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Human rights in naya Pakistan

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Pakistan’s human rights record is not heartening. One would have thought that a political party with justice as its raison d’être would try and take the issue of human rights seriously. However, the evidence thus far does not give much ground for enthusiasm. Instead of continuing to pay lip service or evading human rights obligations, […]

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Goodbye YouTube

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There was a recent news item suggesting that the ministry or governmental authority or whatever had declared that the ban on YouTube was not going to be lifted in Pakistan any time soon. The reason given was that improper content could not be removed from it. By improper content we all know what is meant. […]

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Media should keep a distance from political parties

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ISLAMABAD: Media houses and journalists should not get close to political parties because it will not only affect their efficiency but also their credibility. The trend of investigative journalism is reducing because the media has been concentrating on daily issues. These views were expressed by Sherry Rehman, former minister of information and ex-ambassador to the […]

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Notices to party heads on plea against women’s seats

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to heads of various political parties including the PML-N, the PPP, the PTI and the PML-Q on a plea challenging election of women on reserved seats. Advocate Tariq Aziz filed the petition and impleaded Nawaz Sharif, Makhdoom Ameen Fahim, Imran Khan and Chaudhry Shujaat Husain being […]

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Pak journalists under ‘serious threat’: Amnesty

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LONDON: Journalists in Pakistan are under “serious threat” from state security forces, some political parties and religious militant groups, Amnesty International has said. At the launch of its 2013 annual report at its London headquarters here, the human rights organisation’s Secretary General Shalil Shetty gave example of senior GEO TV and Jang Group journalist Hamid […]

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Pemra monitors political ads on electronic media

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has set up a center to monitor the implementation of code of conduct by political parties ahead of the upcoming general elections. According to informed sources, the center is monitoring advertisement campaign, launched in electronic media by various political parties, and election related programmes.The Pemra center is forwarding […]

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State-owned media

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While the Ministry of Interior is rightly contemplating to change DG FIA, DG Passports and Immigration, DG NECTA and IG Islamabad, I would suggest that a neutral person be posted as MD PTV so that PTV does not indulge in biased and one-sided reporting as is the norm with state run TV. All political parties […]

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Parties targeting social media for politicking

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MULTAN – Although electioneering is yet to gain momentum for the upcoming general elections on ground level, social media is abuzz with election hustle and bustle more vigorously as compared to the previous elections. Social media, which provides a true platform to general public to convey their feelings, sentiments and aspirations to others, has become […]

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Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors seminar: Speakers call for poll schedule

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KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar hosted by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) unanimously demanded of the government to announce general election so as to clear the air of uncertainty. Leaders of political parties, senior journalists and editors speaking at the seminar “Democratic Transition, Free and Fair Elections,” called for improving the security situation […]

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