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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Investigation Officer, widow of Nazim Jokhio oppose murder trial by ATC

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KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Friday reserved till May 10 its order on the fate of the Nazim Jokhio murder charge sheet from which the investigating officer had removed the names of two sitting Pakistan Peoples Party lawmakers as accused. Complainant Afzal Jokhio had nominated PPP MPA Jam Awais, his elder brother MNA Jam Abdul […]


Islamabad High Court says message clear, constitutional violation will not be tolerated

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Islamabad: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah said on Friday that the courts have given a clear message, and no one will be allowed to violate the Constitution. Justice Minallah’s remark came as he heard the case regarding the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) harassment of journalists. Journalist Arshed Sharif and his counsel were […]


The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists strongly condemns harassment of journalists.

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemned the harassment of media persons, bemoaning the attitude of the PTI leadership that “seems to be turning a blind eye to these fascist tactics”. According to a statement issued on Thursday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said that the PTI workers openly threatened […]


India blocks six more Pakistani YouTube channels

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ISLAMABAD—The Indian government has blocked six more Pakistani YouTube news channels and Facebook pages for spreading disinformation on national security, law and order, and foreign relations. In the latest crackdown, the Indian government added 16 more channels to the list of banned YouTube channels. Out of those 16 channels, ten are from India, and six […]


No order of blocking ARY, PEMRA chief tells senate committee

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ISLAMABAD—Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig (pictured), in response to the issue raised by ARY News regarding the blockage of its transmission, has said that the regulator has not given any order in this regard. During the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting meeting at the Parliament House, he asked the ARY spokesperson to provide […]


The Election Commission of Pakistan seeks recording of Imran’s April 26 address from Pemra

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) a soft copy of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan’s address to supporters on Tuesday (April 26) where the PTI chief had lashed out at Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, calling him a “planted agent” of the […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors delegation calls on former PM Imran

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Islamabad: A delegation of officials belonging to the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Thursday called on former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. The meeting discussed in detail fake news in the media and reviewed all the angles attached to it. Ex-PM Imran was also told that during the previous […]


The Islamabad High Court restrains the Federal Investigation Agency, police from harassing ARY journalist Arshad Sharif

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and capital police to stop harassing ARY News anchor Arshad Sharif and any other journalist. The court order, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, directed the FIA’s Director General Muhammad Tahir Rai and Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad […]


Sharjeel congratulates newly elected body of Sindh Journalists Council

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Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has felicitated the newly elected body of Sindh Journalists Council 2022 elected in general body meeting on Wednesday. The Minister praised the struggle Sindh journalists council for raising the voice of security of journalists community and promoting and protecting right of freedom of expression. Sharjeel extended congratulations to Rafiq […]


Imran Khan & the media

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EVER since he has begun pounding the pavement again, the ousted premier has taken to bemoaning what he describes as a “media blackout” against him. He repeated this at the PTI workers’ convention in Lahore on Wednesday, and tauntingly asked freedom of expression advocates why they had gone silent. Only four channels, as far as […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Authority bans ads of illegal housing societies

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) here on Thursday advised societies operating without proper No Object Certificate (NOC) to refrain from advertising the illegitimate business on social media platforms. According to a press release, PTA has been approached by Lahore Development Authority (LDA) pursuant to the direction issued by Lahore High Court in a writ petition […]


The Islamabad High Court stays transfer of suspended PTV officials to Turbat

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday issued a stay order on the transfer of the suspended director news and two other senior officials of the state-run PTV to the far-flung area of Turbat, Baluchistan, by the previous government. Suspended Director News Rashid Baig and reporting head Shahid Ajmal Malik from the PTV’s Islamabad […]


Radio conversion to digital technology to cost Rs3.5bn, Senate body told

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ISLAMABAD: Officials of the information ministry on Wednesday informed a parliamentary committee that the project to convert radio from analog to digital technology would cost approximately Rs3.5 billion. The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, which met here with Senator Faisal Javed in the chair, was briefed by the officials about the ‘Digital Radio […]


Media asked to play effective role in interfaith harmony

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Speakers at the media launch of Public Service Messages for TV and Radio focused on Peace and Interfaith/Sect Harmony on Wednesday asked the mainstream and social media to play an effective important role in inter-faith harmony in Pakistani society for the progress and prosperity of the country. They expressed such views while speaking on the […]