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Imran requests SC to announce verdict ‘at the earliest’

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has requested the apex court to announce its verdict in the Panamgate case “as early as possible, so that Pakistan can march forward”. The Supreme Court, after concluding hearings in the Panamagate case, reserved its judgement last week. A date for the judgement has yet to be announced. […]

Dr Majid Nizami: A man of discipline, principles

Pakistan Press Foundation

Today on the third death anniversary of Mr. Majid Nizami we are commemorating his leadership and role of anchor for the whole nation. Nizami Sahib the man who had nerves of iron. He was lover of Pakistan and strong advocate of the ideology of Pakistan, enemy of enemies of Pakistan and man of discipline and […]

Jang Group allowed to submit further replies in contempt case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court allowed the management of the Jang Group on Tuesday to submit additional replies to a contempt notice issued to the management of the group over a reporter’s phone call to a judge of the apex court and misrepresentation of an earlier court order by The News on June 21. A three-judge […]

Jang group made bid to discredit court, JIT: SC

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ISLAMABAD:  The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing in a contempt of court case against owner of Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, editor Javaid-ur-Rehman and reporter Ahmed Noorani till August 22 in order to grant them more time to submit additional information. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, on Tuesday took up the contempt of […]

Plea against talk shows on Panama case dismissed

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking directions to restrain private TV channels from telecasting talk shows on Panama case. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza held that under the democratic norms the ban could not be imposed on the important issue merely because it was causing mental agony to a citizen. The […]

Jang/Geo Group owner calls social media ‘gutter’

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KARACHI: Mir Shakilur Rehman, the owner of Jang/Geo Group, walked out of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend his organisation before the media. As he did so, he termed social media ‘gutter’. “Social media is, in the world, globally 75 per cent of the people say social media [content] is gutter,” he said outside the […]

SC slams Pemra for furnishing different version of Hashmi’s speech

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday came down hard on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for misleading it by furnishing the transcript of Nehal Hashmi’s May 28 outburst that was different from the one aired by private television channels. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan had taken up contempt of […]

LHC reserves judgment on petition against TV talk shows

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LAHORE : The Lahore High Court (LHC) reserved judgment on maintainability of a petition requesting to restrain private TV channels from debating Panama Papers case in talk shows. A local resident, Amjad Farooq, had moved a petition in LHC and his counsel advocate AK Dogar said that according to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules […]

Imran’s allegation and the reporter’s response

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ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has charged that MSR and his pro-PML-N propagandists get exposed every time they target him with falsehood and fail to print facts they themselves got confirmed. He wrote in his twitter account and also displayed a copy of the letter by Austin Robertson, ex-director, who mentioned in the letter, “I […]

Newsmen stage demo against manhandling of TV channel’s staff

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Journalists fraternity here on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the attack on the staff of a local TV channel in Islamabad the other day. On the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), dozens of journalists from print and electronic media organizations under the ageis of Khyber Union of Journalist (KhUJ) and Peshawar […]

Channel 24, DawnNews journalists manhandled by FIA officials at Islamabad hospital

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Two reporters from Channel 24 and DawnNewswere manhandled and illegally detained by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officers and family members of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafarul Haq Hijazi on Friday. The incident took place at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), where FIA officials had brought Hijazi for a medical check-up following the dismissal of […]

UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalists

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There has been a clear deterioration in the safety of journalists, the problem of impunity and of freedom of expression online. These were the main findings of the report submitted to the 120th session of UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with IFEX, the global network defending and […]

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NA committee for early enactment of journalists’ protection bill

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Thursday discussed “the Protection of Journalists Bill, 2014”. Members of the committee were of the view that media personnel and members of their families were vulnerable to acts of violence. Therefore, measures from the state for their safety and welfare were imperative. […]

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IoBM founder Shahjehan Syed Karim passes away at 84

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KARACHI: Institute of Business Management (IoBM) founder Shahjehan Syed Karim, who once served as the Sindh chief secretary and Pakistan Television chairperson, passed away at a local hospital on Sunday at the age of 84. According to family members, the former bureaucrat had been suffering from multiple diseases and had been admitted in the hospital for […]

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