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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 […]


Cabinet may approve draft bill to set up Pakistan Media Development Authority today

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet is set to take up and approve on Tuesday (today) the draft bill for establishment of the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), sources in the government told Dawn. The controversial bill has been strongly opposed by the owners of media houses and workers, but the information ministry has repeatedly expressed its […]


Government working on establishment of Pakistan Media Development Authority to address media related issues: Fawad

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The government is working on establishment of Pakistan Media Development Authority to address the media related issues in the country. This was announced by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain during an interview with PTV tonight. The Minister said the Authority is aimed at formulating laws and regulations for print, electronic and social […]


Government working on establishment of Pakistan Media Development Authority to address media related issues: Fawad

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The government is working on establishment of Pakistan Media Development Authority to address the media related issues in the country. This was announced by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain during an interview with PTV tonight. The Minister said the Authority is aimed at formulating laws and regulations for print, electronic and social […]


Government believes in freedom of expression: Farrukh

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Tuesday said the incumbent government believed in freedom of expression and had never imposed any curbs on media during its ongoing tenure. Talking to a private news channel, he said the government was continuously working to bring improvement in journalists’ lives. The minister said the […]


Fawad says media authority won’t be set up without stakeholders’ input

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LAHORE: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday assured a delegation of newspaper editors that an authority to regulate the electronic, print and social media would be set up only after taking the input from all stakeholders.   The minister, while speaking to a delegation of the Council of the Newspapers Editors headed by Arif Nizami, […]


Resolution in Punjab Aseembly calls out attacks on journalists

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LAHORE: A resolution was submitted to the Punjab Assembly on Friday condemning attacks on journalists and rights activists in the country. The resolution was submitted by independent MPA Jugnoo Mohsin. Ms Mohsin drew the attention of the state towards growing incidents of torture and murder of journalists. Speaking on the floor of the House, she […]


Media reforms aimed to protecting press freedom: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Thursday said that the PTI government is introducing large-scale reforms in the media sector to improve its performance, ensure the job security of its workers and protect freedom of the press. “[The proposed] media regulatory authority is part of our agenda to introduce new media […]


National Assembly human rights body to discuss press freedom: Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday said he has decided to convene a meeting of the committee to take up the issue of press freedom in the country with particular reference to the recent attacks on journalists in the federal capital. He announced this while talking to reporters […]