

    Eight poets and critics were asked about their opinion and the results declared Abrar Ahmad the greatest poet of ‘nazm’ and Zafar Iqbal the best in ‘ghazal’...

    Though Abrar was declared the best, he has reservations about the “survey”...

  • PPP's Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar granted protective bail by Islamabad sessions court

    Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, the spokesperson for Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, was granted protective bail by the Islamabad District and Sessions Court on Saturday...

    In March, Khokhar and PPP Islamabad chapter President Raja Shakeel were booked for rioting and attacking police officials during PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Zardari's appearance before NAB Rawalpindi...

  • 'Sab Se Bari Jang' launched

    It happened on Saturday evening when a book detailing the movement for freedom of expression of 1977-78 titled Sab Se Bari Jang, written and compiled by eminent journalist and poet Ahfazur Rehman, was launched at the Arts Council...

  • REVIEW: In the name of freedom:Ahfazur Rahman's Sub Se Barri Jang

    Besides, three women courted arrest in Lahore (Elizabeth Khalid and Rosy Majeed, both in the Punjab University’s journalism department, and Enver Sultana of daily Sadaqat, Lahore)...

    Sub Se Barri Jang(JOURNALISM)By Ahfazur Rahman (in cooperation with Iqbal Khurshid)ISBN 978-9697546046Raktab Publications, KarachiPublisher’s phone number: 0300-2393143590pp...

  • Jang Group executive director kidnapped in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Gunmen have kidnapped Jang Group Executive Director Abid Abdullah in Peshawar, a senior police official said Thursday...

    Mushtaq Khan said that Abdullah, who arrived in Peshawar from Islamabad on Tuesday, was seized as he left for a hotel after visiting the local printer for Jang...

  • SC seeks clarification on Jang newspaper's 'fake news' on 'CJP wanting Shahbaz to be next PM'

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took notice of a "fake news" in Jang newspaper and summoned Mir Shakeelur Rahman, the chief editor and publisher of The News and Jang, to court for a clarification...

    The Urdu daily on Monday prominently carried a story on its front page with the headline "Wants Shahbaz Sharif to become prime minister", attributing the quote to the Chief Justice of Pakistan...

  • Jang group 'must clarify' why correction of 'fake news' wasn't published: CJP

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday ordered The News and Urdu daily Jang to publish a clarification explaining why the newsgroup failed to run a correction regarding a news story that appeared in the newspapers on Monday claiming the CJP wanted Shahbaz Sharif to be the next prime minister...

    The CJP on Monday took notice of a "fake news" story published in The News and Jang dailies titled "Wants Shahbaz Sharif...

  • APNS slams denial of govt ads to Dawn, Jang groups

    KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has condemned the move on the part of federal as well as Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to stop providing advertisements to the Dawn and Jang media groups, terming the act a violation of the principles of press freedom...

    In a press release, the APNS said its executive committee at a meeting held in Islamabad adopted a unanimous resolution condemning the policy to deny the...

  • CPJ calls on government to lift suspension of ads to Dawn and Jang media groups

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Pakistani authorities to stop withholding government advertisements to the Dawn and Jang media groups and grant ads to media outlets "without regard for their editorial stances"...

    “The Pakistani government’s selective ban on placing advertisements with Dawn and Jang, two prominent and independent news organisations, amounts to a crude form of retaliation,” said Steven Butler,...

  • NAB arrests Jang group owner in 34-year-old land case

    LAHORE: The National Acc­ountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday arrested Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34-year-old case related to 54-kanal land he allegedly acquired “illegally” in the tenure of then chief minister of Punjab Nawaz Sharif...

    “We will present evidence against him in court,” it said and asked the Jang group to refrain from levelling baseless allegations against NAB...

  • Unfair to label Jang group owner's arrest as 'revenge' tactics by govt: Awan

    Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said it was unfair to term the arrest of Jang Group's Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rahman as revenge tactics by the government for his media house's stance...

    Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Awan said: "Allegations are made every day, but after these allegations are made, evidence is produced in the court, and both sides are...

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