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Pakistani journalists face challenges in effective use of RTI laws due to a lack of enforcement, awareness of legislation

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While the Right to Information (RTI) is a Constitutionally guaranteed right, in Pakistan journalists face challenges in its use due to a lack of enforcement of the legislation. Gathering in Karachi, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) Investigative Reporting Fellows discussed the effectiveness of RTI laws. The journalists found that there existed reluctance and a lack of […]

No possibility of internet restoration in country today: PTA

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The Pakistani government’s decision to shut down mobile internet services across the country has led to a significant loss of revenue for mobile phone companies and online taxi and bike services. The move came after the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan sparked protests nationwide. For the past two days, online taxi and bike […]

Anchorperson Aftab Iqbal released, Imran Riaz to be presented in court

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Suspending the ‘detention notification’ of renowned anchorperson Aftab Iqbal, the chief justice of the Lahore High Court on Friday directed concerned authorities to effect his immediate release. Meanwhile, Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti ordered the Inspector General of Prisons to present journalist Imran Riaz Khan by 6:00 PM in court today. The journalists, who are […]

Internet suspension: Country’s telecom firms suffer Rs1.6b loss

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KARACHI/LAHORE: The mobile broadband internet services on Thursday remained suspended for the consecutive third day in several parts of the country in the aftermath of the riots triggered by the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, causing a loss of Rs1.6 billion to telecom companies. The government suffered a loss of Rs570 million in revenue […]

CPNE strongly condemns arrest of journalists

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has strongly condemned the arrest of journalists Aftab Iqbal and Imran Riaz Khan and said that speech is everyone’s right which should not be banned under any circumstances. CPNE President Kazim Khan has demanded the immediate release of the arrested journalists from the government and said that dissent […]

Imran Riaz, Aftab Iqbal arrested

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LAHORE: Anchorpersons Imran Riaz Khan and Aftab Iqbal were arrested by the police on Thursday. Imran Riaz Khan was arrested at Sialkot Airport for allegedly inciting violence during clashes between security forces and supporters of former prime minister Imran Khan. Sources said Imran Riaz was about to fly to Muscat from Sialkot Airport when the […]

Broadband off

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Since Tuesday, Pakistan has effectively been living without 4G services. Reportedly, the interior ministry had instructed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block mobile broadband services in the country hours after former prime minister Imran Khan’s arrest. By 8pm on Tuesday, 4G network on mobile phones disappeared, leaving people without connectivity. How can this be […]

PPF expresses alarm over continued acts of violence against media professionals as the country faces protests following Imran Khan’s arrest.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) expressed alarm over the continued acts of violence against media professionals as protests were held around the country by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party (PTI) following the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan. Violence against the media at the hands of both protesters and police has been documented in parts of […]