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  • 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...

  • SC issues notice to Jang, The News for 'misreporting' CJP's remarks

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to Urdu newspaper Jang and English daily The News for allegedly misreporting a court story, in which the top judiciary had appeared to criticise the government...

    The two publications, in their lead stories today, had reported that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, while hearing a suo motu case of illegal construction in Banigala, had "remarked that the current government...

  • SC accepts apologies from Jang, The News representatives for 'misreporting' CJP's remarks

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday accepted the unconditional apologies tendered by representatives of two news publications for 'misreporting' Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar's remarks yesterday...

    Urdu newspaper Jang and English daily The News had in their lead stories on Wednesday reported that CJP Nisar, while hearing a suo motu case of illegal construction in Banigala, had "remarked that the current government lacked...

  • Balochistan launches initiative to include 'worldly education' in seminaries

    The ALP seeks to broaden the scope of education in the seminaries and has been jointly launched by the provincial government and the Balochistan Rural Support Program (BRSP), a non-government organization operating in Quetta and Pishin districts...

    In the first phase of the initiative, worldly education is being taught in 90 seminaries, besides religious education...

  • Is PM’s education reforms initiative limited to cosmetic changes?

    ISLAMABAD: Political chatter apart, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif certainly looked a happy man on Friday, during his visit to the city’s second government school that has been upgraded as part of his education reforms programme...

    Large government advertisements in national newspapers, too, have heralded the launch of Montessori classes in federal government schools in Islamabad, declaring that children from low-income households would...

  • 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...

  • PTI ‘white paper’ focuses on education

    LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Punjab organiser Chaudhry Sarwar on Wednesday issued a “white paper” on Punjab government’s “poor performance” in the education sector emphasizing that the education has not been the government’s priority but the mega projects to gain political mileage...

    He said the imparting of education and crime rate were correlated, asserting that joblessness and crime rate was on the rise in Punjab just because...

  • 'Sab Se Bari Jang' launched

    KARACHI: It does not happen very often when Karachi’s intellectual crème de la crème gather under one roof...

    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

    The names of those sentenced to whipping by a military court on May 13, 1978, must be recorded for history — Khawar Naeem Hashmi of Musawaat, Lahore (four lashes and six months of rigorous imprisonment or RI), Nasir Zaidi of Nawa-i-Multan, Multan (five lashes, one-year RI), Iqbal Jafri of The Sun, Karachi — not to be confused with the BBC correspondent, the late Iqbal Jafri (five lashes, one-year RI) and Masoodullah Khan of The Pakistan...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    The resolution said the executive committee was of the considered opinion that the ban on the two media groups was not only intended to curb freedom of...

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