President terms freedom of expression, fair elections ‘cornerstone of democracy’

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 15 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said the democratic values of public participation in decision-making, human rights, freedom of expression and the principle of holding periodic free and fair elections by universal suffrage are the cornerstone of democracy. In his message on World Democracy Day, the president said Pakistan stands firm… Continue reading President terms freedom of expression, fair elections ‘cornerstone of democracy’

UN urged to stop Indian forces’ human rights violations in IIOJK

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QUETTA, Aug 02 (APP):Provincial Revenue Minister Mir Sikander Khan Umrani on Tuesday urged the United Nations and international community to stop Indian forces from committing human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK. “Indian forces have oppressed Kashmiri people by violating the international resolutions,” he said while talking to APP on… Continue reading UN urged to stop Indian forces’ human rights violations in IIOJK

Fawad lauds Kanwal Shozab for exposing drama

ISLAMABAD, Mar 10 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday appreciated the bravery and tolerance of Kanwal Shozeb, MNA who exposed the drama in the name of freedom of expression. In a tweet, Chaudhry Fawad said that, in doing so, MNA got bitter but someone who is targeted and insulted in… Continue reading Fawad lauds Kanwal Shozab for exposing drama

President likely to sign Protection of Journalists, Media Professional bill on Wednesday

ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (APP):The Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2021 – aimed at safeguarding the right to freedom of expression – is expected to be signed by President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday (December 1). The National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan had passed the Bill on November 8, 2021, and November 19,… Continue reading President likely to sign Protection of Journalists, Media Professional bill on Wednesday

President urges West to be mindful of Muslim sentiments while pursuing freedom of expression

ISLAMABAD: November 19, President Dr. Arif Alvi virtually addressing a conference titled "Promoting Interfaith Understanding" organized by Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University from Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP

ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday urged the West to be mindful about the sentiments of Muslims while pursuing the notion of freedom of expression so as to promote interfaith harmony. “Creation of hatred in the clothing of freedom of speech is something the West has to look upon to increase… Continue reading President urges West to be mindful of Muslim sentiments while pursuing freedom of expression

Developed West misusing freedom of expression to victimize developing countries

While the world celebrates the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the developed West must pledge to stop using the term freedom of expression as a shield to safeguard its interests and to victimize developing countries. This selective approach and disparity leads to altering the definition of freedom of expression for one’s… Continue reading Developed West misusing freedom of expression to victimize developing countries

Pakistan urges international regulatory framework to stop spread of disinformation

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (APP):Pakistan Monday underscored the need for establishing a balance between freedom of expression and preventing disinformation, saying the international community must come together to build mechanisms to counter fake news. “Pakistan is committed to counter disinformation,” Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister, Fawad Chaudhry told a side-event on ‘Promoting Transparency to Counter… Continue reading Pakistan urges international regulatory framework to stop spread of disinformation

Govt believes in fundamental right to freedom of expression: Fawad

ISLAMABAD, Sep 26 (APP):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Sunday said the government fully believed in the fundamental and democratic right to freedom of expression. Free, active and dynamic media was essential for strengthening democracy and promoting democratic values, Fawad Hussain said in a congratulatory message to newly elected office bearers of Hazara… Continue reading Govt believes in fundamental right to freedom of expression: Fawad

Fawad sees conspiracy behind ‘narrative of gag on freedom of expression’

ISLAMABAD, Jul 06 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Tuesday said the narrative of gag on freedom of expression in Pakistan was being promoted under a conspiracy. The minister, in a tweet, said a specific group was running the propaganda campaign to bring Pakistan into the ambit of FATF (Financial Action… Continue reading Fawad sees conspiracy behind ‘narrative of gag on freedom of expression’

Govt. believes in freedom of expression, media independence: Spokesperson

ISLAMABAD, July 6 (APP): Strongly rebutting a recent report of Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF), a spokesperson Tuesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government believed in the freedom of expression and media independence. In a press statement, the government’s spokesperson said it was evident from the unanimous approval of the Journalist Protection Bill by the… Continue reading Govt. believes in freedom of expression, media independence: Spokesperson

Development of media, welfare of journalists topmost priorities of PTI govt: Fawad

ISLAMABAD, May 08 (APP):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan fully believed in the fundamental, democratic and constitutional right to freedom of expression. Development of the media and welfare of journalists were among the government’s top priorities, he said while… Continue reading Development of media, welfare of journalists topmost priorities of PTI govt: Fawad

Kashmir advocacy organization calls for Kashmiris’ right to freedom of expression

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WASHINGTON, May 03 (APP): A prominent Kashmir advocacy organization has called for international solidarity for human rights and freedom of expression of the people in Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), saying there is no press freedom in the disputed territory. “The Indian government uses internet blackouts, police raids, and traumatic intimidation tactics on… Continue reading Kashmir advocacy organization calls for Kashmiris’ right to freedom of expression

Govt fully believes in press freedom: Shibli

ISLAMABAD, Dec 20 (APP):Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Sunday said the government fully believed in press freedom, rejecting the reports that the media was being pressurized in the country. He made these remarks on his twitter account while rubbishing a senior journalist’s claim about barring a media house from airing a humoristic… Continue reading Govt fully believes in press freedom: Shibli

OIC-IPHRC condemns French politicians remarks encouraging blasphemous caricatures

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Wednesday condemned French politicians remarks of encouraging publication of blasphemous caricatures under the guise of distorted version of right to freedom of expression. 1/3 OIC-IPHRC condemns remarks of French politicians encouraging publishing #blasphemouscaricatures under guise of distorted… Continue reading OIC-IPHRC condemns French politicians remarks encouraging blasphemous caricatures

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