Media muzzled

Media muzzledPrevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) is just an addition to the already existing laws that are often used against the media and journalists; laws that allow the government of the day and the state to resort to newer tactics of censorship without having to use muscle power. To this day, no one knows […]

SINDH Curbs on freedom of expression are deplorable: Tariq Khosa

SINDH Curbs on freedom of expression are deplorable: Tariq KhosaKARACHI: Former inspector general of police (IGP) and former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) director-general Tariq Khosa’s book ‘Inconvenient Truths’ was formally launched on Friday. The book was launched at a breakfast hosted by the Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) at a local hotel. Khosa spoke about his book, which includes eye witness accounts of the […]

SC asks govt to tolerate media’s criticism

SC asks govt to tolerate media’s criticismISLAMABAD   –    The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that neither it will curtail the right of freedom of expression nor it will stop the criticism, asking the federal government to tolerate media’s criticism. Going a step further, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed observed that he will prefer the unfair criticism if the choice is given to […]

Ex-servicemen body supports Pemra’s restrictions

Ex-servicemen body supports Pemra’s restrictionsISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) has supported the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) decision to impose restrictions on TV channels over inviting retired military officers to their talk shows and other programmes as defence analysts. A statement issued by the PESS on Sunday said that the society distanced itself from a decision taken […]

Pakistani Hindus free to enjoy religious freedom: Dr Ramesh

Pakistani Hindus free to enjoy religious freedom: Dr RameshKARACHI : Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said that Pakistan is a free country where Hindu community enjoys religious freedom. He made these remarks while addressing the Geeta Samelan ceremony, which was attended by thousands of Hindu people across the country. Dr Ramesh Vankwani said that objective of dedicating Holi […]