Islamabad High Court | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

IHC to hear Shahid’s bail plea today

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad – Islamabad High Court will Monday (today) resume hearing in a petition of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood seeking bail in PTV corruption case. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will hear the petition challenging special judge central’s judgment of rejecting pre-arrest bail of Dr Shahid. The accused has filed the […]

Media and Governance, Television , , ,


IHC dismisses petition against newspaper

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) observed on Monday that the high courts are not meant to entertain petitions against news reports since the proper forum is the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP). Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani made this observation while dismissing a petition filed against an English daily alleging that the newspaper misrepresented Kashmiri […]

Print Media ,


Twitter abuzz with reaction to suspension of Sharifs’ sentences

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Politicians and journalists took to Twitter on Wednesday to express their thoughts after the Islamabad High Court suspended sentences awarded in the Avenfield properties reference to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar. Former premier’s brother Shahbaz Sharif tweeted a Quranic verse in the wake of the IHC […]

Digital Media, Governance , , ,


SC suspends high court order to seal offices of private TV channels

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to seal the offices of private television channels located in residential sectors, the Supreme Court suspended the IHC’s order on Monday. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC directed the CDA to take action against certain media houses over the non-conforming […]

Front Page, Television , ,


IHC directs PEMRA to decide application

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court yesterday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to decide an application seeking cancellation of a private TV channel’s licence within ten days. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted the petition of Shohada Foundation of Pakistan Trust (SFPT) moved against a private news channel ARY […]

Broadcasting, Television , , ,


Pemra ordered to wait for new chairman to decide, IHC told

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has informed Islamabad High Court (IHC) through a signed statement on Nov 25th that it directed Acting Chairman PEMRA on Oct 29th and Nov 9th 2015 to withhold DTH Licensing process till the permanent chairman PEMRA takes charge. The ministry stated so in response […]

Broadcasting, Media Development , , ,


ARY refuses to accept IHC proposal for commission

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday postponed for two weeks the hearing of an application filed by private TV channel ARY owner Salman Iqbal against the court orders to appear in person and his arrest warrants, saying the matter would be heard on merit. The arrest warrants had been issued for the ARY […]

General News , , , ,


Blocking the internet

Pakistan Press Foundation

If there is a single entity that has the capacity to frighten the living daylights out of virtually any government on the planet, it is the internet. Governments often seek to limit access to the World Wide Web, and have gone as far as developing their own versions of the internet that serves just their […]

Access to Information, Digital Media, Freedom of Expression, Front Page , , , ,


IHC seeks reply from PTA chairman in Afghan SIMs case

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Thursday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman to submit reply within a fortnight in a case pertaining to stoppage of operation of Afghan SIMs in Pakistan. The petitioner in person, Advocate Raja Saimul Haq Satti, has cited the federation of Pakistan through […]

Information Technology , , , , ,


Court moved against broadcast of speech ‘ushering in boots’

Pakistan Press Foundation

A petition has been filed against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) acting chairman Pervez Rathore in Islamabad High Court (IHC) under Article 199 of constitution after television channels broadcast a speech of a political leader inviting the army to take over the government. Petitioner Shahid Orakzai took the plea on Friday that Muttahida Qaumi […]

Media Ethics , , , ,


IHC seeks replies on acting Pemra head appointment

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday directed both the parties to submit their written reply in a petition challenging the appointment of acting chairman PEMRA Pervez Rathore. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi conducted the hearing of the petition moved by Israr Abbasi who had prayed to the court to […]

Broadcasting , , ,


Environmental Tribunal becomes operational after 20 months

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Environmental Tribunal will resume work after over 20 months by taking up a set of cases against polluters today (Thursday). The Environment Protection Agency has set up two teams to actively monitor and file cases against polluters in Islamabad in response to pressure exerted by the recently-commissioned environment tribunal. The teams will work […]

Environmental Journalism , , ,


Pemra restrained from issuing licences

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday restrained the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from issuing licences to media outlets for the establishment of television channels. Justice Athar Minallah issued the status quo orders in a petition filed by a citizen seeking the cancellation of Pemra’s bidding process that it advertised for the […]

Broadcasting , , , , ,


TV show host, four others booked on blasphemy charge

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A host of a morning show aired by a private TV channel has been booked with four other people on charges of blasphemy. The case was registered at the Margalla police station on Wednesday on a complaint of the chairman of the Namoos-i-Risalat Forum, Rao Abdul Rahim. Mr Rahim, a lawyer, said that in […]

Front Page, Media Ethics , , , , , ,