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Right to Information Bill 2014 will be presented to cabinet soon, says minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervez Rashid on Monday assured a Senate standing committee that the ‘Right to Information Bill 2014’ would be presented before the cabinet in its next meeting for approval. During the meeting of the Senate standing committee on information and broadcasting presided over by Senator Kamil Ali Agha, the members […]

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Rashid condemns torture

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Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervez Rashid on Sunday strongly condemned torture on media persons in Islamabad. In a statement, the minister said that the federal government has taken notice of the reports of attacks on media professionals. The minister said that the concerned authorities have been directed to ensure that […]

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Pemra has power to resolve Geo issue: Govt

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Senator Pervez Rashid said on Wednesday that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), being an autonomous body, had the full authority to resolve issues relating to its domain, including the current one involving Geo network. “Pemra is an independent body and the government does not want to interfere in its matters,” […]

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SC moved against Geo TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was requested on Saturday to intervene and safeguard the national interest by summoning representatives of a media house and ministers to explain why the army and its intelligence wing were maligned on the day when TV anchor Hamid Mir was attacked in Karachi. Petitioner Shafqatullah Sohail also urged the court to […]

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Opposition gets time on PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Thanks to the rage of ANP’s Zahid Khan the opposition on Wednesday won the right that PTV would telecast its reply to a minister’s speech live – but only momentarily. The opposition’s forceful protest over the “discriminatory policy” of PTV to telecast live only the ministers’ speeches forced Senate Chairman Nayyar Hussain Bokhari to […]

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N working for free media: Pervez

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Pervez Rashid has said that PML-N, has been working for freedom of the media as vibrant media was in the best interest of the country. Talking to a private TV channel, he stated that the government had abolished the secret funds. Replying to a question, he observed that […]

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