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PTV chairman, six directors, DRAP chief shown the door

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tele­vi­sion chairman Arshad Khan, six directors of the PTV board and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) were sacked by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday. After the court order, the ministry of information and broadcasting issued a notification to de-seat Arshad Khan. As per the notification, […]


Court extends remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till Oct 1

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till October 1. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Senior lawyer Amjad Parvez represented Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman during the hearing. The court adjourned the hearing till October 1. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is in custody for more […]


TikTok blocks 93,000 Pakistani accounts on request of PTA

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As per the statement issued by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), talks are underway with the management of various platforms to block illegal and vulgar content on social media in Pakistan. The spokesperson revealed that 34 organizations have been given access to the online portal, while PTA is in touch with social media platforms. The […]


As ruling party fans spew online abuse, Pakistan’s female journalists call for government action

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On August 16, Ramsha Jahangir should have been celebrating a journalistic triumph, the release of a long, deeply reported cover story for the weekend magazine of Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper on the government’s social media strategy and image-building. Instead, she spent the day watching in horror as a torrent of abuse filled her social media feeds. Eventually, she went offline. […]


Pakistan: Criminal complaint filed against another journalist for his posts on social media

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is disturbed by the registration of yet another case against a journalist for his allegedly negative and anti-state posts on social media. While each of the cases has been lodged by a different individual, they appear to be lodged under some similar sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and the […]


Pakistan: Book by journalist removed from book shops

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A recently published book by senior journalist Suhail Warraich was removed from book stalls within hours of its arrival. The book, ‘Yeh Company Nahi Chaley Gi’ (which translates to: “This company will not work”), is a compilation of Warraich’s columns already published in daily Jang and on BBC Urdu. Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned […]


Daniel Pearl murder case hearing adjourned

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a case, against acquittal of accused by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in Daniel Pearl murder case, due to death of Prosecutor General (PG) Sindh’s mother.  A three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Qazi […]


FIR registered against journalist Asad Toor for ‘negative propaganda’ against army

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A first information report (FIR) has been registered against journalist Asad Toor for posting “negative propaganda against the state, Pakistani institutions and the Pakistan Army” on his social media account, it emerged on Tuesday. Toor, who is based in Islamabad, shared a copy of the FIR on his Twitter account. It was registered on a […]


Senior journalist Hanif Zai laid to rest as condolences pour in

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BADIN:   Hanif Zai, a bold, courageous and committed senior journalist, reporting for a private news channel from Badin, was laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Golarchi on Monday. His funeral prayer was attended by a large number of people, representatives of political parties and social organisations, journalists, intellectuals, educationists and people from different […]


Ten years after on, the murderers of journalist Misri Khan still

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Ten years ago, on September 14, 2010, Hangu Union of Journalist (HUJ) president and a senior journalist, Misri Khan Orakzai, was shot dead by three unidentified men in front of the press club in the town Hangu in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Orakzai had been working as a journalist for about three decades. He was […]


Politics, journalism affected by terrorism: Yousafzai

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Peshawar – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai on Saturday said that terrorism had affected both journalism and politics. Addressing the closing ceremony of a workshop on local government system for women journalists here, he said the media must criticize the government but not be a party. He said it was not […]


Two charges dropped against journalist Bilal Farooqi

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Police on Saturday dropped two charges against journalist Bilal Farooqi, who was detained the previous evening over his social media posts that were allegedly critical of the military and promoted sectarian hatred. The investigating officer submitted a preliminary investigation report to the District South judicial magistrate-VI, saying that the offences under the Pakistan Penal Code’s […]


PEMRA teams take action against cable operators involved in airing illegal channels in Gujranwala Division.

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Regional Office Gujranwala teams raided offices of cable networks operating in different cities of Gujranwala division and took action against cable operators showing illegal channels.  Led by Muhammad Tanveer, Deputy General Manager, the team sealed five illegal cable headends  in Mandi Bahauddin and Kamunki and confiscated equipment […]


Police ordered to file challan against journalist Farooqi

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Saturday ordered the police to file a challan in a case against journalist Bilal Farooqi. Farooqi, a news editor at The Express Tribune, was detained in relation to an FIR registered against him two days ago. According to the FIR, he was booked under Section 505 of the Pakistan Penal […]