Journalist booked in extortion case after covering eviction of ‘displaced persons’

The Second Additional Judicial Magistrate and Civil Judge of Ghotki, Mohammad Ashraf Dehraj, on Monday adjourned the hearing of an alleged extortion case against a journalist until Sept 19. Nasrullah Gaddani, a reporter associated with daily Awami Awaz and senior vice president of the Mirpur Mathelo...

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Waqar Satti gets bail before arrest till Sept 19th, journalists bodies show support

Senior reporter Geo News Waqar Satti was granted bail before arrest till Sept 19th by Rawalpindi Additional District Judge, against a fabricated case lodged by the Punjab government. A large number of journalists were present to express solidarity with fellow journalists. Journalist bodies already condemned the religiously...

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PPF condemns the decision of PEMRA to ban the transmission of Bol News

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ban the transmission of Bol Television Network comprising Bol News and Bol Entertainment. We urge the authorities to immediately lift the ban and ensure that the transmission should not be suspended until the completion...

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) bans BOL news channel transmission over ’security clearance’

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday decided to immediately take both the BOL News and BOL Entertainment TV channels off the air for not getting “security clearance from the Interior Ministry”. The decision to the effect was taken during its 174th meeting presided...

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Lahore Press Club President Azam Chaudhry finds a bullet on his work desk

ISLAMABAD—Azam Chaudhry, President of Lahore Press Club, found a bullet lying on his desk as he arrived at his work desk Saturday. He said whosoever had done this cowardly act should instead have come face to face to attack him. "I have dedicated myself to protecting...

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Journalist Waqar Satti booked for allegedly linking ‘disrespectful’ statements about Islam to Imran

Rawalpindi police have registered a case against journalist Waqar Satti on allegations of attributing “disrespectful” statements “not based on facts” about Islam to PTI chairperson Imran Khan. The case was registered at RA Bazar police station on Saturday on the complaint of a cable operator, Chaudhry...

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Haripur police book man for threatening journalist

HARIPUR: The police on Saturday registered a case against a man for intimidating and harassing a local journalist as media bodies demanded early arrest of the suspect. Waqar Ali, reporter of an Urdu daily, lodged a complaint with the police, stating that he received a phone...

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Powers that be have the knife to our throats: Arif Hameed Bhatti

ISLAMABAD—Journalist Arif Hameed Bhatti, taken off the air by GNN TV this week, said the media were going through the worst times, and he might now leave the country. He appeared on a television talk show. "I have never seen such bad times in the industry....

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PTI challenges PEMRA’S decision to ban live speech of Imran Khan

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has challenged a ban imposed by PEMRA on live speeches of PTI Chairman Imran Khan before the Sindh High Court (SHC), terming it violation of fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution, ARY NEWS reported. The petition has been filed by PTI Sindh...

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PFUJ Condemns Manhandling of Bol’s Anchor

ISLAMABAD: G M Jamali President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem on Tuesday (23rd of August, 2022), while condemning the manhandling of Bol News Anchor Jameel Farooqui by Police, maintained: “Police must follow the law of the land if...

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