Media and Governance

17 officers recommended for appointment as Press officers

ISLAMABAD- Information Ministry and Braodcasting has sent a summary of 17 officers to Prime Minister officer for the appointments of Press officers in Foreign Pakistani missions. According to the details, Ministry sent the one name of grade-20 officer, 11 of grade-19 officers and five officers of grade-18. Ministry recommended the name of Amrana Wazir for New Delhi, Maryam […]

Cyber crimes increased in 2019, FIA tells NA body

Pakistan Press Foundation

National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence on Thursday learnt that cyber crimes had significantly increased and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) received over 56,000 related complaints during 2019, and 1,086 cases were registered. The committee held its meeting under the chairmanship of MNA Amjad Ali Khan. The FIA officials briefed the committee regarding cyber crimes […]

Imran can’t blame media for his corruption: Marriyum

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: PML-N Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran and his government cannot place the blame of their corruption, theft, and destruction of economy on media. The PML-N spokesperson, in her statement, said that the State Bank of Pakistan is telling the tale of the PTI government’s incompetence and destructive ways. “Imran […]

Regulation or control?

Successive governments in Pakistan have used both repressive laws and government advertisements to control the media. This policy of stick and carrot has been adopted by most governments. So the PTI government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan is no different. After the use of Pemra, the government has now introduced new regulations to control […]

KE removes TV/internet cables from power infrastructure

Pakistan Press Foundation

K-Electric (KE) has successfully removed more than 800 meters of unauthorized cable TV and internet wires from its electricity poles in various parts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal. This is part of KE’s ongoing campaign to rid the city’s power infrastructure of encroachments which are not only unwarranted but also pose a severe public safety hazard as experienced […]

Govt prepares bill to protect journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

  ISLAMABAD: The government shall ensure that every journalist and media professional’s right to life and security as enshrined in Article 9 of the constitution and will take appropriate action if such an individual is subjected to ill-treatment, said a bill tabled by Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari in the National Assembly. According to ‘Protection […]

Govt, PPP members clash in NA over probe into journalist’s murder

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday witnessed a ruckus over the issue of investigation into the murder of a journalist in Sindh as members of the ruling coalition urged NA Speaker Asad Qaiser to order an inquiry into the incident either through a parliamentary committee or a federal agency, while the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party […]

پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

Pakistan Press Foundation

درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]

Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity

Pakistan Press Foundation

Last date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for Fellowship program on Media Safety and Impunity in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on Media Safety and Impunity. The fellowship programs […]

Indictment in DHA double murder case delayed again

Pakistan Press Foundation

A sessions court on Saturday gave a final chance to the DHA double murder suspects to ensure that their lawyers are present in the next hearing, warning them that if they are a no-show again, the court itself will provide them with lawyers. Atif Zaman and his brother Adil Zaman were booked for the murders […]

AIC says social media restrictions will kill Pakistan’s digital growth

Pakistan Press Foundation

Days after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to impose restrictions on social media, the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) urged the PM to retract the decision as this could “severely cripple the growth of Pakistan’s digital economy”.  AIC is an association that promotes the understanding and resolution of […]

CJP comes out in support of cyber laws

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed said on Saturday the government needed to work seriously on cyber laws and enhance capacity of law-enforcement agencies to deal with the cyber crimes. He was speaking at a seminar on cyber laws, organised by the Punjab Judicial Academy in a local hotel on Saturday. The CJP said […]

Regulating social media in public interest, says Fawad

Pakistan Press Foundation

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said that regulating social media was in public interest, besides bringing the social media companies under Pakistan’s legal framework was imperative. The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has notified Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, to ensure prevention of online content related to […]

PM Imran says fake news being run against him

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the press has defamed him by running fake news against him. The way deliberate campaigns were run to destabilise the government, had it been in any other country, those media outlets would have been shut down. The prime minister said during his visit to China, a piece of […]