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Internet services restored in Khyber district, parts of Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: In pursuance of government’s vision of providing internet services across the country, after review of the security situation by concerned departments, instructions have been issued to telecom operators for restoration of internet services in Khyber District of KP and various areas of certain districts of Balochistan. These include Turbat city, Kech, Awaran, Panjgur, Washuk […]


Government forms committee to discuss proposed media authority with stakeholders

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has constituted a committee to liaise and discuss the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) — a proposed media regulatory body — with relevant stakeholders.   In a notification issued on Wednesday, the ministry said State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib would head the committee that would comprise […]


Locals protest against filing case against journalist Manzoor Gurchani in Jacobabad

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Jacobabad: A protest rally held for solidarity with journalist Manzoor Gurchani. According to details, local Police filed a fake case journalist. Speaking on the occasion, the protesters said that an attempt has been made to harass journalist Manzoor by filing a false case, which they condemn. Chairman of District Press Club Jacobabad mr. sarfraz Ahmed […]


Explainer: What is the government’s proposed media authority and why has it invited criticism?

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In a bid to converge multiple media regulatory bodies in Pakistan and expand the ambit of regulation for digital media, the government has proposed the formation of the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA). The PMDA has been conceived as a regulatory body that can “cater to the professional and business requirements of all forms of […]


Supreme Court issues notice to Sindh governmentt in Daniel Pearl case

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a notice to the Sindh government on Wednesday regarding the lack of medical and other facilities being provided to the accused of the Daniel Pearl murder case. The notice was issued following the complaint by three of the case’s accused, who stated that the provincial government had not been […]


Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) allowed to investigate complaint against journalist

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday allowed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to investigate a complaint against vlogger and journalist Asad Ali Toor filed by a female television anchorperson Shiffa Yousafazi. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that the court has never stopped FIA from investigation but suspended the notice issued to Toor […]


Judges’ freedom of speech different from that of citizens: Supreme Court judge

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court concluded hearing in former Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui’s appeal on Wednesday, wondering why the appellant entertained senior intelligence officers at his residence, that too three times. “Please consider this question that not one but three times senior Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officers came to you,” observed Justice Umar […]


PPF pays tribute to journalist Noor Hakim killed in the line of duty 14 years ago

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) pays tribute to Daily Pakistan correspondent and Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) Vice President Noor Hakim who was killed fourteen years ago in a roadside bomb in Bajaur Agency of the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas. On June 2, 2007, Hakim was travelling alongside Nazukai Salarzai tribe chief Malik Muhammad Ayaz, […]


Stakeholders reject Pakistan Media Development Authority Ordinance

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KARACHI: A joint meeting of representative media organizations including All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ, Barna Group), PFUJ (Dastoor Group) and Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) have totally rejected the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) […]


Karachi Press Club Receives Rs. 2 M Grant from Federal Government

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Director General Press Information Department (PID) Karachi Iram Tanveer Tuesday, on behalf of Federal Ministry for Information and Broadcasting, handed over a cheque of Rs. 2 million to the office bearers of Karachi Press Club. During her visit to KPC, DG PID Karachi Iram Tanveer addressing the officer bearers of Press Club said that the […]


National Assembly human rights body to discuss press freedom: Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday said he has decided to convene a meeting of the committee to take up the issue of press freedom in the country with particular reference to the recent attacks on journalists in the federal capital. He announced this while talking to reporters […]


Authorities close to tracing one suspect in attack on journalist, says minister

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Tuesday said the authorities were close to tracking down one of the suspects responsible for physically assaulting journalist Asad Ali Toor in the federal capital last week. He said the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and police were conducting an inquiry into the […]


Concerns growing for journalists, media houses safety: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Hina Jilani has said that concerns were growing for the safety of journalists and media outlets. Addressing a press conference here, she said that journalism is still alive and those who do not have to learn a lesson do not learn. She questioned if it was not anyone’s […]


European Union (EU) officials apprised of rights situation in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The EU-Pakistan Sub-Group on Democracy, Governance, Rule of Law and Human Rights discussed on Tuesday a range of issues related to the rule of law and human rights, and the bilateral cooperation at the international fora. According to a press release, the meeting held via a video link, was co-chaired by Paola Pampaloni, Deputy […]