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United Nations panel adopts Pakistan’s draft targeting disinformation

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UNITED NATIONS: A United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) committee Monday unanimously adopted a Pakistan-sponsored resolution that called for a multidimensional response to counter all forms of disinformation eroding human rights. The 25-power resolution, Countering Disinformation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, was the outcome of extensive consultations with all member […]


Islamabad High Court issues contempt notices to Jang Group owner, three others

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ISLAMABAD—The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued contempt of court notices to Jang Group owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Resident Editor of The News Amir Ghauri, and Ansar Abbasi, the paper’s editor investigations. They have been summoned for a hearing on Tuesday. The notices were issued following a story by Ansar Abbasi. It quoted […]


Two held for Malakand social worker’s murder

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MALAKAND: The Malakand Levies on Monday arrested two men for the murder of social worker Mohammad Zada of Agra area. The accused, including Zubair of Sakhakot and Dawood of Dargai, were produced before the media amid tight security. Social worker Mohammad Zada Agrawal was gunned down in the College Colony area on Nov 8. He […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists slates Asad Umar’s statement on use of violence

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar’s statement that accused media persons of colluding with the opposition, and threatened to use force. In a statement issued on Sunday, union president Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi warned the minister against issuing such statements, making it clear […]


Minister warns media outlets of ‘serious beating’

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ISLAMABAD—Planning Minister Asad Umar has warned the opposition parties and media outlets of “serious beating” if they ventured towards Islamabad in the form of a long march, The News reported. The minister accused the media of being the “facilitator” of the PDM and went on to address the supposed “PDM facilitators within media,” saying: “Don’t […]


Minister settles Akhtar-Niaz dispute

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ISLAMABAD—Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry, in his tweet, announced that he had settled the dispute between former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar and PTV anchor Dr. Nauman Niaz. Sharing a selfie with Shoaib and Niaz on social media, the minister said that the matter was not so big, but the social media portrayed it […]


Pakistan’s First Digital Media Studio Set up at Karachi Press Club

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The Federal Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication has established Pakistan’s first studio for digital media practitioners at the Karachi Press Club (KPC). Federal Minister for IT & Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque formally launched the digital media studio in a ceremony at the KPC on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Haque said that his political […]


Welcome Relief for Journalists?

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Journalists have good reason to cheer the passage of the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2021, by the National Assembly because it is a welcome departure from the threat of the grotesque Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) that was hanging over their heads till their stiff resistance knocked it off. All that remains […]


Journalist Arrested In Mohmand

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MOHMAND: The district administration arrested a journalist on charges of intimidating and obstructing a public servant in discharge of his duty in Bezai tehsil here on Saturday. The Peshawar-based journalist, Hazrat Khan Mohmand, is associated with a Pashto language TV channel. Mohmand deputy commissioner Ghulam Habib told Dawn that the journalist was arrested after he […]


Action against 32 people taken for harassing journalists, Supreme Court informed

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ISLAMABAD: A report submitted by the Islamabad inspector-general of police with the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday maintained that action had been taken against 32 people involved in the harassment of and attacks on journalists. The report was submitted during the hearing of the apex court’s suo motu case concerning harassment of journalists. According to […]


Government releases over Rs1.4 billion advertisements to dailies in three years

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government released advertisements worth more than Rs1.44 billion to regional and national newspapers during the last three years, the provincial assembly has been told. The details released by the provincial information department show that the directorate of information released advertisements worth over Rs1.44 billion to regional and national dallies published from […]


Peshawar High Court declares Swat Press Club sealing notification illegal

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MINGORA: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) Mingora Bench on Wednesday declared the notification of sealing the Swat Press Club building illegal and an attempt to curb freedom of expression. The bench consisted of Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim and Justice Waqar Ahmad. It declared that the notification issued from the office of Secretary Information Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on […]


Bill for Journalists

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Pakistan – being one of the most dangerous and unsafe countries for journalists in the world – needs effective and strong legislation to protect media professionals. In welcome news, our lawmakers have taken a positive step in the shape of the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill 2021, with the Ministry of Human Rights […]


Malakand Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner Dargai removed from posts

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has ordered removal of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Malakand and Assistant Commissioner (AC) Dargai after widespread protests erupted against the killing of social worker and social media activist Muhammad Zada in Sakhakot, Malakand. An inquiry has been ordered against them too. CM also took notice of the brutal murder which was […]