Minorities vulnerable to attacks: HRW

Pakistan’s government should ensure the security of the country’s religious minorities from judicial injustice and attacks by militants, Human Rights Watch has said in its World Report 2015. The rights group said violent attacks on religious minorities rose significantly in 2014 as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government failed to ensure religious freedoms. The 25th edition …

Journalists protest suspension of TV transmission

LAHORE – To the utter surprise of the whole journalistic community, the transmission of a local television channel was suspended secretly for all the day on Tuesday and could be restored in the evening when senior politicians of the ruling party intervened. The transmission of City 42 which covers and airs the city events and …

CPNE delegation meets DG Rangers Sindh

KARACHI: A high-level delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) held a meeting with Director General Rangers Sindh Major General Bilal Akbar at Rangers Headquarters here on Thursday. Apart from overall law and order situation in Karachi city, the delegation also discussed the raid at the house of Resident Editor of Nawa-i-Waqt Saeed …

Blocking the internet

If there is a single entity that has the capacity to frighten the living daylights out of virtually any government on the planet, it is the internet. Governments often seek to limit access to the World Wide Web, and have gone as far as developing their own versions of the internet that serves just their …

Freedom of expression shouldn’t be misused: Pakistan

By: Mariana Baabar ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is asking the Ummah to unite and sue the French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which continues to offend the Muslims, by moving court against the publication and also seek an apology from it. Pakistan, while strongly condemning the publication of the blasphemous caricatures in the French magazine, according to the spokesperson …