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AEMEND Elects New Leadership for 2024-2026 Term, PM and Information Minister Offer Congratulations

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On May 16, the Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) held a general body meeting and elected its new office bearers for the 2024-2026 term. Azhar Abbas of Geo News has been elected as President, with Tariq Mehmood of Samaa TV serving as the Secretary General. Other key positions were filled by Ayaz Khan of Express News as Senior Vice President, Mohammad […]


Memon Distributes Health Cards to Journalists; Promises Increase in Grants

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Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon affirmed the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) “unwavering support” to press freedom during a ceremony at the Hyderabad Press Club organized by the Hyderabad Union of Journalists. During the event, Memon distributed health cards to journalists. Memon reiterated the PPP’s historical prioritization of media welfare, recalling former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s fight for press […]


Expert Stress Need for Global Cooperation and Regulation Regarding Cyber Threats

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On May 12, experts at a seminar titled “Global Challenges of Cybercrime” held at the Sindh University’s Pakistan Study Centre underscored the pressing need for unified international laws to combat the escalating threat of cybercrimes in the digital age. Speakers, including Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohammad Siddique Kalhoro and former FIA Director General […]


PFUJ Honors 1978 Press Freedom Heroes

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On May 12, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) paid tribute to the journalists who resisted censorship under General Ziaul Haq’s dictatorship in 1978. PFUJ President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Arshad Ansari lauded these journalists as heroes and role models for today’s media professionals. PFUJ leaders specifically acknowledged Iqbal Jaffery, Nasir Zaidi, Khawar Naeem […]


JUI-F Secretary General Ghafoor Haideri Urges Action on Journalist Siddiqui Mengal’s Murder

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On May 8, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Secretary General Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri submitted a resolution to the National Assembly Secretariat condemning the killing of Khuzdar Press Club President Maulana Siddique Mengal. Siddique Mengal, who also served as the provincial Vice Ameer of JUI-F, lost his life in an explosive attack while on his way to Friday […]


Shazia Mari Affirms PPP’s Commitment to Free Speech

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Speaking at the Sanghar Press Club on May 5, Member of the National Assembly (MNA) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Central Information Secretary Shazia Mari reaffirmed her party’s commitment to the fundamental principles of freedom of expression. Mari, highlighting the PPP’s historical role in safeguarding democracy, reiterated the party’s enduring dedication to the welfare of […]


Sindh Government Backs Journalists with Financial Aid on Press Freedom Day

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On May 3, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon marked World Press Freedom Day by disbursing substantial financial grants to several journalist associations. Holding multiple portfolios, the provincial information minister presented cheques of Rs5 million each to the leaders of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ), and Sukkur Union […]


Sindh Information Minister Meets With Delegations of Larkana Press Club, Sindh Newspapers Society to Address Challenges Faced by Journalists

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On April 30, Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon held separate meetings with delegations from the Sindh Newspapers Society and the Larkana Press Club to discuss and address challenges faced by the journalist community within the province. A delegation from the Larkana Press Club, including Murtaza Kalhoro, Naveed Larik, Muneer Soomro, Abdul Qadir Jagirani, and […]


FBR Directs PTA to Block Over 500,000 SIM Cards in Tax Compliance Push

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On April 30, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) directed the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) and telecom companies to block the SIM cards of over half a million individuals who were not listed as active taxpayers but are obligated to file their Income Tax Returns for the Tax Year 2023 under the regulations of the […]


Justice Sattar Dismisses Recusal Pleas, Fines FIA, PTA, Pemra Rs 1.5m Each; Summons Intelligence Bureau Director General

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On April 29, Justice Babar Sattar of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed pleas filed by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) seeking his recusal from the audio leaks case. The judge imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 on each of the petitioners for filing frivolous applications.  […]


Sindh Information Department to Prioritize Media Workers’ and Organizations’ Issues

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Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon announced plans to address challenges faced by journalists and media organizations in the province. A press release issued on April 27 detailed the outcomes of a meeting of the Sindh Information Department, chaired by the information minister.Memon outlined the Sindh government’s commitment to improve the situation for journalists and media organizations. […]


Journalists, Activists Discuss Censorship and Disinformation at Asma Jahangir Conference

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The fifth Asma Jahangir Conference, hosted by AGHS Legal Aid Cell in collaboration with the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and the Pakistan Bar Council, was organized in Lahore on April 27 -28. Thousands of participants, including lawyers, judges, journalists, rights activists, members of civil society, and students, gathered to honor the legacy of the late […]


Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Senator Muhammad Aurangzeb, Chairs Steering Committee Meeting on FBR Digitalization

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Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Senator Muhammad Aurangzeb, chaired the meeting of the Steering Committee on the Digitalization of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on April 26. The meeting was attended by key stakeholders, including Chairman FBR, Malik Amjed Zubair Tiwana, CEO Karandaaz Waqasul Hasan, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Country Lead Syed Ali Mahmood, […]


Sindh Government Pledges Increased Support for Journalists Development

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Sindh Minister for Local Government, Housing, Town Planning, and Public Health Engineering, Saeed Ghani, met with the Karachi Press Club’s (KPC) governing body on April 24 to discuss issues related to press freedom. The meeting highlighted PPP’s historical support for journalists and its commitment to providing them with necessary facilities such as grants and residential […]