SC takes notice of harassment of journalists

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Staff Reporter

The Supreme Court has taken notice of the recent cases of harassment of journalists.
It has summoned the FIA DG, Islamabad IG, and secretaries of the interior, IT, and human rights ministries in person at the next hearing.

The court remarked that the harassment of journalists in Pakistan is a public interest case.
It has also summoned details of the funds spent on the safe city project.

Notices also have been issued to different journalist organisations such as All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.

Pakistani and international rights groups and media watchdogs have been warning of increased police and judicial harassment of journalists who criticise or question the country’s authorities on social media.

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