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 […]

Attacks on journalists: The National Assembly (NA) body to summon interior minister, secretary, Nadra head, DG Federal Investigation Authority in next meeting

Attacks on journalists: The National Assembly (NA) body to summon interior minister, secretary, Nadra head, DG Federal Investigation Authority in next meetingISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday decided to summon Interior Minister, Interior Secretary, Nadra chairman, DG FIA and IG Islamabad in its next meeting with regards to targeting of journalists. The committee, which met here with Mian Javed Latif in the chair, took a number of issues, including PTV […]

‘Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) not aimed to control media’, minister assures Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE)

‘Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) not aimed to control media’, minister assures Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE)Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib has assured the representatives of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance is not aimed to curtail press freedom. Addressing concerns of the CPNE during a visit to the head office of Daily Times (DT) in Lahore, the minister said […]

Journalists protest against “Members Privilege Bill” today

Journalists protest against “Members Privilege Bill” todayLAHORE: Journalists will stage a protest demonstration against the black law “Members Privilege Bill” in front of the Punjab Assembly today (Monday). In this connection, meeting of Joint Action Committee was held at the Lahore Press Club Sunday. Office-bearers of the Lahore Press Club, PFUJs including Workers, Barna and Dastoor, PUJs Workers, Barna, Dastoor and […]

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) takes exception to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) notice to journalist

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) takes exception to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) notice to journalistISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has taken serious notice of issuance of attendance notice under section 160 of CRPC by anti-terrorist wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). Section is a punishable section if notice remains noncompliance. In a press statement on Saturday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the […]

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) reject ‘anti-journalist’ bill passed by Punjab

All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) reject ‘anti-journalist’ bill passed by PunjabISLAMABAD/ KARACHI: Various media organizations Friday rejected the Punjab Privileges (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed by the Punjab Assembly, terming it an attempt to suppress the press freedom in the province. The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) issued separate statements and strongly condemned the […]