Publishers, HR activists to contest Tahaffuz bill

LAHORE: The publishing industry, education sector, research and human rights organisations have expressed their concern at the Tahaffuz-i-Bunyad-i-Islam Bill recently passed by the Punjab Assembly and threatened to challenge the proposed legislation in a court of law. “We believe the bill is an invasion on freedom of expression and critical thinking and will also spell […]

Women journalists seek protection against attacks on social media

Women journalists seek protection against attacks on social mediaKARACHI: A group of well-known Pakistani female journalists and commentators have sought protection against what they termed “vicious attacks” directed at them through social media, allegedly by people linked to the PTI government. A joint statement, which has been signed so far by 30 female journalists belonging to various media outlets and mediums, stated that […]

PBA urges Pemra to suspend license of BOL News

PBA urges Pemra to suspend license of BOL NewsLAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has urged Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take strong action against BOL News by passing prohibitory order and suspension and revocation of its license for using blackmailing tactics to extort business from advertising agencies. According to details, PBA in its complaint to Pemra against M/s […]

SC chides police over report in journalist kidnap case

SC chides police over report in journalist kidnap caseISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday censured the capital police chief over the report on the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan which the court found “altogether unsatisfactory”. “In which age do you live?” Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed asked Islamabad Inspector General of Police Amir Zulfikar Khan during the hearing of a contempt […]

Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 20th

Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 20thLAHORE: The accountability court Wednesday extended judicial remand of Jang/ Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for August 20. The accountability court judge, Asad Ali, has also directed authorities to produce Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before the court. It is pertinent to mention that the Jang-Geo editor-in-chief is in custody for more than 145 days in a case which […]

Court moved for release of Pearl murder suspects

Court moved for release of Pearl murder suspectsKARACHI:The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to law officers on a plea challenging the provincial government’s second notification for extending the confinement of four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Shamsuddin Abbasi, issued notices to the Sindh advocate general and prosecutor general, […]

Police submit report to SC in journalist abduction case

Police submit report to SC in journalist abduction caseISLAMABAD: As the Supreme Court resumes hearing a contempt of court case against senior journalist Matiullah Jan on Thursday (today), the capital police furnished a report conceding that they are still waiting for replies from different departments the assistance of which they had sought to unearth the kidnapping incidence of the journalist. “But efforts are under way […]

PFUJ announces probe/monitoring body

PFUJ announces probe/monitoring bodyISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an umbrella organization of all the journalists unions across the country, has set up a six-member committee to probe the incident of kidnapping of Matiullah Jan from the high security zone of Islamabad as well as to monitor the progress in police investigation. The Union has also decided […]