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  • PFUJ rejects decision

    ISLAMABAD: The representative body of working journalists in the country, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), rejected on Saturday the government’s decision to ask the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) to take appropriate action against Dawn over a report published in October that caused quite a stir in political and military circles...

    The PFUJ also said that it would defend freedom of the press at all costs... ...

  • PFUJ asks govt to revise code of conduct

    KARACHI: At a seminar held here on Wednesday, senior journalists, including office-bearers of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) headed by Rana Azeem said that the latest code of conduct for media was unsatisfactory and some of its points amounted to gagging of freedom of expression...

  • PFUJ urges CJP, PM to look into media coercion

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over attempts to gag the print and electronic media through physical intimidation, citing disruption to the distribution of Dawn newspaper and blocking of some news channels on cable network...

    The PFUJ appealed to caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk and Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to look into the situation...

  • PFUJ press freedom drive begins tomorrow

    In a statement released on Tuesday, the PFUJ said it had decided to launch the movement on July 5 to mark the imposition of martial law in 1977 as it had led to draconian measures against the media...

    Journalists will set up camps outside Dawn offices on July 9 in solidarity with the media house, the PFUJ added...

  • PFUJ vows to protect freedom of press

    In a statement, PFUJ president Afzal Butt and secretary general Ayub Jan Sirhindi recalled that restrictions were imposed on the electronic media and the judges who refused to take the unconstitutional oath had been detained...

    The PFUJ launched a movement against those measures...

  • PFUJ warns against curbs on press freedom

    A meeting of the PFUJ’s Federal Executive Council, held from July 5 to 7 with Mr Butt in the chair, observed that arm-twisting of media-owners was resulting in firing of workers and delay in salaries in the name of financial constraints and losses...

  • Virus has killed three journalists, infected 156, says PFUJ

    ISLAMABAD: The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of three media persons in the country and infected 156 others, according to a report released by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on Wednesday...

    The report, compiled by Zulfiqar Ali Mehto who heads the PFUJ’s Covid-19 rescue committee, states that out of the three dead journalists, one was from Multan and two others were from Sukkur...

  • PFUJ asks govt for relief package

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has expressed serious concern over the growing media crisis which it believes is the result of ill-designed and ill-conceived media policy of the government...

    “The crises in media industry is rapidly increasing resulting in forced retrenchments, closure of the media outlets, decline in circulation because of the advertisement policy of the government,” a joint statement...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    “However, the result cannot be predicted as the forces looking to find a solution to Karachi’s problems are once again using the PTI in the by-elections and only God knows what will be the results,” he said...

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