Faisal Mota’s appeal

Faisal Mota’s appealKARACHI: The Sindh High Court has not set aside the death sentence of Faisal Mehmood alias Mota in the 2011 murder case of TV journalist Wali Khan Babar, but ordered rehearing of his appeal against the trial court’s order. The order issued by the Larkana bench of the Sindh High Court on Aug 16 said […]

Channel 24, DawnNews journalists manhandled by FIA officials at Islamabad hospital

Channel 24, DawnNews journalists manhandled by FIA officials at Islamabad hospitalTwo reporters from Channel 24 and DawnNewswere manhandled and illegally detained by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officers and family members of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Chairman Zafarul Haq Hijazi on Friday. The incident took place at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), where FIA officials had brought Hijazi for a medical check-up following the dismissal of […]

Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew Redding

Responding to Pakistan’s UN review: In conversation with Owais Aslam Ali and Matthew ReddingThe State of Pakistan was reviewed for the first time by the UN Human Rights Committee this week in Geneva. In preparation for the examination, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) together with IFEX, the global network defending and promoting the right to freedom of expression and information, and RIDH, the International Network of Human Rights, submitted an alternative report in advance […]

Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’

Plea to ban Aljazeera TV termed ‘unjust’KARACHI: Former senator Jawaid Jabbar said on Thursday that the current turmoil between the Gulf states would escalate the political crisis in the region. He was speaking to roundtable dialogue on “Dynamics of the Middle East crisis” at the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs. Jabbar said that Saudia Arabia has made disproportionate investment in its […]

PPF concerned over the detention of Somali Journalists

PPF concerned over the detention of Somali JournalistsPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minster of Somalia to expressed serious concern over the arrest of journalist Omar Ali Hassan after returning from Mogadishu on July 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali demanded immediate and unconditional release of Hassan and also urged Somali government must respect journalist’s […]