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LHC summons PEMRA official in Nawaz contempt case

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LAHORE:  The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday summoned the executive member of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in a contempt of court petition filed against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and 14 other lawmakers. A full bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi and comprising […]


Pakistan: Journalist beaten up allegedly at the behest of a provincial minister

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Asad Khan Betini, a journalist based in the town of Zhob in Baluchistan province was beaten up on 7 April in his office by a dozen men, allegedly at the behest of the provincial agriculture minister Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhail.  Betini was taken to the hospital in the provincial Quetta where he has been admitted […]


CJP orders arrest journalist’s killers

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) on Saturday directed inspector general of police Punjab to ensure arrest of culprits involved in the murder of a local journalist of Sambrial within four days. Earlier when IGP Arif Nawaz to a court’s query, confirmed that suspects belong to ruling PML-N, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, observed that the […]


FIR against editor

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“I DISAPPROVE of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” goes the phrase often attributed, erroneously, to Voltaire. In that is contained the crux of a mature approach towards differences of opinion and protecting the people’s right to expression and information. In Pakistan, however, we are drifting […]


SC orders media outlets to clear workers’ salaries

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered all media outlets to clear salaries of their employees by April 30. The order was issued by a three-member bench in a suo motu case related to non-payment of salaries by some newspaper organisations and TV channels and a subsequent development about politicising of government advertisements. The bench […]


Need stressed to boost mobile journalism in Pakistan

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MULTAN: Mobile journalism is an emerging form of journalism to gather, edit and distribute news using portable devices with network connectivity, said Noreen Shams, a broadcast journalist and trainer for a three-day training on mobile journalism, organized by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with Open Society Foundation in Multan. She said that cell phone […]


Khursheed condemns ban on Geo News

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SUKKUR: The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah said on Thursday that it is not the opportune time todisclose the name of caretaker prime minister. He said consultations and discussions are going on over different candidates, adding the final decision would be taken in the last month. Khursheed Shah […]


UC secretary held in journalist murder case

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SIALKOT: The police Thursday arrested secretary M Jamil of Union Council (UC) Begowala in connection with the murder of local journalist Zeeshan Butt. Police have also sealed the UC office. It is to be noted here that on March 27, 2018, journalist Zeeshan Butt was shot dead when he was interviewing UC Chairman Imran Aslam […]


Marriyum condemns murder of journalist

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb has strongly condemned the heinous murder of Zeeshan Butt, a journalist, and vowed to ensure that his murderers would meet their due fate. The Minister, in a statement issued here on Wednesday, said that the culprits did not deserve any […]


Beg or borrow, but pay your staff, CJP tells Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has ordered the management of Geo TV to pay all pending salaries to its employees by April 30. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a suo motu case regarding the nonpayment of staff salaries by media house owners. The bench asked the media house to […]


Allah aside, no one can block or off-air Geo unlawfully: CJP

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday observed that except Allah, no one on earth can block or off-air transmission of Geo channels unlawfully and directed the management of Independent Media Corporation (Geo News) to file a fresh application on the matter. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib […]


Google honours Nadia on her 53rd birth anniversary

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LAHORE:-Google on Tuesday dedicated its doodle to mark the 53rd birth anniversary of Pakistan’s pop queen singer Nadia Hassan.  In the past Google had likewise paid tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan and numerous others. Nadia Hassan was born on 3rd April, 1965. She came into the spotlight through Pakistan […]


Cable operators defy 24-hour notice: Pemra seeks provinces’ police help to restore all Geo channels

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ISLAMABAD: Having failed to get its order for restoration of Geo Network’s all channels in 24 hours implemented, the government’s official regulator for the electronic media has asked the provincial governments to direct their police to help it enforce its directive in different parts of the country. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had […]


Aijazul Haque resigns from APNS body, citing ‘monopoly of two newspapers’

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KARACHI: Managing Editor of Roznama Express Aijazul Haque has resigned from the newly elected Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) just after being elected to the position, protesting over the fake electoral lists that were formed on non-equality. He said that a group of two newspaper houses have been occupying APNS for […]