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Role of media in protection, promotion of human rights discussed

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KARACHI: Media persons had an extensive discussion on issues they face in reporting on human rights at a media consultation organized by European Union (EU) funded Huqooq-e-Pakistan Project (HeP) in collaboration with the Sindh Human Rights Department. Huqooq e Pakistan is a joint initiative of the European Union and the Ministry of Human Rights with […]


Transparency, foremost priority in allotment of plots to journalists: Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Monday that the federal government would make utmost efforts to ensure allotment of plots to the journalists of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in a media housing scheme in a transparent manner. He said transparency in the allotment process of this scheme was the government’s […]


Transparency, Right to Information Act: Punjab govt sets up committee

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LAHORE: With a view to ensure effective implementation of the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act in all government institutions, the Punjab government has set up a committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary Punjab Irum Bukhari. The meeting of this committee held here to review the steps taken to improve the work of public […]


Journalist bodies, HRCP slam unsavoury content against women

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KARACHI: The journalist organisations and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan have strongly condemned the unethical and inappropriate content published against women by a local Urdu daily published from Karachi. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) on Monday condemned the uncalled-for and unethical attack on women by a […]


Contempt proceedings sought against PM Imran, others

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A petition, filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Monday sought contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Imran Khan over his remarks against the judiciary during the premier’s live session with the public. The petition also said PEMRA and PTV should be questioned in regards to the ‘on-air contemptuous program’. Sardar Farhat Manzoor Khan, in […]


US Human Rights Report expresses concern over freedom of expression restriction in Pakistan

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Pakistan saw “[…] serious restrictions on free expression, the press and the internet including violence against journalists, unjustified arrests and disappearances of journalists, censorship and site blocking […]” during 2020. This analysis of the situation of press freedom in Pakistan was presented as part of the US Department of State’s 2020 Country Report on Human […]


PTV committed to safeguard national interests, social values

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LAHORE: On the direction of Managing Director, PTV Amir Manzoor Choadhary, Director Administration and Personnel Saif Ullah Shahid visited Pakistan Television Lahore Centre.  He was accompanied by Coordinator PTV Tanvir Rajpoot.  Upon reaching PTV Lahore Centre, he was warmly welcomed by General Manager PTV Lahore Saif Uddin, Heads of various departments and the union representatives. […]


Social media rules

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Social media rules have been in the news lately with increasing frequency. On April 2, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) sought the report of the inter-ministerial committee that was tasked to examine the rules. The IHC was hearing the petitions filed against the implementation of ‘Removal and blocking of unlawful online content (Procedure, oversight and […]


Rules under review

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AT last, Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan’s assurance to the Islamabad High Court in January, that the government is prepared to review the controversial Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards) Rules, 2020, has been fulfilled — in part. An inter-ministerial committee has been formed following the AG’s recommendation to the […]


Lalwani’s murder investigation officer changed

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SUKKUR: The investigation of journalist Ajay Kumar Lalwani’s murder has been handed over to SSP Kashmore-Kandhkot Amjad Shaikh from Sukkur Police following concerns raised by Lalwani’s father Dileep Kumar. The DIG Sukkur in his letter informed the IGP Sindh of objections raised by Lalwani’s parents for murder inquiry being conducted by the Sukkur Police. Thereby […]


PFUJ postpones long march

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has postponed a planned April 5 long march from Quetta to Islamabad because of the coronavirus pandemic.    PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi said that since the third COVID-19 wave was worsening and several colleagues had lost their lives because of it, the march stands postponed.                                      PFUJ […]


Facebook asked to turn on monetization for Pakistan

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PESHAWAR: Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Information Technology Zia Ullah Bangash and Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser have requested Facebook to initiate monetization for Pakistan. A statement said Asad Qaiser and Ziaullah Bangash held a video link meeting with Facebook’s Sarim Aziz, Head of Public Policy South Asia, and Sehar Tariq, […]


Need of effective cybersecurity governance in Pakistan stressed

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Islamabad: Speaking at the webinar on ‘Cyber Security Threats and Pakistan’s Response’ panellists warned that the ungoverned rapid digitisation in the country is a threat to important government and private organisations. The webinar was organised by organised by Institute of Regional Studies here Friday. The panellists observed that heavy reliance on imported hardware is increasingly […]


Pakistan urges world to monitor human rights situation in IIOJK

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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said that Pakistan remains fully committed to the promotion and protection of human rights and urged the international community to closely monitor the situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and also to urge India to respect its international obligations. Giving Pakistan’s reaction to the recent US State […]