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Issues related to print, electronic media: NA body seeks recommendations

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ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Thursday sought recommendations from the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ), All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) with respect to removal of employees from print and electronic media and non-payment of […]


Freedom of expression: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rejects any bid to further gag fundamental right

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rejects any attempts to further gag the fundamental right of freedom of expression in the name of preventing defamation and disrespect of the armed forces. Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPP-P) Secretary General Farhatullah Babar in a statement on Wednesday expressed grave concern over a bill moved by a PTI MNA […]


Government, Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) initiate dialogue on 19-points charter of demand

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday initiated a dialogue with the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on the 19-point charter of demand presented to it earlier by the Union, says a press release. The move to hold talks with PFUJ was apparently taken on the direction of Senator Shibli Faraz. The first preliminary round […]


Free media must for survival of democracy: governor

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QUETTA: Balochistan Governor retired Justice Amanullah Yasinzai has said that democracy cannot survive without a fully independent and free media and only a true democratic order was panacea for all the problems being faced by the country. Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of office-bearers of the Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) here on Monday, he […]


Draft of Sindh govt’s new media policy published online

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The draft of the new media policy of the Sindh government has been published on the official website of the provincial information department, read a statement issued on Thursday. The official website of the Sindh Information Department  which can be found at information.sindh.gov.pk is being made functional in accordance with the orders of Information Secretary […]


Pakistan govt imposes social media ban on its officers

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After expressing reservations over unseemly exchanges of views between political groups during the Senate elections, the government has released new directives prohibiting officials from key agencies from using social media. All departments, secretarial branches, and chief secretaries of all provinces have been issued an official notice in this respect. The government has directed staff to […]


Govt to liaise with media to highlight welfare schemes: official

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Secretary Motahar Niaz Rana has said that the government will take effective steps to liaise with the media to highlight public welfare schemes. While presiding over a meeting of the public relations departments of PTV and Radio Pakistan on Wednesday, he said the media not only played a key role in forming […]


Media is not free: Justice Faez Isa

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ISLAMABAD: The country is being destroyed in a systematic manner, Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked during a Supreme Court hearing on local government elections on Thursday. He said he won’t shy away from saying that the media is not free and that it is being controlled. The Supreme Court observed that dissolving local bodies without […]


Press freedom overriding priorities: Shibli Faraz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Wednesday said the overriding priority of the current government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was to ensure complete freedom of expression as provided in the provisions of the 1973 Constitution. He was responding to the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors’ (CPNE) annual report […]


Buzdar inaugurates development work in journalists’ colony

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LAHORE: Inaugurating the development work of journalist colony’s F-block here at Harbanspura, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Monday said that the citizens of Lahore demonstrated a socially responsible behavior on Sunday by remaining aloof from the meeting. “I thank the Lahoreiites did not become part of illegal activity of the opposition which was […]


Baluchistan journalists deserve maximum patronage: Sadiq Sanjrani

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani said Wednesday that the journalists of Baluchistan were working in difficult conditions and hence they deserve maximum patronage. This he observed during a meeting with a delegation of journalists of Baluchistan Press Club, who called on him here. He said he would consult with relevant stakeholders on other […]


No case filed against journalists, social media activists – Okay

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ISLAMABAD    –   The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government yesterday rejecting some media reports said that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has not registered any case against journalists and social media activists under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), 2016. Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari took to the Twitter and said, that “the disturbing […]


Code of conduct for media on human rights issues released

Peshawar –    A code of conduct prepared by experts of various departments covering the human rights issues and incidents was released for the print and electronic media at a function held here on Monday. Special Assistant to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information and Local Government Kamran Bangash was the chief guest on the occasion. Khyber […]


‘Media is the fourth pillar of state’

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QUETTA: Balochistan Finance Minister Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi termed the media as the fourth pillar of the state during a visit to the Quetta Press Club. “Independent media and democracy are sine quo non for each other. The media works as a watch-dog against the government and as a fourth pillar of the state,” he […]