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 […]

Restrictions on media

Restrictions on mediaJournalists Beyond Borders (BRF) in its yearly report ((2021) has decried and disparaged the government for its consistent drive of tightening the screws around Pakistani media with no sign of expiration to review the policy that is indeed tyrannical and unacceptable for being at variance with the constitutional imperatives. The report ranked Pakistan at 145 […]