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‘King’s party’ behind PTV attack: Qadri

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday alleged Nawaz Sharif-led government for attacking the Pakistan Television (PTV) building a few days ago. “The government itself conspired to attack PTV,” Qadri said. He accused that PML-N lawmaker Marvi Memon and PTV managing director were involved in the entire trespassing and encroaching of […]

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Private members boycott Pemra BoD meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The meeting of Board of Director (BoD) of Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) was deferred without any result due to private members’ boycott over the issue that acting chairman PEMRA could not chair the meeting under PEMRA rules, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources informed this scribe that PEMRA meeting was held by […]

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Channel’s CEO, anchorperson told to justify airing of ‘defamatory’ show

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked Salman Iqbal, the chief executive officer of ARY television network, and its anchor person Mubasher Lucman on Monday to justify airing a defamatory and scandalous talk show against the judiciary. Both are facing contempt charges for allegedly vilifying a judge of the apex court. A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed […]

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4 journalists and 5 support staff shot dead, 38 injured and 06 others received death

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The Asian Human Rights Commission has received shocking reports of journalists having to face the worst ordeals possible, during the course of the year 2014. Four journalists and five of their supporting staff have been killed by “un-known” persons and more than 38 journalists were attacked and injured by the police and mostly by those […]

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Imran Khan condemns attack on SAMAA’s cameraman

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday condemned the attack on SAMAA TV’s cameraman during live coverage of his speech. Two men disguised as PTI’s workers beat up SAMAA’s cameraman Muhammad Tariq and broke his camera. Reacting to the assault, Khan said that he would expel his workers if they were found involved […]

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PTI rioters pelt Geo offices with stones

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ISLAMABAD: Gangs of violent stone-throwing activists of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) once again attacked Geo’s eight-storey building in the federal capital on Saturday around midnight. This is the fourth such attack by PTI workers on the Geo offices. About 150 rioters came in separate groups, gathered around the Geo offices, and pelted the building with […]

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Once again, TV CEO, anchor fail to appear before court

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ISLAMABAD: Additional District and Sessions Judge, Islamabad, Wajid Ali, has adjourned the hearing of prosecution against a private television channel for defaming the Jang-Geo Group till October 14. The judge exempted two of the accused, Salman Iqbal and Mubasher Lucman, from appearance on account of their illness.It may be mentioned that Salman Iqbal and Mubasher […]

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KPC writes letter to Imran Khan over attack on Geo News, journalists

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC) has written a letter to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, asking the latter to stop his workers from attacking Geo News office and harassing journalists. The letter written by the KPC Secretary states that attacks by PTI workers on journalists in Islamabad were not only a ‘damaging your […]

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Contempt notices issued to ARY News CEO, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued contempt notices to ARY News anchor Mubasher Lucman and chief executive Salman Iqbal for airing a programme that contained defamatory and scandalous allegations against members of the superior judiciary. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, also regretted the government’s slackness in appointing a full-time head of […]

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