Journalist Bilal arrested for ‘objectionable’ posts

Journalist Bilal arrested for ‘objectionable’ postsKARACHI: Bilal Faroo­qui, a journalist associated with English daily Express Tribune, was detained from his home in Defence Housing Society by police on Friday evening, according to his family, friends and official sources. The chief of Karachi police, Additional IG Ghulam Nabi Memon, confirmed that the Station Investigation Officer of the Defence police station had […]

Jang Group CEO approaches Supreme Court for bail.

Jang Group CEO approaches Supreme Court for bail.ISLAMABAD: Chief Executive of the Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakeelur Rehman approached the Supreme Court on Thursday to seek release on post-arrest bail. The media tycoon, who has been under detention for months, filed an appeal against the July 8 Lahore High Court (LHC) order of rejecting his bail plea through his counsel Khawaja […]

Pemra urged to bring 24NewsHD back on air

Pemra urged to bring 24NewsHD back on airKARACHI: Media workers from Pakistan’s 24NewsHD are facing the possibility of job-losses after the channel was suspended by The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and ceased operation on August 31. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) condemn the suspension order and urge the […]

Journalist pleads with SC to take fresh look at contempt powers

Journalist pleads with SC to take fresh look at contempt powersISLAMABAD: Journalist Matiullah Jan submitted before the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the tweet for which he was facing a contempt charge was only meant to convey his disappointment on an order that had allegedly been criticised by a large section of society. “If it is being construed as inappropriately worded and has caused any […]

UN expresses concern over violence against journalists in Pakistan

UN expresses concern over violence against journalists in PakistanISLAMABAD: The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday voiced concern over growing instances of threats of violence against journalists and human rights activists in Pakistan, calling upon the government to take “immediate, concrete steps” to ensure their protection. According to media reports, the UN rights office said it had followed “with increasing concern” numerous […]

Shibli strongly condemns murder of journalist Shaheena Shaheen

Shibli strongly condemns murder of journalist Shaheena ShaheenISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Sunday strongly condemned the killing of journalist Shaheena Shaheen. In a tweet the minister said tragic incident of the murder of journalist Shahina Shaheen was very sad and reprehensible. Shibli Faraz said the government strongly believed in freedom of expression and protection of journalists […]

Woman journalist shot dead in Balochistan’s Turbat

A female journalist was shot dead at her home in Turbat area of Balochistan’s Kech district on Saturday evening, police said. Shaheena Shaheen, aged around 25 years, was a local anchorperson at state-owned broadcaster PTV and editor of a local magazine. She was also a student of fine arts at the University Of Balochistan, the […]