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  • 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...

  • Creating the right kind of jobs should be the priority for Pakistan

    In an evolving world of work— the rapid creation and destruction of jobs— the issue of unemployment has acquired centrality in the development process and has led to the question of whether jobs, or workers, should be protected?Looking from an egalitarian perspective, the welfare of millions revolves around four things: full employment (including self-employment), fair wages, reasonable prices and an accelerated programme for community...

  • Pakistan needs to create more jobs: WB

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s economy needs to create more jobs by taking advantage of the large influx of a well-educated young labour force, says a new research by the World Bank...

    One of the key findings is that there are insufficient jobs where bachelor and graduate degree holders are expected to use their acquired skills...

  • Pakistan's younger women riding a digital wave in drive for better jobs

    When Kainat Naz joined a women-friendly technology boot camp a year ago, she had no idea it would completely change her life and her views on how women can work in conservative Pakistan...

    So she signed up for a tech programme called TechKaro, an initiative by Circle — a social enterprise that aims to improve women’s economic rights in Pakistan — and is now working full-time for a software company...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    "This channel is suspended on orders of Pemra," read a message appearing on multiple news channels...

  • NEWS BRIEF : Intikhab appointed Pakistan team manager

    LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain and coach Intikhab Alam was on Monday appointed Pakistan cricket team manager after Naveed Akram Cheema stepped down due to his appointment as chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission...

    Sources told Dawn that Intikhab’s appointment was made after Cheema had confirmed to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he will be unable to travel with the national team for its tour of Zimbabwe which...

  • Fact check: Indian news outlets duped by fake Twitter account of Pakistan's health ministry

    As authorities battle against the novel coronavirus — which has so far infected 21 people in Pakistan — they also need to address the flow of fake news that is feeding national paranoia by spreading disinformation...

    An example is a fake Twitter account @MinHealthpk, which is designed to look like Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services and has become a source of headlines in the Indian media...

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