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PFUJ urges CJP, PM to look into media coercion

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over attempts to gag the print and electronic media through physical intimidation, citing disruption to the distribution of Dawn newspaper and blocking of some news channels on cable network. The PFUJ appealed to caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk and Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian […]

Marriyum condemns media censorship

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LAHORE: PML-N spokesperson and former minister of information and broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has condemned increasing media censorship in the country. She emphasized that such censorship is against Article 19 of the Constitution which ensures freedom of speech as a fundamental right. She stressed that free press is a fundamental pillar of mature democracies and civilized […]

Media urged to support honest people

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KARACHI – Sindh Caretaker Minister for Information, Law, Environment and Information Technology Jameel Yusuf said that media should support good people so that they could be elected to achieve the very purpose of free, fair and impartial conducting elections. This he said while addressing a ‘Meet the Editors’ Programme organised by the Council of Pakistan […]

Journalists demand UN probe into Shujaat murder

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MUZAFFARABAD: Journalist from across Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday staged demonstrations in front of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to protest against the brutal killing of prominent journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. They also handed over a memorandum to the United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) stationed in […]

Journalists protest Shujaat Bukhari’s killing

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LAHORE: Journalists on Tuesday condemned the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir, and termed it a great loss for the media fraternity. Staging a demonstration at the Lahore Press Club, they demanded speedy investigation so that killers be identified and punished. They carried placard and chanted slogans “struggle will continue until journalists get […]

Media’s access to age data a security threat: ECP

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has termed the media’s use of age-wise information of electoral rolls a potential threat to voters’ data security. Citing an ambiguous clause in the Elections Act of 2017, the ECP had earlier denied free access to credentials of candidates. In a letter sent to NADRA, ECP mentioned some […]

Media can help achieve maximum turnout in polls: Governor

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KARACHI – Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair Thursday said that media can play an important role in creating a congenial atmosphere during forthcoming national polls with equal attention towards optimum turnover of valid voters. Talking to caretaker provincial minister for information and law Jamil Yousuf, he said that it was a collective responsibility of all sections […]

Journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

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NEW DELHI: Veteran Ka­s­hmiri journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead with his security guard in Srina­gar on Thursday, reports said. The audacious attack by motorcycle-borne assassins has left Srinagar’s media community shaken. Buk­hari, former correspondent for The Hindu and the editor of the Rising Kash­mir newspaper, was attac­ked when he had stepped out of his […]

CPNE delegation calls on interim Sindh information minister

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Karachi: A 15-member delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) led by its Secretary General Dr Jabbar Khatak called on caretaker Sindh Minister for Information Jameel Yusuf at the latter’s office on Wednesday. The CPNE delegation congratulated Jameel Yusuf on becoming a member of interim Sindh cabinet. They discussed the 6 point agenda, […]

SC summons media houses owners over non-payment of salaries

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LAHORE: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Sunday summoned owners of several media houses for Monday, for not implementing his orders about payment of salaries to their employees. Hearing a suo motu notice case at the SC Lahore Registry, he expressed anger at non-payment of salaries to the employees. The CJ said action would be taken […]

FBR chairman, interior, information secretaries removed as permanent members of PEMRA

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The federal government on Friday issued amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Ordinance of 2002, Radio Pakistan reported. According to the ordinance, federal govt can issue directives only on PEMRA’s policy matters and in accordance with Article 19. However, PEMRA will not be bound to accept all instructions issued by the government. […]

Court directs media to air apology over ‘speculations’

LAHORE – The LHC has directed electronic media to air apology at prime time and gave ultimatum of three days to print media to print apology at front page for airing and publishing “speculations against the judiciary over the acquittal of convict Shah Hussain”. In a press release issued on Thursday evening, the LHC registrar […]

Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said that right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance. Talking to a private news channel, he said he strongly condemned […]

PFUJ concerned at violence against journalists

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed grave concern over the violent attack on BOL News journalist Asad Kharal and kidnapping of Waqt TV analyst Gul Bukhari, in Lahore. In a statement, the union President Afzal Butt and Secretary-General Ayub Jan Sarhandi said both incidents had similar patterns and indicated the involvement […]