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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 […]


President promulgates new Pemra Ordinance

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ISLAMABAD – In order to minimise the influence of federal government on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, the President of Pakistan has promulgated an Ordinance minimising Authority’s members and giving representation to Pakistan Broadcasting Association and general public. The newly-promulgated Ordinance, which may be called the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, […]


Multan local court stays publication of Reham’s book

MULTAN: A civil court issued a stay order on the publication of Reham Khan’s book on a petition filed Mustafa Chohan, the PTI lawyers’ wing president, reported Geo News. The court after a brief hearing also summoned Reham, who is the former wife of PTI chief Imran Khan, as well as Husain Haqqani and the […]


Canal water issue turns worse from bad

SADIQABAD – The issue of canal water blockage in Sadiqabad has turned worse from bad as local canals have dried owing to water shortage, leaving hundreds of farmers unemployed. Farmers of the area are critical of the situation and blame the Irrigation Department for it. Growers, belonging to different villages and chaks, told The Nation […]


Senate concerned over efforts to repeal 18th Amendment

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ISLAMABAD: Reports suggesting efforts to repeal the 18th Amendment, consequently all the painstaking work on devolution has raised serious concerns with a Senate panel on Monday. A local media house stated that the newly-formed Senate’s functional panel on devolution sought details from provinces about the status of transfer of departments since the adoption of the […]


Ahsan Iqbal tenders apology in contempt case

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Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday tender unconditional apology before a full bench of Lahore High Court and submitted his written reply to a contempt notice issued to him. The bench also directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to submit a detailed report on petitions against the alleged anti-judiciary speeches by former […]


‘NOTA option should be included in ballot papers’

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LAHORE: Justice Shahid Karim of Lahore High Court on Monday issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Parliamentary Law Affairs Ministry to seek instructions to add one more option in the ballot papers known as None Of The Above (NOTA). The judge sought replies from the respondents until June 12. The judge […]


Interim PM Mulk’s cabinet likely to take oath today

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ISLAMABAD- – A team for caretaker prime minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk is likely to take oath today to run the state affairs, local media reported. Media reports claimed that the caretaker prime minister has decided to have a short cabinet, adding that it will be comprising 10-12 interim ministers. The oathtaking ceremony would be […]


Those calling for elections delay should be tried for treason, says PM

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ISLAMABAD: Laying emphasis on holding the next general election on its scheduled date that is July 25, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said those who may try to delay the next polls should be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution. “The caretaker set-up is bound to hold the next general election within 60 […]


Islamabad police only ‘stopped’ journalists’ press freedom rally, officials tell sessions judge

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Islamabad police on Saturday told a sessions court judge that its officials had merely “stopped” a group of journalists from marching towards the Red Zone on World Press Freedom Day rather than manhandled them, as alleged earlier. On World Press Freedom Day, observed on May 3, a group of journalists had marched towards Islamabad’s D-Chowk […]


Democracy and creative expression have profound relationship: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Ms.Marriyum Aurangzeb addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Youth Cultural Fair under the auspices of Lok Virsa (Folk Heritage) here Friday said that democracy and creative expressions had profound relationship and the absence of democracy in the country for 30 to 35 years […]


PTA asked to submit report on measures to block child pornography

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ISLAMABAD: A special committee of the National Assembly held a meeting to discuss methods of preventing pornographic content, including child pornography and abuse on the internet. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was asked to explain the existence of ‘dark web’ and to verify if videos of children subjected to abuse in Pakistan were available. The committee […]


PM to announce culture, film policy on 26th

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyam Aurangzeb said the Prime Minister would announce the cultural and film policy on February 26 to ensure systematic and integrated mainstreaming of cultural and ethnic cohesiveness.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Artists Convention and the CPEC Cultural Caravan Festival at the […]


Discourse of democracy in Pakistan

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Pakistan is one of those countries where balance of institutional power oscillates between civil and military ends. Civil-military competition and objective control of the military has always been part of conceptual and intellectual debate in Pakistan because the country has experienced frequent military coup d’états and usurpation of civil authority at the hands of military […]