Privacy Policy

·         The private and family life, home and correspondence of everyone must be respected.

·         Readers are entitled to have news and comment presented with respect for the privacy and sensibilities of individuals. However, the right to privacy should not prevent publication of matters of public record or in the public interest.

·         Sympathy and discretion must be shown at all times in seeking information in situations of personal grief or shock. In publishing such information, the feelings of grieving families should be taken into account.

·         Public persons are entitled to privacy. However, where people hold public office, deal with public affairs, follow a public career, or have sought or obtained publicity for their activities, publication of relevant details of their private life and circumstances may be justifiable where the information revealed relates to the validity of their conduct, the credibility of their public statements, the value of their publicly expressed views or is otherwise in the public interest.

·         Taking photographs of individuals in private places without their consent is not acceptable, unless justified by the public interest.

– Prejudice

·         Times of Karachi will not publish material intended or likely to cause grave offence or stir up hatred against an individual or group on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, colour, ethnic origin, membership of the travelling community, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, illness or age.

- Children

·         Times of Karachi will take particular care in seeking and presenting information or comment about a child under the age of 18.

·         It will have regard for the vulnerability of children, and in all dealings with children should bear in mind the age of the child, whether parental or other adult consent has been obtained for such dealings, the sensitivity of the subject-matter, and what circumstances if any make the story one of public interest. The fame, notoriety or position of a parent or guardian must not be used as sole justification for publishing details of a child’s private life.

- Victims of suicide and sexual assault

·         In the reporting of suicide, excessive detail of the means of suicide and the name of the victim should be avoided.

·         In the reporting of sexual assault, the name of the survivor should be avoided unless explicitly requested by the family.

·         Care must be taken that the reporting does not discriminate, place blame or otherwise harm the reputation of the survivor.

·         Care must be taken that no identifying images are carried.