A new coalition has been launched in Pakistan to combat disinformation and safeguard public interest journalism against threats to its credibility, Iqbal Khattak, executive director of Freedom Network Pakistan, told Voicepk.net on Tuesday.
KP Bar Council has demanded early convening of the Judicial Commission to consider the elevation of PHC senior-most judges to the Supreme Court ahead of their retirement as it mounts a protest campaign against the non-elevation of judges from the province.
Mobile data services restored, but social media platforms like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook remain blocked in Pakistan. Users resort to VPNs, facing slow speeds and downtime. Suspension initiated to curb misinformation, but human rights concerns raised. Losses in telecom and e-commerce sectors estimated at Rs. 2.49 billion.
Minority forum, National Lobbying Delegation, is lobbying with government officials for the tabling of its draft Christian personal law in Parliament to allow for the right to inheritance and divorce for Christian women.
Political and legal experts see a ‘minus-one’ scenario with either the Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial or Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The HRCP in its fact-finding report on Balochistan demands to end the interference of law enforcement and security agencies in Balochistan’s political affairs and civilian administrative matters.
The Pakistan and all provincial bar councils expressed fear that today’s SC verdict will aggravate the ongoing judicial/constitutional crisis, urging the CJP to constitute a full bench & avert a looming judicial breakdown.
An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Tuesday remanded Bol News channel bureau chief Siddique Jan in police custody for a single day after his arrest in connection with clashes outside the Federal Judicial Complex.The arrest has been condemned widely by rights bodies.
There is still no clarity on whether polls in KP&Punjab will be held within 90 days as govt&opposition bicker over the SC 3-2 verdict on Wednesday that ruled provincial polls be held within the constitutional timeframe.
SAPM on Legal Reforms, Irfan Qadir, clarifies that the decision to announce the provincial assembly election date falls under ECP, not the Governor. The ECP must follow the spirit of the constitution & ensure fair, transparent & impartial elections in line with democracy.