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Daily Archives: May 29, 2024

PPF’s Seminar Calls for Strengthened Enforcement of Journalist Protection Laws

A seminar on “Effective Use of Journalist Protection Laws” organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) at Multan Press Club on May 14, highlighted ongoing challenges and governmental commitments to journalist safety and legislative implementation. Maqsooda Ansari, a local leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, emphasized the government’s dedication to the safety of journalists and […]

Punjab Governor Commits Consultations Before Signing Defamation Bill

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On May 26, Punjab Governor Sardar Saleem Haider assured that he would not sign the controversial Punjab Defamation Bill, 2024 without extensive consultations with key stakeholders. This pledge was made during a meeting at the Governor’s House with representatives from the Joint Action Committee of journalist organizations, which includes members from major media associations such as the Pakistan […]

Sindh High Court Halts PEMRA’s Restrictions on Court Reporting Until June 6

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On May 27, the Sindh High Court (SHC) issued an interim order preventing the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) from taking any coercive measures against television reporters covering court proceedings until June 6. This decision comes in response to a petition filed by journalists from various private TV channels, challenging directives issued by PEMRA. […]

FIR Filed Under Anti-Terrorism Act for Journalist Nasrullah Gadani’s Murder

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After significant delays, the police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) under the Anti-Terrorism Act for the murder of daily Awami Awaz reporter Nasrullah Gadani in Mirpur Mathelo, Sindh. The FIR was registered on May 28, one week after Gadani was brutally attacked on May 21, leading to his death in a Karachi hospital on May 24. The FIR lists […]

Journalist Nasrullah Gadani Dies Following Targeted Attack; Widespread Protests Erupt Across Sindh

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Journalist Nasrullah Gadani, who was critically injured in a targeted attack in Mirpur Mathelo in an armed attack on May 21, succumbed to his injuries and passed away on May 24 at a private hospital in Karachi. Gadani, 40, had been associated with the Sindhi language daily Awami Awaz and was known for his critical reporting. The […]

IHC Restrains Pemra Action, Issues Notices Over Court Reporting Curb Petitions

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On May 24, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the Lahore High Court (LHC) separately addressed petitions challenging a notification by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) that restricts reporting of court proceedings on television. Both courts issued notices to relevant parties, including Pemra and the information secretary, seeking responses to petitions arguing the […]