Cabinet okays bills about journalists’ protection, forced disappearances

Cabinet okays bills about journalists’ protection, forced disappearancesISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved two crucial bills for the protection of journalists and media workers and making the forced disappearances in the country a criminal offence. “Today, the (federal) cabinet approved the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill and the Forced or Involuntary Disappearance (Criminal Law Amendment) Bill,” said federal Minister for […]

Freedom of expression: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rejects any bid to further gag fundamental right

Freedom of expression: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rejects any bid to further gag fundamental rightISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) rejects any attempts to further gag the fundamental right of freedom of expression in the name of preventing defamation and disrespect of the armed forces. Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPP-P) Secretary General Farhatullah Babar in a statement on Wednesday expressed grave concern over a bill moved by a PTI MNA […]

Hamid Mir serves legal notice on Punjab information minister

Hamid Mir serves legal notice on Punjab information ministerISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice on Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan for terming Prof. Waris Mir, Mir’s father, a traitor. ISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice […]

Firdous Ashiq Awan, Jehangir Tareen can’t dare talk against PM Imran: Hamid Mir

Firdous Ashiq Awan, Jehangir Tareen can’t dare talk against PM Imran: Hamid MirLAHORE: Senior journalist and Geo News anchor Hamid Mir said Sunday Firdous Ashiq Awan and Jehangir Tareen lacked courage to criticise Prime Minister Imran Khan and, instead, they had made his Principal Secretary Azam Khan a scapegoat. Speaking in Geo News programme Naya Pakistan, Mir said over two dozen people belonging to Firdous’s constituency were […]

Govt believes in freedom of expression: Firdous

Govt believes in freedom of expression: FirdousISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting DrFirdousAshiqAwan said on Monday that the government believes in freedom of expression. Talking to the media organisations’ owners and journalists here, who called on her, she said the government would continue to provide facilities for responsible journalism. She further said that settlement of the […]