Chief Justice names three judges for Hamid Mir attack probe

security for Hamid Mir

ISLAMABAD: Hours after the government’s request for constituting a judicial commission to investigate Saturday’s attack on senior TV anchor Hamid Mir, Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani recommended on Monday three Supreme Court judges for the probe. The names of Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman were forwarded to Law …

Jio Hamid Mir

Hamid Mir attack

After the shameless attack on our senior colleague Hamid Mir last Sunday, the entire narrative on the media is now about Mir’s employer versus the ISI, the spy agency that Mir had suspected would attack him long before the attack happened. The usual suspects that are normally made to come forward whenever spy agencies or …

Senate committee asks govt to unblock YouTube

ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Functional Committee on Human Rights on Monday recommened that the government unblock the YouTube in Pakistan. A resolution, which was passed unanimously, said the ban be overturned as no such provision was in place in any other Muslim country. Committee chairman Afrasiab Khattak of the Awami National Party, while reading the resolution, …

CPNE welcomes formation of judicial commission

KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has welcomed the constitution of a high-level judicial commission to probe into the deadly attack on prominent anchorperson Hamid Mir in Karachi on Saturday and announced its full cooperation to the judicial commission to find out the facts about the incident. The highest journalistic body also vowed …