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Lahore High Court (LHC) directs session’s judges to avoid using social media

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued a code of conduct for judicial officers across the province, directing them to avoid using social media. The directives, which were issued on July 8 by the LHC registrar, are addressed to all district and sessions judges in Punjab as well as judicial officers posted on ex-cadre. The […]


Police remand of suspects extended in journalist attack case

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A judicial magistrate on Thursday remanded three suspects in police custody for two more days in a case pertaining to an assault on a journalist, Aamir Latif. The investigation officer (IO) of the case produced Muhammad Aslam, Azhar and Munib before the South judicial magistrate on the expiry of their physical remand. The IO requested […]


The Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) demands Lahore High Court (LHC) commission to probe torture of journalist

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LAHORE: The Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ) has termed the incident of police brutality against Asghar Ali Jafri, President of Bhong Press Club in Rahim Yar Khan and correspondent of the daily Ausaf, as inhumane and cruel. PUJ demanded a Lahore High Court (LHC) commission to investigate torture of journalist. PUJ President Qamar Zaman Bhatti […]


Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf believes in freedom of expression: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD   –   Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said that PTI government firmly believes in fundamental, democratic and constitutional right of freedom of expression. He said this in a statement on Thursday, felicitating the newly-elected office-bearers of Parliamentary Reporters Association. The information minister said an independent and vibrant media is indispensable for […]


The Sindh High Court asks Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to filter and remove ‘objectionable’ content on social media

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority on Thursday to ensure that all content uploaded on TikTok and other social media platforms was properly filtered and objectionable material removed immediately. While disposing of a suit filed against the video-sharing application TikTok, a single-judge SHC bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat Khan said […]


Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) Hold Protest Rallies against Police Torture on Journalists in Islamkot

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HYDERABAD: Members of Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) here Wednesday staged a protest against acts of violence against journalists in Islamkot city of Tharparkar district by the Police. A protest demonstration led by HUJ vice president Zafar Hakro and general secretary Jani Khaskheli demanded removal of SSP Tharparkar Hassan Sardar Niazi for his involvement in […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemns police torture against journalist

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned police brutality against the president of Bhong Press Club, Asghar Jaffery in Rahim Yar Khan and the registration of a fake case against him. PFUJ has demanded of the government and the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the incident. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar […]


Police action against journalist protested

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RAHIM YAR KHAN: Local journalists of and the Pakistan Saraiki Party (PSP) members established a hunger strike camp outside the Bhong police station on Wednesday to protest the brutal torture of police on a local journalist. Journalist Asghar Indhar said he uncovered the corruption of some officials in his news reports. According to Indhar, the […]


Government Is Committed To Eradicate Corruption through Right to Information RTI Act: Sajid Khan

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BATTAGRAM: The prime objective of Right to Information (RTI) 2013 is to eradicate corruption, improve governance and build trust between the people and the state. This was expressed by Chief Information Commissioner Sajid Khan Jadoon while addressing a day-long training workshop for public information officers of all line departments of District Batgram. On the occasion, […]


Nadeem Malik refuses to appear before Federal Investigation Authority

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ISLAMABAD—Samaa TV anchor Nadeem Malik, in response of a notice issued by FIA’s counter-terrorism wing, has decided not to appear before the agency. He said that he “will not appear before the FIA. I am in my office. Catch me here,” he tweeted. FIA had sent the notice over Malik’s remarks on Arshad Malik’s case […]


Government believes in freedom of expression: Farrukh

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Tuesday said the incumbent government believed in freedom of expression and had never imposed any curbs on media during its ongoing tenure. Talking to a private news channel, he said the government was continuously working to bring improvement in journalists’ lives. The minister said the […]


Narrative of suppression of freedom of expression being promoted under a conspiracy: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the narrative of a gag on freedom of expression in Pakistan was being promoted under a conspiracy. The minister, in a tweet, said a specific group was running the propaganda campaign to bring Pakistan into the ambit of the Financial Action Task Force […]


‘Press freedom predator’s gallery’: Pakistan strongly rebuts Reporters without Borders. Report

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday vehemently rejected an international media watchdog’s report that lists Prime Minister Imran Khan on a list of the world’s 37 worst rulers when it comes to press freedom. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that It is quite surprising that RSF has jumped to the conclusion that media in Pakistan […]


Attacks on journalists: The National Assembly (NA) body to summon interior minister, secretary, Nadra head, DG Federal Investigation Authority in next meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday decided to summon Interior Minister, Interior Secretary, Nadra chairman, DG FIA and IG Islamabad in its next meeting with regards to targeting of journalists. The committee, which met here with Mian Javed Latif in the chair, took a number of issues, including PTV […]