Journalist detained at KU for an hour

Journalist detained at KU for an hourThe Express Tribune’s Fawad Hasan was allegedly detained by security officials at the University of Karachi on Monday and then released after an hour. Fawad was at a condolence reference organised by the Karachi University Teachers Society in memory of the varsity’s former associate professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif at the institution’s Department of International […]

Press freedom: myth and reality

Press freedom: myth and realityIn a meeting between the minister of state for information, Marriyum Aurangzeb, and representatives of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the minister once again reiterated the belief of the present government in the fundamental and constitutional right of freedom of expression. Aurangzeb assured the APNS delegation that the PML-N government would continue to facilitate […]

PML-N to facilitate responsible, free media says Marriyum

PML-N to facilitate responsible, free media says MarriyumISLAMABAD: The Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said the present democratic government of PML-N firmly believes in fundamental and constitutional right of freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of free and responsible media in the country. She was talking to a delegation of […]

Govt told to implement anti-blasphemy measures online

Govt told to implement anti-blasphemy measures onlineISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has given the federal government a week to implement its order in a case related to the uploading of sacrilegious content on social media. IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui warned on Friday that in case of non-compliance, the prime minister and other cabinet ministers could be summoned at the […]

SC directs Pemra to exercise extreme vigilance of electronic media

SC directs Pemra to exercise extreme vigilance of electronic mediaISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court has directed PEMRA to exercise extreme vigilance of the electronic media to ensure that it were strictly complying with the provisions of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Ordinance, 2002, failing which they should be proceeded against in accordance with law. The SC bench comprising Justice Mushir Alam and […]

Court moved against Pemra chief

Court moved against Pemra chiefLAHORE: The Lahore High Court has been moved to order an action against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Absar Alam for suspending the transmission of private news channels unlawfully regarding a police operation against the participants of Islamabad sit-in. Amina Malik of the Civil Society Network made this request in a petition calling […]