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Geo News team attacked during London Afghan protest

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LONDON: A group of Afghan nationals held a protest outside Pakistan High Commission London on Friday afternoon which turned violent when a Geo News reporting team was attacked by some of the demonstrators. “The Watan Group” had organized the protest to seek justice for the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan who was allegedly […]


A journalist in Landi Kotal being threatened for Vlog

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Some villagers threatened Mehrab Shah Afridi, a journalist from Khyber District, and attempted to attack him inside the Landi Kotal Press Club, causing anguish and indignation within the journalist community. These intimidators serve Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri, according to Mehran Shah Afridi, also a TNN correspondent from Landi Kotal Tehsil. Speaking […]


Restrictions on media

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Journalists Beyond Borders (BRF) in its yearly report ((2021) has decried and disparaged the government for its consistent drive of tightening the screws around Pakistani media with no sign of expiration to review the policy that is indeed tyrannical and unacceptable for being at variance with the constitutional imperatives. The report ranked Pakistan at 145 […]


Nadeem Malik refuses to appear before Federal Investigation Authority

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ISLAMABAD—Samaa TV anchor Nadeem Malik, in response of a notice issued by FIA’s counter-terrorism wing, has decided not to appear before the agency. He said that he “will not appear before the FIA. I am in my office. Catch me here,” he tweeted. FIA had sent the notice over Malik’s remarks on Arshad Malik’s case […]


Attacks on journalists: The National Assembly (NA) body to summon interior minister, secretary, Nadra head, DG Federal Investigation Authority in next meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday decided to summon Interior Minister, Interior Secretary, Nadra chairman, DG FIA and IG Islamabad in its next meeting with regards to targeting of journalists. The committee, which met here with Mian Javed Latif in the chair, took a number of issues, including PTV […]


Punjab Assembly speaker Okays amendment to journalist’s bill

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LAHORE: After serious reservations and protest by the journalist community, Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Parvaiz Elahi has notified amendments to the Punjab Privileges Amendment Bill 2021. In the Amendment Bill, one schedule was included in the 1972 Act. Parvaiz Elahi in a statement in Monday said that he held journalists in great esteem and the […]


‘Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) not aimed to control media’, minister assures Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE)

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Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib has assured the representatives of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance is not aimed to curtail press freedom. Addressing concerns of the CPNE during a visit to the head office of Daily Times (DT) in Lahore, the minister said […]


Journalists protest against “Members Privilege Bill” today

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LAHORE: Journalists will stage a protest demonstration against the black law “Members Privilege Bill” in front of the Punjab Assembly today (Monday). In this connection, meeting of Joint Action Committee was held at the Lahore Press Club Sunday. Office-bearers of the Lahore Press Club, PFUJs including Workers, Barna and Dastoor, PUJs Workers, Barna, Dastoor and […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) takes exception to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) notice to journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has taken serious notice of issuance of attendance notice under section 160 of CRPC by anti-terrorist wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Section is a punishable section if notice remains noncompliance. In a press statement on Saturday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) reject ‘anti-journalist’ bill passed by Punjab

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ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI: Various media organizations Friday rejected the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed by the Punjab Assembly, terming it an attempt to suppress the press freedom in the province. The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) issued separate statements and strongly condemned the […]


Governor pledges revocation of press related amendments to Punjab Assembly’s Privileges Act 2021

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LAHORE   – Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar Friday announced to revoke all the press related amendments introduced in the recently passed Provincial Assembly of the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Act, 2021. The journalists, protesting outside Governor House, also ended their sit-in following the announcement by the governor. According to details, the Punjab governor visited the sit-in staged […]


Journalists reject new law passed by Punjab Assembly

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LAHORE: Various journalist organizations have rejected as an attack on the press freedom the recently passed law by the Punjab Assembly wherein the so-called judicial committee of the house may penalize in a summary trial any journalist or bureaucrat for breach of a privilege of the house, any of its committee or a member. The […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists PFUJ expresses concern over minister’s remarks

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over remarks made by Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry that some journalists staged attacks on themselves to strengthen their case for seeking political asylum abroad. The minister had said in a television program recently that “condemnation of attacks on journalists (by journalists or journalists’ […]


Pakistan Press Foundation remembers Javaid Khan, who lost his life covering clashes at Lal Masjid

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) remembers the life of Javed Khan, a camera for the Islamabad-based daily Markaz and the UK-based DM Digital TV television station, who was killed on July 3, 2007 while covering clashes between law enforcement agencies and he student of the Lal Masjid, a mosque in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad The administration and students of Lal Masjid had […]