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In an evaluation report regarding Pakistan’s GSP+ status, the EU voiced concerns over rising cases of enforced disappearances, curbs on free speech, as well as civilian trials in military courts in the wake of May 9 riots.
As formerly-missing politicians Usman Dar and Sadaqat Abbasi resurface under questionable circumstances in broadcast interviews, announcing their departure from PTI, the media’s 'hand' in conducting and airing these interviews also comes under scrutiny.
,ABN's Islamabad Bureau Chief, Khalid Jamil, was taken into custody by the Federal Investigation Agency after being charged for posting allegedly “anti-state” content on Twitter. His arrest has raised concerns over due process and press freedom. Journalists have called for law enforcement agencies to stop the crackdown on free speech.
Info Ministry on Monday withdrew the PEMRA Bill 2023 amidst opposition from senators and journalists over proposed curtailment of the Chairman's authority and disputed media stakeholder consultations.
On Wednesday, a resident of Sheen Bagh in Attock allegedly raped his teen daughter when his wife and other children were not at home. A medical examination of the girl confirmed sexual assault. For more stories, keep reading.
What is fake news? Is the state worried about social media? How is media transforming to keep up an information influx? Join Ramsha Jahangir, Nighat Dad and Matiullah Jan, with host Usama Khilji, as they discuss disinformation trends and narrative-building in Pakistan.
Journalist Imran Riaz has been charged with treason in the various FIRs lodged against him by ordinary citizens. However, as per section 196 of the CrPC, only the state has the power to lodge such cases.
In another landmark verdict, the Islamabad High Court on Friday declared the controversial Prevention of Electronic Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance as unconstitutional.
The FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing on Wednesday announced the arrest of suspects Adnan Ali and Fazal Dad for stalking, filming and blackmailing at least 14 Karachi University students
Police have apprehended a suspect for raping a young girl and her brother, filming the assaults and using the videos to blackmail them into letting him further molest them for six years.