Media commission case: ‘Judiciary, army cannot be criticised despite freedom of expression’

Media commission case: ‘Judiciary, army cannot be criticised despite freedom of expression’ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court observed on Thursday that million of rupees are beings spent on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) but their details are not being furnished in the court. A 2-member bench of the apex court presided over by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja took up the media commission case for hearing. During […]

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Right to information

By: Zeeba T Hashmi There are two factors that directly change the perception of an individual in a given society: the environment and their relativity to it in terms of dignity, quality of life and sense of responsibility. Unless it is realised, a healthy democracy cannot take shape. There is, however, a constant tussle between …

GB court verdict threat to press freedom

KARACHI: The president of the Council of Pakistan News­paper Editors (CPNE), Mujibur Rehman Shami, and the president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Hameed Haroon, have, in a joint statement, expressed dismay at what they called unlawful conviction of Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang-Geo media group and associated media persons, …

UN Secretary General must recognise the ‘Right to Know’ in his Post-2015 report

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon Secretary General of the United Nations United Nations Headquarters New York, NY 10017 CC: Amina J. Mohammed, Assistant Secretary General Dear Mr. Secretary General, We write to you as a coalition of civil society organisations committed to sustainable development, to urge you to highlight the importance of the right to information, …