Investigative Journalism Fellowships for Pakistani Journalists

Investigative Journalism Fellowships for Pakistani JournalistsSecond Call for Applications Closing Date August 20, 2017 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with Netherlands-based Free Press Unlimited, seeks applications for fellowships on investigative journalism. The call for applications is part of the “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project, which aims to promote investigative journalism by providing support to media professionals focusing on […]

Asma Jahangir lashes out at the powers that be

Asma Jahangir lashes out at the powers that beISLAMABAD: Outspoken human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday criticised military involvement in politics and the judiciary’s role over the years, wondering why only politicians were held accountable in Pakistan. Addressing a ‘Meet the Press’ event at the National Press Club, the senior lawyer sarcastically observed that the law on freedom of expression allowed individuals to speak […]

Two policemen suspended for manhandling journalist

Two policemen suspended for manhandling journalistKARACHI: Two policemen were suspended on Saturday for manhandling a journalist while he was covering a police encounter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Sajid Rauf, an Express News reporter, was manhandled by policemen of the Sharae Faisal police station near Lal Flats on main Rashid Minhas Road. “After hearing gunshots, I reached the spot and saw two robbers lying […]

Imran requests SC to announce verdict ‘at the earliest’

Imran requests SC to announce verdict ‘at the earliest’ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has requested the apex court to announce its verdict in the Panamgate case “as early as possible, so that Pakistan can march forward”. The Supreme Court, after concluding hearings in the Panamagate case, reserved its judgement last week. A date for the judgement has yet to be announced. […]

Plea against talk shows on Panama case dismissed

Plea against talk shows on Panama case dismissedLAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking directions to restrain private TV channels from telecasting talk shows on Panama case. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza held that under the democratic norms the ban could not be imposed on the important issue merely because it was causing mental agony to a citizen. The […]