Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: Jehangir Iqbal

Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: Jehangir IqbalPESHAWAR: Government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression and is fully aware of the importance of regional press as much as national newspapers and is striving for resolving their problems, said Principal Information Officer Mian Jehangir Iqbal. He was talking to editors of local newspapers at a lunch hosted in his honour […]

Outstanding dues of newspapers: Journalists’ participation in protest rally hailed

Outstanding dues of newspapers: Journalists’ participation in protest rally hailedKARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) hosted a reception for the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalists to express its gratitude and hail their enthusiastic participation in its recent protest rally in front of the Sindh Assembly building in Karachi against payment of outstanding dues […]

APNS terms ad policy draft against freedom of expression

APNS terms ad policy draft against freedom of expressionISLAMABAD: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) termed the draft of advertisement policy of the government as against the freedom of expression and tantamount to controlling and limiting the media freedom by killing small news outlets financially. It also said the new draft is aimed at subduing the freedom of expression to the government through […]

In Pakistan, cases filed against Baluch outlets, journalists

Pakistani authorities should dismiss separate complaints filed against newspapers and journalists in Baluchistan for publishing statements made by banned militant groups, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. BBC Urdu reported that police in the provincial capital of Quetta had filed a First Information Report, or complaint, on Wednesday against at least seven Baluch dailies …