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‘King’s party’ behind PTV attack: Qadri

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday alleged Nawaz Sharif-led government for attacking the Pakistan Television (PTV) building a few days ago. “The government itself conspired to attack PTV,” Qadri said. He accused that PML-N lawmaker Marvi Memon and PTV managing director were involved in the entire trespassing and encroaching of […]

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The media and polarisation

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I have yet to hear a strong voice in the media saying the allegations should be probed and the principle of innocent till proved guilty should be held paramount till the final verdict is out I feel a little odd writing this for the op-ed pages of a newspaper but then I believe it has […]

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PML-N lawyers protest civil disobedience call, torture on Jang, Geo reporters

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MULTAN: PML-N Lawyers Forum Tuesday organised a protest demonstration against the civil disobedience announcement by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and mistreatment of Jang/Geo Group reporters during march in Islamabad. The demonstration, led by Lawyers Forum District President Muhammad Azhar Khan Mughal, was held on High Court Bar Association premises. PML-N Multan President Muhammad Bilal Butt and others […]

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Call to defend people’s right to democratically elected govt

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KARACHI: Executive Director of the Pakistan Institute of Labour and Education Research (Piler) Karamat Ali has said the ones who will lose amid the ongoing tussle between the “revolutionaries and the state are the people of Pakistan, who are being taken for a ride”. Speaking at the Karachi Press Club during a hurriedly called press […]

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PM Nawaz urges media for self-regulation

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LAHORE: With the country celebrating Independence Day, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif during his address to the nation requested the media houses for self-regulation and reviewing their role in the present political scenario. The PM’s request should be taken seriously for the sake of a healthy state of mind and promotion of democracy in Pakistan. […]

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PM wants media not to be used by anti-democratic forces

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan electronic media’s obsession with so-called revolutionists by going overboard in showing the hate and anti-democracy speeches also caught the attention of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif as the PM in his speech on Tuesday requested mildly not to be used by those who have anti-democratic agenda. The PM said that some elements were […]

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Free for all in electronic media as Pemra stays headless

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ISLAMABAD: At a time when the anti-government forces are getting united, using the electronic media for their objectives and openly announcing the toppling of the democratic government, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is not only dysfunctional but also headless. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the government not to appoint a new […]

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