Time to rein in horrors crippling free speech: CJA

ISLAMABAD: The attempted assassination of one of Pakistan’s best-known journalists demands purposeful action at all levels of government, law, police and community – and revived Commonwealth and international action, said Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) in a statement released Thursday. It said: “It’s time for all authority to say “Stop. We’re sick of this. And we …

PBA slams attack on Mir, urges restraint

Mir case

KARACHI: The Executive Committee of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), in a meeting held in Karachi on Thursday, once again condemned the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and urged concerned authorities to apprehend those responsible for the incident. “Since a judicial commission has been appointed to probe the incident, PBA stresses the need to …

APNS president calls for restraint

APNS

Hameed Haroon, the President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), has expressed concern that the freedom of press envisioned in Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan is now facing the gravest threat it has encountered in the past decade, and if press freedoms are allowed to deteriorate further, an irreversible damage will be …