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محمود اچکزئی کی مینار پاکستان پر کی گئی تقریر نفرت انگیزی کی بجاۓ قومی...

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بیورو رپورٹ; لاہور; لاہور کی ایک مقامی عدالت نے محمود اچکزئی کے خلاف نفرت انگیز تقریر کرنے کے الزام میں مقدمہ درج کرنے کی درخواست کومسترد کرتے ہوئے قرار دیا کہ تاریخی سچائیوں کی تلاش آزادی اظہار رائے کا لازمی جزو ہے اور مذکورہ تقریرتو قومی ہم آہنگی کو فروغ دینے کی کوشش تھی

IHC asks PTA to consult stakeholders over social media rules

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December 19th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) to hold a meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders over the newly-introduced social media rules in the country.

LHC stops govt from arresting Ammar Ali Jan

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December 1st, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Today, CJ Lahore High Court called arrest orders issued against political activist Ammar Ali Jan by Deputy Commissioner Lahore 'unconstitutional' while hearing a petition filed by senior lawyers. Ammar termed the judgment a blow to the current regime & it's backers.

Panel calls for emergency visa to journalists at risk

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November 25th, 2020; BUREAU REPORT; LAHORE; A new advisory report has found that journalists face unprecedented risks to their safety around the world, calling upon Media Freedom Coalition States to States to create an emergency visa for journalists at risk as part of its recommendations.

FIR against journalist Asad Toor pointless: LHC

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November 18th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Lahore High Court has ruled that a police complaint against Asad Ali Toor, a journalist, for defaming the military has become infructuous saying no evidence was found to support the accusation.

31 papers delisted in KP: journalists say action against dummy outlets

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November 3rd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Department has removed 31 provincial, regional, and local newspapers from the media list for not fulfilling the criteria under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Advertisement Policy 2018. However, journalists' representatives said the delisted newspapers were mostly dummy publications with no journalistic staff employed whatsoever.

سول سوسائٹی نے علی عمران سید کے اغوا کی تحقیقات کے لئے بنائی گئی...

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بیورو رپورٹ; اسلام آبا; پاکستان کمیشن براۓ انسانی حقوق ، پاکستان بار کونسل اور پی ایف یو جے نے وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی جانب سے جیو نیوز کے صحافی علی عمران سید کے اغوا کی تحقیقات کے لئے اعلان کردہ تحقیقاتی ٹیم کو مسترد کرتے ہوئے واقعے کی تحقیقات کے لئے جوڈیشل کمیشن بنانے کا مطالبہ کیا ہے

Pakistan on 9th spot on Global Impunity Index but journalists say situation far worse

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October 29th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Pakistan has been placed as the ninth-worst country on CPJ’s Global Impunity Index 2020 but journalists say the country was witnessing the worst period of impunity against media persons in its history.
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Containers set up around PML-N leader’s house; workers harassed by agency personnel

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16th October 2020; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; Senior PML-N leader Khurram Dastgir claims the Punjab govt has set up containers around his house prior to the Gujranwala jalsa. He further said that agency men were involved in removing banners and picking up political workers.

IHC reprimands FIA over misuse of cyber crime law

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October 15th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Islamabad High Court (IHC) has reprimanded the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over misuse of powers under the cybercrime law during the hearing of a journalist’s petition against the raid on his house.