PAKISTAN Govt proposes law to gag print media

PAKISTAN Govt proposes law to gag print mediaISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government has prepared a draft law to control media and impose more restrictions on the freedom of press. The speed with which the law is being prepared has sent alarm bells ringing in the journalist community, including the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). The […]

Pemra issues advice to channels over misreporting court orders

Pemra issues advice to channels over misreporting court ordersISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday said that it had been noticed that on August 24, 2017, all major news channels misreported the order of the Lahore High Court (LHC) w.r.t. W.P. No. 62459/2017 titled “Amna Malik vs Federation of Pakistan and others.” It noted that in order to take lead […]

Imran requests SC to announce verdict ‘at the earliest’

Imran requests SC to announce verdict ‘at the earliest’ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has requested the apex court to announce its verdict in the Panamgate case “as early as possible, so that Pakistan can march forward”. The Supreme Court, after concluding hearings in the Panamagate case, reserved its judgement last week. A date for the judgement has yet to be announced. […]

Plea against talk shows on Panama case dismissed

Plea against talk shows on Panama case dismissedLAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking directions to restrain private TV channels from telecasting talk shows on Panama case. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza held that under the democratic norms the ban could not be imposed on the important issue merely because it was causing mental agony to a citizen. The […]

LHC reserves judgment on petition against TV talk shows

LHC reserves judgment on petition against TV talk showsLAHORE : The Lahore High Court (LHC) reserved judgment on maintainability of a petition requesting to restrain private TV channels from debating Panama Papers case in talk shows. A local resident, Amjad Farooq, had moved a petition in LHC and his counsel advocate AK Dogar said that according to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules […]