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  • Sindh sales tax on newspaper ads withdrawn

    The decision was taken after a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) met the CM and told him of the grave financial crisis the newspaper industry was in...

    Mr Shah was told that the government had not cleared the outstanding dues of the newspapers, and the imposition of SST would aggravate the situation...

  • 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"...

    Citing news reports and information from the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), CJP noted in a statement on Monday that the federal government and governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab...

  • Govt targeting Pakistan’s oldest newspaper, says RSF

    The group, better known by its French acronym RSF, also opposed the government’s plan to impose a “code of conduct” on the entire print media...

    In a statement issued in Washington, the RSF said that it was “opposed to any sanctions by Pakistani authorities against the Dawn newspaper and two of its journalists, and is disturbed by government plans for a ‘code of conduct’ for the print media...

  • Eight injured in attack on newspaper agency office in Turbat

    GWADAR: Militants be­­lon­ging to different banned separatist groups threw a hand grenade at an office of a newspaper agency in Turbat on Thursday, leaving eight people, including an on-duty traffic police constable and a child, injured...

    Police officials said that the militants riding a motorbike hurled a grenade at Pak-News Agency in Turbat town, leaving eight people injured, including an on-duty traffic police constable, staff of...

  • APNS urges govt to restore newspaper distribution in Balochistan

    KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has called upon the federal government to take steps for rehabilitation of the newspaper distribution network in Balochistan...

    The APNS recalled the Balochistan government had held out an assurance that measures would be taken to ensure an uninterrupted distribution of newspapers, but it had done nothing to put its words into action...

  • Newspaper ad about culpability of terrorists’ relatives raises eyebrows

    ”Noor Alam Khan, advocate of the Supreme Court, said that no such provision was available in the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Anti Terrorism Act (ATA) and even in the Protection of Pakistan Act, which made a person liable to prosecution in case he failed to report disappearance of his missing relative suspected of planning to carry out any act of terrorism...

    “While the law does not have any such provision of punishing parents...

  • Banned Bahraini newspaper fires staff

    DUBAI: A independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it “sows division” in the Shia-majority Gulf kingdom...

    The newspaper was also suspended for two days in August 2015 on similar charges...

  • Turkey orders releases in opposition newspaper trial, keeps top journalists in jail

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Friday ordered the release of seven people in the trial of staff from an opposition newspaper seen as a test for press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but kept the most prominent journalists in jail...

    The hugely controversial trial in Istanbul of 17 writers, cartoonists and executives from the Cumhuriyet daily newspaper on “terror” charges — ridiculed as absurd by supporters — began earlier...

  • Teen girls with stones new threat in held Kashmir, says US newspaper

    “Anti-government protests have escalated again in Indian-administered Kashmir, following violent clashes earlier this month...

    These and other stories in the Western media followed a recent New York Times editorial – “Cruelty and Cowardice in Kashmir,” which starts with a reference to an incident earlier this month, which apparently moved the newspaper’s editorial board to comment on the current situation in the valley...

  • China forces used flamethrower to hunt Xinjiang "terrorists": army newspaper

    BEIJING: Chinese forces used a flamethrower to force more than 10 "terrorists" from a cave in the western Xinjiang region, the military's top newspaper said on Monday, in a graphic account of the hunt for what Beijing called foreign-led extremists...

    "After that, the newspaper said the attackers came out at the troops wielding knives and that they were then "completely annihilated...

  • Turkish authorities seize control of newspaper

    ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities seized control of a newspaper linked to cleric Fethullah Gulen on Friday, in a widening crackdown against supporters of the US-based foe of President Tayyip Erdogan...

    Administrators have been appointed to run the Zaman newspaper at the request of an Istanbul prosecutor, state-run Anadolu Agency repo­rted...

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