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LeT banned but JuD and FIF free to work in Pakistan, Senate body told

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Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry informed the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has been declared a proscribed organisation in Pakistan and will not be allowed to operate. However, he said that the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) has not been banned and Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) has been put under observation, but has not been banned. The […]

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Press freedom?

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Pemra has reportedly banned media coverage of proscribed organisations, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jamatud Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). According to a circular issued by the media watchdog, the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Interior, under [the] National Action Plan (NAP) have banned all kind of coverage of banned JuD, LeT and […]

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Ill intent: JuD to challenge media blackout in court

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ISLAMABAD: Days after the top media regulatory body banned media coverage of proscribed groups, including a charity linked to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) said on Wednesday it would challenge the blackout in court. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday directed broadcasters to refrain from covering dozens of […]

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Pemra bans media coverage of JuD, FIF

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media watchdog has banned media coverage of proscribed organisations, including the Lash­kar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). Following the Dec 2001 attack on the Indian parliament, the government of Pakistan banned LeT on January 14, 2002. After the proscription, the organisation continued to operate, first under the banner […]

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Media regulation: PEMRA’s reply sought by Oct 16

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has summoned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman on October 16 to explain why he had not enforced a ban on media coverage of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s activities. The bench comprising Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu and Justice Erum Sajjad […]

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Election code of conduct: Media told to avoid spreading false reports

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the media to refrain from disseminating misinformation about a political party or a candidate during its coverage of the upcoming local government election in the province. In a code of conduct for media coverage of the local government elections issued on Sunday, the ECP says that […]

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