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Freedom of expression: Official responsible for press law alarm identified

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Arangzeb revealed on Tuesday a senior officer had been found responsible for a recent controversy about proposed amendments to the Press Council of Pakistan Ordinance to regulate the print media. Sharing the outcome of a fact-finding inquiry into the matter, she said at a news conference that […]


Tribal journalists imparted first-aid training

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BARA: Tribal journalists were imparted first-aid training to educate them about basic lifesaving techniques. The three-day training was organised by the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC), Fata chapter in Peshawar. A total of 15 journalists from all seven Fata agencies and Frontier Regions (FRs) took part in training. Speaking on the occasion as a chief guest, […]


ATC indicts four for blasphemy on social media

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ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday indicted four out of seven suspects for allegedly publishing blasphemous content about Islam on social media. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand arraigned the suspects, who pleaded not guilty and decided to stand trial. The suspects were brought to the court amid tight security. Subsequently, the court directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to start […]


Media under threat

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Successive governments have had an uneasy relationship with the media in all its formats, and as those formats proliferate and gain in power and reach so expands governmental unease. The desire to regulate the media conflicts directly with a growing public awareness of, and hunger for, basic freedoms of speech. Today there are reports that the […]


PAKISTAN Govt proposes law to gag print media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government has prepared a draft law to control media and impose more restrictions on the freedom of press. The speed with which the law is being prepared has sent alarm bells ringing in the journalist community, including the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). The […]


Govt looking to resurrect repressive press laws

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ISLAMABAD: Apparently not satisfied with the freedom enjoyed by the print media since the courts struck down anti-press regulations introduced in the 1960s, the government has now decided to introduce harsher laws to control the press. Being prepared to regulate the print media, the proposed law will introduce stringent rules making it mandatory for publishers […]


Faisal Mota’s appeal

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has not set aside the death sentence of Faisal Mehmood alias Mota in the 2011 murder case of TV journalist Wali Khan Babar, but ordered rehearing of his appeal against the trial court’s order. The order issued by the Larkana bench of the Sindh High Court on Aug 16 said […]


Wali Baber case: SHC to hear appeal of Faisal Mota on 21st

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday fixed date for hearing appeal of Faisal Mota against the death sentence handed down to him for masterminding the murder of journalist Wali Khan Baber on August 21. It is to be mentioned here that some TV channel ran story on August 15 that SHC Circuit Bench Larkana […]


SHC overturns death sentence of Faisal Mota, orders retrial in Wali Khan Babar murder case

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Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of Faisal Mehmood, alias Mota — the primary accused in the Wali Khan Babar case — and ordered a retrial by the lower courts. The SHC was hearing an appeal filed by Faisal Mota, who was awarded a death sentence in absentia, by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in […]


Attack on journalists: Senate calls for punishing the culprits

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution condemning attack on journalists associated with certain media groups during former premier Nawaz Sharif’s rally on Wednesday. The PPP also submitted a calling-attention notice in the National Assembly Secretariat to discuss the incident. Journalists of ARY News, BOL News, 92 News and Samaa News were attacked when Nawaz Sharif’s rally […]


Journalist remanded for ‘beating up’ policeman

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HYDERABAD: An antiterrorism court on Tuesday remanded a journalist and president of the Sehwan Press Club in judicial custody for 14 days under the Antiterrorism Act for allegedly beating a policeman in the command and control room of Qalandar Lal Shahbaz’s shrine on Monday. The Sehwan police registered an FIR (No. 119/17) on Monday night […]


Journalists angry as no FIR against FIA officials

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists protested that an FIR has not yet been registered against Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials accused of manhandling journalists, in response to a call to protest by the Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC). FIA officials on July 21 manhandled Channel 24 reporters Saba Bajeer and Irfan Malik, […]


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 […]


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. […]