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  • One dead, five injured in attack on ARY News Karachi office

    KARACHI: Violent protesters attacked an ARY News office in the Saddar area of the metropolis on Monday evening, which resulted in clash between police and the angry mob — killing one person and injuring several others...

    Police later confirmed that "MQM workers pelted stones at police officials and the ARY office", adding that they also resorted to aerial firing outside the office...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Thai police raid news website office critical of govt

    BANGKOK: Police in Thailand raided the office of an independent news website on Tuesday to look for leaflets urging a vote against a draft constitution proposed by the country’s military government...

    The raid on the Prachatai website’s office in Bangkok was carried out under a search warrant that related it to the arrest two days earlier of one of the website’s reporters...

  • Express News office attacked in Sargodha, guard injured

    SARGODHA: Unidentified attackers hurled a grenade at the Sargodha Bureau of local television channel Express News on Monday evening, the channel's website reported...

    Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemned the attack and announced to hold a protest outside Punjab Assembly on Tuesday...

  • Nine news outlets likely to be labelled ‘foreign agents’ in Russia

    MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday named nine US government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labelled “foreign agents” under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable US pressure on Russian media...

    Russia’s lower house of parliament approved the law — allowing Moscow to force foreign media to brand news they provide to Russians as the work of “foreign agents” and to disclose their...

  • News Analysis: Case of the missing foreign minister

    Nevertheless, his reluctance to appoint a full-time foreign minister is most intriguing...

    Few other countries have more serious foreign policy challenges than Pakistan, and the absence of an effective minister to take charge of the portfolio concerned has compounded our problems...

  • Foreign Office's 'Ancient Pakistan' exhibition attracts history lovers

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in country's history the Foreign Office organised a three-day exhibition reflecting Pakistan's ancient culture and civilisation which attracted a large number of history lovers along with diplomats...

    The exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' is showcasing artifacts and relics from ancient civilisations belonging to the region including Gandhara, Harappa, Mehrgarh and Moen-Jo-Daro...

  • Pakistan, China reaffirm support for each other: Foreign Office

    Pakistan and China reaffirmed their support for each other in “all mutually relevant areas for the benefit of the two countries” during a meeting between Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and China's Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou, a foreign ministry statement stated on Monday...

    The two sides held detailed discussions on the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, bilateral trade, defence, counter-terrorism,...

  • Pakistan had no prior knowledge of Bin Laden, US raid: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday issued a strong denial of the claims made by American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who wrote that Pakistan had prior knowledge of the US raid that took Osama bin Laden out in Abbottabad...

    "Pakistan also did not know about presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad," said Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah during a news briefing at FO in Islamabad...

  • Musharraf’s N-technology disclosure embarrassed Pakistan: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The disclosure made by retired General Pervez Musharraf in his 2006 autobiography that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan transferred sensitive nucl­ear material to North Korea had come as a big embarrassment to the country, an official of the Foreign Office said on Friday at a meeting of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee...

    The disclosure had forced the Foreign Office on the defensive and left it with no choice but to regurgitate...

  • Sri Lanka backs Pakistan bid to host Saarc summit: Foreign Office

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to support Pakistan's bid to host the next South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, read a Foreign Office statement issued on Wednesday...

    In a meeting with Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Sirisena said that the trade body must be strengthened in order to enhance regional cooperation...

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