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Floating news through NAB sources is media trial: Marriyum Aurangzeb

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N Secretary Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan is behind every case and reference of the NAB against opposition, especially the PML-N leaders. Responding to news about a fresh reference being prepared against the Sharif family by NAB, she said the purpose of floating such anonymous sources news is […]


Extraordinary delay in payment of media dues: APNS extremely concerned over govt inaction

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KARACHI: The APNS has expressed its profound concern on extraordinary delay in the payment of media dues by the federal government despite clear instructions by the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of All Pakistan Newspapers Society, in a statement has stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan had appointed a committee on media […]


Eid: Media workers awaiting salaries

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ISLAMABAD: With only six working days left till Eid ul Fitr, no visible signs are there as to whether the new Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz will be able to meet the commitment with hard pressed media workers to release media dues towards the government before Eid. The settlement of media dues was committed by […]


NAB approves reference against Nawaz, Jang editor

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has approved filing of a reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rahman and two others in a land case. The approval to file a reference against the four suspects in the 34-year-old case was given in a meeting of the NAB regional […]


IHC seeks ministry’s comments on PTV appointments

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday served notices to the respondents in a petition challenging the appointments in six section of Pakistan Television.  Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted hearing on a case filed by General Secretary PTV Employee Union Pervaiz Akhter Bhatti. During the course of proceeding, the petitioner’s lawyer adopted the stance […]


PFUJ expresses resolve to continue struggle

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed its resolve to continue its struggle for freedom of press. “May 13 is observed as day of remembrance, for four journalists, who were sentenced to five public lashes (each) and imprisonment in 1978, during General Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorial regime,” the statement jointly issued by PFUJ President Shahzada […]


Pakistan among countries with most content removal requests: Facebook

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KARACHI: Of the 15,826 content restrictions made by Facebook globally during July-December 2019, Russia, Pakistan and Mexico accounted for almost half of global content restrictions, according to the platform’s transparency report released on Tuesday. Facebook restricted 2,300 items within Pakistan (the second highest after Russia with 2,900 pieces removed) during the second half of 2019. […]


Journalists slam draconian laws used to imprison MSR

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LONDON: Senior journalists Hamid Mir and Mujib-ur-Rehman Shami have said that the arrest of Geo and Jang Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34 years old case by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a demonstration of how draconian laws are being used to punish the people the government doesn’t like to bring media under control […]


Judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman extended till June 1

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till June 1 in a case pertaining to the purchase of a private piece of land more than thirty years ago. Jail authorities didn’t produce Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before the court due to coronavirus situation. However, District Jail Assistant Superintendent Ashiq […]


LHC issues notice to NAB on Mir Shakil’s bail plea

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on post-arrest bail petition by Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in a 34-year-old case of 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif. At the outset of the hearing, Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem, […]


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman completes two months under unlawful custody

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ISLAMABAD: The continuing countrywide protests by workers of the Geo-Jang Group along with journalist organizations, civil society and political workers for the release of Editor-in-Chief of Geo-Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman under arrest by the NAB for the last two months without a reference or a case, continued on Monday. The protesting journalists dubbed Rahman’s incarceration […]


Life of a journalist in perpetual peril

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The life of a journalist seems to be in perpetual peril. The correspondent of an English-language daily in Umerkot is the latest among the journalist community to have faced physical assault. More than two dozen armed men entered by force the house of AB Arisar located in the desert region on Wednesday and subjected his […]


How powerful is Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ for speech?

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KARACHI: Last week, Facebook appointed 20 people from around the world to serve on what will effectively be the social media network’s “Supreme Court” for speech, issuing rulings on what kind of posts will be allowed and what should be taken down. The list features a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and […]


Corona now aiming at journalists, media workers; 54 tested positive

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ISLAMABAD: Let’s call him by a pseudonym, Asad Shehzad, a Peshawar-based reporter working with a TV channel. Day in and day out, he would spend time reporting about zaireen kept at quarantine centers, visiting hospitals and attending pressers held to update public about coronavirus unless he fell sick. Upon test, Asad turned out positive. He’s […]