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Counsel, activists slam misinformation campaign over Meesha Shafi’s testimony
Clarifying Meesha Shafi was quoted out of context, her counsel and women rights activists have slammed another misinformation campaign on social media accusing the singer of making a false statement to a court in a defamation case brought by singer and actor Ali Zafar.
KP police ups the ante on defamatory posts against army officials
Raising the ante on defamatory posts toward the military, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa booked four individuals in two separate cases in Mardan and Nowshera over a vilification campaign against state institutions on social media. No arrests made in the cases yet.
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Cabinet committee to review bill proposing 5-year jail terms for defaming army, judiciary
Federal cabinet establishes committee to evaluate Criminal Laws Amendment Bill 2023 proposing imprisonment for insults to army & judiciary. Bill faces opposition & concern over misuse. SAPM on Legal Reforms, Irfan Qadir, speaks out against such laws.
Bill protecting the armed forces from ridicule termed un-necessary
April 8th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz & Hassan Raza; LAHORE; Legal expert have termed a proposed bill, which levies strict penalties for ridiculing the army, an attack on Freedom Of Speech. We talked to the members of the committee who proposed & opposed the bill.
Meesha need not appear for next hearing
April 8th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; Meesha Shafi finds reprieve as Add. Sessions Court Judge suspends a Judicial Magistrates' orders for her to appear before the court in the next hearing of Ali Zafar's criminal defamation suit.
SHC issues notice to Ali Zafar on artist’s Rs 500m defamation suit
January 14th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Sindh High Court has issued notice to singer Ali Zafar on a suit claiming Rs 500 million in damages for allegedly tarnishing the reputation of a female artist on social media.