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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.
An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Tuesday remanded Bol News channel bureau chief Siddique Jan in police custody for a single day after his arrest in connection with clashes outside the Federal Judicial Complex.The arrest has been condemned widely by rights bodies.
PTI chief Imran Khan on Monday challenged the PEMRA's ban on broadcasting his speeches in the LHC while media and human rights organisations opposed the restriction on free speech in the country.
In recent years, the apex courts have stepped in to stop harassment and intimidation of journalists at the hands of the Federal Investigation Agency which on several occasions has arrested or interrogated journalists on the pretext of cybercrime cases lodged against them at the behest of the government and agencies.
A local court in Islamabad has given two-day remand of journalist Shahid Aslam to FIA. He was arrested for allegedly leaking the tax records of Gen. Bajwa to Fact Focus. However, Fact Focus has denied having any links with Aslam.
The journalist community of Pakistan on Monday held demonstrations outside major press clubs of the country to protest the government’s PECA (Amendment) Ordinance 2022
Dr Mehdi Hasan's legacy in Pakistan will always remain that of a staunchly principled professional, a progressive journalist, and a deep critic of those who clamped down upon freedom of expression and freedom of press
PFUJ and CPJ have called for the release of two Afghan journalists arrested in Kabul.