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SC to make public media commission’s report

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced to make public the media commission’s report regarding the accountability of media persons. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, had constituted a two-member Media Accountability Commission of Justice (r) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar. The commission was formed on the […]

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SC takes suo motu notice against ‘blasphemous’ content

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By: Azam Khan ISLAMABAD:  Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday took suo motu notice of blasphemous content circulating on the internet and sought a report from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman within a week. A complaint, registered through the Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court by UK-based Pakistani Barrister Amjad Malik, drew […]

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Judiciary’s criticism in TV talk shows angers Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has expressed its anger over some journalists for criticising judiciary in a TV programme. Hearing the plea of Information Ministry’s counsel who asked for initiation of contempt proceedings against TV anchor Hamid Mir, a three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja on Tuesday watched the recording […]

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AG seeks time for holding meetings on payments to media groups

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ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General (AG) for Pakistan Irfan Qadir on Thursday requested the Supreme Court (SC) to give him time for holding meetings with state functionaries being targeted in the media commission report so as to get their point of view regarding payments to certain media organisations and advertisement agencies. Qadir made the request during […]

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SC refuses to vacate stay order on payments to media houses

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has refused to vacate its April 2 stay order regarding the disbursement of funds to advertising agents/media houses. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, has suggested that the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) wait for the formation of the new government […]

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Money given to media houses, journalists: SC likely to order making list public

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is likely to issue an order on Monday for making public a list of media houses and journalists who had received government money in the name of national security after it is testified by the information ministry to be a true document. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and […]

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Nadra develops $1.5m software for voters abroad

ISLAMABAD: In compliance with an order of the Supreme Court, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has devised a software to help 4.5 million overseas Pakistanis to cast their votes in the coming general elections. The $1.5 million software will help overseas Pakistanis in 15 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Saudi Arabia, UAE, […]

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Supreme Court calls IGP to brief on girl’s murder

ISLAMABAD, Feb 18: The Supreme Court (SC) has initiated suo motu proceedings in the murder of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in Islamabad on Sunday. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, has asked Inspector General of Islamabad Bani Amin to brief them on preliminary investigations on Tuesday. An item […]

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Defamation: Supreme Court registrar files damages suit against journalist

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Dr Faqir Hussain claims Rs 300 million in damages from Najam Sethi for publishing a ‘defamatory’ news story in a weekly magazine against him By: Hasnaat Malik ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court’s Register Dr Faqir Hussain has filed an Rs 300-million damages suit in the Islamabad District Court against senior journalist Najam Sethi for publishing a news […]

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Supreme Court forms commission for media accountability

By: Shoaib A Raja ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday constituted a two-member Media Accountability Commission headed by Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and comprising Javed Jabbar. The worthy members of the commission have consented to act as a commission. This commission has been formulated on the request of petitioners Hamid Mir, Absar Alam […]

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Supreme Court approves media accountability panel

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench on Thursday approved the formation of a two-member commission for upholding the principles of media regulation. The bench, headed by Justice Jawad S Khawaja, announced that the commission would comprise a former judge of the Supreme Court Justice (Retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and ex-information minister Javed Jabbar. The commission has […]

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Chairman barred by Supreme Court still running PEMRA, calls meeting

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By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: It’s not only the top constitutional office holders who are flouting the judgements of the superior judiciary, a junior Pemra official, who was given a look after charge of Pemra chairman by PPP government and was removed by Supreme Court two-weeks ago, has started using powers of the Pemra Chairman in […]

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Supreme Court bars acting chairman PEMRA from work

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has barred the acting Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Dr Abdul Jabbar from discharging his duties, Geo News reported Thursday. The SC was hearing the petition filed by senior journalists’ Hamid Mir and Absar Alam regarding the formation of a media commission. During the hearing, Justice Jawwad […]

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