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FIR registered on thrashing of journalist by TMA officials

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RAWALPINDI: After investigating the issue, City Police Station has registered an FIR under Sections of 506, 147 and 149 against Town Municipal Administration (TMA) Rawal Town officials as they thrashed The News reporter Khalid Iqbal. Police were continuously raiding to hunt the accused down but culprits went underground after registration of FIR here on Thursday. […]

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Pemra refuses to cede office space to PCP

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is resisting the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s efforts to give the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) office space in Pemra’s Islamabad office. The authority has rejected the ministry directions, asking it to provide PCP space in its building due to financial constraints. In February of this […]

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Ex-chief of Press Council clarifies report

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ISLAMABAD: With reference to the news item appearing in the Daily Jang and the Daily The News I want to clarify that the notification issued by the information ministry shows the date of my appointment as Chairman on 07-09-2011. However, on the basis of this order, the cabinet secretariat/Establishment Division issued notification No 1-7(2005-6) dated […]

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Controversy over Press Council chief’s retirement

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ISLAMABAD: Raja Shafqat Abbassi, former chairman Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) is still using two government vehicles though his tenure has ended on September 7, 2014. Sources told The News two officials vehicles – Honda 1800 cc and Corolla 1300cc – are still in his personal use, one in Islamabad and the other in Lahore. […]

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PCP seeks measures to protect Geo, media houses

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has written a letter to Chief Commissioner and Inspector General of Police Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to take appropriate action and provide proper security to media houses, especially Geo, which is under attack for many days. The PCP told the authorities that the freedom of press, free flow […]

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Dark day for media freedom

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In the rush by the media to be holier than thou, it appears everyone will end up being burnt. Yesterday the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) suspended the licences of three private television channels after they were caught in concurrent controversies that damaged their reputations and threaten the gains made in decades of struggle […]

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Musharraf case proves supremacy of law: LHC CJ

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial has said the judiciary is committed to dispensing justice to the affected people. He was addressing a seminar on the topic of ‘Court Reporting and Dispensation of Justice’, organised at the Punjab Judicial Academy by the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) here on Saturday. About the […]

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PCP condemns attacks on journalists

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Islamabad: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has vehemently condemned recent attack on residence of Daily Express bureau chief Peshawar Jamshed and life threats to renowned journalist Imtiaz Alam, terming it a blatant and outrageous act against freedom of expression that shows total disbelief in the free functioning of the press. This was stated in a […]

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Sindh government to ensure security of journalists

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KARACHI: Sindh government has directed its security officers to take immediate steps to ensure security of journalists in the province, as desired by the Press Council of Pakistan. The Sindh government issued this directive after it was conveyed the resolution of the PCP regarding recent attacks on media persons. The resolution strongly condemned the attacks […]

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PCP condemns attack on TV anchor

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ISLAMABAD: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) flayed the attack on the life of a local electronic-media journalist Raza Rumi on Saturday. PCP Chairman Raja Shafqat Abbasi said under Article 19(A) of the Constitution of Pakistan all provincial governments were bound to shield right of freedom of expression by taking appropriate steps to ensure security of […]

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Govt committed to ensure media freedom: President

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ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Press Council of Pakistan led by its Chairman Raja M. Shafqat Khan Abbasi called on President Mamnoon Hussain in Islamabad Thursday. The chairman PCP briefed the president about role‚ mandate‚ activities and achievements of the Press Council of Pakistan. President said the government recognises and respects the critical role of the […]

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PCP terms attack on press against freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: Any threat or attack to affect free functioning of press is tantamount to negate freedom of expression and put hurdles in the smooth flow of information. This was stated in a statement issued here on Wednesday by the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) in response to second attack by armed persons on Express newspaper […]

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Tributes paid to founding journalist leaders

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ISLAMABAD: The founding leaders of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) — I.H. Rashid, Minhaj Barna and Nisar Usmani — devoted their lives to freedom of expression and improved the working conditions in media houses. This was stated by speakers at a gathering titled ‘Lest we forget’ arranged at the PFUJ office on Wednesday […]

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Media treads the wrong path

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By: Bina Shah AN excellent Asian Media Barometer tool has been developed by the Friedrich Ebert Siftung Foundation, a German political organisation that seeks to educate ordinary citizens about democracy and pluralism. The 2012 AMB was launched recently with a roundtable discussion about media and ethics, which made it clear that Pakistan’s media, especially our […]

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