Role of free media vital for promotion of democracy: Zubair

Role of free media vital for promotion of democracy: ZubairThe free media has a vital role towards the promotion of democracy. This was stated by the Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair, here on Monday. He was talking to a five-member delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) which called on him at the Governor House under the leadership of its general secretary, […]

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 […]

Media not allowed to enter polling stations, allege journalists

Media not allowed to enter polling stations, allege journalistsLAHORE: Journalists and workers of different observatory bodies have alleged that they were refused entry into polling stations to monitor the election process despite having accreditation cards issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). “This is tantamount to curbing freedom of media and put the whole election process into doubt,” Rai Shahnawaz, a reporter of […]