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Media urged to carefully report ebb and flow in stock market

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Finance Tuesday termed certain reports, appearing in a section of press over the ebb and flow of the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday, as unfortunate for highlighting sharp volatility in the market that damage the interest of the small investors and create uncertainty in the market. “The role of the media […]


HRCP launches Asma memorial lecture

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ISLAMABAD: Asma Jahangir was the voice of the voiceless. The poor and their issues were very close to her heart. It is a day to celebrate her services. These were some of the views expressed about the fearless and iconic human rights champion during a discussion on how to take forward her legacy on Tuesday […]


Campaign for women’s rights announced

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KARACHI: On the eve of National Women’s Day, Uks Research Centre annou­nced a month-long campaign on ‘Women’s Rights and the Feminist Movement in Pakistan’ at its office here on Tuesday. February 12 is a reminder of the historical struggle initiated in the 1980s by women’s rights activists under the banner of the Women’s Action Forum […]


Sindh made record-breaking human rights legislations: CM

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has claimed that the Sindh government has enacted “record-breaking human rights laws” to protect every segment of society, from domestic workers to street children and women. “We are now focusing on the implementation of the laws that have not been enforced properly,” he maintained while talking to […]


Social Media flooded with fake info regarding gas bills

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LAHORE: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) has urged consumers to discourage propaganda being done through social media with regard to alleged inflated bills. Spokesperson for SNGPL said here Tuesday what he called in the greater interest of the consumers, SNGPL made it clear that the consumers were being misled through messages on social media […]


President for responsible use of social media

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ISLAMABAD – Warning against serious consequences of fake news for world peace and stability, President Dr. Arif Alvi on Tuesday underscored need for public awareness to ensure responsible and cautious use of social media as fake news always had a strong hidden agenda. Addressing an international conference on “Media and Conflict” here, the president said that apart from positive […]


Senate on Human Rights rejects PEMRA’s move to regulate web TV content

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Earlier this month, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) called for regulating web television and over-the-top (OTT) content services in the country. However, recent reports suggest that the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has rejected the proposed move. After the committee called PEMRA Chairman, Saleem Baig, for a briefing about the authority’s recent proposal, […]


Senate panel wants journalists’ dues to be cleared by 25th

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday expressed concern over non-payment of salaries to journalists by private media organisations and called for clearing their pending dues by Feb 25. The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, which met here under the chairmanship of Senator Faisal Javed Khan, also directed journalist bodies, including the Parliamentary Reporters […]


FIA summons social media activist

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ISLAMABAD – FIA has summoned social media activist Gul Bukhari for her alleged defamatory remarks against national security institutions, judiciary and PTI government—a move that has triggered a social media storm. FIA in a statement issued on Tuesday said that its CTW has summoned Ms Bukhari who is recently based in UK asking her to clear her position within 30 […]


Fake news about COAS’s London presence spreads on social media

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Fake news circulated through Twitter that Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in London took the social media by storm, leading to intense speculations and discussion about the ongoing political situation as well as the future politics of Pakistan. A few Twitter accounts claimed that the COAS and Major General Asif Ghafoor, […]


EU concerned over state of civil society, media in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch in its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) in a mixed report, while recognising Pakistan’s commitment to maintaining and meeting the obligations it has signed under the UN treaties, noted with concern, among others, the shrinking space for civil society, freedom of expression and media as well […]