Members, ToRs for media laws review task force finalized

petition against Geo

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and Heritage on Monday finalised members’ names and terms of reference (ToRs) for Media Laws Review Task Force which would comprehensively review all existing laws, rules and regulations related to media at the federal, provincial and local levels. It was decided during the 9th meeting of …

Court orders case against channel chief, others

FAISALABAD: The local sessions court has ordered to register a case against the ARY channel’s Chief Executive (CE) Salman Iqbal, the host of a programme Nida Yasir and others, as the programme aired content averse to Islamic teachings. Advocate Farah Nawaz Gul had filed a petition in the court of Additional District Sessions Judge Shahid …

SC moved against Geo TV

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was requested on Saturday to intervene and safeguard the national interest by summoning representatives of a media house and ministers to explain why the army and its intelligence wing were maligned on the day when TV anchor Hamid Mir was attacked in Karachi. Petitioner Shafqatullah Sohail also urged the court to …

CPJ shows concerns over ISI move against Geo TV

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NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is greatly concerned over actions brought by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Directorate against Geo Television. In its complaint to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), the ISI accused Geo’s parent company, the Independent Media Corporation, of conducting a “false and scandalous campaign undermining the integrity and …