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Media boycotts Punjab Assembly proceedings

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LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly Press Gallery boycotted the assembly proceedings against the attack on media persons by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers. The PTI severely injured peaceful media persons, including a cameraman, busy in covering their protest camp on The Mall in hot and humid weather. The proceedings were boycotted at a time when the opposition […]


Imran Khan: freedom of speech

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IMRAN Khan has been given a contempt-of-court notice to explain why action should not be taken against him for, if I am not wrong, uttering some words against the judges. What I wish to know is whether there is anything like freedom of speech in this country and why the PTI has not used this […]


The ambiguity of freedom

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By: Aziz Ali Dad Untimely meditations “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” – Soren Kierkegaard Living in today’s world, we cannot aspire for the kind of freedom enjoyed by the Greeks, whose cultural ethos and intellectual outlook was averse to labour and vocation which […]


Discipline and freedom of speech

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THIS is with reference to Karam A. Siddiqui’s letter ‘PAF: discipline and quality’ (March 7). A modern air force needs to review its concepts of ‘discipline’ and ‘equality’. Discipline should not stop someone from thinking independently as ‘yesmanship’ creates stagnation in an organisation. Freedom of expression is one’s right, whereas taking decisions is commanders’ privilege. […]