Increase in violence against journalists deplored

Increase in violence against journalists deploredISLAMABAD: Over 100 journalists from around the world have expressed their concerns over “an alarming surge in attacks on journalists in Pakistan” and urged the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government to end impunity and take action against those who are attacking, harassing and intimidating journalists. The concern was shown by Harvard-educated journalists from across the world […]

Application against Gharidah Farooqi submitted to Federal Investigation Agency FIA

Application against Gharidah Farooqi submitted to Federal Investigation Agency FIAISLAMABAD: An application has been submitted to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for registration of a cybercrime case against television presenter Gharidah Farooqi. The application has been submitted by Advocate Irfan Jahangir. He emphasized that the anchor in her controversial tweet had mocked the importance of animal sacrifice under Islamic teachings. The petition states that […]

Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) practice of ‘calling to office sans reason harassment’

Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) practice of ‘calling to office sans reason harassment’ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has termed the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) practice of calling someone to its office without any notice or reason “harassment”. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard a petition against the FIA’s misuse of power. The chief justice remarked why there is an impression that the FIA takes action against […]

Media representatives to give input on journalists’ protection bill

Media representatives to give input on journalists’ protection billISLAMABAD: The sub-committee of National Assembly on Human Rights on Friday decided to invite media representatives for their input on the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2021. “Representatives from Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and regional union of journalists can expand on the concerns and the challenges journalists face,” said MNA Lal Chand […]

Sindh Governor inks ‘Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Practitioners Bill-2021’

Sindh Governor inks ‘Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Practitioners Bill-2021’KARACHI – Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Wednesday signed nearly a dozen new and amended bills including ‘the Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Practitioners Bill-2021’ which were received from the Sindh Law Department. The bills encompassing the measures that address terms of employment of the workers, employees social security, provision of safe transportation facility […]

A journalist in Landi Kotal being threatened for Vlog

A journalist in Landi Kotal being threatened for VlogSome villagers threatened Mehrab Shah Afridi, a journalist from Khyber District, and attempted to attack him inside the Landi Kotal Press Club, causing anguish and indignation within the journalist community. These intimidators serve Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri, according to Mehran Shah Afridi, also a TNN correspondent from Landi Kotal Tehsil. Speaking […]

Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) launches radio stations in Multan, Rawalpindi

Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) launches radio stations in Multan, RawalpindiLAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) has launched Punjab Rung Radio FM radio stations at Multan and Rawalpindi. Pilac Director General Dr Sughra Sadaf told Dawn both new radio stations had started their test transmissions at the 99.4MHz. “Pilac has also been running the Punjab Rung Radio at Lahore for the […]