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Journalists, lawyers and human rights activists call for early enactment of effective Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill

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Thirty leading editors, journalists, lawyers and human rights activists expressed concern at the delay in approval of the draft Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2020 that would provide a safe environment for practice of journalism in Pakistan.  The draft Bill, which provides a strong base for legislation for protection of media, was presented […]


Pakistani media faced unique challenges in 2020

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In 2020 Pakistani media was confronted with the unique new challenges both in terms of content to cover as well as in the nature of the measures to restrict press freedom and the free flow of information in the country. The year presented the media with the challenge of covering the spread of COVID-19 while […]


CM takes notice of robbery in journalist’s house

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HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of robbery incident took place in the house of veteran journalist Ghulam Nabi Mughal last night, he talked to Mughal and enquired about his health and orders Hyderabad police for the early recovery. On behalf of chief minister and commissioner Hyderabad, deputy commissioner Faud Ghaffar […]


IHC CJ lauds court reporters’ role

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah Friday termed the role of court reporters important in restoring public confidence in the judiciary and hoped they would continue to perform their duties in a professional way. Chief Justice Athar Minallah expressed these views at a reception for newly-elected office-bearers of the Islamabad High Court […]


PTA blocks website in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) blocked the website www.trueislam.com for viewership in the country. The PTA had approached the administrator of website www.trueislam.com for removing the unlawful online content from the website, in violation of section 295-A, 298-B and 298-C of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and per se abuse of Article 260 (3) and […]


Supreme Court adjourns hearing in Daniel Pearl case till 27th

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday adjourned the hearing on the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl until January 27 after the counsel for main accused Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh concluded his arguments. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice […]


PFUJ condemns journalist’s manhandling

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has strongly condemned the incident of manhandling of senior and veteran journalist G.N Mughal allegedly by unknown persons in plainclothes who entered his house and violated the privacy of a senior citizen and renowned journalist. In a joint statement, President PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi […]


Petition against PEMRA order withdrawn

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) along with journalists, anchors and media analysts on Wednesday withdrew their petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against a directive issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banning broadcast of speeches, interviews and public addresses by proclaimed offenders and absconders. Salman Akram Raja, counsel for […]


SC holding daily hearing in Pearl murder case, SHC told

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court is conducting day-to-day hearings on an appeal filed by the Sindh government challenging the decision of the Sindh High Court on the appeals of four men in US journalist Daniel Pearl’s abduction and murder case. Advocate General Sindh Salman Talibuddin submitted this before a two-judge SHC bench during the hearing of […]


PTV removed from list of entities proposed for privatization

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ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Com­mittee on State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) on Wednesday decided to remove Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) from the list of the SOEs whose privatization has been proposed. The decision was taken at the request of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The information secretary told a meeting of the committee that PTVC was undergoing […]


Court set to indict Jang editor in land allotment case

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LAHORE: An accountability court is set to indict Jang media group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman and two others on Jan 28 in a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference pertaining to a 34-year-old “illegal land allotment” in his favor that was allegedly manipulated by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mr. Rehman, who is on bail, appeared […]


Geo cameraman brutally beaten up by under-trial accused on court’s premises

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ISLAMABAD: The under trial accused allegedly involved in the killing of Barrister Fahad Malik attacked the cameraman of Geo News on the premises of Federal Judicial Complex when he was performing his professional duty and brutally beat him with handcuffs and iron rods along with his supporters in presence of the police. Ramna Police had […]


Promotion of cultural activities

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KARACHI: The governing body of the Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP) Karachi has approved 17 sub-committees of the governing body for the promotion of cultural activities and to create a positive image of the Arts Council. Each committee will be chaired by a member of the governing body, said a spokesperson of the ACP on […]


PFUJ to march on capital to demand media workers’ rights

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has announced a long march in the first week of April from Quetta to Islamabad to force the government and media owners to fulfil their legal obligations towards media workers who are facing financial hardships for the last two years. “The anti-worker alliance between the government and […]


Journalists will be consulted for formulating new media policy: Dr Firdous

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LAHORE: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the Punjab government is bringing a new media policy in which views of the journalists will be taken into consideration while the proposal to construct media tower and training academy for the journalists will be presented in the next ADP. […]


Indian journalist had prior info of Balakot strike, reveals Mumbai police probe

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ISLAMABAD   –      Indian journalist and a supporter of the ruling BJP in India, Arnab Goswami, had prior knowledge of the Modi government’s plan to carry out a strike on Pakistani soil days before Indian Air Force bombed Pakistani soil, the Balakot intrusion on February 26, 2019. The airstrike caused no loss of life in Pakistan […]