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 […]

Nasir says democratic progress only possible with free media

Nasir says democratic progress only possible with free mediaKARACHI – Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Sunday said, the progress and promotion of democracy in the country was not possible without journalists. In a message on World Press Freedom Day, he said PPP stand with journalists community against every discrimination. Nasir Shah said the PPP valued sacrifices rendered by journalists […]

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 […]

PM Imran Khan says free media must for democracy

PM Imran Khan says free media must for democracyISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that independent media is necessary for democracy. He said that the independent media has a crucial role in democracy, as it worked as a watchdog and if he was sincere, he would take action against a minister, pointed out to be involved in corrupt practices. He said […]

Sehwan court acquits journalist

Sehwan court acquits journalistKARACHI: Another journalist proved was exonerated by court in a case registered under Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA) against him and his relatives. The Sehwan’s Court acquitted senior journalist and former president of Sehwan Press Club Yasin Rind and his relatives in a case registered against them under Anti-Terrorism Act (7-ATA) by Sehwan Police on August 7, […]

IHC issues notices to ministry, Pemra on petition over Geo’s cable placement

IHC issues notices to ministry, Pemra on petition over Geo’s cable placementISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued notices to the ministry of information and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday in petitions filed against a move by cable operators to either remove Geo TV from their lists of channels or to relegate it. Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who heard identical petitions filed by Pakistan […]

PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARY

PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARYISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has written a letter to the government hinting at possible favoritism to the ARY in Rs1 billion fraud case that the government had caught in 2013. The illegal exemption certificate on airtime/content claimed by the FBR worth multimillion rupees has opened up a new Pandora’s box prompting the PBA […]