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The Islamabad High Court Extends Stay against Issuance of TV Licenses by PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday extended its stay order against issuance of TV licenses by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) till next date and sought arguments from respondents in light of authority’s report. Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). PEMRA submitted its report which stated […]


Sindh’s social media users spreading anti-state material to face action

KARACHI: The provincial government on Friday assigned premier security agencies the task to comb out those who are spreading ‘venomous material’ on social media and ‘brainwashing’ youngsters against the state and its institutions. Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took the decision while presiding over the 27th Apex Committee meeting which was attended among others […]


Muhammad Abubakar Appointed PM’s Focal Person on Digital Media

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Muhammad Abubakar Umer has been appointed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s focal person on digital media on an honorary basis. In 2019-2020, Abubakar acquired a master’s degree in Communications Governance from the London School of Economics as a Chevening Scholar. Since then, he has been working with the Institute for Art and Culture as the lead […]


Journalist’s organisation or Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists be informed before arrest: The Islamabad High Court

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday extended a stay order, restricting authorities from harassing journalists till July 26. Hearing a case against harassment of a TV anchorperson, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) or any other authority should inform the journalist’s organisation or the Pakistan Federal Union of […]


Court refers social media rules to National Assembly speaker for review

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday referred the social media rules to the National Assembly speaker for review and to make necessary amendments to ensure freedom of expression. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah resumed hearing on the identical petitions filed against the social media rules introduced by the previous Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government. […]


Journalists’ human rights issues taken up with minister

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ISLAMABAD: Human Rights Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Wednesday said the government would take up journalists’ human rights violation issues with the authorities concerned. The human rights minister was talking to a delegation comprising members of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC) in his […]


Journalists asked to spread awareness about prevention of diseases

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PESHAWAR: Experts have called upon the local journalists to spread awareness regarding preventive measures of diseases to lessen the burden of ailments among the people. “We can put brakes on host of health issues provided the reporters highlight the causative agents of the diseases and guide the people to follow steps aimed at ensuring their […]


National Commission of Human Rights moves court for becoming intervener in Nazim Jokhio case

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Tuesday issued notices to the prosecutor general of the province and others on an application filed by the National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) seeking a court direction to the trial court to include it as party in the Nazim Jokhio murder case. The NCHR submitted in the application […]


Role of media important in maintaining close liaison between public and parliament: NA Speaker

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Raja Perviaz Asharf on Tuesday said that Parliament is representative of masses and maintaining supremacy of Parliament is collective responsibility of all stakeholders. He said that the role of Parliamentary Reporters is vital to maintain close liaison between public and parliament. He said that Parliament Reporters Association (PRA) is representative body […]


FIA restrained from harassing activist Mariam Malik, anchorperson Sami Abraham

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday restrained the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from harassing social media activist of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and issued a stay order against the arrest of anchorperson Sami Abraham. PTI’s activist Mariam Malik and anchorperson Abraham were facing inquiries for criticising state institutions. Interestingly, advocate Imaan Zainaib Hazir Mazari, […]


Probe into journalist’s killing sought

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KHYBER: The local journalists have demanded an independent and transparent investigation into the gruesome murder of Nasrullah Afridi, who was killed in a car bomb blast 11 years ago. Addressing a gathering held in Bara Press Club to commemorate 11th death anniversary of the slain journalist, local mediapersons, tribal elders and representatives of political parties […]


Man arrested for spreading fake videos of Maryam Nawaz on social media

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested a man for allegedly spreading fake videos of PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on social media. On May 7, Maryam Nawaz had lodged a case with the FIA against fake and objectionable photos of her floating on social media platforms, Dawn.com reported. Taking to Twitter, the […]


PTV sees ‘change of guard’

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ISLAMABAD: The state-run broadcaster Pakistan Television (PTV) terminated the services of several department heads, and reshuffled key personnel in top positions, on Monday. According to documents seen by Dawn, the PTV administration terminated the services of Chief Human Resource Officer Tahir Mushtaq, PTV World In-Charge Imran Asghar, CTO Nasir Naqvi, General Manager Security Nadeem Niazi, […]


TV journalist dies of cardiac arrest

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ISLAMABAD: A TV journalist Shabbir Hussain died of cardiac arrest around an hour after giving a live beeper from the Red Zone on Monday. He was 38. Mr Hussain is survived by a widow, three daughters and two sons, all in their teens. His Namaz-i-Janaza was held at Muslim Colony Ground, Imam Bari Sharif and […]