Speakers stress importance of RTI law

KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that bureaucrats, who are civil servants, are not permitted to attend public gatherings as per the rules enacted in 1947. “Police officials [too], as public servants, are not allowed to hold [press] conferences and yet they do […]

Journalists’ attackers yet to be arrested

Journalists’ attackers yet to be arrestedLAHORE: Hanjerwal police have yet to arrest the accused persons involved in firing at senior journalists couple of weeks back. Police had registered an FIR No. 2421/19 under Section 440 of PPC on the complaint of senior journalist, Muhammad Adrees, son of Muhammad Sidique, a resident of Johar Town. He had told police that on […]

Satirical novel “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” has been seized

Satirical novel “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” has been seizedAward-winning satire “A Case of Exploding Mangoes “by   journalist turned novelist Mohammed Hanif  about Pakistan’s former Martial law administrator /president Gen Zia-ul-Haq has been confiscated in a raid on the publisher and the author  is reported to receive a defamation notice from Gen Zia’s son. The book allegedly, pokes fun at the country’s former military […]

Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon sends legal notice to filmmaker Jami

Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon, through his lawyer, sent a legal notice to filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood on Monday under Section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002, asking for an unconditional public apology and retraction of rape allegations. Talking to Dawn.com, the director, popularly known as Jami, said that he had received the notice and was in […]

Fawad, anchorperson seek police action

Fawad, anchorperson seek police actionLAHORE: The row between Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and anchorperson Mubasher Lucman took a surprise turn on Monday when the two filed applications with police, seeking action against each other for hurling `serious threats.’ In his application submitted to the Model Town station house officer, Mr Chaudhry said that he was […]

Fawad slaps another anchorperson

Fawad slaps another anchorpersonLAHORE: Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry slapped an anchorperson for defaming him on Sunday. Anchorperson Mubasher Lucman has now become the second victim of the minister’s outrage over the past six months. Earlier he had slapped Sami Ibrahim in June. Mr Chaudhry slapped Mr Lucman allegedly for tagging him with TikTok stars Hareem […]