Plea against talk shows on Panama case dismissed

Plea against talk shows on Panama case dismissedLAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking directions to restrain private TV channels from telecasting talk shows on Panama case. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza held that under the democratic norms the ban could not be imposed on the important issue merely because it was causing mental agony to a citizen. The […]

LHC reserves judgment on petition against TV talk shows

LHC reserves judgment on petition against TV talk showsLAHORE : The Lahore High Court (LHC) reserved judgment on maintainability of a petition requesting to restrain private TV channels from debating Panama Papers case in talk shows. A local resident, Amjad Farooq, had moved a petition in LHC and his counsel advocate AK Dogar said that according to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules […]

Channel 24, DawnNews journalists manhandled by FIA officials at Islamabad hospital

Channel 24, DawnNews journalists manhandled by FIA officials at Islamabad hospitalTwo reporters from Channel 24 and DawnNewswere manhandled and illegally detained by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officers and family members of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafarul Haq Hijazi on Friday. The incident took place at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), where FIA officials had brought Hijazi for a medical check-up following the dismissal of […]

Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew Redding

Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew ReddingThe State of Pakistan was reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee this week in Geneva. In preparation for the examination, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) together with IFEX, the global network defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression and information, and RIDH, the International Network of Human Rights, submitted an alternative report in advance […]

Facebook to remove fake accounts, provocative material

Facebook to remove fake accounts, provocative materialISLAMABAD: The Facebook management has assured Pakistan that it will remove fake accounts and explicit, hateful and provocative material that incites violence and terrorism. The commitment was given by Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan who called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Friday. “Facebook… has reiterated its commitment to keep the […]