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Journalist missing since July 13

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Zaibdar Marri, president of the Kohlu Press Club and correspondent of the Express News has been reported missing since July 13, 2018. Zaib’s family is concerned for his safety and has been unsuccessful in determining ascertaining his whereabouts. Kohlu is a district in the restive province of Balochistan where a simmering separatist insurgency has resulted instability […]


Pakistan: Correspondent of Norwegian TV2 channel, arrested while covering political violence

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Kadafi Zaman, correspondent of Norwegian TV2 channel was beaten up and arrested on Friday, July 13, 2018, in Kotla, in the province of Punjab while covering a protest demonstration. He was held for three days before being released on bail on July 16. The journalist was covering a protest rally ostensibly called to welcome Nawaz […]


Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said that right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance. Talking to a private news channel, he said he strongly condemned […]


Details of access to information bill to be notified next week: Marriyum

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Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb says details of the Access to Information Bill will be notified next week, reported by Radio Pakistan Speaking at the launching ceremony of new website of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad, she said rules about that bill will be available on the new website. The minister said an […]


The right to inform

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As has been since 1983, Unesco’s World Press Freedom Day was observed globally on May 3. The theme this year was: ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law’. Press freedom remains a problem in nations around the globe, with 81 journalists killed in 2017 according to the International Federation of Journalists. […]


PIC conducts awareness session for journalists regarding RTI

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KHANEWAL: Punjab Information Commission (PIC) held an awareness session with journalists in collaboration with the district information office in the forte hotel, situated in Khanewal. The additional deputy commissioner general (ADCG) Manzoor Ahmad Khan Chandiaya and district Bar association president Ajmal Bhutta were guests of honour. Under Article 19A of the Constitution, Right to Information […]


Governor Zubair says ban on coverage of intermediate exams is regretful

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KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Wednesday regretted the ban on media coverage of the ongoing intermediate exams imposed by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE). The governor noted, “It has been seen by everyone that unfair means were used in the exams.” To prevent leaks of examination papers, this year the Intermediate […]


SC questions govt silence on Faizabad sit-in

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Qazi Faez Isa, a member of the Supreme Court bench hearing the 20-day Faizabad Interchange dharna case, on Wednesday questioned why the people of Pakistan were destined to live in constant fear while those who ransacked everything, flouted the Constitution, restricted the right to movement and even gouged the eyes of police were […]


HSC exams in Sindh begin amid restriction on media

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HYDERABAD: Rampant cheating was reported from most examination centres of the Hyderabad Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) on Tuesday, when the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) part-I and II exams got under way in the province. An undeclared restriction was imposed on media personnel’s entry into the centres though the reporters who accompanied […]


Geo team stopped from covering event in Cantt limits

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LAHORE – Rangers’ personnel on Thursday stopped Geo News channel’s team from covering the arrival of Sikh Yatrees from India at the Wagah Border, saying they were not allowed to cover any event in the cantonment limits. As per details, Geo News’ reporter Ameen Hafeez and his cameraman Ashraf Nankanvi were stopped at the Wagah […]


NAB references against Sharifs: Media persons being stopped from covering hearing

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ISLAMABAD: The security personnel deputed inside and outside the accountability court, where NAB references Nawaz Sharif, his children and Ishaq Dar are being heard, remain vigilant but only towards journalists as the media workers are stopped from covering by not being allowed them to enter the court while a coterie of ministers, advisers and political […]


Sindh ombudsman received most complaints against police, education depts: report

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KARACHI: Police and education were the top departments against whom most public complaints were registered and taken up for action by the Sindh Ombudsman’s office last year, shows the 2016 annual report recently released by the provincial ombudsman. The report says that a total of 7,424 complaints were lodged with the ombudsman’s office in 2016, […]


RTI Commission inspects public record at UoP

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Commission conducted inspection of public record in various departments of the University of Peshawar (UoP) to ensure citizens right to access public information here on Friday. A statement issued here said that at least 12 pending complaints against various departments of UoP, including Journalism and Mass Communication, […]


Right to information

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Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly, states that everyone has the right to freedom of movement. Similarly, Article 19 urges that the fundamental right of human being is to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media. As far as the constitution of Pakistan […]