Pemra bar on Fazl presser coverage illegal: PHC

Pemra bar on Fazl presser coverage illegal: PHCPESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has ruled that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s act of stopping television channels from airing the news conference of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was illegal and a violation of the Constitution and the Pemra Ordinance, 2002. A bench consisting of Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice […]

‘Equal coverage be given to govt, opposition on TV channels’

‘Equal coverage be given to govt, opposition on TV channels’PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday issued a five-page detailed decision of declaring the measures of stopping Azadi March news and press conference of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman illegal. The PHC directed that equal coverage be given to the government and opposition on TV channels. Advocate Obaidullah in his writ petition had […]

A free media

A free mediaExactly eight years ago, a huge number of PTI workers were gathered at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on October 30, 2011 to participate in the historical jalsa. Besides this, people were also sitting in front of their television sets to eagerly listen to thjeir beloved leader Imran Khan. The impressive coverage by Pakistani media helped PTI transform […]

40% drop in Twitter accounts reported by Pakistan

40% drop in Twitter accounts reported by PakistanKARACHI: It may have been a sign of stricter government controls: the number of accounts reported to Twitter by the Government of Pakistan has dropped by 40% year on year in the first six months of 2019, according to the social networking site’s 15th biannual report. The number of profiles reported between January and June this year stands at […]

Kashmir issue: Fakhar terms Indian media’s coverage a travesty of professional journalism

Kashmir issue: Fakhar terms Indian media’s coverage a travesty of professional journalismThe Indian media is biased in reporting on Kashmir issue which shows its complicity with Hindutva hardliners, especially after abrogation of the Articles 370 and 35-A in the Indian-occupied Kashmir. This was the opinion of speakers at the seminar ‘Post 5 August Reporting of Kashmir Issue with Special Reference to Indian Media,’ which was organised […]