Maryam Nawaz gets ARY news mic removed before presser

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday removed ARY News’ mic before addressing a press conference here in Punjab’s capital, ARY News reported. The PML-N leader once again singled-out ARY News and not only removed the most popular news channel’s mic...

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ARY news transmission suspended in parts of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The transmission of ARY News has been suspended in parts of the country, ARY News reported on Tuesday. As per details, the transmission of ARY News has been reportedly taken down in parts of Pakistan following the orders of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority...

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Lahore High Court (LHC) grants protective bail to journalist Imran Riaz Khan in sedition cases

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday accepted journalist Imran Riaz Khan’s plea for protective bail after multiple sedition cases were registered against him. Several cases have been lodged against senior journalists including Khan, Arshad Sharif and Sabir Shakir for allegedly spreading hate against army and...

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Islamabad High Court to take up journalist Arshad Sharif’s plea for protective bail today

ISLAMABAD / HYDERABAD: The Islamabad High Court will take up a petition on Monday (today) seeking protective bail for journalist Arshad Sharif in the FIRs registered against him in several cities over the last couple of days. Through an interim order passed late on Saturday night,...

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Express News anchor booked for sedition on gutka seller’s complaint

THATTA/ HYDERABAD: The police in Thatta on Sunday lodged a case against ExpressNews anchorperson Imran Riaz Khan for a range of offences, including criticising state institutions and abetting mutiny. The journalist was booked at Thatta’s Dhabeji police station under Sections 131 (incitement to mutiny), 153 (provoking...

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) grants bail to TV anchor booked for ‘sedition

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday granted a protective bail until Monday to ARY’s anchor Arshad Sharif. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the case against the anchor who had earlier ordered Inspector General Police (IG) Islamabad and DIG Islamabad to assist in presenting...

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How space for press freedom has been restricted

KARACHI: Legislative measures, physical attacks, online threats and trolling, government-led labelling — in the past year, the media in Pakistan worked under an increasingly restrictive environment online and continued to face physical attacks. During 2021-22, an already restricted and under press has been further repressed...

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Pakistan drops further on World Press Freedom Index

Pakistan has dropped further on the list of countries in terms of protection of journalists in a report by Reporters without Borders (RSF) released on the World Press Freedom Day. According to the RSF report, Pakistan has fallen by 12 places to 157 out of 180...

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World Press Freedom Day today: PFUJ to continue fight for freedom of expression

ISLAMABAD: On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed its strong resolve for ensuring freedom of press and expression in the country which remained on sharp decline during the previous regime. PFUJ urged the incumbent government to focus on...

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Press under siege

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, it is important to remind state, government and political parties that the concept of a free press is essential to the functioning of any democracy. This becomes all the more important in a country where freedom of the media...

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