Journalists decry curbs on media

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists organisations on Monday continued their protest against the unannounced curbs on Geo and ARY and newspapers Jang and The News and called for complete unity among the media outlets, both print and electronic, to protect the hard-earned freedom of expression. The journalists gathered at the protest camps set up in front of …

Curbs on media, bashing of institutions unacceptable: Ashrafi

LAHORE: Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said that no curbs or restrictions on the media are acceptable to the nation but at the same time, no propaganda against state institutions, armed forces can be accepted. Speaking at ‘Ittehad e Ummat’ conference organized by Pakistan Ulema Council, Hafiz Ashrafi said many changes …

Pemra may be used to victimise media

LAHORE: The media community, civil society and democratic forces will not accept any measures to curb the press freedom, said representatives of various organisations on Wednesday. The promise came as representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Lahore Press Club and South Asian Free Media …

Pakistan: Case registered against journalists

On the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, police registered a case on August 26, 2013 under the Anti-Terrorist Act of 1997 of the constitution against Salman Iqbal, the chief executive of leading television channel ARY News, Owais Tohid, Executive Director, Shahid Hameed Rind, Quetta bureau chief and Sabir Shakir, Islamabad bureau chief of the …