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Daily Archives: February 25, 2020

17 officers recommended for appointment as Press officers

ISLAMABAD- Information Ministry and Braodcasting has sent a summary of 17 officers to Prime Minister officer for the appointments of Press officers in Foreign Pakistani missions. According to the details, Ministry sent the one name of grade-20 officer, 11 of grade-19 officers and five officers of grade-18. Ministry recommended the name of Amrana Wazir for New Delhi, Maryam […]

Literary Notes: Meena Kumari, Pyare Lal Shakir Meruthi and journalism

THE writers and journalists whose contributions enriched Urdu language and literature in the early 20th century include some who have generally been ignored. One of the reasons for this was, perhaps, the religious beliefs of these writers. Pyare Lal Shakir Meruthi, a poet, prose writer and journalist was a Christian. In fact, his paternal grandfather […]

Experts say free media essential for country’s development

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The role of the media in poverty alleviation and promotion of social justice was discussed on Monday on the inaugural day of a two-day conference organised by the Bahria University Karachi Campus in collaboration with the Association of Media & Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP) on Monday. Addressing the inaugural session, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani […]

Civil society rejects new social media rules

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LAHORE: The civil society, including the representatives of journalists, lawyers and workers unions, has rejected and condemned the new social media rules, demanding the government repeal them immediately and issue a plan of consultation with the people who are the real stakeholders. They said no such measure should be imposed upon the public without consultation. […]

IHC rejects plea to suspend Citizens Protection Rules 2020

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices to the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) and other respondents and sought their reply on plea questioning the legitimacy of new social media regulations Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020. Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minallah issued notices to the federation, information technology and law ministries over the petition. Petitioner’s counsel Barrister Jahangir Jadoon maintained that the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules 2020 meant to curb the freedom of expression and contravenes the constitution. The court, however, rejected the petitioner’s request to immediately suspend the applicability of the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020. During hearing the petitioner’s lawyer argued that the government aimed to curtail the freedom of expression by “controlling the social media”. Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the Regulations are done all over the world. To this petitioner’s lawyer argued that in this case the government was trying to control social media through regulations. He requested the court to send notice to the government and ask on the status of the rules. He said that under the draft rules, the government is planning to appoint a national coordinator to implement the Social Media Rules 2020. The lawyer alleged that under the law, the coordinator has […]

‘Slain’ reporter’s brother not satisfied with pace of probe

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SHIKARPUR: An unnecessary delay is being resorted to in reaching killers of senior journalist Aziz Memon by not sending his DNA samples to a fully equipped lab in Islamabad or Lahore and by not collecting such samples of suspects. This was stated by Mr Memon’s brother, Hafeezur Rehman while speaking to a nine-member delegation of […]