December 24, 2016
For long ARY had been attacking the Geo-Jang Group and its boss Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and aired 24 programs that the court found “seriously defamatory” and which “simply had no foundation.”
The campaign is said to be focused on ARY and the “lies that it has been spreading against the group,” an insider tells JournalismPakistan.com. “It will cover both print and television.”
On December 23 ARY UK had to broadcast the highly critical judgment against it, as ordered by Judge Sir David Eady. It was to be repeated on December 24.
The London court also awarded £185,000 in libel damages to Mir Shakil - one of the highest general compensatory awards in recent years.
Dawn, December 15, 2016
A lady at a party is video-taped coming into the room having deposited her dinner plate. She does not know the camera is on her. She is filmed wiping her hands surreptitiously on her drawing-room curtains. Obviously, she is unaware of her performance. Later, the guests are shown the taping. She is part of the audience. When the segment ...Read more...
Three progressive periodicals - Savera (edited by Zaheer Kashmiri), Naqoosh (edited by Ahmed Nadim Qasmi) and Adab-i-Latif (edited by Mirza Adeeb) - were proscribed by the Muslim League government of Punjab for six months in 1948. This was the first attack on the freedom of press in the country (The Press in Chains - Zamir Jafri).
The Press and Publications Ordinance was replaced by Registration of Printing Press and Publications Ordinance (PPPO) in 1988.