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A view of the Punjab Assembly in Lahore, Pakistan as the provincial budget is discussed, 14 May 2018, Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Pakistan: Media groups warn Punjab’s new law could be used to arrest journalists

The Pakistan Press Foundation and other media groups have warned that a new legislation (Punjab Privileges Act, 2021) passed by the Punjab Assembly contains a provision that can be used to wrongfully arrest journalists.

Shopkeepers listen to Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on television, in Karachi, Pakistan, 4 March 2021, ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images

Pakistan: Proposed super regulator could impose a ‘media martial law’

Several groups said the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority Ordinance (2021) could have a devastating effect on free speech and press freedom. Pakistan Press Foundation said it will grant more powers to authorities to control the media industry.

The lawyer of a militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl speaks to the media outside the Sindh high court, Karachi, Pakistan, 24 December 2020, RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP via Getty Images

Pakistan Press Foundation welcomes the presentation of journalists’ safety bills in the National Assembly and Sindh Assembly

The Pakistan Press Foundation played a leading role in the campaign for the passage of journalists’ protection legislation.