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Monthly Archives: April 2021

PEMRA Renews Licenses Of 12 Non-commercial Radio Stations

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ISLAMABAD: In its 163rd Authority meeting, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday renewed licenses of 12 non-commercial FM radio stations. The renewed licenses belonged to educational institutions including Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Allama Iqbal University Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, University of Karachi, National University of Modern Languages […]


Lahore High Court (LHC) summons information secy in TV channels case

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Friday summoned the provincial secretary for information and also directed the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to submit affidavits about payments of salaries to their workers. The PBA had filed a petition for recovery of the outstanding payment from the Punjab government against the advertisements […]


Subsidized items for journalists at Rawalpindi Press Club (RPC) today

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Rawalpindi: The journalist community could purchase all eatable items including sugar and ghee on subsidised prices from Rawalpindi Press Club (RPC) on Saturday (today). The Utility Stores Corporation (USC) will send all eatable items including sugar and ghee to RPC for the journalist community. The USC will start ‘Special Ramazan Discount Package’ from April 10 […]


Passage of bill against ‘disrespect of armed forces’ assailed

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ISLAMABAD: The approval of a bill by a National Assembly’s standing committee, which proposed up to two years’ imprisonment and a fine for those who “intentionally ridicule the armed forces”, has drawn ire of politicians from across the divide as well as the legal fraternity. The criticism of the bill came on Thursday not only […]


Question of rights

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Freedom of expression is a fundamental right. Though this right is violated in autocratic governments and dictatorships, all functioning democracies have a mechanism to defend this right without which no civilized society commands respect of the global community in the 21st century. The UN recognizes this right as enshrined in its declaration of human rights. […]


PFUJ, PBC, HRCP, SHCBA concerned over proposed amendment

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) are deeply concerned about the proposed amendments to the Pakistan Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code 1898, by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior, which has recommended that persons who ‘disrespect’ or ‘intentionally ridicule’ the […]


Issues related to print, electronic media: NA body seeks recommendations

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ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Thursday sought recommendations from the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) with respect to removal of employees from print and electronic media and non-payment of […]


Freedom of expression: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rejects any bid to further gag fundamental right

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rejects any attempts to further gag the fundamental right of freedom of expression in the name of preventing defamation and disrespect of the armed forces. Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPP-P) Secretary General Farhatullah Babar in a statement on Wednesday expressed grave concern over a bill moved by a PTI MNA […]


Daniel Pearl case: Key suspect shifted to Lahore

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KARACHI: Ahmed Omar Saeed Shaikh, a British-born suspect acquitted recently of kidnapping and murdering US Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl has been shifted to Lahore from Karachi on Thursday. He was shifted to a rest house within the premises of Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail while travelling on a plane. A strict security measures were […]


Veteran journalist Usman Hameed passes away

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ISLAMABAD: Veteran journalist and former Chief News Editor of Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Usman Hameed passed away after a protracted illness on Friday. He was 73. His funeral was held in his native town Wah after the Asr prayer, which was attended by relatives and close friends. Family sources said the deceased had been […]


Panel passes bill seeking to make defaming armed forces punishable crime

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ISLAMABAD: Amid stiff resistance offered by the opposition parties, a parliamentary body, on Wednesday, passed a bill seeking to make intentionally ridiculing and defaming the armed forces a punishable crime. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior, which met with MNA Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz in the chair, passed the Criminal Law (amendment) Act 2020, […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) urged by electronic media association to allow freedom of expression

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The Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) on Wednesday said it is deeply concerned over the recent advisories issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The media association, in a statement, said these advisories limit the scope of reporting and discussion on matters “which are of paramount public interest”. The […]


Government, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) initiate dialogue on 19-points charter of demand

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday initiated a dialogue with the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on the 19-point charter of demand presented to it earlier by the Union, says a press release. The move to hold talks with PFUJ was apparently taken on the direction of Senator Shibli Faraz. The first preliminary round […]


Who is empowered to send notices to private radio channels?

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former lawmaker Akhunzada Chattan said while addressing a press conference in Bajaur on Tuesday that objection has been raised on Radio Shumal because it runs local news and whenever its reporters visit the field, people start criticising government performance and also raise questions about alleged irregularities in […]