Journalists under fire from many sides

Journalists under fire from many sidesHARIPUR: Bakhsheesh Elahi was waiting for the morning bus when a lone gunman on a motorcycle pulled up beside him and shot him dead. Rana Tanveer had just taken his family to safety after radical Islamists spray-painted death threats on his door, when a car smashed into his motorcycle and sped away. Taha Siddiqui answered […]

FIA books Dr Firdous’ opponents from PPP

FIA books Dr Firdous’ opponents from PPPSIALKOT-The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered a case against Sialkot-based Haseeb Zahid and Mian Umair Ashraf for allegedly “sharing highly objectionable and derogatory remarks” against PTI leader Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on social media. On June 13, 2017, the FIA had registered the case (No.1482/2017) with FIA Cybercrime Police Station Lahore on the report of […]

‘Expelling students is against freedom of expression’

‘Expelling students is against freedom of expression’LAHORE: Activists have expressed their concern over the dismissal of students at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) over a Facebook page critical of the varsity administration, terming the decision against the principles of freedom of expression and setting a bad precedent for other educational institutions in the country. In early June, the UAF administration expelled […]

Jang Group spokesman rubbishes PTI chief’s allegations

Jang Group spokesman rubbishes PTI chief’s allegationsISLAMABAD: Talking to journalists here on Saturday, after chairing a party meeting, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan levelled allegations against the Jang Group of supporting the corrupt family.   Referring to Shakil-ur-Rahman, he objected to the way, they had given coverage with reference to the Panama case. He asked was this the job of a media […]

IHC refuses to act as media regulator

IHC refuses to act as media regulatorToday, the Islamabad High Court(IHC), in compliance with the the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s order dated 31st May 2017 passed in the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) petition, passed final order in a writ petition No. 4098/2013, after hearing all the parties. The petitioner had prayed to the court to issue directions for censoring programmes telecast […]

PML-F leader renders apology to Tribune staffer

PML-F leader renders apology to Tribune stafferKARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) leader Pirzada Yasir Shah, whose guards assaulted The Express Tribune reporter Zubair Ashraf, condemned the incident and rendered an apology on Tuesday. Shah said he was not aware about the incident that whether a guard from his convoy had assaulted the reporter. “We believe in freedom of expression and this […]