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EU Human Rights delegation calls on Aziz

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A delegation of the European Parliament’s Sub-Committee on Human Rights led by Ms Ana Gomes called on the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz here on Tuesday. She was accompanied by Andrzej Grzyb, Member of the European Parliament. The Adviser to the Prime Minister highlighted the efforts of […]

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SC Media Commission recommends freeze on new TV licenses

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By: Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The Media Commission constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended to parliament to establish a Media Laws Review Task Force, restructure and rename the Ministry of Information and free Pemra, PTV, APP and PBC of government control. The two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar, has submitted […]

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PPP spent lavishly on the media, budget documents show

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By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: A perusal of the supplementary grants of the outgoing financial year show how mercilessly public funds were used by almost all the ministries, especially ex-information ministry bosses who spent millions on Press Clubs and newspapers.But apparently the PML-N dominated lower house of the parliament seems not ready to approve this lavish […]

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Senate body concerned about human rights violations

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday asked the ministry of defence to complete and forward its recommendations over draft legislation on forced disappearance by June 30. The committee will then present the proposed law in the Upper House of parliament for further deliberation. The committee expressed serious reservations over rising trend […]

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Educated, qualified women enter NA, thanks to PML-N

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ISLAMABAD: The PML-N has chosen well-qualified and highly educated females for nine additional reserved women seats that it got in the National Assembly., writes Tariq Butt. Begum Tehmina Daultana, who was defeated in the May elections from her traditional constituency of NA-169 Vehari by independent candidate Tahir Iqbal, has made it to the National Assembly […]

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Only six women reach National Assembly on general seats

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LAHORE: Out of the 272 general seats, only six women reached the National Assembly and eight women got hold of the general seats in the Punjab Assembly, out of the 297 general seats. Although, the manifestos of all the mainstream political parties claimed greater political participation by women, the post polls situation defies the claims. […]

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Badam Zari vows to project soft image of tribal areas

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KHAR: Badam Zari, the first tribal woman to come forward to contest for a National Assembly seat from Bajaur Agency, has said that she wants to become a powerful voice of women of tribal areas. Addressing a press conference at her house here on Monday, she said that her decision to contest the election was […]

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National Assembly committee lashes out at PTV Managing Director

ISLAMABAD: Women members of the NA Standing Committee on Human Rights lashed out at Managing Director of the Pakistan Television (PTV) Yousuf Baig Mirza on Tuesday. Mirza made an appearance before the committee on Tuesday, after being summoned to explain his position over claims made by PTV anchor Aisha Sana that he married her and […]

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Former anchor reaches National Assembly body against PTV chief

By: Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights on Tuesday set aside its 11-point routine agenda to discuss a legal dispute between a TV anchor and the managing director of PTV over their matrimonial status. At the heart of the dispute is a minor boy which Ayesha Sana claims to be […]

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NA body for ban on airing foreign content during prime time

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Thursday recommended the government to ban airing all foreign contents in any language during the prime time and take strict action against the violators. The committee meeting, held with Beelum Hasnain in the chair, was attended by its members, Secretary Information Rasheed Ahmed, Pemra Chairman […]

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