No right to censor

No right to censorIN an age that requires transparency and leveraging the rapid flow of information, Pakistan appears to be swimming against the tide. Protestations against rising media censorship and growing curbs on the constitutionally mandated freedom of expression have been rising since the PTI government took power more than two years ago. Today, it is no secret […]

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IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra on journalist’s petition

IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra on journalist’s petitionISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) issued notices to the secretaries of the interior and information ministries, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman and the inspector general of Islamabad on Friday on a petition filed against the alleged harassment of a journalist. Chief Justice Athar Minallah called for a reply from the above-named […]

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Panel orders ministry to provide kidnapping footage

Panel orders ministry to provide kidnapping footageISLAMABAD: The three-member Information Commission of Pakistan on Thursday allowed the appeal of former senator Farhatullah Babar against the Interior Ministry and ordered it to provide the CCTV footage of the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan to the appellant. Matiuallah Jan was kidnapped on July 21 last from near the Government Girls’ School G-6/1-3 […]

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