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PTI ends Geo, Jang Group boycott

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has formally ended the boycott of the Jang Group, following the formation of a dispute resolution and probe committee. A PTI release issued here said that after a series of meetings between the PTI and the representatives of Jang/Geo, it was mutually agreed to resolve outstanding issues between the two sides. […]

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GEO TV, TARGET OF PAKISTAN SPY AGENCY

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Reporters Without Borders is sounding the alarm over a resurgence of violent attacks on media belonging to the Jang-Geo group – attacks reflecting a slander and harassment campaign stage-managed by the ISI and run by its political allies. Attacks on press freedom by a party in power and by political factions have been on the […]

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Right to Information Act: Punjab DCOs, Patwaris still blocking flow of information

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ISLAMABAD: Following the footsteps of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, though Punjab government has introduced a Right to Information (RTI) law but DCOs and patwaris continue to deny public access to official record. Exactly one year has gone by since the passing of Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 but the deep-rooted […]

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Imran’s allegations against journalists: Facts or fiction?

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I wish Imran Khan would have gone through the petition 105/2012 filed in the Supreme Court (SC) by two senior journalists, Hamid Mir and Absar Alam, before accusing journalists, anchors and columnists for corruption. But the biggest dilemma of the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been that he heavily depends on ‘ill- informed’ media […]

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KPC writes letter to Imran Khan over attack on Geo News, journalists

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC) has written a letter to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, asking the latter to stop his workers from attacking Geo News office and harassing journalists. The letter written by the KPC Secretary states that attacks by PTI workers on journalists in Islamabad were not only a ‘damaging your […]

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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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Geo woman reporter attacked by PTI activists

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ISLAMABAD: The activists of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) one again manhandled a woman reporter of Geo TV while she was performing her professional duties on Thursday. The PTI workers threw empty bottles and batons on Geo TV’s DSNG two times in which the woman reporter Farhat Javed and other media staff were sitting to cover the […]

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PTI’s rejoinder to Jang/Geo notice

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Information Secretary Dr. Shireen Mazari on Sunday issued her party’s official position on the ‘Geo-Jang group legal notice and other targeting of PTI and its chairman in a highly offensive and personal manner’. One, that the legal notice be withdrawn immediately as it is undemocratic and absurd since it seeks to muzzle […]

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PTI rejects reports about white paper against Jang/Geo group

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ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Insaf Pakistan has disassociated itself from the ongoing propaganda on social media against Jang and Geo Group. PTI Information Secretary Shireen Mazari said reports that PTI would issue any white paper against the Jang/Geo Group are baseless and a mere propaganda. Mazari said that the PTI core committee meeting is being held on Saturday […]

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Soon to expire, PTI’s RTI law being wrung through rumour mill

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PESHAWAR: The much trumpeted Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Right to Information (RTI) law, 2013 still has a bumpy way to go before it makes it into the statutory book. After the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf drafted the law, it was promulgated as a governor’s ordinance on August 13, 2013 and then presented in the assembly on September 16. Before […]

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Media coverage favoured top political parties, say election observers

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ISLAMABAD: Broadcast news channels devoted “very little” prime time space to voter education in the campaign period before the 2013 general elections. But TV stations appeared to cash every chance to make money from political ads in the run-up to election day, suggests a report by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) Pakistan […]

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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 […]

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Freedom of information

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The Right to Information (RTI) Ordinance is the first major accomplishment of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led coalition government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). The only such law in the country, the RTI paves the way for a more transparent and vibrant democracy where citizens have access to all government documents and can monitor the expenditure of their […]

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