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Police bars PTI from holding jalsa on church ground

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Usman Dar, a leader of Pakistan Tehrik Insaf, was detained by police for several hours along with party workers in Sialkot over attempting to hold a public gathering on a church school ground despite protests by the local Christian community.

Consensus definition of fake news ‘soon’

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The media Joint Action Committee will soon submit a consensus definition of fake news to the federal government, Nasir Zaidi, secretary-general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), told Voicepk.net on Monday.

Media curbs, extrajudicial killings, pervasive corruption in Pakistan: US report

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US State Department has listed gross human rights violations committed against various groups, including journalists in Pakistan, according to the annual Pakistan 2021 Human Rights Report released recently.

Crackdown launched against PTI after Imran ouster

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Mere hours after Imran Khan's ouster, the FIA sprang into action against internet activists. Azhar Mashwani claims that the people arrested for allegedly running anti-Army propaganda have yet to be produced in court.

HRCP holds memorial on death anniversary of I. A. Rehman

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On the death anniversary of human rights defender I. A. Rehman, prominent civil society activists and family members shared their memories of him in an event organized by the HRCP

IHC strikes down PECA Ordinance

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In another landmark verdict, the Islamabad High Court on Friday declared the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance as unconstitutional.

In memoriam Sara Suleri Goodyear

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With the passing of celebrated author Sara Suleri on March 21, her friends and loved ones, in a moment of grieving, recall their fondest memories of her.

I.A Rehman remembered as a rights icon

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"During unfavorable circumstances, people used to come up to him & ask him about the way forward. He used to tell them to just do your part,” said Salima Hashmi, at a memorial dedicated I.A Rehman, on the final day of the yearly Faiz Festival.

Journalists come out on street against oppressive law

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The journalist community of Pakistan on Monday held demonstrations outside major press clubs of the country to protest the government’s PECA (Amendment) Ordinance 2022

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مودی کے خلاف بیس سال تک جد و جہد کرنے والی انسانی حقوق کی کارکن تیستا ستلاواد گرفتار

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22 years behind bars – A Pakistani jailed in India awaits repatriation

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