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Petition seeking probe into media scandal disposed off

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Monday disposed of a petition as withdrawn, seeking directions for inquiry against those who were involved in the media scandal disclosed by real estate tycoon Malik Riaz. The chief justice appreciated the role of the media in creating awareness among the people and observed […]


Singer, father gunned down in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Prominent Pashto singer Ghazala Javed and her father were gunned down by unidentified persons at Dabgari area here on Monday night. Family members of the deceased told police that Ms Javed had gone to a beauty parlour along with her father Mohammad Javed. Unidentified motorcyclists sprayed them with bullets when they came out of […]


Riaz denies paying journalists

LAHORE: Zahid Bokhari, the counsel for property tycoon Malik Riaz, said on Saturday his client had not given money, plots or air tickets to any media person. Talking to reporters at the Lahore registry of Supreme Court, he read out a statement of Mr Riaz denying allegations of distributing money among journalists and circulating on […]


Geo/Jang Group moves SC to form independent commission

ISLAMABAD: Geo Network and Jang Group will file a petition today in the Supreme Court which asks for an independent commission to investigate the allegations against the media as well as undue sources of influence on freedom of speech by Pemra and Information Ministry. The petition says the judiciary and media have been doing work […]


Wali Babar case moved to Central Jail

The last hearing of the case was on June 1, but it wasn’t heard because the investigating officer couldn’t appear in court. KARACHI: The trial of the men accused in the murder of Wali Babar, a journalist with Geo TV, will now be conducted in Central Jail. The case is being heard by the Anti-Terrorism […]


The day media itself got embroiled in scandal

Amir Wasim ISLAMABAD: Malik Riaz strode on to the national political scene vowing to expose the court but he has ended up facilitating an expose of the media, the climax of which came with the release of footage in which two talk show hosts interacted with the property tycoon in a manner that suggested an […]


Training opportunities of June and July 2012

Three day training workshop on “Current Political Scenario and the Role of Media” in 3rd week of June 2012 for Layyah based print, radio and television journalists and civil society professionals working with media. Apply with CV to ppf@pakistanpressfoundation.org Three day training workshop on “Monitoring Democratic Government and the Role of Media” in the third […]


SC says no journalist can be forced to disclose sources

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued the judgement of NICL Inquiry Commission on the question of compelling a journalist to reveal his source of information and has held that no journalist could be compelled to do so. Justice Ghulam Rabbani, judge of the Supreme Court and head of the NICL Inquiry Commission, issued the judgment […]


Arsalan Iftikhar case: Mysterious list of journalists surfaces

Asad Kharal LAHORE: By the looks of it, the judiciary and Pakistan’s largest land developer are not the only ones whose reputations are on the line in the case involving alleged money received by the chief justice’s son. A mysterious list has been distributed on the premises of Punjab Assembly which put forward some explosive […]


Journalists highlight cyber intrusion, surveillance

Journalists say the atmosphere for reporting was becoming more hostile. KARACHI: Senior journalists and editors hailing from different newspapers of KP, Balochistan and Sindh on Saturday talked about the new challenges facing their profession in recent years. Gathering for a round table meeting on Reporting Conflict at the Avari Hotel, journalists said that they worried […]


Pakistan Press Foundation Editors’ Roundtable on Reporting Conflict

June 9, 2012 Karachi Media houses, CSOs and Journalist organizations should formulate code of conduct Conflicts in different areas of the country are not being properly reported in the media due to threats of different pressure groups and there is a dire need to address this sensitive issue. This was said by participants of a […]


Protest against police torture on journalist

LAKKI MARWAT – The local journalist community took out a rally in Naurang town on Wednesday to protest against the alleged police torture on their colleagues in Bannu. President of District Press Club Hafiz Minhajud Din led the rally, which started from Pasban Plaza and converged at the bus stand on main GT Road. Local […]


EU, UN officials in Pakistan must make time for Jahangir

By Bob Dietz Asma Jahangir has revealed that government agencies have been threatening her. (AFP/Ben Stansall) There is no better time than now for U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton to step out of their tightly planned schedule of meetings in Pakistan and make a trip […]


Press Council of Pakistan unhappy over media coverage of suicides

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) Raja Shafqat Abbasi has expressed displeasure over the way some media organisations portrayed the recent suicides stories by some young students in different parts of the country in their main stories cover. In a press release, the PCP chairman said that each case should have been probed thoroughly […]