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Move for ban on dramatisation of criminal cases

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LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly yesterday adopted four resolutions of public interest including free treatment for hepatitis and ban on dramatization of criminal cases on private televisions. On private members day, six resolutions were on agenda out of which one, presented by opposition legislator Amer Sultan Cheema was disposed off due to his absence from […]

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Thug robs Media Times Group Coordination Editor Raja Riaz

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LAHORE: An armed dacoit deprived Raja Riaz, Group Editor Coordination, Media Times Limited, of valuables, ornaments and mobile phones in the Samanabad Police Station area on the night between Wednesday and Thursday. The incident occurred when Raja Riaz was coming from the office with his family, Nosheen Naqvi, Associate Producer, ARY Television, and two-year-old son […]

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Cable operators scared of hidden forces: Sana

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LAHORE: Journalists working for different media organisations on Thursday gathered outside the Punjab Assembly and vehemently condemned the action against Geo and vowed to protect the media freedom at all costs. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sher Mohammed Gorchani expressed solidarity with the journalist community, condemned the action against […]

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Journalists boycott Punjab Assembly proceedings

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LAHORE: The journalist community stood by the Jang Group on Wednesday and boycotted the Punjab Assembly proceedings followed by warning of strict action by Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan to the cable operators illegally blacking out the Geo News. The journalists from all news channels and newspapers unanimously boycotted the proceedings of the Punjab Assembly […]

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Transparency and access: Right to Information Act yet to be fully implemented

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LAHORE: More than a 100 days have passed since the Punjab Assembly passed the Transparency and Right to Information (RTI) Act 2013. According to clause 7 of the Act, all public bodies should have designated and notified as many public information officers (PIO) in administrative offices as necessary within 60 days of the passing of […]

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Punjab right to information act still in stillborn state

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LAHORE: The Punjab government has not yet established a Punjab Information Commission (PIC) or Press Information Officers (PIO) in any public body, even as these are mandatory under the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 (RTI), The Express Tribune has learnt. The Punjab Assembly passed the RTI Act 2013 in December last year, […]

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Information ordinance against Constitution

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s Punjab Assembly legislators have declared the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Ordinance 2013 ‘against the Constitution’, saying it has made access to official information ‘impossible’ by linking it with the chief minister’s approval. “The access to information was difficult earlier but after promulgation of this ordinance it has become […]

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Condemnation: Punjab, Sindh assemblies slam attack on Express Media offices

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KARACHI/LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Monday condemning the attack on the Express Media office in Karachi and demanded that the Sindh government arrest the culprits in no time. Two staff members were injured in the firing by four unknown armed men on August 16. One of the injured is still in […]

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Punjab Assembly: ‘Opp objections just for media consumption’

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By: Abdul Manan LAHORE: The government has accused the opposition of duplicity over the Punjab Local Government Bill 2013, saying it has yet to present its objections at a special committee set up to deliberate on the matter despite its vocal criticism of the draft legislation in the press. Speaking to reporters before the start […]

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LHC issues notice to ECP on petition against reserved seats for women

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan on an application seeking a stay order against the election on reserved seats for women in parliament and the Punjab Assembly. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued this order on an application moved by a lawyer, Tariq Aziz Malik, […]

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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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Ahad Malik passes away LAHORE, March 30: Ahad Malik, a film producer for over 40 years and twice elected member of the Punjab Assembly, died here after a protracted illness on Saturday morning and was buried the same evening. He had been bed-ridden for the last two years after suffering a paralysis attack. He suffered […]

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