Bleak era for media

Bleak era for mediaThere is little doubt that the media in Pakistan is besieged today as it is getting battered by different elements that range from the authorities to the economy. Supreme Court Justice Faez Isa is not known to mince his words on transgressions of the rule of law and the Constitution. He remarked during a hearing on Thursday […]

Sub judice or not

Sub judice or notWhen journalists in this country portray certain politicians as the embodiment of corruption, they are not expecting to be hauled up by the Supreme Court. Yet that is exactly what happened in the aftermath of a political talk show hosted by Arshad Sharif, aired on ARY News on August 28, 2018. In the show, Sharif, […]

Senate body finds clauses in journalists’ security bill irrelevant

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By: IKRAM JUNAIDI ISLAMABAD: Four years after the submission of a draft of “the journalists’ protection and welfare bill”, members of the Senate’s sub-committee on information, broadcasting and national heritage reached the conclusion on Monday that most of the proposals were irrelevant. The bill was introduced by Prof Khurshid Ahmed and 21 other senators in …

Media commission case: ‘Judiciary, army cannot be criticised despite freedom of expression’

Media commission case: ‘Judiciary, army cannot be criticised despite freedom of expression’ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court observed on Thursday that million of rupees are beings spent on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) but their details are not being furnished in the court. A 2-member bench of the apex court presided over by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja took up the media commission case for hearing. During […]

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As SC has given the order, what reason do cable operators have for not showing Geo, asks SHC

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday observed that the Supreme Court had given an order to cable operators and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure smooth transmission of TV channels, then what reason cable operators had for not telecasting Geo. The court was hearing a set of identical petitions filed …

Curbs on Geo unacceptable: PPP MNA

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ISLAMABAD: A PPP Member National Assembly Ejaz Jakhrani has bitterly criticised restrictions on Geo despite orders by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Talking to newsmen here he said curbs on Geo are not acceptable under any circumstances and they must be removed forthwith. It is surprising that other channels are available but Geo is being …