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‘Draft bill restricts media access to elections’

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ISLAMABAD: The ambiguities in the Draft Elections Bill 2017 were discussed at a press conference by representatives of the Free and Fair Elections (Fafen) and civil society activists on Tuesday. The draft bill is the unification of all election laws and includes proposed improvements for the protection of the Election Commission’s authority and promotes women’s […]


Journalists raise objection to draft Elections Bill 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalists, anchors, columnists and union leaders on Monday expressed serious reservation about the clauses of draft Elections Bill 2017, to be tabled in Parliament on January 19, which leads to excessive restrictions on access to information for media. They termed the respective clauses against Article 19 of the Constitution which identifies freedom of […]


Govt ought to share safety bill draft with journalists: speakers

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists and media activists on Tuesday demanded the government to hold extensive consultation on the draft legislation of “Bill on Journalists Safety and Welfare” before it is tabled in parliament. Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Press Club and Freedom Network, they criticied the government for keeping the draft a secret despite […]


Officials warned against leaking classified info to media

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ISLAMABAD –  The cabinet secretary has warned the concerned officials against leaking confidential information — particularly pertaining to the federal cabinet decisions — to press or unauthorised persons, it has been learnt reliably. Taking the unauthorised disclosures extremely serious, the cabinet secretary warned that there will be investigations and appropriate action will be taken if […]


Marriyum evaluates media role in highlighting India aggression in IoK

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ISLAMABAD –  Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said Thursday that Pakistan will continue moral, political and diplomatic support of the Kashmiris’ struggle for the right to self-determination. Talking to Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan, she said that the ministry of information was making all-out efforts to highlight […]


Minister lauds media role for country

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KARACHI: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday underlined the need for joint efforts for a ‘democratic’ and ‘stable’ Pakistan. “The government believes in media freedom, but journalism with responsibility is need of the hour,” said the minister while talking to the office-bearers and members of the Council of Pakistan […]


Nisar censures channels for airing UTP videos

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The interior ministry has voiced concern over the broadcast of video recordings of high-profile under-trial prisoners, terming them against journalistic norms. A statement issued on Monday said any commentary on such leaked videos was undue interference in the investigation process and was tantamount to the media trial of the suspects. Such reports are in violation […]


NAB raids ex-Balochistan finance adviser’s house in DHA

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Karachi A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on early Sunday morning conducted a raid on the house of former Adviser to Chief Minister Balochistan on Finance, Khalid Langov, in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority area. As per a Geo News report, the team had recovered important documentary evidence pertaining to an ongoing corruption scandal […]


Ruling elite, generals, judges, media figures held accountable worldwide

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This case that had eventually led to the impeachment of Clinton on December 19, 1998 by the US House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a 21-day Senate trial that had started on January 7, 1999. After his trial, Clinton said he was “profoundly […]