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All Pakistan Newspaper Society deplores disappearance of journalist

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) expressed its profound concern on the disappearance of a newspaper’s senior journalist Zahid Abbas Malik in Lahore. The APNS, in a press release, stated that the kidnapping of Zahid Abbas by unknown miscreants is highly deplorable. The APNS regretted that journalists are being continuously harassed and threatened. Source: […]


Journalist Fahd Husain appointed SAPM

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appointed journalist and political commentator Fahd Husain as his special assistant, it emerged on Saturday. The notification for Husain’s appointment, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, said: “The prime minister, in terms of rule 4(6) of Rules of Business, 1973, has been pleased to appoint Syed Fahd Husain […]


The Islamabad High Court orders report on journalists’ job security, Wage Board Award

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Friday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to provide a report on the legal protection provided to journalists and media personnel in the country, according to Daily Times. Justice Athar Minallah, the chief justice of the IHC, heard the petitions filed by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) […]


The Islamabad High Court extends stay order in journalists’ harassment case

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday extended a stay order, restricting authorities from harassing journalists till July 26. The IHC instructed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to consult the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) on the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for taking actions on complaints against journalists. Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the matter […]


Journalist’s organisation or Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists be informed before arrest: The Islamabad High Court

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday extended a stay order, restricting authorities from harassing journalists till July 26. Hearing a case against harassment of a TV anchorperson, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) or any other authority should inform the journalist’s organisation or the Pakistan Federal Union of […]


Journalists’ human rights issues taken up with minister

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ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Wednesday said the government would take up journalists’ human rights violation issues with the authorities concerned. The human rights minister was talking to a delegation comprising members of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC) in his […]


Journalists asked to spread awareness about prevention of diseases

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PESHAWAR: Experts have called upon the local journalists to spread awareness regarding preventive measures of diseases to lessen the burden of ailments among the people. “We can put brakes on host of health issues provided the reporters highlight the causative agents of the diseases and guide the people to follow steps aimed at ensuring their […]


National Commission of Human Rights moves court for becoming intervener in Nazim Jokhio case

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the prosecutor general of the province and others on an application filed by the National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) seeking a court direction to the trial court to include it as party in the Nazim Jokhio murder case. The NCHR submitted in the application […]


Role of media important in maintaining close liaison between public and parliament: NA Speaker

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Raja Perviaz Asharf on Tuesday said that Parliament is representative of masses and maintaining supremacy of Parliament is collective responsibility of all stakeholders. He said that the role of Parliamentary Reporters is vital to maintain close liaison between public and parliament. He said that Parliament Reporters Association (PRA) is representative body […]


FIA restrained from harassing activist Mariam Malik, anchorperson Sami Abraham

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday restrained the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from harassing social media activist of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and issued a stay order against the arrest of anchorperson Sami Abraham. PTI’s activist Mariam Malik and anchorperson Abraham were facing inquiries for criticising state institutions. Interestingly, advocate Imaan Zainaib Hazir Mazari, […]


Probe into journalist’s killing sought

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KHYBER: The local journalists have demanded an independent and transparent investigation into the gruesome murder of Nasrullah Afridi, who was killed in a car bomb blast 11 years ago. Addressing a gathering held in Bara Press Club to commemorate 11th death anniversary of the slain journalist, local mediapersons, tribal elders and representatives of political parties […]


Man arrested for spreading fake videos of Maryam Nawaz on social media

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested a man for allegedly spreading fake videos of PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on social media. On May 7, Maryam Nawaz had lodged a case with the FIA against fake and objectionable photos of her floating on social media platforms, Dawn.com reported. Taking to Twitter, the […]


PTV sees ‘change of guard’

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ISLAMABAD: The state-run broadcaster Pakistan Television (PTV) terminated the services of several department heads, and reshuffled key personnel in top positions, on Monday. According to documents seen by Dawn, the PTV administration terminated the services of Chief Human Resource Officer Tahir Mushtaq, PTV World In-Charge Imran Asghar, CTO Nasir Naqvi, General Manager Security Nadeem Niazi, […]


The Federal Investigation Agency initiates inquiry against BOL anchorperson Sami Ibrahim for ‘anti-state’ videos, transmissions

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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has initiated an inquiry against BOL anchorperson Sami Ibrahim for allegedly transmitting “anti-state” videos and statements on various social media platforms. Surprisingly, the inquiry was initiated under the controversial Section 20 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) 2016, which was struck down by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) […]