Nisar orders crackdown on anti-army material online

Nisar orders crackdown on anti-army material onlineISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday ordered the cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those involved in an anti-army campaign on social media platforms. “Under constitutional guidelines on freedom of expression, unwarranted criticism of security forces and other institutions responsible for the defence of the realm […]

PTA blocked 12,968 websites till April

PTA blocked 12,968 websites till AprilISLAMABAD: Lawmakers on Tuesday called for implementing the blasphemy law and were of the view that the cyber-crime legislation should be amended to empower the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those found guilty of spreading sacrilegious content on the internet. The suggestions were made by the MNAs during a meeting of the National […]

Moot discusses media’s woes, external and internal

Moot discusses media’s woes, external and internalKARACHI: Speakers highlighted the importance of a free and fair press at a conference held at a local hotel on Saturday in connection with World Press Freedom Day. Before the first interactive session hosted by Najia Ashar, a documentary on the plight of journalists working in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas was shown. It was […]

Journalists to express solidarity with Dawn on press freedom day

Journalists to express solidarity with Dawn on press freedom dayISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will observe the World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday during which journalists across the country will express solidarity with Dawn. This was announced by PFUJ president Afzal Butt in a statement issued here on Tuesday. He said this year the World Press Freedom Day would be observed […]

Foreign Office refutes ‘malicious allegations’ against Tariq Fatemi

Foreign Office refutes ‘malicious allegations’ against Tariq FatemiISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Monday rebutted news stories against Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM) Tariq Fatemi as “irresponsible and malicious allegations.” “A section of the media has been running baseless stories about Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), alleging that he has left the country,” the Foreign […]

Keeping safe and secure

Keeping safe and secureAs a profession, journalism in Pakistan is one of the most dangerous ones to be in. The number of journalists killed over the past decade puts Pakistan at the top of countries where it is almost impossible to work freely and fairly as a media person. Despite the challenges, we continue to strive and struggle […]