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Rights Watch | 8th May 2021

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IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah termed the Federal Investigation Agency's use of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act against journalists the ‘worst example of censorship’ during a hearing in the case of journalist Asad Ali Toor. For more human rights news, keep reading.

PEMRA has become a tool of censorship, must be disbanded, assert senior journalists.

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April 29th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; PEMRA has issued a notification to Media outlets advising them not to rely on “Official Briefings” alone while reporting on Government meetings. The advisory has been slammed by senior journalists who have demanded that the body be disbanded

PEMRA has become a tool of censorship, must be disbanded, assert senior journalists.

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April 29th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; PEMRA has issued a notification to Media outlets advising them not to rely on “Official Briefings” alone while reporting on Government meetings. The advisory has been slammed by senior journalists who have demanded that the body be disbanded

Absar Alam: Shot but not Down

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The attack on veteran journalist Absar Alam has been condemned by international & local rights organizations. The govt has pledged to probe the assault & arrest the assailant, despite a trend of attacks on journalists going unpunished.

Rights Watch | 14th March 2021

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Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested a suspect nominated in one of two FIRs pertaining to the murder of a man and woman for so-called ‘honour’ in Tappi, Kohat. They claim that the woman and her brother-in-law were likely murdered for having an alleged affair. For more new on human rights abuses, keep reading.

Rights Watch | 31st March 2021

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Police on Tuesday arrested a man for abducting and raping a twelve-year-old girl in his home in the jurisdiction of the Jand police station in Attock. A case was registered after a medical examination confirmed sexual assault. For more news on human rights abuses in Pakistan, keep reading.

Minister called out over ‘best journalism in duress’ remarks

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March 18th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Journalists and fellow panelists call out Shibli Faraz, Federal Minister for Information, over remarks that the best journalism is done when there are economic and other difficulties for the media. The minister was speaking in a PFUJ seminar on the media crisis in the country.
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Rights Watch | 20th February 2021

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Basyakhel police registered case against five for gunning down a 25-year-old man and his 18-year-old paramour for 'honour' in Kokalkhel Surani village in Bannu. For more stories on human rights concerns in Pakistan, keep reading.
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Rights Watch | 27th January 2021

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Bacha Khan University in Charsadda imposes strict dress code, directing female students and staff to wear abayas and barring them from wearing makeup, jewellery and trousers. Police arrest three and lodge case against seven for the murder of an abandoned newborn girl in a hospital in Dijkot. PTA blocks 452 out of 778 links containing content from banned blasphemous Netflix movie.

PFUJ, PBC slam PEMRA over Bol News’ suspension

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January 23rd, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the Pakistan Bar Council have slammed the Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) over suspension of Bol News broadcast, calling it an attack on freedom of expression.