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A new press gag plan

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WHY is the PTI government keen to revive the N-League scheme to bring the press under a Pemra-like law? Is it because the proposed law is one of the most regressive measures against the print media devised in over a hundred years? In 2017, the press fraternity protested vigorously against a draft law to set […]

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No restriction on media: FO

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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office spokesman has said the government gives utmost importance to freedom of expression. In a statement, the FO spokesman said over a hundred electronic and print media outlets are functional in the country and there is no restriction on the media. He said the government is committed to protect rights of citizens […]

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Sector F-10 green area: Petition filed against cement mixing plant

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ISLAMABAD: A citizen has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking order against establishing a cement mixing plant in a green area of Sector F-10/3. Petitioner Tahir Pervaiz through his counsel Yasir Mehmood Chaudhry has filed the petition against the establishment of a concrete batching plant, commonly known as cement mixing plant, in the green area […]

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Senate body announces roadmap for protecting freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has announced the roadmap for protection of freedom of expression and said that there will be public hearing on the matter saying that freedom of expression is getting equal to facing death in the country. The meeting of Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights chaired by Senator […]

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Call for changing attitude towards special people

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QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has called for giving special attention to the rights of persons with disabilities so that they could be made effective citizens of the country. The governor was speaking at a conference on the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities here on Monday. The one-day conference was […]

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