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SC issues notice to journalist to explain position

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has summoned columnist and journalist Nazir Naji to explain his position for accepting Rs3 million from secret funds of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in 1998. The notice has been issued to Naji to appear on October 10 after former director general of IB Col (R) Iqbal Niazi submitted his reply in […]

Government opinion sought on PEMRA’s denial

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked the government on Monday to advise it whether to expunge an assertion, later denied by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), suggesting that a media house aired foreign-funded programmes. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani ordered Additional Attorney General Atiq Shah to seek instructions from the […]

‘We shouldn’t be intimidated by media’

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KARACHI: No one should be intimidated by the media and it is our moral duty to challenge their power if they are committing a mistake and praise them if they do good work, said former senator Javed Jabbar at a roundtable conference on Monday. There should be a public service broadcasting network and news and […]

Media persons to get Smart Nadra Card at half rate

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to woo journalists and the media, the PML-N government has announced 50 per cent discount to all the media men for obtaining the new Nadra smart card, a new chip containing computerized national identity card, which costs an ordinary citizen Rs1,500. Journalists already enjoy great benefits and luxuries at the expense […]

Justice Zahid tipped to head panel on media

ISLAMABAD: Nasir Aslam Zahid, a former judge of the Supreme Court, is being tipped to head a two-man commission on media accountability. The court is expected to make the announcement on Jan 15. A decision to this effect was made by a two-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, after it approved […]

Supreme Court orders to present details of expenditures of Press Council

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered to present expenditures and other details of Press Council. While hearing a case in connection with media’s accountability Justice Jawad S Khawaja remarked that the decision to do work or to establish stations was the task of the government not the court. But the money, which is being provided […]