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Daily Archives: October 18, 2019

No ban on coverage, says Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has said that there was no ban on coverage. Pemra spokesperson, in a statement has clarified,” There is no ban on coverages as such. In light of Code of Conduct, Pemra has only requested to contain live coverages to avoid any possible hate speech or speeches instigating violence […]

Man gets five-year RI for blasphemy on social media

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LAHORE: In a first-of-its-kind conviction in the country as claimed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), a special court for cybercrime offences on Thursday awarded five-year rigorous imprisonment to a man for posting blasphemous material on social media. Sajid Ali was charged for posting “sacrilegious, blasphemous and derogatory material against Hazrat Umar (R.A)” on Facebook […]

Senate’s media directorate makes details of body’s ‘in camera’ session public

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In a development that has raised eyebrows, Senate Standing Committee on Postal Services held open proceedings of its session which was supposed to be ‘in camera’ and Senate Media Directorate issued a press release containing the details of this ‘in camera’ session. In an apparently strange turn of events, shortly before the meeting began, the […]

PA human rights committee discusses UN conventions’ implementation

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The Sindh Assembly’s Standing Committee on Human Rights has proposed the establishment of a multi-stakeholder platform to ensure provincial-level compliance with international commitments under a trade incentive scheme of General System of Preference Plus (GSP+) by the European Union. This proposal emerged at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Human Rights presided over by […]