Another attempt at media control

Another attempt at media controlThis government keeps coming up with ever new schemes to control the media. The plan to set up special media courts having been thwarted by all stakeholders, it has now devised another policy to ‘manage’ the print and electronic media by centralizing allocation of advertisements to them. A few days ago, the Prime Minister’s Office […]

CPNE report depicts grim picture of media freedom

CPNE report depicts grim picture of media freedomISLAMABAD: At least seven journalists were reportedly murdered and 60 booked under anti-terrorism and other laws last year as media in Pakistan continued to face extreme pressure. This was revealed by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) in its Pakistan Media Freedom Report 2019 issued on Sunday. The report says that although Article 19 […]

Journalist remanded in FIA custody

Journalist remanded in FIA custodyLAHORE: A judicial magistrate on Friday remanded a local journalist in three-day custody of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for his alleged involvement in uploading hate material against state institutions. The cyber crime wing agency had arrested journalist Izharul Haq when he appeared before it to record his version in an inquiry initiated against him. […]

Arrest warrants issued for anchorperson Mubashir Luqman

Arrest warrants issued for anchorperson Mubashir LuqmanISLAMABAD: An additional district and sessions judge of Islamabad on Friday issued non-bailable warrants of arrest for TV anchorperson Mubashir Luqman in a criminal complaint filed against him by Anwar Aziz, father of ex-minister Daniyal Aziz, for allegedly using slanderous language. The court also issued arrest warrants for Luqman’s guarantor Rehan Ishfaq as Luqman who […]

Filmmaker Jami sends legal response to Hameed Haroon

Filmmaker Jami sends legal response to Hameed HaroonFilmmaker Jamshed Mahmood on Thursday shared a legal notice on Twitter addressed to Hameed Haroon, calling for the retraction of an earlier defamation notice Haroon had sent the filmmaker through his lawyer. Last year in October, Jami came forward with the accusation that he was raped by a “media tycoon” 13 years ago and on […]

Firdous praises Indian Muslim woman journalist

Firdous praises Indian Muslim woman journalistISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday praised the Indian Muslim female journalist Rana Ayyub for exposing the fascist agenda of Modi by executing her professional responsibilities with bravery. In tweets, Dr Firdous said when a valiant person raised voice against oppression and persecution, it becomes a […]