Rs1bn allocated in budget for journalists’ health insurance

Rs1bn allocated in budget for journalists’ health insurance

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said the federal government had allocated an amount of Rs1 billion in the budget for fiscal year 2023-24 for health insurance of working journalists and media workers. “Delighted to announce that an allocation has been made in the budget for health insurance of working journalists…

NAB prepares to challenge Mir Shakeel acquittal

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday prepared a draft to challenge acquittal of Jang/Geo media group owner Mir Shakilur Rehman and two others in a reference of 34-year-old illegal land allotment, contending that the “accountability court did not apply judicial mind in this case”. The NAB will challenge the acquittal in the high…

Hitmen were paid Rs0.5m to kill journalist Hasnain Shah in Lahore: CCPO

LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Fayyaz Ahmad Dev claimed on Saturday that hitmen were paid Rs500,000 to kill journalist Hasnain Shah. Addressing a press conference at Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh on Saturday, he said four suspects were arrested for killing a senior crime reporter of a private TV channel. DIG Operations Dr Abid…

Senator Mandviwalla’s observation: ‘Commission has no powers to solve genuine issues of journalists’

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Thursday observed that the Commission as per Government Bill does not have the powers to solve genuine issues of journalists. The committee meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Faisal Javed. At the outset, the Committee discussed the “The Protection of Journalist Bill, 2021”…

MPA Awais, four others chargesheeted in Nazim Jokhio murder case

Police submitted a charge sheet in the Nazim Jokhio murder case to a Malir judicial magistrate on Wednesday against Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Jam Awais and four other suspects, declaring Awais’s brother MNA Jam Abdul Karim and four others as absconders. Filing the charge sheet, Investigation Officer (IO) Inspector Sirajuddin Lashari said there was sufficient…

Firing’ on journalist in Multan condemned

LAHORE: The Multan Union of Journalists (MUJ) on Wednesday organised a protest to demand the arrest of suspects involved in an ‘armed attack’ on a journalist in Multan. PFUJ Multan chapter office bearers including its President Malik Shahdat Hussain, general secretary Mazhar Khan and others assembled outside the Multan Press Club and also condemned the…