Lawyers, rights groups slam threats hurled at journalist

Lawyers, rights groups slam threats hurled at journalistISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in a joint statement “strongly condemned” death threats hurled at senior journalist Ahmad Noorani for writing an investigative piece about the business fortunes of close relatives of a retired army officer and prime minister’s aide. The statement, issued […]

Upping the ante on censorship

Upping the ante on censorshipA discernibly aggressive form of self-censorship has become a key characteristic of Pakistan’s supposedly ‘free media’ of late. There are no-go areas that have been so well-defined for newsrooms over the past few years that almost all conventional media houses understand the limits to the selection of stories and opinion pieces. This however does not […]

Journalists martyrdom day observed in Quetta

Journalists martyrdom day observed in QuettaQUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) on Friday observed the martyrdom day of journalists in remembrance of those journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty during the last 12 years in the province. A meeting was held in the Quetta Press Club to mark the day, which was presided over by […]

SHC seeks details on detention of Omar Sheikh, others

SHC seeks details on detention of Omar Sheikh, othersKARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday sought details about the powers of federal and provincial governments regarding detention of prisoners on a petition challenging the detention of four men set free by SHC after setting aside the trial court order in the abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. The two-judge bench headed by Justice […]

KP journalists threaten to stage protest against PDA

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar-based journalists would stage a protest sit-in outside the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) office for its failure to launch uplift work in the lone media colony despite payment to the entity. “The PDA has been applying delaying tactics since long despite receiving payments for the development work in the media colony. We have […]

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand extended till Sept 3

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand extended till Sept 3LAHORE: An accountability court Thursday extended judicial remand of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till Sept 3. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Advocate Muhammad Nawaz represented Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in Thursday’s hearing. The Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief is in custody for more than 160 days in a case which was of documentary […]

Harassment of women journalists: Complaints to be sent to FIA, says Bilawal

Harassment of women journalists: Complaints to be sent to FIA, says BilawalISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party and Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday said the issue of harassment of women journalists would be discussed with the other political parties and the recorded statements would be pursued till their logical end. “On this issue of online harassment of women journalists, anchors […]

SHC dismisses plea against detention in Pearl case

SHC dismisses plea against detention in Pearl caseKARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) has dismissed a petition challenging the extended detention of the men accused of kidnapping and murdering Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, terming it inadmissible. A division bench, comprising Justice Nazar Akbar and Justice Abdul Mobeen Lakho, on Monday heard the petition regarding the extended detention of the accused. Ahmed […]