Journalists demand action against security guards

Journalists demand action against security guardsFAISALABAD: Journalists Wednesday took out a protest rally against the excesses of University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s security guards who beat TV channel cameramen and reporters a day before. The journalists from electronic and print media on Thursday were taking photographs of a protest launched by six rusticated students in front of the University of Agriculture. […]

PFUJ rejects govt’s proposed draft of Journalists Protection Bill 2017

PFUJ rejects govt’s proposed draft of Journalists Protection Bill 2017ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) out rightly rejected the proposed final draft of the journalists Protection and Welfare Bill, 2017 as neither it provided protection framework for journalists nor any punishment for those involved in killing of journalists. “This is a sham bill aimed at befooling the journalist community as well as […]

Attack on media won’t be tolerated: Marriyum

Attack on media won’t be tolerated: MarriyumISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has condemned the attack on a DSNG van of a private news channel in Faisalabad on Tuesday. In a statement, she said no restriction can be imposed on Media in the country and the democratic government firmly believes in freedom of expression. She said attacks on Media […]

Bail petition dismissed in cyber crime case

Bail petition dismissed in cyber crime caseLAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Monday dismissed a bail petition of a man involved in uploading objectionable material on the social media against former federal minister Firdous Ashiq Awan. Federal Investigation Agency`s (FIA) cyber crime cell had arrested Haseeb Zahid on a complaint lodge by private secretary of the ex-minister. The investigating officer told the […]

FIA books Dr Firdous’ opponents from PPP

FIA books Dr Firdous’ opponents from PPPSIALKOT-The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case against Sialkot-based Haseeb Zahid and Mian Umair Ashraf for allegedly “sharing highly objectionable and derogatory remarks” against PTI leader Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on social media. On June 13, 2017, the FIA had registered the case (No.1482/2017) with FIA Cybercrime Police Station Lahore on the report of […]

IHC refuses to act as media regulator

IHC refuses to act as media regulatorToday, the Islamabad High Court(IHC), in compliance with the the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s order dated 31st May 2017 passed in the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) petition, passed final order in a writ petition No. 4098/2013, after hearing all the parties. The petitioner had prayed to the court to issue directions for censoring programmes telecast […]