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SC tells Geo to pay salaries ‘at the earliest’

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court directed the administration of Geo TV on Monday to ensure that salaries not paid to employees for the past three months were disbursed at the earliest. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, the editor-in-chief of Geo-Jang Group, appeared before a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. The issue of non-payment of salaries […]


Nawaz accuses CJP of foisting dictatorship

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ISLAMABAD: The country is now devoid of democracy and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar is perpetrating the worst kind of dictatorship, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif asserted on Monday. The country, he said, was facing the worst form of dictatorship. According to him, he was personally facing the same situation confronted by […]


Geo News suspension attack on freedom of expression: top NGOs

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KARACHI: Top representatives of non-government organisations (NGOs) have said the basic human rights have continuously been at stake in the country due to various deplorable incidents, taking place recently as well as during the past many years. Addressing a joint press conference at Karachi Press Club on Friday, they said that such incidents had worsened […]


Pemra fines two TV channels for misreporting

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ISLAMABAD: The 60th meeting of Council of Complaints (CoC), Sindh was held at Pemra Regional Office Karachi. The council heard the complaint lodged by Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal, Minister for Home, Agriculture and Mines, Sindh against two TV channels for airing baseless and defamatory content. Both channels failed to defend themselves before the council, therefore, […]


Need of security of freelance journalists in Baluchistan stressed

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Physical and psycho-social security plays a vital role in the lives of freelance journalists.  This was the consensus of the round table discussion and training workshop on ‘Safety for Freelance Journalists’ based in Baluchistan organized by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) with the support of Foundation Open Society Institute in Quetta form 10 to 12 April […]


PEMRA issues notices to 17 TV channels for airing false, fake news

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday issued Show Cause Notices to 17 Satellite TV Channels that air news & current affairs programmes. The SCNs were issued on airing false and fake news pertaining to orders of the Lahore High Court (LHC) banning anti-judiciary speeches of the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and […]


CPNE praises CJP for defending freedom of speech

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LAHORE – An emergency meeting of the Council of Newspaper Editors (CPNE) was held in Lahore to review overall prevailing situation in different spheres of life especially in the media. The participants of the meeting, representing major newspaper organisations, expressed serious concern over threats faced by press freedom and journalist community and inaction of authorities […]


Journalists sign petition against curbs on media

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LAHORE: More than 50 journalists, including editors and columnists, media persons and media freedom organisation representatives in Pakistan and abroad have signed a petition against curbs on media in the country in recent days. Initiated by journalist Beena Sarwar, the petition states that the signatories were seriously concerned over some recent actions. The petition stated […]


Nothing in LHC order about banning Sharif, Maryam: SC

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court Tuesday observed there was nothing in the order which even remotely directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to ban Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Safdar or anybody else. The top court further observed media speculation, panel discussions and press reports appearing on various channels, media outlets and in newspapers […]


SC rejects request to summon Pemra official, produce Hashmi’s video clip

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request of the defence counsel in the contempt of court case against Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz to summon Director General (Monitoring) Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) Haji Adam and produce a video clip of veteran politician Javed Hashmi. “The request is totally unnecessary and uncalled for,” […]


SC summons Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman to explain non-payment of salaries to Geo employees

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The Supreme Court on Monday summoned the editor-in-chief of Geo/Jang Group, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, to appear in court on Tuesday and explain why employees of his media group have not been paid for the past three months. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar issued the directions while hearing a case about […]


PEMRA issues fresh warning to TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronics Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Saturday warned TV channels against airing live speeches, media conferences and media talks of difference politicians wherein hate speech and aspersions against the judiciary and armed forces of Pakistan is being transmitted without any editorial control. The media watchdog said in a statement “it has also […]


Geo team stopped from covering event in Cantt limits

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LAHORE – Rangers’ personnel on Thursday stopped Geo News channel’s team from covering the arrival of Sikh Yatrees from India at the Wagah Border, saying they were not allowed to cover any event in the cantonment limits. As per details, Geo News’ reporter Ameen Hafeez and his cameraman Ashraf Nankanvi were stopped at the Wagah […]


Media to play vital role in implementation of SDGs: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb Thursday said that media had a vital role to play in successful implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Speaking on the eve of 7 SACOSAN South Asian Conference on Sanitation here, the minister said that international experts on water and […]