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Islamabad High Court (IHC) displeased with delay in legislation on journalists’ service

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday expressed displeasure over the lethargy of the law and information ministries for delaying legislation for service structure of journalists working in electronic media. IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq resumed hearing the petitions of a faction of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Islamabad High Court […]


Arshad Sharif Murder: JIT Members return Pakistan after inquiry

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ISLAMABAD: The special Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif on Thursday has returned to Pakistan after completing its inquiry in Kenya and UAE, ARY News reported. Senior journalist and former ARY News anchor was killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on October 23 where he was living […]


Wikipedia ‘downgrade’

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ATTEMPTS to police the internet by states, often by giving opaque justifications for the action, are never a good idea. It should be recalled that this nation was deprived of YouTube in 2012 for three years after a crude anti-Islam film was uploaded on the platform. The video-sharing giant has also been blocked briefly more […]


Live screening of Pakistan’s UPR session

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Islamabad: Member states of United Nations Human Rights Council recommended Pakistan to strengthen human rights intuitions, protect the rights of vulnerable groups, abolish capital punishment, sign the international convention on enforced disappearance and investigates all reports of intimidation and violence against journalists and human rights defenders. The recommendations were made in the Pakistan’s Universal Periodic […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) issues notices in journalists’ legislation case

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued notices to respondents in a case regarding legislation for the protection of journalists’ rights. Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the cases filed by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA). At the outset of […]


Prime Minister (PM) says government attaches high importance to press freedom

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LAHORE – Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Saturday said that the government attached high importance to the freedom of the press and media for transparency and accountability. The prime minister stressed upon enhancement of bilateral ties in the field of journalism between Pakistan and Germany. The prime minister expressed these views during his meeting with […]


20 workshops underway to train journalists on modern trends

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has launched a series of workshops for the capacity building of new and mid-career journalists across the country. The training workshops were organized at the Pakistan Information Centers which were established by the Press Information Department (PID) to impart professional training to the journalists, said a news release. […]


Sindh assembly passes bill for protection of human rights

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday unanimously passed “the Sindh Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2022” to make the Sindh Human Rights Commission a more effective institution. In line with the legislation: The Sindh Human Rights Commission will consist of nine members including two legislators of the Sindh Assembly, whom the Speaker will nominate, […]


Meeting reviews financial support to deserving journalists

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Secretary of Information and Culture Department Asif Bilal Lodhi chaired the meeting of the executive committee of the journalist support fund at Alhamra on Thursday to deliberate on the provision of financial support to the deserving journalists suggested by the LPC. Director General Public Relations Department Rao Pervez Akhtar, president of Lahore Press Club Azam […]


Journalists’ sacrifices to be remembered: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governor

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Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Haji Ghulam Ali said here on Saturday that the sacrifices rendered by tribal journalists for restoration of peace would never be forgotten and deprivations of the community would be resolved on priority basis. Talking to a delegation of Tribal Union of Journalists led by its President Fazalullah, KP Governor appreciated the services […]


Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz vows ‘proactive’ implementation of journalist safety law to ensure media freedom

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday vowed the “proactive implementation” of the journalist safety law to ensure freedom of media in the country. Speaking at an event conducted to mark the ten years of the UN Plan of Action organized by the Journalist Safety Forum, PM Shehbaz said termed free media and freedom of expression […]


Punjab government to set up film production studio, pledges Elahi

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has assured the film industry of considering a proposal to set up a film production studio to provide recreational facilities to the masses besides reviving this neglected segment. The chief minister extended this assurance to film producers Sheikh Amjad Rasheed and Rana Khalid Manzoor during a meeting at […]


Prime Minister PM asked to amend journalists’ protection law

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Journalists Safety Coalition (PJSC) has declared the ‘Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act 2021’ passed by the previous government as “fundamentally flawed” in some respects and urged Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to amend the law to make it optimally beneficial for stakeholders. This unanimous demand was made during a meeting of […]


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passes resolution against ban on ARY news

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly has passed a resolution against the ban on ARY News and demanded the restoration of its transmission. According to details, Provincial Minister Shaukat Yousufzai tabled the resolution, seeking the restoration of ARY News transmission. The resolution strongly condemned the cancellation of ARY News’ no-objection certificate (NOC). “The government has not […]


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