PM Nawaz urges media for self-regulation

LAHORE: With the country celebrating Independence Day, Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif during his address to the nation requested the media houses for self-regulation and reviewing their role in the present political scenario. The PM’s request should be taken seriously for the sake of a healthy state of mind and promotion of democracy in Pakistan. …

Journalists vow to continue struggle to uphold freedom of expression

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and journalists here on Tuesday affirmed their resolve to strive to strengthen democratic institutions and uphold freedom of expression. They were speaking at a seminar on “Youm-e-Azm” organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) at the National Press Club to reiterate their resolve and acknowledge the sacrifices of journalists for the …

On the assassination of journalism

assassination of journalism

My father, Mansoor Kaiser, was a journalist and I was never particularly great at anything except maybe cricket. I had a general knack for putting words together in an order that made just enough sense, and felt pride in my father’s hard-truth writings wrapped in black silk satire. I cared about facts and analysis, and …

CPJ shows concerns over ISI move against Geo TV

Geo independent media

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 …