Media bodies term expulsion of journalists from court ‘attack on freedom of press’

Media bodies term expulsion of journalists from court ‘attack on freedom of press’ISLAMABAD: The journalists’ organisations have strongly condemned Rangers’ step to prevent journalists from entering accountability court premises and pushing them out from courtroom to cover proceeding of the references on the occasion of appearance of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday and termed it direct attack on freedom of Press. In a joint statement. […]

Pemra imposes fine on channel

Pemra imposes fine on channelISLAMABAD: Pemra Council of Complaints Sindh 27th meeting was held at Regional Office Karachi headed by the Chairperson Professor Inam Bari. According to Pemra press release public complaints of serious nature received through automized Viewer Complaints and Feedback Management System and from other quarters were taken up on the agenda. Pemra on the recommendations of […]

Press and privacy

Press and privacyON Aug 24, a nine-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court unanimously held that: “The right to privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedoms guaranteed by Part III of the Constitution.” Article 21 says: “No person shall […]

NA speaker takes TV anchor to Islamabad High Court

NA speaker takes TV anchor to Islamabad High CourtISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has approached the Islamabad High Court challenging an order of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra)’s Council of Complaints which had dismissed his complaint against a private TV channel and its anchor, Rauf Klasra. The NA speaker’s complaint against Klasra was dismissed on July 31.  In the […]

NA speaker moves court against Pemra decision

NA speaker moves court against Pemra decisionISLAMABAD –  National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Thursday approached the Islamabad High Court against Pemra’s Council of Complaints’ decision wherein it had turned down his contention against a private TV channel and its anchor Rauf Klasra. He moved the petition through his counsel Hafiz SA Rehman and cited the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory […]

No probe started in attack on senior journalist

No probe started in attack on senior journalistISLAMABAD: In continuation to ongoing attacks and harassment of critical media persons, now senior journalist Matiullah Jan has been attacked on way to home along with his family in the Bhara Kahu area of the federal capital. Matiullah, one of the leading journalists, was heading home along with his two sons (18 years and 13 […]