Govt believes in freedom of expression: Fawad

Govt believes in freedom of expression: FawadISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said the present democratic government fully believed in the fundamental right of freedom of expression. The minister was talking to a delegation of journalists belonging to Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and Hazara. He said freedom of media and democracy were intertwined and were indispensable for each […]

Journalists boycott Sindh CM’s budget speech

KARACHI: Media persons Friday boycotted the budget speech of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali in protest against the suspension of license and transmission of Geo News. Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon rushed to the Press Gallery to persuade media persons’ representatives to end their token walkout.Sharjeel told journalists that the ruling PPP in the …

Protest against Geo closure continues

LAHORE: Demonstrations against the suspension of the Geo News by the Pervez Rathore-led Pemra continued in which a large number of people from different segments of the society including civil society, religious and political parties and representatives of labour unions and journalists participated. The protesters said the government backed-Pemra had punished the Geo News unheard …

Journalists boycott Punjab Assembly proceedings

LAHORE: The journalist community stood by the Jang Group on Wednesday and boycotted the Punjab Assembly proceedings followed by warning of strict action by Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan to the cable operators illegally blacking out the Geo News. The journalists from all news channels and newspapers unanimously boycotted the proceedings of the Punjab Assembly …

UK minister expresses solidarity with Hamid Mir & Geo

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LONDON: Britain’s Minister for Justice and Civil Liberties Simon Hughes MP has said that the assassination attempt on Geo anchor Hamid Mir’s life is “doubly unacceptable” because Hamid Mir has done his job as a critical journalist. Speaking to The News here, the Liberal Democrats leader said that any individual being attacked in unacceptable but …

LBA passes requisition to curb Geo’s transmission

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Lahore: The Lahore Bar Association (LBA) unanimously passed a requisition moved by advocate Sardar Aftav Virk to curb transmission of Geo and to register a treason case against Mir Shakill-ur-Rehman, the news editors, Amir Mir, and all analysts for ‘damaging the repute of the respectable institution ISI’. The requisition contained more than 100 signatures of …

Attack on Hamid Mir has massively damaged press freedom: PPF chief

Attack on Hamid Mir damaged press freedom

KARACHI: Secretary General, Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Owais Aslam Ali, has said the armed attack on the life of senior journalist Hamid Mir had massively damaged the cause of freedom of the press and security of media institutions, which was required for their independent functioning. This he said while speaking at a function, organized by …