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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 […]


New media law to benefit media workers: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said it was up to a media house to which broadcaster will be broadcast and which team will do so.   “These decisions are made by the media houses on their own. We have nothing to do with their internal decisions. All the institutions […]


Sindh government to launch programme for journalists’ welfare, says Nasir Shah

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A government programme will be launched in Sindh to provide financial support to the journalists of the province and resolve their problems. The information to this effect was given by Sindh Information and Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Sunday as he addressed a meeting of officers of the information department at his […]


Legislation planned for journalists protection

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PESHAWAR: Following in the footsteps of the centre, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has also decided to table a journalist’s protection bill in the provincial assembly. The federal government had on Friday last tabled the much-awaited Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2021, in the National Assembly aimed at protecting journalists and media professionals. In […]


Press freedom part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf manifesto: Dr Firdous

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SAILKOT – Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan inaugurated the corona vaccination of the journalist community in Sialkot by administering vaccine to journalists herself at the office of the Deputy Commissioner. Addressing the media, she said that the Punjab government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Sardar Usman […]


Journalists’ Bill 2020 to ensure freedom of expression: Ministry of Human Rights (MOHR)

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights (MOHR) after detailed consultation with stakeholders has prepared the Protection of Journalists and Media Professional’s Bill, 2020 to promote, protect and effectively ensure the independence, impartiality, safety and freedom of expression especially among female journalists. “The government is working progressively to resolve problems being faced by the journalist’s community […]


Government, Opposition in verbal brawl over journalist’s bill

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ISLAMABAD   – The National Assembly, on a private members’ day, witnessed verbal brawl between women legislators form the government and the opposition over introduction of ‘Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2021’. The lawmakers from both sides claimed ownership of the bill which is aimed at protecting rights of journalists. The arguments from both […]


Government providing all possible facilities to journalist community: Dr Firdous

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LAHORE: Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said that protection of the lives of journalists was the top priority of the incumbent government. Talking to media after visiting coronavirus vaccination centre set up at Lahore Press Club, she said that for better working of journalists their health […]


Cabinet okays bills about journalists’ protection, forced disappearances

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved two crucial bills for the protection of journalists and media workers and making the forced disappearances in the country a criminal offence. “Today, the (federal) cabinet approved the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill and the Forced or Involuntary Disappearance (Criminal Law Amendment) Bill,” said federal Minister for […]


‘Sindh improving laws for welfare of media, journalists’

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Sindh Information Secretary Rafiq Ahmed Buriro said on Tuesday that every step is being taken to improve the laws related to the welfare of the media and, particularly, journalists with a view to provide a conducive atmosphere for their sustained growth. Secretary Buriro said this to senior newsmen during a meeting at his office, where […]


TLP protest: Opposition MNAs censure government t over media blackout

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition members in the National Assembly came down hard on the government for imposing a media blackout over the issue of Tehrik-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) protests. Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, speaking on a point of order, said there had been a media blackout and rumours rife in the entire country, as nobody […]


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 […]