Dawnleaks report to be unveiled Monday or Tuesday: Nisar

Dawnleaks report to be unveiled Monday or Tuesday: NisarTAXILA – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar vowed again that the Dawn Leaks report would be unveiled either on Monday or Tuesday citing the delay was due to Panama case verdict. “Dawn leaks report issuance was revoked due to Panama Gate verdict but now it will be surfaced till Tuesday,” he said while addressing here a […]

Pemra’s hands are tied as courts grant stay orders

Pemra’s hands are tied as courts grant stay orders531 cases pending in courts; propaganda against regulator dispelled ISLAMABAD: In the aftermath of recent incidents of hate-speech and violence, a few anchorpersons and columnists, through TV talk shows and tweets, have attempted to propagate that Pemra has not taken appropriate actions against those TV channels accused of spreading hatred. This is intellectual dishonesty on […]

Petition seeks judicial probe to determine facilitators of bloggers

Petition seeks judicial probe to determine facilitators of bloggersIslamabad  – A fresh petition in blasphemy matter was Tuesday moved in the Islamabad High Court seeking its direction to constitute a judicial commission to determine as to who were responsible to facilitate and escort the alleged five blasphemer bloggers. The petition was moved by civil society through its President Muhammad Tahir who nominated federation through […]

NA flays circulation of blasphemous material

NA flays circulation of blasphemous materialISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a joint resolution unanimously to condemn circulation of blasphemous material on social media and urged the government to take necessary measures to curb it. The House also authorised Speaker National Assembly to constitute a 10-member committee comprising members from all parliamentary parties to discuss the issue and propose […]

‘Media owners should share responsibility for journalists’ safety’

‘Media owners should share responsibility for journalists’ safety’ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, while discussing the Protection of Journalists Bill 2014, suggested that media owners should attend meetings to address the issue. The committee has decided to form a subcommittee, in order to discuss the matter further and will report within 30 days. The meeting was […]

Opposition lawmakers accuse govt of using Pemra to gag media

Opposition lawmakers accuse govt of using Pemra to gag mediaISLAMABAD: At least two opposition parties believe that the government, through the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), is trying to gag mainstream media, saying that it is the violation of the constitution which enshrines freedom of expression as one of the basic rights. They have urged the government to refrain from taking such measures […]