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  • SC seeks clarification on Jang newspaper's 'fake news' on 'CJP wanting Shahbaz to be next PM'

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took notice of a "fake news" in Jang newspaper and summoned Mir Shakeelur Rahman, the chief editor and publisher of The News and Jang, to court for a clarification...

    The Urdu daily on Monday prominently carried a story on its front page with the headline "Wants Shahbaz Sharif to become prime minister", attributing the quote to the Chief Justice of Pakistan...

  • President asks diplomats to help tackle ‘breaking news culture’

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain told diplomats that while acquainting themselves with challenges of the day, they should be ready to face the breaking news culture...

    The spokesperson quoted the president as saying: “Diplomatic skills should not just be in the art of negotiations and public speaking, they should also be prepared to navigate electronic, print and social media and the 24/7 cycle of the breaking news...

  • Race towards breaking news has resulted in misinformation, says senior journalist

    Senior journalist Lubna Jerar Naqvi said the race in releasing news as soon as it breaks has resulted in misinformation...

    Addressing a discussion on fake news and the legal repercussions for media organisations that generate fake news, organised by the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ) at the Karachi Union of Journalists' office, Naqvi said: "The use of the term (fake news) is wrong...

  • Express News office attacked in Sargodha, guard injured

    SARGODHA: Unidentified attackers hurled a grenade at the Sargodha Bureau of local television channel Express News on Monday evening, the channel's website reported...

    Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemned the attack and announced to hold a protest outside Punjab Assembly on Tuesday...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Govt targeting Pakistan’s oldest newspaper, says RSF

    In a statement issued in Washington, the RSF said that it was “opposed to any sanctions by Pakistani authorities against the Dawn newspaper and two of its journalists, and is disturbed by government plans for a ‘code of conduct’ for the print media...

    ”The RSF noted that in a May 10 statement, the government confirmed that disciplinary measures could be taken against Dawn’s Editor Zaffar Abbas and reporter Cyril Almeida over a report...

  • Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors voices concern at curbs on media freedom

    KARACHI: Arif Nizami and Dr Jabbar Khattak, the president and the secretary general respectively of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), have expressed concern over curbs on freedom of expression, especially attempts by certain elements to hamper distribution of newspapers and electronic media transmissions...

    Restrictions on reporting posed a grave challenge to newspapers and news channels, Mr Nizami and Dr Khattak...

  • Eight injured in attack on newspaper agency office in Turbat

    GWADAR: Militants be­­lon­ging to different banned separatist groups threw a hand grenade at an office of a newspaper agency in Turbat on Thursday, leaving eight people, including an on-duty traffic police constable and a child, injured...

    Police officials said that the militants riding a motorbike hurled a grenade at Pak-News Agency in Turbat town, leaving eight people injured, including an on-duty traffic police constable, staff of...

  • APNS urges govt to restore newspaper distribution in Balochistan

    KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has called upon the federal government to take steps for rehabilitation of the newspaper distribution network in Balochistan...

    The committee accused the Islamabad administration of violating the Press, Newspapers, News Agencies and Books Registration Ordinance, 2002 by cancelling the declarations without notice...

  • Newspaper ad about culpability of terrorists’ relatives raises eyebrows

    ”Noor Alam Khan, advocate of the Supreme Court, said that no such provision was available in the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Anti Terrorism Act (ATA) and even in the Protection of Pakistan Act, which made a person liable to prosecution in case he failed to report disappearance of his missing relative suspected of planning to carry out any act of terrorism...

    “While the law does not have any such provision of punishing parents...

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