Industrialists, traders, economists slam Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest

Industrialists, traders, economists slam Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrestKARACHI/ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: A cross-section of country’s top industrialists, traders and economists have expressed their serious concerns over the arrest of Jang-Geo Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanded his quick release. Talking to the Geo News reporter, Riaz Andy they said that by arresting Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who was present in the country and his assets are also […]

Ishtiaq Baig expresses concerns over extension of Mir Shakil’s remand

Ishtiaq Baig expresses concerns over extension of Mir Shakil’s remandKARACHI: President PML-N Business Forum Mirza Ishtiaq Baig has expressed his concerns over extension of 14-day physical remand of Jang/GEO Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman by Lahore Accountability Court. Baig said Islamabad High Court has ordered to release over 408 prisoners in the view of coronavirus, however, keeping Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman behind bars and extending his physical […]

NAB summons Nawaz on 31st in case involving Jang group owner

NAB summons Nawaz on 31st in case involving Jang group ownerLAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has sent a questionnaire to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a land case involving Jang Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and summoned him to the bureau office on March 31 to record his statement. Earlier, NAB’s Lahore office had summoned Mr Sharif to appear before the bureau in the case […]

3 journalists test positive for coronavirus in Lahore

3 journalists test positive for coronavirus in LahoreLAHORE: At least three journalists, associated with two private media houses based, have contracted coronavirus, Anadolu Agency reported on Wednesday. All three, whose names have not been disclosed, are based in Lahore. Mohsin Naqvi, chief executive officer (CEO) of one of the two media groups in question, confirmed the development and said: “We are investigating […]

LHC seeks reply from NAB in Jang chief editor’s bail plea

LHC seeks reply from NAB in Jang chief editor’s bail pleaLAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought a reply from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on post-arrest bail petition by Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in a case of 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif in 1986. Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan represented the petition before a two-judge […]

NAB law, procedures prove Mir Shakil is in illegal custody

NAB law, procedures prove Mir Shakil is in illegal custodyISLAMABAD: Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of the Jang-Geo Group, is in the illegal custody of NAB as the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 does not authorise the NAB chairman to arrest anyone at the complaint verification stage. A source who closely works with the NAB told The News that Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest is a serious chargesheet against […]

APNS advises member publications on Covid

APNS advises member publications on CovidHameed Haroon, President and Sarmad Ali, Secretary General APNS have stated that in view of the pandemic COVID-19, the member publications are advised to take necessary precautions in the production printing functions of their newspapers. This should include, but should not be limited to, keeping your pre-press, press and printing premises regularly sanitized and making […]

PFUJ demands journalists’ protection in Sindh during lockdown

PFUJ demands journalists’ protection in Sindh during lockdownSUKKUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the manhandling by the police and Rangers of journalists while performing their duties during the lockdown in various cities of Sindh. In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shehzada Zulfiqar, Vice-President Lala Asad Pathan and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi condemned the behaviour of security officials with […]