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PPF seeks justice for Malaysian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak expressed serious concern that the trial of Malaysiakini Chief Executive Officer, PremeshChandran on May 15 over the airing of an allegedly ‘offensive’ video on KiniTV website. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Malaysian government demanded to immediately […]


PPF concerned over ill treatment of detained journalist in Egypt

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Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the denial of visitation to journalist Badr Mohamed Badr in Tora Prison, by his lawyer and family even for medical treatment. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government to respect the rights of Badr to meet […]


KP Assembly passes bill to establish Mental Health Authority

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passed a bill to establish KP Mental Health Authority for the treatment, care, management of properties and affair of the mentally disordered persons and their families. The adoption of the Bill was put on the agenda for several times. But, due to the persistent problem of the lack of quorum it was […]


WRIT to online monitor over 0.2 million WHT agents

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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has equipped its field formations with a new software i.e. WRIT to online monitor over 0.2 million withholding agents to ensure collection and deduction of withholding tax (WHT) by agents on real time basis. Sources said that the FBR has taken the initiative based on increased share (over 72 […]


Levi’s Live: five sessions in

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Lahore: The Levi’s Live platform became five sessions old this weekend. For those of you living under a rock, where the sound of Pakistan’s most well-known musicians doesn’t reach you – this is a collaboration between the global denim brand and Riot Productions. The latter is spearheaded by vocalist and drummer Farhad Humayun who holds […]


TV channel directed to air apology for showing indecent content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed Aaj TV to air apology to viewers for showing indecent content in its headlines on April 13. The authority has directed the management of the TV channel to air apology in its news bulletin at 12.00 noon on Monday, says a press release issued here on […]


Six critics of army on social media freed

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ISLAMABAD: The FIA on Sunday released the six persons who were summoned for interrogation as part of a crackdown against those allegedly involved in a campaign against the Pakistan Army on social media. However, they could be summoned again, if required. Sources told Geo News that notices were issued to a total of 21 persons […]


PTI to protest clampdown on social media activists

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has decided to take to street against what it called the government’s harassment drive against political workers under the garb of crackdown on social media activists. Speaking at a training workshop at a local hotel on Sunday, Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly, Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, said the rulers should not […]


Rao Tehsin seeks copy of news leak inquiry report

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ISLAMABAD –  Former Principal Information Officer (PIO) Rao Tehsin Ali Khan has formally sought a copy of the “Dawn Leaks” inquiry report with all relevant documents collected during the course of inquiry so that he could decide his future course of action in the wake of disciplinary proceedings to be initiated against him, The Nation […]


Social media: Babar urges govt not to misuse CCL against activists

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ISLAMABAD: The increasing misuse by the state of the Cyber Crime Law (CCL) as evidenced in the intimidation and harassment of social media activists for allegedly criticising national security policies is a matter of serious concern and must be stopped. In a statement Sunday, spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the misuse and overuse of […]