Hearing of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s bail plea adjourned till 22nd

Hearing of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s bail plea adjourned till 22ndLAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of a bail petition of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34-year-old land property case. Justice Aalia Neelum, head of the bench, noted that the bench received the files of the case late. Therefore, she observed that the bench will hear the […]

The sequence of events leading to disappearance of journalist Anis-ur-Rehman

The sequence of events leading to disappearance of journalist Anis-ur-RehmanISLAMABAD—As Islamabad Police continued to dilly dally on registering an FIR for missing journalist Anis-ur-Rehman, his close friend spoke to JournalismPakistan.com on Wednesday and narrated the sequence of events. Sajid Shah said that he, along with Rehman, an editor of the magazine Nada-e-Millat, left Lahore for Islamabad on the morning of June 10. The Saudi Embassy had […]

Wali Babar murder case

Wali Babar murder caseEDITORIAL: Sindh Information Minister Nasir Shah held a special press conference on Monday to announce that “the killer of journalist Wali Khan Babar has been arrested.” The accused was identified as Sheikh Mohammad Karmran alias Zeeshan. It may be recalled that the young broadcast journalist, Wali Babar, was gunned down in January 2011 while on […]

IFJ, PFUJ welcome arrest of Geo journalist Wali Khan Babar’s murderer

IFJ, PFUJ welcome arrest of Geo journalist Wali Khan Babar’s murdererThe International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have welcomed the arrest on June 15 of the killer of Geo News journalist Wali Khan Babar. IFJ urged the Pakistan government to move proactively to end impunity regarding all crimes against journalists. Karachi Police arrested the Kamran […]

Editor Anis-ur-Rehman still missing, police reluctant to register FIR

Editor Anis-ur-Rehman still missing, police reluctant to register FIRISLAMABAD—Islamabad Police are reportedly unwilling to register an FIR for the missing editor of Nawa-e-Waqt Group’s magazine Nada-e-Millat. Anis-ur-Rehman visited the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday for whom he used to do translations from Lahore. He went missing later that evening. Reports say Rehman’s friend Sajid Shah has had to run from pillar to […]

UN body asks govt to clarify reported persecution of media

UN body asks govt to clarify reported persecution of mediaISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has asked the government of Pakistan to clarify the reported persecution of media and media owners, including Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman. In a letter, David Kaye, a special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion, and Leigh Toomey, the vice-chair of the […]

Murderer of TV reporter remanded to police in arms case

Murderer of TV reporter remanded to police in arms caseKARACHI: The administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts on Tuesday remanded in police custody a suspect in a case pertaining to possession of illicit weapons. Police claimed to have arrested Kamran, alias Zeeshan alias Shani, who had been reportedly sentenced to death in the murder case of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar, for possessing […]

PFUJ Expresses Concern Over Raising COVID – 19 Positive Cases In Media Houses

PFUJ Expresses Concern Over Raising COVID – 19 Positive Cases In Media HousesKARACHI: Office bearers of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have urged the owners of media houses to ensure safety of their workers, both journalists and non journalists, increasingly inflicted with COVID-19. In a joint statement on Monday, President PFUJ, Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General, Nasir Zaidi have urged the owners of both the print […]