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Shutting off information

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The Right of Access to Information Bill, unanimously passed by the Senate Standing Committee on Information          on Monday, will likely end up allowing the government to suppress information that should be in the public domain. Various iterations of RTI bills have been drafted over the last years but this latest version may be the weakest […]


Criticising armed forces on social media: Activist remanded in FIA custody for two days

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday obtained a two-day physical remand of an activist arrested for allegedly criticising the armed forces on social media. “We have got a two-day physical remand of Adnan Afzal Qureshi from a magistrate to interrogate him,” FIA cybercrime wing Lahore Inspector Rizwan Arshad told Dawn. Qureshi was arrested […]


Court seeks record in anchor’s hate speech case

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ISLAMABAD: In a matter of alleging blasphemy against certain citizens of Pakistan, calling them traitors, atheist etc, Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pemra to produce record on which basis the media regulator had imposed a ban on Amir Liaquat’s program on a private TV channel. Pakistan electronic media regulatory authority (Pemra) through a notification […]


Pemra barred from action against channels until court order

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday remanded the petition of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to Islamabad High Court (IHC) with the direction to decide the case after hearing the parties concerned. A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan heard the PBA petition challenging the IHC order authorising the […]