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Judges should restrain from media, remarks Islamabad High Court Chief Justice

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ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has started hearing a petition seeking an investigation into an alleged audio leak involving former chief justice Saqib Nisar. Following court notice, Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan turned up before an IHC single bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah. Opposing the plea for formation […]


European Union welcomes Financial Action Task Force progress, lauds legislation ensuring press freedom

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ISLAMABAD: The European Union welcomed the progress Pakistan made to implement the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) agenda and also lauded the adoption of the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2020, by the parliament which later became an act with presidential approval. The act proposes a legal and institutional framework for a conducive […]


‘Media Professionals Act 2021 to safeguard journalists’ rights’

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari on Tuesday said inputs of relevant bodies and stakeholders have been sought and added in Protection of Journalists and Media professionals Act, 2021 which has been passed to safeguard their rights including security, privacy and life protection. The minister, who was honoured a shield for her […]


Punjab Union of Journalists condemns mistreatment of reporters at Punjab University

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LAHORE—Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) has condemned the mishandling of reporters covering a clash between student groups at Punjab University. In a statement, President Shehzad Hussain Butt and General Secretary Muhammad Shahid Chaudhry urged the authorities to take strict action against so-called students and arrest the culprits within 48 hours. “Otherwise, a protest demonstration would […]


TV reporters made hostage at Taunsa Barrage toll plaza

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MUZAFFARGARH — A local toll plaza contractor tortured and mistreated television reporters and camerapersons, heading to cover a provincial minister’s visit. The incident took place when journalists reached the Taunsa Barrage toll plaza. Reportedly, the toll plaza was set up by a local politician illegally. Asif Shehzad and Taimoor Athar, the reporters, working with local […]


Government firmly stands behind working journalists: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday said that the government and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting were firmly standing behind the working journalists. Talking to the delegation of Rawalpindi, Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) led by its secretary general and All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC) Chairman Muhammad Siddique […]


Working journalists given rights enjoyed in advanced democracies: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Wednesday that for the first time under the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act 2021, working journalists in Pakistan had been given the rights being enjoyed by the journalists in advanced democracies. Addressing the signing ceremony of “Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act […]


‘Adopt journalistic values of Zafar Ali Khan’

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LAHORE:Speakers at a seminar have urged the students of communication studies to read and adopt the journalistic values introduced by Maulana Zafar Ali Khan who upheld truthfulness and bravery in his practice of journalism. They were addressing a seminar organised by Punjab University Maulana Zafar Ali Khan Chair and Department of Digital Media at Hameed […]


Missing journalists, bloggers case: Islamabad High Court Chief Justice orders to produce Mudassar Naru before court on Dec 13

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ISLAMABAD: In a written order in the missing journalist’s and blogger’s case the Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minallah ordered Prime Minister Imran Khan to direct all agencies working under him to produce Mudassar Naru before the court on December 13 or trace his whereabouts. The writer, poet and journalist Naru has not […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists condemns hooliganism, police action in Okara Press Club

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned hooliganism at Okara Press Club by a bunch of so-called media persons and its closure by local police. In a statement issued on Tuesday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi said that the local police, at the behest of district police officer, threatened […]


Mohammad Ziauddin — a fiercely independent journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Ziauddin was among the last of titans in journalism and newspapering world. These were the words uttered by Farhatullah Babar, who is known as human rights activist more than his position as the PPP secretary general, after attending the funeral of veteran journalist Muhammad Ziauddin, who passed away early Monday morning after a brief […]


Government advertisement spending reviewed

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, which met at the Parliament House on Monday, received a comprehensive briefing on the amount spent on ad campaigns by the Federal Government for the periods of 2013-2018 and 2018 to date, in both print and electronic media. The standing committee was informed that the PML-N […]


Asma Jahangir Foundation says…: Constitution gives ‘absconder’ right to freedom of speech

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LAHORE: The Third Asma Jahangir Conference, organised last weekend, had a wide agenda on critical areas of human rights, currently under challenge in the country, said a press release issued here on Sunday. The event was co-organised by the Asma Jahangir Foundation, Pakistan Bar Council and the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. There were […]


Shireen Mazari, interior secretary summoned in missing journalist case

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ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) summoned on Monday Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari and the interior secretary in person on December 1 in the case of a missing journalist and blogger. The high court’s orders came while hearing a plea seeking recovery of missing journalist and blogger Mudassar Naaru. Additional Attorney General Qasim Wadud, Deputy […]