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Plea against PEMRA ban put off till Dec 16

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November 19th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court has adjourned the hearing of a petition by the HRCP and PFUJ against the PEMRA’s ban on broadcasting speeches by proclaimed offenders and absconders till December 16.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case exposes underbelly of dirty surveillance tactics

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Pakistan has a history of covert operations carried against governments, politicians, activists and even common citizens. In 1998, the Supreme Court held that covert surveillance of judges and information gathered through nefarious means, such as eavesdropping by the agencies, phone tapping and intimidation were ample reasons and sufficient grounds for the dissolution of the Benazir Bhutto government. It said that Bhutto has been accused of receiving sealed envelopes with sensitive and private information.