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Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

PPF condemns arrest of Nepali newspaper editor

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Khadga Prasad Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal has expressed concern over the arrest of Raju Basit, editor of a weekly newspaper on suspected cybercrime charges over a published news report. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the arrest of the editor and has called on […]

Reactivation of forestry board ordered

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Islamabad: Adviser to the prime minister on climate change Malik Amin Aslam Khan on Monday ordered the early reactivation of the Federal Forestry Board and effective implementation of the National Forest Policy. The orders were issued during a meeting attended by Climate Change Secretary Khizar Hayat Khan and other senior officials from the forest department. […]

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Mazhar re-elected RIUJ Dastoor Group chief

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ISLAMABAD – Mazhar Iqbal and Khawar Nawaz Raja returned unopposed president and general secretary, respectively, of Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (Dastoor Group) as no other candidates turned up against them in the elections. Chairman elections committee Mougees Ashraf Baig said that candidates on rest of the slots also returned unopposed in the elections following scrutiny of […]

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Social media ‘turning into fifth pillar’

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QUETTA  : Balochistan Minister for Information Mir Zahoor Buledi has said the incumbent provincial government is keen on strengthening print and electronic media in the province, pledging full cooperation of the administration to journalists. Buledi was on a visit to Public Relations Director General’s office in Quetta on Monday. The information minister said the revolution in […]

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UN expert urges countries to protect right to privacy in digital age

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KARACHI: A United Nations expert on Monday expressed concern over increasing risks to privacy emanating from state surveillance and lack of digital security, including Pakistan’s “vague criminal prohibitions” on encryption. In a report prepared for the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council — that began on Monday and will end on Sept 28 […]

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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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PPF condemns Lagos court’s decision to evacuate journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has expressed concern over the decision of Chief Magistrate of the Lagos court asking journalists to vacate the courtroom. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has condemned this action and has urged authorities to respect journalists and allow them to fulfill their […]

Freedom of Expression, Protest Letters by PPF