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LHC issues warrants for Almeida, orders govt to put him on ECL

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida on Monday and ordered the authorities concerned to put his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) for not attending the proceedings in a petition seeking action against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on […]

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Right to information act in Punjab soon: minister

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RAWALPINDI: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Saturday said that right to information act will soon be promulgated in Punjab to facilitate mediapersons in getting the required information from all relevant quarters. The minister stated this during an informal interactive session with Rawalpindi/Islamabad based journalists of print media at Rawalpindi Arts Council. The journalists […]

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Mediamen stage protest against police

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DERA GHAZI KHAN – A large number of journalists gathered outside DG Khan Regional Police Office on Thursday against police attack on Sher Afgan Buzdar, a reporter of BOL TV, the other night during media coverage at Basti Leghari in Gaddai police precincts. Journalists chanted slogans against DSP City Circle Mr Jawad as well as […]

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‘Media is free today’

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LAHORE: Paying glowing tributes to the journalist community, particularly those associated with print media, for playing a key role in guiding the other institutions of the state, Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has said media is free in Pakistan today. “From the freedom movement till today, media, particularly the newspapers, has played a key role […]

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‘Sindh will resolve issues of journalists’

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The provincial government of the Pakistan Peoples Party will resolve all the genuine issues of bona fide working journalists in the province on a priority basis, including issuance of a health insurance card to them, said Adviser to the CM on Information and Law Barrister Murtaza Wahab. Speaking at a media convention at the Karachi […]

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Pemra cautions TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday cautioned the television channels against broadcasting derogatory remarks and comments against the superior judiciary. “During the monitoring of satellite TV channels for the last few days, a trend has been observed wherein News and Current Affairs Satellite TV channels have been found airing live footages, […]

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Govt to introduce new digital policy soon: Fawad

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LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Saturday said the government would soon introduce a new digital policy for equipping the media with modern technology and facilities. Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) during his visit to PTV Centre Lahore, he […]

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PTI govt to ensure independence of media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that the PTI government would ensure the independence of the media as there is no plan under consideration to impose any sanction on this sector. He said this while explaining the ruling government’s information policy during a panel interview to The Nation and Nawa-i-Waqt here Friday. […]

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Doctors assault journalists

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Six reporters representing different TV channels and newspapers were assaulted and then forcibly removed from Civil Hospital, Thul by doctors and other staff on September 13.  Thul is located in Jacobabad District in Sindh Province of Pakistan. The reporters had reached the hospital to cover the visit of Justice (retd) Ameer Hani, Chairman of the Water Commission.  While waiting for him to arrive the reporters were approached by patients admitted in the hospital and their […]

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CPNE to be consulted on advertisement policy: Wahab

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KARACHI: Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, said on Thursday that efforts were being made to improve the information department’s efficiency, and its coordination with the major stake holders of the media industry, including the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors. Barrister Wahab was addressing the ‘Meet the Editors’ session held under […]

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Freedom of press on the decline in Pakistan, warns CPJ

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The climate for press freedom in Pakistan has been deteriorating, even as overall violence against and murder of journalists decline, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Wednesday. In a special report compiled after recording testimonies of journalists in various cities of the country, the CPJ said that journalists, including freelancers, had “painted […]

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Imran exempted from court appearance

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ISLAMABAD – Special Anti-Terrorism Court Tuesday exempted Prime Minister Imran Khan permanently from his personal appearance before the court in cases registered in 2014 for allegedly attacking the buildings of Parliament and Pakistan Television (PTV). ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaid conducted hearing of the cases regarding alleged attacks on PTV headquarters and the Parliament House during sit-in of […]

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SC suspends high court order to seal offices of private TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: Hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to seal the offices of private television channels located in residential sectors, the Supreme Court suspended the IHC’s order on Monday. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC directed the CDA to take action against certain media houses over the non-conforming […]

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Journalist shot dead in dacoity

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KHANEWAL – A journalist was shot dead by unidentified dacoits in Abdul Hakeem here on Sunday According to police, two dacoits entered Butt Medical Store, the business point of journalist Saeed Butt in Abdul Hakeem. They made him hostage at gunpoint and looted cash and a mobile phone. They also opened firing on the journalist when he put up […]

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