Ansar Abbasi receives e-mail threat

ISLAMABAD: Editor Investigations of The News Ansar Abbasi on Saturday received a threatening e-mail message from someone identifying himself as “Khaki Power” and threatening the senior journalist to “Behave” and “weigh the pros and cons” of his words. Received from “Khaki Power” via the email address “khaki@safe-mail.net”, the message clearly said: “This is not a …

Wali Babar case prosecutor’s brother killed

JHELUM/KARACHI: Special Public Prosecutor in Wali Babar murder case Abdul Maroof Advocate’s brother was killed in Jhelum on Saturday. According to police, Abdul Saboor, brother of the public prosecutor, was murdered by unknown armed persons. Abdul Maroof said his brother had no enemy. He said the motive behind the murder could not be ascertained so …

No plan to restrict Facebook, Skype after 3G auction

ISLAMABAD: The government holds no plan to restrict important services such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and Skype after spectrum auction of multi-billion dollars 3G and 4G technologies in Pakistan, official sources confirmed to The News on Friday. The Cellular companies are worried about streams of their cash-inflows in terms of their voice services as increased …

The Growing Media Presence of Pakistan’s Militants

As the Pakistan government attempts to strike a peace deal with the Pakistani Taliban (Tehrik-i-Taliban, or TTP), significant developments threaten to unravel the social fabric of the state. By adopting a linear approach in pursuing negotiations, the government seems to be ignoring critical shifts, especially within the media, that if left unattended could spiral into …

Safety first: 24-hour hotline opened for journalists

PESHAWAR: The police have established a media hotline at the Central Police Office where journalists can lodge their complaints after receiving threats of various natures. The hotline will be active round the clock and journalists can call the toll free number (0800-00400) any time. After receiving a complaint, the hotline’s operator register it and direct …