Foolproof security for media houses, schools ordered

By Qadeer Tanoli ISLAMABAD: Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed displeasure over the performance of the government functionaries who, according to him, are not delivering to the optimum level. “Government functionaries are not ready to work and apparently everyone seems to be failing in the country,” the minister remarked while addressing a meeting …

Educational institutions, media outlets: capital police asked to take strict security measures

Following the Bacha Khan University attack and fresh security threats, the district administration of the federal capital has ordered strict security measures around educational institutions and media outlets. Sources in the administration told Business Recorder that the fresh instructions had been issued following threats by terrorists. To review the security situation, a meeting chaired by …

SOURCE OF INFORMATION: PBA EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER ‘CONTROVERSIAL’ CLAUSE OF DRAFT LAW

Karachi: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association, taking note of recent articles in various newspapers about the Journalists Protection and Welfare Bill 2011, appreciates the steps being considered by the Government to provide social benefits and protection to journalists. Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists with 83 journalists/media workers killed since 1994 according …

Senate body finds clauses in journalists’ security bill irrelevant

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By: IKRAM JUNAIDI ISLAMABAD: Four years after the submission of a draft of “the journalists’ protection and welfare bill”, members of the Senate’s sub-committee on information, broadcasting and national heritage reached the conclusion on Monday that most of the proposals were irrelevant. The bill was introduced by Prof Khurshid Ahmed and 21 other senators in …