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Major regional changes, IPAMS and our media

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I almost missed the 46th Indo-Pacific Armies Management Seminar (IPAMS) — 2022 co-hosted by Bangladesh Army and US Army Pacific (USARPAC) on September 12-15 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. IPAMS is a forum where land forces of the world’s seven largest armies get together annually and share their experience and viewpoints about Indo-Pacific security. I have my […]


Police forms committee to probe torture on journalist

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A five-member special investigation committee led by SSP (investigation) has been formed to probe public torture and firing on the bureau chief of a national news channel. The journalists associated with the print and electronic mediums staged a protest demonstration in front of the regional police officer office on Tuesday and demanded immediate arrest of […]


A hawker’s twilight years mirror newspapers’ slump

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MASTUNG: The early morning breeze is pleasantly cool before the reddish rays of the sun appear over the hills of Mastung. The meandering roads leading to the main bazaar, situated on an embankment opposite the Hammach Mountains, are completely silent. One of them leads to the Bolan Hotel, where Mama Essa Sarparah reaches at his […]


Court discharges journalist Ayaz Amir from case

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ISLAMABAD: A local court, on Tuesday, discharged journalist, Ayaz Amir, from the murder case of his daughter-in-law, Sarah Inam. The police produced Amir before the District and Sessions judge Muhammad Aamir Aziz after the expiry of his physical remand. The court discharged Ayaz Amir from the case. The police, on Friday last, arrested, Ayaz’s son […]


Senators trade barbs over media curbs, poor economy

ISLAMABAD: Opposition and the treasury benches traded barbs in the Senate over alleged political victimisation, deteriorating economy and media curbs. Speaking on a motion moved by PTI legislators, Leader of Opposition Dr Shahzad Waseem blamed the government for closure of TV channels, alleged attacks on journalists and the poor state of economy. He termed immediate […]


Freedom fighter Ahmad Kharal remembered

OKARA: The Kharal Foundation (KF) of Pakistan, in collaboration with the City Press Club (CPC), held the martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Ahmad Khan Kharal. He was killed on Sept 21, 1857. The event was chaired by chief minister’s political assistants Malik Haq Nawaz Sagla and Mian Abdu Rashid Booti. Speakers remembered the freedom fighter who, […]


Robbers deprive journalist of valuables

KARACHI: Armed men looted cell phone, expensive camera and other valuables from a journalist and YouTuber in Federal B Area on Monday, police said. Tanveer Ahmed, who had worked with private news channels as reporter and now running his own YouTube channel, filed a complaint before the Yusuf Plaza police station stating that that he […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) summons Bol TV owner in fake degree case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday summoned Axact/Bol TV owner Shoaib Sheikh to appear in person on Oct 7 in fake degree case. Chief Justice Athar Minallah expressed displeasure over his nonappearance and said he should first appear in the court and after that, the proceedings would start on the appeals. One convict […]


Threats to journalism from populism | By Dr Imran Khalid

A few days back, in their first live debate ahead of the October presidential election in Brazil, though all the candidates were indulged in extremely heated and offensive oratory, the populist President Jair Bolsonaro literally crossed all the redlines while answering the questions of the journalists. “I think you go to sleep thinking about me. […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) refrains TV channels from reporting live location of English team

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) barred local news channels from reporting the live location and movement of the England Men’s cricket team amid their tour to Pakistan for seven-match T20I series. As England is on the historic tour to Pakistan after a gap of almost 17 years, the touring side is being given […]


Minister visits ‘beaten’ journalist, assures justice

TOBA TEK SINGH: The Faisalabad’s Peoples Colony police registered a case on Sunday against 15 unidentified people for attacking journalist Munawar Iqbal. In his FIR, complainant Munawar claimed that late on Saturday, he was on his way home from the office on Satiana Road when 15 attackers, riding two cars and four motorcycles, intercepted his […]


Court hands over Ayaz Amir to police on one-day remand

ISLAMABAD: A local court, Sunday, granted one-day physical remand of senior journalist Ayaz Amir in the murder case of his daughter-in-law who was allegedly killed by her husband. Police produced Ayaz Amir before the court of civil judge and pleaded for his four-day physical remand. The defense lawyer informed the court that Ayaz Amir was […]


Court issues arrest warrant for Ayaz Amir, wife

ISLAMABAD: A local court on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for senior journalist Ayaz Amir and his wife, in his daughter-in-law’s murder case, who was allegedly murdered by his son on Friday. The city police produced Amir’s son Shah Nawaz Amir before the judicial magistrate Mubashir Hussain Chishti for obtaining his physical remand. At the […]


Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) conducts session on media workers’ rights

Islamabad: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) held an awareness-raising session to discuss the legal framework addressing the rights of media workers—including both journalists and non-journalists— working in the electronic and digital media industry. The session also highlighted the urgency in updating this legal framework in view of recent technological developments and sought to […]