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Speakers vow to protect freedom of expression

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LAHORE/ ISLAMABAD: Lawyers, human rights activists, politicians and journalists on Thursday vehemently opposed the government decision to regulate the social media and imposition of self-censorship on the mainstream media, vowing to resist all laws aimed at curbing the freedom of expression under the pretext of national security. Speaking at two different venues, they feared that […]


Five suspects booked in journalist murder case

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Police on Wednesday booked five suspects in the murder case of journalist Aziz Memon. Police said that Hafeez Memon, brother of the deceased, lodged an FIR under Sections 302, 364 and 147 PPC at Mehrabpur police station, accusing a cameraman and four unidentified suspects of being involved in his brother’s murder. He stated […]


PM wants all stakeholders on board over social media rules

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ISLAMABAD: Amid growing criticism of newly introduced “curbs” on social media, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to take all stakeholders on board before implementing the new rules. Presiding over a meeting, the prime minister expressed the hope that all international social media and internet companies would continue to work in […]


Journalists end protest after assurances

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SUKKUR: The journalists’ fraternity protesting against the murder of Mehrabpur journalist Aziz Memon on Tuesday called off their sit-in after the DIGP Benazirabad agreed to constitute a committee to probe into the murder and ensured the early arrest of killers. A large number of journalists from various cities gathered at Mehrabpur to protest against the […]


Journalists continue protest over newsman’s ‘murder’

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Leaders of various organisations of journalists proceeded to Mehrabpur on Tuesday to offer condolence on behalf of their community to the bereaved family of Aziz Memon, a reporter whose body was found floating in a canal a few days back. Journalists from across Sindh also visited Mehrapur to join in a big protest […]


Paksitan: Senior journalist found dead

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Aziz Memon, reporter of leading Sindhi language newspaper and television channel, was found dead in the town of Mehrabpur in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh.  Memon’s body, who worked for daily “Kawish” and KTN News channel for 25 years, was found floating in Guddu Canal.   Station House Officer (SHO) Azeem Rajpar, the local police […]


Court seeks report from Centre on social media regulations

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought a report from the federal government on newly formulated regulations to control social media companies/platforms under Pakistan Telecommunication Reorganization Act 1996 and Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016. Advocate Azhar Siddique, representing a petitioner, contended that the federal cabinet approved the legislation that required the social media […]


FIR against social media users in occupied Kashmir

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MUZAFFARABAD: Indian police have registered a general FIR — the first of its kind — against “various” suspects in occupied Kashmir on the charge of misusing social media, it emerged on Monday. An official of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) government condemned the Indian move as “yet another draconian measure” on the likes of […]


Now censorship of social media

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The insecurity and paranoia of the establishment increasingly on display is about to ‘conquer’ new heights (or lows, if you prefer). Having muzzled and gagged the mainstream media through financial strangulation (reduction of government advertising) and ‘directives’ regarding what is acceptable or not (both of which have ‘persuaded’ the corporate media to lie subserviently low), […]


Murderers of senior journalist to be arrested soon: Sindh info minister

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KARACHI: The Sindh Information and Local Government Minister, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, on Monday said that murderers of the senior journalist belonging to Mehrabpur Aziz Memon would soon be arrested and they will be handed over severe punishment. The Sindh information minister stated this on Monday while addressing a protest held at the Karachi Press […]


Murdered journalist laid to rest, colleagues condemn killing

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SUKKUR: The funeral prayers of Aziz Memon, a private TV channel reporter in Mahrabpur, were offered on Monday and later he was laid to rest in a local graveyard of village Sallah Sahatto. The funeral was attended by a large number of people, including journalists and citizens coming from across Sindh and former Deputy Speaker […]


CPNE strongly condemns murder of Aziz Memon

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KARACHI/BADIN/KANDHKOT -Condemning the brutal murder of Aziz Memon, a journalist from Mehrabpur, district Nosheroferoze, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has demanded the immediate arrest of the murderers. In a statement issued here on Monday, Arif Nizami, CPNE President, Secretary General Dr Jabbar Khattak and other office- bearers expressed their deep shock over the incident. […]


AEMEND condemns murder of newsman

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The Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors Monday strongly condemned the murder of Aziz Memon, reporter of Daily Kawish and KTN Network. Azhar Abbas, President and Ammad Yousuf Secretary General of AEMEND said that the media community is shocked at this blatant act of violence and expresses profound concern over the continued attacks […]


PFUJ, CPNE condemn Sindh journalist’s murder

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari on Monday strongly condemned the murder of journalist Aziz Memon and called for constituting an inquiry committee on the matter. Speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly, the minister said Aziz Memon had informed the authorities concerned a few days ago about threats […]