freedom

Centre’s reply sought in news ‘leak’ case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday sought a reply from the federal government on a petition challenging constitution of an inquiry committee, headed by retired justice Aamir Raza A. Khan, to probe into the security meeting ‘leak’ case. Former law minister Babar Awan represented the petitioner and contended that...

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Right to information and security

By: Ayesha Jawad & Khushboo Ejaz The recent wave of erosion of freedom of information (FOI) laws in Pakistan, has not only given citizens qualified right of access to information held by public institutions but have also triggered challenges for the government. Undoubtedly, this transformation has not only enhanced the vision...

Pemra bans licenses

Two television channels suspended by state regulator

Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (Pemra), the broadcast media regulatory body, has suspended and imposed fines on two television channels and fined another channel for slandering the superior judiciary of Pakistan.   Pemra had issued show cause notices to Neo News, Din News and Sach TV on November 19,...