Officials’ statements recorded in Mir case

Mir case

KARACHI: Top police and intelligence officials on Monday recorded their statements before a three-member judicial commission constituted to probe the attack on senior TV anchor Hamid Mir. The commission comprising Justices Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Iqbal Hameedur Rahman and Ejaz Afzal conducted the in-camera proceedings at the Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court. Those who attended …

SHC seeks comments on plea for Pearl case transfer

Pearl case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court issued on Monday a notice to the provincial prosecutor general to file comments on an application seeking transfer of the murder case of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl from an anti-terrorism court in Hyderabad to Karachi. Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar, who headed a single-judge bench, was hearing the application …

UK rally backs Hamid Mir, warns against ban on Geo

UK rally backs on ban geo

LONDON: Pakistanis in Britain have called on the government of Pakistan to ensure that Hamid Mir gets justice through a thorough and completely transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a well-planned gun attack aimed at ending his life in Karachi a week ago. At a large rally held outside Pakistan High Commission here, British Pakistanis …

Hamid Mir attack issue to be raised in European Parliament

Hamid Mir attack

BRUSSELS: The Vice President of European Parliament, Edward McMillan, has announced to raise the issue of attack on Geo TV anchorperson Hamid Mir in the European Parliament. Edward McMillan, while condemning the attack on senior journalist, said that he would raise this issue in the European Parliament.David Ward, Member of the Parliament from Bradford West, …

On the assassination of journalism

assassination of journalism

My father, Mansoor Kaiser, was a journalist and I was never particularly great at anything except maybe cricket. I had a general knack for putting words together in an order that made just enough sense, and felt pride in my father’s hard-truth writings wrapped in black silk satire. I cared about facts and analysis, and …