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Government has no intention to curb media freedom: PM Shehbaz

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif picture with the visiting delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE). Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government has no intention to put any restrictions on the freedom of media and expression. The premier made these remarks while speaking to a delegation of the Council of Pakistan […]


Sharjeel says remaining 700 Karachi Press Club members, too, will get plots

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KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Transport, Sharjeel Inam Memon has announced to provide plots to 700 remaining members of Karachi Press Club so as to resolve their residential problems. While visiting KPC after assuming the charge of Information Minister, Memon said that a summary would be moved in this regard so that the remaining […]


FIA’s petition in SC to restore section 20 in PECA withdrawn, announces Marriyum Aurangzeb

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday announced that the plea filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for the restoration of section 20 in the PECA Act 2016 has been “withdrawn immediately”. The FIA had approached the Supreme Court to restore section 20 in the PECA Act 2016, however, it was later withdrawn after […]


Media Freedom A Pillar Of Democracy: Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD – Chairman Pakistan People’s Party and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said yesterday that media freedom was a pillar of democracy. He said that access of citizens to accurate information was the foundation of a strong democratic society. In his message on World Press Freedom Day, the PPP chairman said the constitution of Pakistan […]


‘Press freedom predator’: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif slams Imran Khan after media watchdog downgrades Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday berated former premier Imran Khan for media censorship during the PTI tenure and said that his government is fully committed to freedom of press and speech in the country. In his statement, a day after the World Press Freedom Day, the prime minister said that Pakistan fell 12 points […]


Media curbs undermine Pakistan’s ability to progress: US secretary of state

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During a press briefing on World Press Freedom Day at the US State Department, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US government was aware of the restrictions imposed on media outlets and civil society in Pakistan, Geo News reported. He said that the restrictions on freedom of expression undermine Pakistan’s image and […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society grieved over death of Owais Aslam’s mother

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KARACHI: The APNS on Sunday expresses profound grief over the sad demise of Mrs Rafat Aslam mother of Owais Aslam Ali, chief editor Monthly Economic Outlook and Press Foundation of Pakistan. All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) President Sarmad Ali and Secretary General Mrs Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, in a press statement, have expressed their condolences to […]


World Press Freedom Day tomorrow

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The World Press Freedom Day will be marked on Tuesday (May 3) across the globe including Pakistan to inform the international community that freedom of press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights. This day reminds people that many journalists embraced deaths or faced jails to bring daily news to the public. Media professionals, […]


Interior secy told to take up missing persons/ Journalist issue with Prime Minister

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the interior secretary to take up the issue of 76 persons missing since March with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the federal cabinet. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the case regarding missing persons – journalist Mudassar Naaru and others – and issued a written order. The court, […]


Pakistan Muslim league-Nawaz activists torture ARY reporter, attack DSNGs

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KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) activists on Sunday night tortured ARY NEWS reporter Chand Nawab besides also attacking the news channel’s DSNGs outside its office in Saddar, ARY NEWS reported. The PML-N activists who came to protest outside the ARY NEWS office chanted slogans against the news channel and hit DSNGs outside the office with […]


Investigation Officer, widow of Nazim Jokhio oppose murder trial by ATC

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KARACHI: An antiterrorism court on Friday reserved till May 10 its order on the fate of the Nazim Jokhio murder charge sheet from which the investigating officer had removed the names of two sitting Pakistan Peoples Party lawmakers as accused. Complainant Afzal Jokhio had nominated PPP MPA Jam Awais, his elder brother MNA Jam Abdul […]


Islamabad High Court says message clear, constitutional violation will not be tolerated

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Islamabad: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah said on Friday that the courts have given a clear message, and no one will be allowed to violate the Constitution. Justice Minallah’s remark came as he heard the case regarding the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) harassment of journalists. Journalist Arshed Sharif and his counsel were […]


The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists strongly condemns harassment of journalists.

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemned the harassment of media persons, bemoaning the attitude of the PTI leadership that “seems to be turning a blind eye to these fascist tactics”. According to a statement issued on Thursday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said that the PTI workers openly threatened […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors delegation calls on former PM Imran

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Islamabad: A delegation of officials belonging to the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Thursday called on former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. The meeting discussed in detail fake news in the media and reviewed all the angles attached to it. Ex-PM Imran was also told that during the previous […]