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Blogger says he feared he’d never return

ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Waqas Goraya, an activist abducted last month and returned a few weeks later, has broken his silence on his disappearance, but is refusing to point fingers. Goraya was among five activists who vanished in different cities of Pakistan in early January. Human Rights Watch, opposition lawmakers and other...

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Abducted blogger breaks silence after recovery

ISLAMABAD: A digital activist abducted last month has broken his silence on his weeks-long disappearance, but is refusing to point fingers at the abductors. Ahmad Waqass Goraya was among five activists who vanished from different cities of Pakistan in early January. Human Rights Watch, opposition lawmakers and activists have said their...

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Freedom vs freedom

By Zainul Abedin Reproduced below are parts of two much longer articles published in May 2014. The articles were of a series written in the context of the shooting of Hamid Mir in the same year and what happened subsequently.  The main thrust of the arguments retains its relevance even today....

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‘Khabaristan Times’ ban

It has a small but dedicated readership — a smart, knowledgeable online publication catering to a young, politically savvy class of readers. In short, ‘Khabaristan Times’, the satirical Pakistan website poking fun at state and society in equal measure, is a project worth admiring — and vigorously defending when it...

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Pre-admission notice issued to additional attorney general

Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court Thursday issued pre-admission notice to the additional attorney general in a writ petition seeking court’s directions to make public the report of an inquiry commission in the matter of assassination attempt on anchor Hamid Mir. A single bench of IHC comprising of Justice Mohsin...