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LHC grants bail to journalist in hate material case

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The Lahore High Court on Friday granted post-arrest bail to journalist Izharul Haq in a case of sharing hate material on social media against state institution. The FIA had lodged the FIR under section 505 of Pakistan Penal Code (inciting people against armed forces) and section 11/20 of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. According […]


Media not spreading coronavirus, says secretary information

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Akbar Hussain Durrani has said that newspapers were not the source for spreading coronavirus, so there was no proposal under consideration to slap ban on printing of newspapers. He also said that the government would not impose any kind of ban on TV channels. In an exclusive […]


PM Imran Khan says free media must for democracy

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that independent media is necessary for democracy. He said that the independent media has a crucial role in democracy, as it worked as a watchdog and if he was sincere, he would take action against a minister, pointed out to be involved in corrupt practices. He said […]


Minister asks security officers to treat journalists well

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Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing & Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Syed NasirHussain Shah contacted top Rangers and Police officers and apprised them about the reservations expressed by the journalists as well as other people engaged in delivering essential services and about the behaviour of the forces’ personnel deployed on various […]


PEMRA tells electronic media to promote optimism while covering COVID-19

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Reiterating its stance, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has again advised electronic media to curtail fear syndrome among the masses while covering news related to coronavirus and avoid reporting from hospitals, isolation wards and quarantine centres. The PEMRA in an advice issued on Wednesday has asked news channels to promote optimism among the […]


Disruption in Geo News broadcast: IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra, cable operators

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday issued notices to the federal government, chairman Pemra and cable operators in a plea seeking action against the cable operators responsible for the Geo News channel closure and disruption in broadcast despite court orders. Chief Justice AtharMinallah took up the petition filed by the Independent Media Corporation. Amir […]


APNS urges PM to release media dues in Covid-19 relief package

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to include payment of media industry’s dues in his relief package scheduled to be announced on Tuesday (today). APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali appealed to the prime minister to instruct the federal and provincial governments of Punjab and […]


APNS hails exemption of hawkers, media workers from lockdown

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has thanked the Sindh government for exempting newspaper hawkers and media workers from the lockdown it has announced in the province for 15 days to stop the spread of novel coronavirus. In a statement, APNS president Hameed Haroon and secretary general Sarmad Ali appreciated the Sindh government’s decision […]


CPNE urges Sindh govt to exempt journalists, media workers from lockdown restrictions

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has urged the Sindh government to exempt journalists and media workers from the travel restrictions as the provincial authorities have imposed a complete lockdown in the province and termed it ‘only way’ to stem rising coronavirus cases. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced on Sunday a […]


Sehwan court acquits journalist

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KARACHI: Another journalist proved was exonerated by court in a case registered under Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA) against him and his relatives. The Sehwan’s Court acquitted senior journalist and former president of Sehwan Press Club Yasin Rind and his relatives in a case registered against them under Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA) by Sehwan Police on August 7, […]


Pemra issues coronavirus advisory to media houses

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday issued an advice to the television channels and FM radio stations to exercise caution with regard to their staff members vis-a-vis the coronavirus. The authority, through a communication, said the situation necessitated that each and every enterprise should adopt best practices as advised by the health […]


IHC issues notices to ministry, Pemra on petition over Geo’s cable placement

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued notices to the ministry of information and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday in petitions filed against a move by cable operators to either remove Geo TV from their lists of channels or to relegate it. Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who heard identical petitions filed by Pakistan […]


PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARY

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has written a letter to the government hinting at possible favoritism to the ARY in Rs1 billion fraud case that the government had caught in 2013. The illegal exemption certificate on airtime/content claimed by the FBR worth multimillion rupees has opened up a new Pandora’s box prompting the PBA […]


Freedom of media

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It is a matter of shame that even after 73 years of independence our governments have not realized and understood the importance of freedom of expression. We have had a long history of demonstrations and movements against the highhandedness of the various governments that tried to suppress the media – both electronic and print. Today […]