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‘Key suspect’: UC chairman held for ARY office attack

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KARACHI: The Rangers claim to have arrested a key suspect involved in the attack on the ARY News office in Karachi. Union Council (UC) 22 chairman Asif Siddiqui was arrested during a raid in the Ranchore Lines area. The accused has been handed over to the police for further investigation. “He was involved in the […]


PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report 15-21 August

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Two Dawn News employees injured Two employees of Dawn News TV channel sustained bullet injuries in an armed attack in Landhi area of the metropolis on August 17. Dawn News and Express News on August 17 and Abb Takk on August 18 aired this news, while Dawn, Business Recorder, Express Tribune newspapers on August 18 […]


Political party workers attack media houses

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Karachi: Three cameramen of television channels covering the protest of Muttahada Qaumi Movement (MQM) political party were injured when protesters turned violent on August 22, 2016. Those injured included Muhammad Safeer of Samaa News, Rehan Ahmed of NEO News and Usman Shareef of 24 channel. Safeer and Ahmed received injuries in their leg and Shareef […]


Media houses attacked, vehicles set on fire after Altaf’s vitriolic speech

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KARACHI: Two media houses were ransacked as activists chanting pro-MQM slogans went berserk on Monday evening after listening to the highly provocative speech of their London-based chief Altaf Hussain and resorted to a violent protest, firing and arson that left at least one person dead and a dozen others wounded in an attack reminiscent of […]


Cabinet likely to review Right to Information bill

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet is expected to take up the draft of the Right to Information Bill, 2016, in its next meeting. But the information ministry is planning to review the bill as soon as the law ministry returns the draft. Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid told The Express Tribune on Sunday that the ministry is […]


Regulating cyberspace

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Law has a paradoxical character. In the absence of law, civil and political liberties can’t be enjoyed. At the same time, every law places a restriction on liberties. It may be another paradox, but freedom has to be curtailed to make sure it can be experienced by society at large. The only question is: in […]


Counting the environmental cost of tourism in Chitral

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CHITRAL: There is a pressing need to balance the need to maintain natural habitat while expanding tourism in Chitral. Shandur polo ground in Chitral sets the stage for a fierce match where spectators flock to the region to witness the smell of heat, blood and sweat each July. However, while the three-day festival provides a […]


Seriousness towards cyber crime laws in Pakistan

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After the advent of 3G and 4G technology in Pakistan, cyberspace seemed to be more sensitive area. Cybercrime’s rate in Pakistan is also considerably increasing day by day. To control any such like situations law is the only tool. Even if the issue got attention somewhere in preceding years that also proved to be an […]


IHC rejects TV channel’s plea to suspend PEMRA decision

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Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court yesterday rejected the ARY Communications’ plea to suspended PEMRA’s decision to ban its prorgramme “Live With Dr Shahid Masood” for 45 days for allegedly casting aspersions on Chief Justice Sindh High Court. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted hearing of the petition of the […]