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  • LHC orders media blackout of Altaf

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) on Monday to ensure a complete blackout of all activities of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in both electronic and print media...

    The court observed that there was sufficient material on record to order a complete blackout of the activities of Altaf Hussain, including hate speeches, news regarding his...

  • Troops called out in Lanka after worst blackout

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka deployed troops on Monday to guard electrical installations as authorities investigated whether sabotage was behind the island’s worst blackout in 20 years...

    “We were investigating technical reasons for the previous breakdown, but now we have another blackout,” the minister told reporters...

  • Economic blackout

    YOUR editorial ‘Is the economy shining?’ (May 8) ) rightly challenges the government’s claim of improvement in the economy due to its sound policies...

    As pointed out, the improvement indicators being mentioned are superficial and thus the benefits have not trickled down to the masses
  • PTV ‘blackout’ prompts opposition boycott of budget debate in NA

    ISLAMABAD: Opposition members in the National Assembly boycotted the opening day of the budget debate on Monday after the government refused to telecast live the speech of Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah on the state-run television...

    After the opposition’s refusal to participate in the proceedings, Speaker Ayaz Sadiq gave floor to one of the youngest members of the assembly Shaza Fatima Khawaja of the ruling Pakistan Muslim...
  • Gadoon industrialists storm grid station against blackout

    SWABI: Entrepreneurs of Gadoon Amazai Estate (GAIE) here on Tuesday stormed the estate grid station and forcibly stopped the electricity supply on three feeders, which was allegedly done at the behest of PTI lawmakers, due to which the industrial estate and its residential colonies faced a prolonged blackout...

  • Karachiites suffer due to fourth blackout in a week

    According to KE officials, the blackout occurred due to the tripping of KDA Auto Transformers, causing a blackout in several areas of the city...

    The blackout affected a large number of areas in the city, including Malir, DHA, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Model Colony, Nazimabad, Gulberg, Liaqatabad, Gizri, Buffer Zone, Gulshan-i-Maymar, Sohrab Goth, Ancholi and New Karachi...

  • Altaf media blackout: LHC decision challenged in SC

    The petition requests the apex court to declare the LHC decision null and void as the verdict handed out on September 7, 2015 is unjust and given without hearing the counsels of the other party...

    The court observed that there was sufficient material on record to order a complete blackout of the activities of Altaf Hussain, including what it called his hate speech, news regarding his activities as well as display of his picture across...

  • This week 50 years ago: Blackout begins in Karachi

    So what were Karachiites doing when the first bullet or mortar was fired from across the border? Well, on the evening of Sept 6, the city experienced a total blackout...

    The next day, Sept 7, the media informed the public that the district magistrate of Karachi had ordered a general blackout in the city from 7pm to 6am daily until further orders...

  • India denies news blackout of Rajnath’s speech

    “With reference to the home ministers meeting in Islamabad earlier today, media reports of a blackout of our home minister’s statement are misleading...

    Meanwhile in Islamabad, according to PTI, an interior ministry official also said that there was no such blackout of Mr Singh’s speech as none of the speeches of participating ministers was shown...

  • Information blackout in held Kashmir

    SRINAGAR: Authorities in India-held Kashmir seized newspapers and shut down cable television on Saturday, aiming to quell a flare-up of tensions in the region which has seen violent protests over the killing of a militant commander by security forces...

    At least 36 people have been killed and 3,100 wounded, most of them by police fire, in the worst outbreak of violence in six years in the disputed territory
  • India imposes media blackout in Kashmir, says RSF

    WASHINGTON: Reporters Without Borders, an international media advocacy group, blamed India on Thursday for imposing a ‘media blackout’ in held Kashmir...

    “Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a media blackout imposed in India-held Kashmir and the harassment of journalists by local authorities since July 8,” says a statement issued in Washington...

  • MQM urges LHC to end Altaf’s media blackout

    Carrying placards and portraits of Mr Hussain, the participants shouted slogans against media blackout of their leader and the court’s decision and demanded an immediate end to the curb that, they said, restricted his freedom of expression...

    It would be very difficult to control sentiments of public if the media blackout of their leader was not lifted, they warned...

  • Altaf media blackout: Lawyers demand cancellation of Asma Jahangir's license

    LAHORE: Lawyers protesting in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday called for the immediate suspension of the license of rights activist and former Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir for representing the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in a case relating to a media blackout against party chief Altaf Hussain...

    Read: Broadcast of Altaf Hussain's images, speeches banned by LHCEarlier this month, the LHC ordered the...

  • During blackout baby utters first word — ‘torch’

    KARACHI: The city of lights turned into the city of darkness yet again on Thursday when at around 2am power supply from 12 of the 64 K-Electric grid stations stalled due to tripping of the KDA auto-transformer, causing a breakdown in parts of the city...

    Though the problem lasted a couple of hours, the already harassed citizens of Karachi complained that they had to carry out Sahri preparations in the dark
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