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High courts grant protective bails to journalists facing sedition cases

High courts grant protective bail to journalists facing sedition cases

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The Islamabad High Court and Lahore High Court have granted protective bail to news anchors Arshad Sharif, Moeed Pirzada, Sami Ibrahim and Imran Riaz Khan after a slew of sedition cases were registered against them in cities across the country.

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.

Rights Watch | 12th March 2022

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Toba Tek Singh police on Friday registered a case against a prayer leader for allegedly making blasphemous remarks against religious figures during a sermon.

Taliban assail journalists covering women’s rally in Kabul

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At least three journalists were attacked by Taliban fighters for covering a women's protest in Kabul.

Online attacks bid to silence journalists critical of govt: Gharidah Farooqi

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Undeterred by recent malicious trolling, senior anchor person Gharidah Farooqi said the online attacks are part of a coordinated, organised and malicious campaign to silence and intimidate journalists critical of the government.
Human Rights Watch slams move to curb press freedom with PMDA

Human Rights Watch slams move to curb press freedom with PMDA

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As the Human Rights Watch denounces the proposed PMDA as a move to curb freedom of expression, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry made it clear that the government will not budge on clauses regarding "fake news" and the rights of journalists
Dissidents being targeted by Pakistani institutions nothing new

“Being targeted by Pakistani institutions nothing new”

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"We have been officially informed by these governments that we are under threat," says Waqass
Mudassar Nauru protest

IHC tells COIED to submit report on Mudassir Naaru

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The IHC directed the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances to submit a report about Mudassar Naaru, missing since August 2018.

Rights Watch | 14th July 2021

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An Islamabad court on Monday granted police a four-day extension to the physical remand of five suspects seen sexually harassing a couple in a series of viral videos.
Zubair Mujahid

Report demands probe in journalists murder: involvement of MQM, Mirpurkhas police suspected

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Press freedom watchdogs have called upon the authorities to explore the suspected involvement of Mirpurkhas police and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the 2007 murder of journalist Zubair Mujahid