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  • Newspapers not delivered in Balochistan amid threats

    QUETTA: Newspapers were not distributed in the city and other parts of the province on Tuesday as hawkers and agents refrained from delivering them due to threats hurled by banned militant organisations...

    The organisations are demanding the media publish statements about their activities and have threatened to stop distribution of newspapers in any area of the province...

  • The struggle of Sindhi newspapers

    Once the target was achieved, regional newspapers became more objective and focused on their role of being society’s watchdogs...

    Although newspapers and periodicals started coming out of various cities across the province, Karachi continued to remain the hub of Sindhi journalism well into the 1950s...

  • Dangerous or fair: How global newspapers covered the SC judgement on Panama

    In an editorial titled "The Guardian view on Pakistan and the Panama Papers: an international affair", the paper wrote:"Though this leaves Pakistan’s politics in turmoil, it is a very international affair […] Efforts must not stop there...

    In an op-ed titled "Pakistan’s Court Sets a Dangerous Precedent", Aqil Shah wrote:"The verdict came as no surprise...

  • India stops Kashmir newspapers from printing amid unrest

    SRINAGAR: Authorities in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) have shut down printing presses and temporarily banned newspapers from publishing in a sweeping information blackout after days of anti-India protests left dozens of people dead in the region...

    The government says 36 people — 35 civilians and a police officer — have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces, while local human rights groups and newspapers say at...

  • APNS criticises govt’s indifference towards problems of newspapers

    KARACHI: The executive committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society criticised what it described as consistent indifference of the federal government, especially the information ministry, towards long-pending issues of the newspaper industry, said an APNS press release on Tuesday...

    This had resulted in a sharp decrease in advertisements in newspapers which in turn had made it difficult for smaller and regional publications to...

  • Here's how Indian newspapers covered the Pathankot attacks

    Almost all major Indian newspapers, in editorials published after the Pathankot attacks, advised their government to "stay the course" and not stall or suspend talks with Pakistan after the attacks, which are seen as an attempt to undermine resumption of dialogue between the two neighbours...

    Saturday’s attack could also be designed to sow fresh suspicion in Indian minds about the intent of Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif,...

  • A history of public spaces, newspapers and crowd politics

    Print media in Pakistan has many a time welcomed the imposition of martial law...

    These were some of the thoughts expressed by different speakers on Friday at a conference titled ‘History and democracy’ organised by the Pakistan Study Centre and Tareekh Foundation at the arts auditorium in Karachi...

  • Govt plans to get tough with ‘dummy newspapers’

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate committee was informed here on Monday that the government was planning to strictly implement laws to discourage ‘dummy newspapers’ and the circulation declared by newspapers would be linked to their tax filing certificates...

    A meeting of the sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, presided over by Senator Mushahidullah Khan, was informed that newspapers were not fulfilling...

  • The patchy world of Urdu newspapers

    IN 1947, just like the immigrants moving both ways, ‘immigrant newspapers’ had travails of their own to overcome before they could settle down in their dreamlands...

    Press releases still find a market in Urdu newspapers where editors generally prefer them over investigative reporting...

  • BLF’s boycott of newspapers ends

    QUETTA: The distribution of local and national newspapers in Balochistan resumed on Saturday as the banned Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) announced its decision to end its boycott of media...

    The press clubs had been closed and distribution of newspapers discontinued in the coastal belt including Gwadar, along with the areas in southern and central Balochistan, after the boycott had been announced on Oct 24...

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