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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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Journalists continue protest against sackings

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists of Rawalpindi and Islamabad continued their protest for a second day on Wednesday by setting up a pakora stall in front of the Parliament House to protest termination of services of journalists and workers by different media organisations. Nuzhat Pathan, a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MNA from Sindh, visited the camp and held out an […]

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Journalist threatened for covering anti-PTM demos

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BANNU: A journalist is receiving threats for giving coverage to protest demonstrations against Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) or the Pashtun protection movement. The local journalist has, meanwhile, criticised for not taking any action against those hurling threats, despite being informed time and again. Journalists have also announced boycotting all police functions for not providing protection […]

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Interim bail granted to TV anchor in graft case

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted interim bail till Nov 12 to television anchor Dr Shahid Masood in a corruption case on Monday. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the petition. Dr Masood, a former managing director and chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV), is under trial on a charge of embezzling Rs37 million and for […]

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TV anchor challenges decision on pre-arrest bail plea

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ISLAMABAD: Television anchor Dr Shahid Masood on Saturday challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) the special judge central’s judgement of dismissing his pre-arrest bail plea in a corruption case. Mr Masood through his counsel Shah Khawar filed a petition, saying that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was victimising him for being critical to the […]

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Zubeida Mustafa recalls her years in journalism

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KARACHI: Facing challenges since childhood, being the only woman journalist in a decision-making position in a newspaper office, dealing with the black era of Ziaul Haq, censorship, meeting with people of repute and so much more. Listening to senior journalist and columnist Zubeida Mustafa talk about her life was like an experience in itself during […]

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Suspected killer of Haripur journalist held

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HARIPUR: The police on Wednesday announced the arrest of one of the two suspected killers of a local journalist. Sohail Khan, the 28-year-old correspondent of a local daily, was gunned down on Oct 16. Ali Sher and Hamayun Mussarat, sons of Mussarat Iqbal of Hattar village, were nominated in the murder FIR.Police promise early arrest […]

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Nawaz strongly refutes high treason allegations against him

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LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly rejected the allegations of high treason levelled against him in a petition pending adjudication before the Lahore High Court and maintained that “the act of sedition is even unthinkable for me”. Though Mr Sharif did not attend Monday’s hearing of the petition by a full bench, his […]

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After a short break…: Hamid Mir to host Capital Talk at Geo News again

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KARACHI: Attached with the profession of journalism for decades in Pakistan, famous journalist, analyst, columnist and anchorperson Hamid Mir will host Capital Talk programme on Geo News again from Monday, after a short break. His strong comments and analyses are given very importance in journalistic circles. Hamid Mir has spent a long period of his […]

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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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State’s duty to uphold social and economic justice: HRCP

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Islamabad: At its recently held meeting, the Council (governing body) of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed ‘grave concern at efforts to roll back the 18th constitutional amendment, evidenced by remarks made reportedly by state institution representatives as well as elected members of the National Assembly.’ The Council said it condemned any such […]

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Journalists, media workers hold rallies against downsizing, curbs

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists and media workers held rallies across the country on Tuesday in protest against downsizing, stopping of advertisements and measures aimed at curbing newspapers circulation and TV channels’ transmission in certain areas. The protest rallies were held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ-Afzal Butt group). In Islamabad, journalists and media […]

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Veteran journalist buried

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KARACHI: Shaikh Aziz, a veteran journalist, author and scholar, who had died here on Sunday, was laid to rest on Monday. His funeral prayers were held at a mosque in KDA Overseas Bungalows, Block 17, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, near his residence and later he was buried in Pehalwan Goth graveyard. A large number of people including members […]

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Treason matter pertains to Pemra, govt tells LHC

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LAHORE  –  A federal government representative told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday that a petition seeking initiation of treason proceedings against ex-prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and a journalist was related to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Deputy Attorney General Mian Tariq said when Justice Jehangir, a member […]

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