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Conspiracy still on, says Khursheed

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ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday warned that a conspiracy is still being hatched and political leaders will have to demonstrate patience to come out of the current situation. The opposition leader seemed happy that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parliamentarians, including the party’s deputy parliamentary leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi, […]

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NA committee to probe violence against minorities

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ISLAMABAD: The treasury and opposition in the National Assembly on Wednesday agreed to constitute a fact-finding committee to probe the growing incidents of violence against religious minorities in various parts of the country. The violence spree against the religious minorities in the country dominated the proceedings of the house when Deputy Parliamentary leader of the […]

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Govt looking to post ‘media men’ as press officers abroad

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ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s Office has devised a new formula for the selection of press officers to be posted at foreign missions, reserving a 20 per cent quota for private individuals. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Shehryar Afridi said it seemed the government was pursuing a personal agenda to use the quota […]

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Haider Hoti demands Geo transmission restoration

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MARDAN: Awami National Party (ANP) provincial president and former chief minister Ameer Haider Hoti on Saturday said that the government should take steps to restore the transmission of Geo television channel all over the country. Talking to The News, Haider Hoti, who is also member of the National Assembly (MNA), said the ANP didn’t favour […]

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Members, ToRs for media laws review task force finalized

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and Heritage on Monday finalised members’ names and terms of reference (ToRs) for Media Laws Review Task Force which would comprehensively review all existing laws, rules and regulations related to media at the federal, provincial and local levels. It was decided during the 9th meeting of […]

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Proposals about right to information body hailed

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ISLAMABAD: The Consumer Rights Commission of Pakistan (CRCP) has welcomed the proposals of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting regarding establishment of an independent and autonomous information commission at the federal level and providing legal protection to whistleblowers. A statement issued by CRCP secretary general Mian Abrar Hafeez praised the committee and […]

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PBA following its own regulations, NA body told

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was informed on Tuesday that Pemra already had a defined code of conduct for airing contents, but Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association (PBA) was following its own regulations. The committee meeting, presided over by MNA Marvi Memon, discussed the issue related to Geo TV and members inquired […]

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IT Ministry plans e-office forum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman has said that the e-office suite will be a phenomenal achievement of the IT Ministry and the present government, as it will ensure efficiency, accuracy, effectiveness and good governance. The e-office suite is the automation of core businesses of the government to bring transparency and accountability in […]

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JI proposes bill for journalists protection

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ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) members has submitted draft of ‘Protection of Journalists Bill 2014’ with the National Assembly Secretariat on Thursday. The draft of the bill bearing signatures of JI MNAs Sahibzada Tariqullah, Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqoob, Sher Akbar and Ayesha Syed is aimed at providing protection to lives of journalists in field, workplaces and at their […]

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PML-N, PTI team up to condemn ISI bashing

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government and opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday teamed up in the National Assembly to criticise what they believed was the “discrediting” and “character-assassination” of ISI and its chief by a media group after one of its anchorpersons was attacked in Karachi. The House on its first day […]

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Debate on TV channel’s role: speaker disallows MNA’s plea

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Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lieutenant General Abdul Qadir Baloch (Retd) told National Assembly on Monday that the command of the army was in the hands of a person “who is highly professional, non-political and pro-democracy.” Speaking on law and order situation in the country, he said: “we should not see things with […]

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NA unanimously approves resolution for lifting YouTube ban

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution to lift the ban on video-sharing website YouTube, DawnNews reported. During today’s National Assembly session, chaired by Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi, MNA Shazia Marri belonging to the Pakistan People Party (PPP) submitted a resolution demanding the lifting of the ban on YouTube which was […]

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Hamid Mir attack to echo in NA today

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ISLAMABAD: The issue of the assassination attempt on senior journalist and Geo TV anchorperson Hamid Mir would echo strongly in the National Assembly (NA) session starting Monday afternoon (today) at 4pm. Members from the opposition and treasury benches are expected to raise the issue through points of order and adjournment motions. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) members including […]

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NA body to take up threats to media persons

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ISLAMABAD: A National Assembly committee gets a detailed briefing next Wednesday on investigations into all attacks and killing of media persons over the past three years. The one-point agenda of the sub-committee of the Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage is: detailed briefing on the investigation of all attacks/martyred/killing on media persons since […]

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