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Contempt petition against TV anchor rejected

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking contempt proceedings against a private TV channel’s anchor. Social activist Jibran Nasir had sought contempt proceedings against Aamir Liaqat over his programme “Aisa Nahi Chaley Ga”, but the court observed that the petitioner failed to provide solid grounds for contempt proceedings against the anchor. […]


Petition against bloggers filed on basis of news in media, IHC told

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Wednesday while hearing petitions against blasphemous contents on social media said that this issue could affect security and integrity of Pakistan. The Ministry of Interior secretary sought some time for submitting a detailed report while the IHC bench said that the court, […]


Petition seeks judicial probe to determine facilitators of bloggers

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Islamabad  – A fresh petition in blasphemy matter was Tuesday moved in the Islamabad High Court seeking its direction to constitute a judicial commission to determine as to who were responsible to facilitate and escort the alleged five blasphemer bloggers. The petition was moved by civil society through its President Muhammad Tahir who nominated federation through […]


Afzal Butt, Sarhandi elected PFUJ president, SG

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QUETTA: The election process of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) for the two-year term 2017-19 was completed here on Monday. Afzal Butt and Ayub Jan Sarhandi were elected as the president and secretary general, respectively. Also, 25 members of the PFUJ Federal Executive Council (FEC) have been elected. The three-day biennial delegates meeting (BDM) […]


Pemra orders suspension of Zara Hut Kay for three days

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has ordered the suspension of Zara Hut Kay, a Dawn News programme, for three days with effect from Wednesday (March 22). The regulator made the decision under section 27 of the Pemra Ordinance 2002 after a brief hearing held in Pemra’s head office on March 17. It […]


Facebook delegation to visit Pakistan to address blasphemous content reservations

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ISLAMABAD: Popular social networking website Facebook on Thursday said it would send a team to Pakistan to help resolve the country’s reservations over ‘blasphemous and objectionable’ material on its web pages. An interior ministry spokesperson said that the Facebook management was aware of Pakistan’s reservations and wanted to resolve the issue through mutual consultation and dialogue. […]


Govt will do all to end blasphemy: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday said culprits of blasphemy were the enemies of humanity and will be dealt with firmly and ultimately. The government was fully prepared to take strict action against blasphemers and the whole nation stands with the government in this fight, he said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of […]


Pakistan Press Foundation concern over the criminal charges on Canadian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has expressed serious concern over the criminal charges on  Justin Brake, reporter and editor for The Independent.ca, for his reporting on the Indigenous occupation of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric construction project in October 2016. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged […]


Pemra chief’s appointment challenged

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ISLAMABAD: A private television channel and its anchorperson on Wednesday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the appointment of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman. The BOL Media Group and anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain, in their petition, requested the court to set aside the appointment of Absar Alam as Pemra chairman. Challenging […]


Concern over statements to try politician under cyber crime law

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Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over government representatives’ statements regarding trying a key political leader under the cyber crime law. The commission also expressed alarm over some parliamentarians seeking to malign the country’s leading human rights defender. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the commission said: “HRCP is […]


Filters can’t help block 100pc objectionable contents: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: Though the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) claims to have proposed installation of filters to the Information Technology and Telecommunication Ministry, the ministry denies having received any such proposal. A spokesperson for the IT Ministry, Saghir Ahmed Wattoo, told Business Recorder that the ministry has not received any such proposal, besides even filters cannot block […]


NA flays circulation of blasphemous material

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a joint resolution unanimously to condemn circulation of blasphemous material on social media and urged the government to take necessary measures to curb it. The House also authorised Speaker National Assembly to constitute a 10-member committee comprising members from all parliamentary parties to discuss the issue and propose […]


PM’s son-in-law wants ban on social media

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ISLAMABAD: Issues of blasphemous content on social media and recent incidents of mysterious disappearances of some bloggers once again resonated in both houses of parliament on Monday but with different tone and notes. The upper house took the matter after a motion was moved by two opposition senators whereas it was taken up through points of […]


IHC seeks detailed report on missing bloggers

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Monday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a report on the activities of four bloggers – who went missing earlier this year and resurfaced a few days later – and how they had managed to leave Pakistan. Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui ordered the FIA Director […]