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Cable operator held for airing Indian content

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SAHIWAL: A Kameer-based cable operator was arrested on Saturday evening by local police for airing banned Indian channels. Police said a citizen approached local inspector of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Inspector Sohail Anwar, complaining that Shafiq Sajid was showing Indian music and drama channels. The inspector, with the help of police, raided Sajid’s […]


‘Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) not aimed to control media’, minister assures Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE)

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Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib has assured the representatives of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance is not aimed to curtail press freedom. Addressing concerns of the CPNE during a visit to the head office of Daily Times (DT) in Lahore, the minister said […]


بلاگرز اور انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کے لئے حفاظتی تربیتی ورکشاپ

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پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے بلاگرزاورانسانی حقوق کےحامیوں سےلاہورمیں تین روزہ حفاظتی تربیتی ورکشاپ کےلئےدرخواستیں طلب کرنی شروع کردی ہیں۔ تربیت میں جسمانی،ڈیجیٹل اورنفسیاتی تحفظ سےمتعلق سیشنزہوں گے۔ آزادی اظہار رائے کو لاحق خطرات کے بدلتے ہوئے منظر نامے پر ایک نظر ڈالیں تو یہ ظاہر ہوتا ہے کہ یہ خطرات متواتر طور پر […]


Pakistan Press Foundation asks for explanation from Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) why it has sent a notice to senior television anchor

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has asked the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to provide an explanation for the basis of issuing a notice to senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik in connection with information he shared on an episode of his talk show “Nadeem Malik Live” on Samaa TV. PPF is concerned by this development which can be seen as a tool […]


The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) concerned with the passing of legislation that powers of arrest to the provincial assembly of Punjab

The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned with the passing of recent legislation in the Punjab Assembly regarding powers of arrest granted to the assembly. While the bill extends these arrests to “any person”, the new law’s schedule includes criteria that would specifically target the media. On June 29, the provincial assembly passed the Punjab […]


Journalists protest against “Members Privilege Bill” today

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LAHORE: Journalists will stage a protest demonstration against the black law “Members Privilege Bill” in front of the Punjab Assembly today (Monday). In this connection, meeting of Joint Action Committee was held at the Lahore Press Club Sunday. Office-bearers of the Lahore Press Club, PFUJs including Workers, Barna and Dastoor, PUJs Workers, Barna, Dastoor and […]


Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to start new series for paying tribute to music composers

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will start a new series titled “Melody Makers” for paying tribute to the great music composers of Pakistan film industry. In the series, new and popular singers would present their classic songs while special guests would highlight the life and musical contributions of the renowned musicians […]


Senior photojournalist injured in students protest

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Senior photojournalist Sultan Bashir got injured while covering a students’ protest demonstration outside the Higher Education Commission (HEC) headquarters in Sector H-9. While talking to Pakistan Observer, Sultan Bashir who has also worked for the newspaper for almost a decade, recalled it was a usual working day, the first day of the month and he […]


Politicians, journalists condemn Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) notice to Nadeem Malik over claims on Arshad Malik case

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Politicians and journalists on Sunday criticized the summons notice issued to anchorperson Nadeem Malik by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Counter-Terrorism Wing to appear before it and cooperate in the case regarding the video scandal of former accountability court judge Arshad Malik. According to the notice dated July 2, a copy of which is available […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) takes exception to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) notice to journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has taken serious notice of issuance of attendance notice under section 160 of CRPC by anti-terrorist wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Section is a punishable section if notice remains noncompliance. In a press statement on Saturday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the […]


The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors CPNE welcomes removal of anti-media clauses

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has welcomed the announcement by Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi to remove anti-media clauses from the Punjab Privileges Bill 2021, which were based on anti-freedom of expression and highly controversial amendments. In his statement, CPNE President Arif Nizami said that anti-media laws were tantamount to violating the […]


The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist PFUJ calls for countrywide protests

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has given a call for countrywide protest on Monday (tomorrow) against the adoption of the Punjab Assembly Privilege Bill 2021 which envisages award of punishment to journalists over publication of reports about the proceedings of the assembly and its committees. The call was given by PFUJ president […]


The Sindh High Court (SHC) lifts ban imposed on TikTok

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday lifted the suspension it had imposed a few days ago on social media platform TikTok and directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to address a complaint of plaintiff. An SHC single-judge bench headed by Justice Kausar Sultana Hussain recalled its June 28 interim order regarding suspension of […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) reject ‘anti-journalist’ bill passed by Punjab

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ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI: Various media organizations Friday rejected the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed by the Punjab Assembly, terming it an attempt to suppress the press freedom in the province. The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) issued separate statements and strongly condemned the […]