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PTI-era media regulatory body scrapped

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ISLAMABAD: In her first policy statement, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday announced the long-demanded scrapping of the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) in “whatever shape or form it was”, vowed that no black law would be enacted that restricted freedom of expression, and criticised the social media drives against journalists and incitement to violence […]


Prime Minister Shehbaz directs authorities to ensure security of journalists, their homes

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to ensure the security and safety of senior journalists and their homes. Following the directions of the premier, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has contacted the Inspector General of Police (IG) Islamabad Ahsan Younis and told him that those who tried to harass journalists and attacked […]


Foreign Minister Qureshi says government ready to sit with media over PECA

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HYDERABAD: Senior vice chairman of the Paki­stan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the PTI government doesn’t believe in curbs on the me­­dia, but it wants the media to play its role with responsibility. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, he said the changes to the Prev­ention of Electronic Crimes […]


Chaudhry Fawad Hussain for Modernizing Country’s Outmoded Media Regulatory Regime

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LAHORE: Federal Minister Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that country’s media regulatory regime was outmoded and unable to regulate the media and digital media forums and there was need to update the existing laws it in line with the changing times. Speaking at a workshop ‘Changing Roles, Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Media […]


Government rejects criticism of media law

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, his party leaders and spokespersons on Monday rejected criticism of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Amendment (PECA) Ordinance 2022 as unwarranted. A meeting, chaired by the prime minister, said that no one could be vilified now after promulgation of the ordinance. The meeting also decided that the elements indulging in […]


Sindh to form commission soon to ensure safety of journalists’

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Sindh Information and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani has said the provincial government will soon establish a commission and adopt its terms of reference, as envisaged in the Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Media Practitioners Act 2021, to ensure the safety of media persons in the province. He made this announcement in his address to […]


Senator Mandviwalla’s observation: ‘Commission has no powers to solve genuine issues of journalists’

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Thursday observed that the Commission as per Government Bill does not have the powers to solve genuine issues of journalists. The committee meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Faisal Javed. At the outset, the Committee discussed the “The Protection of Journalist Bill, 2021” […]


Protection of journalists Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government’s top priority: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday said the government fully believed in freedom of expression. In a congratulatory message to the newly elected office bearers of Lahore Press Club, he said along with freedom of expression, there was a need to promote responsible journalism in the country. The protection of […]


Steps being taken for protection of journalists rights, says Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said that the government believed in freedom of expression and steps were being taken to protect rights of media workers and journalists. He said, during separate meetings with a delegation of PFUJ Workers President senior journalist Pervez Shaukat and senior journalist Farooq Faisal Khan, […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists slates Asad Umar’s statement on use of violence

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar’s statement that accused media persons of colluding with the opposition, and threatened to use force. In a statement issued on Sunday, union president Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi warned the minister against issuing such statements, making it clear […]


Governor asks media to highlight events promoting soft image of country

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Sunday launched the 11th Cross Country Classic Car Rally at the Governor House. Twenty-three classic cars and six motorcycles of the vintage era have been taking part in the rally. It is the first edition of the rally in which vintage motorcycles have been included. After performing the inauguration, the […]


This is the first govt that has left media completely independent: PM Imran

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Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the launching ceremony of the Digital Media Development Programme in Islamabad. — PID Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday his government was the first in Pakistan’s history to give “complete independence” to the media. Addressing the launching ceremony of the Digital Media Development Programme in Islamabad, the premier said […]


Government wants to provide maximum facilitation to media: Furrukh

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Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said President Arif Alvi, in his address to the joint sitting of the Parliament, effectively presented Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ‘s strategy to confront challenges faced by the country. In a series of tweets, he said the President also reaffirmed his commitment to continue country’s successful foreign […]


Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Marriyum slams govt measures to deny journalists constitutional right to protest

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Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has slammed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for its “draconian and autocratic measures to defy Pakistani journalists their constitutional right to peaceful protest” “Draconian measures of fascist Imran Khan to block democratic & peaceful protest by journalists from across the country against the BLACK Pakistan Media […]