SHC seeks details on detention of Omar Sheikh, others

SHC seeks details on detention of Omar Sheikh, othersKARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday sought details about the powers of federal and provincial governments regarding detention of prisoners on a petition challenging the detention of four men set free by SHC after setting aside the trial court order in the abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. The two-judge bench headed by Justice […]

KP journalists threaten to stage protest against PDA

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar-based journalists would stage a protest sit-in outside the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) office for its failure to launch uplift work in the lone media colony despite payment to the entity. “The PDA has been applying delaying tactics since long despite receiving payments for the development work in the media colony. We have […]

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand extended till Sept 3

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand extended till Sept 3LAHORE: An accountability court Thursday extended judicial remand of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till Sept 3. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Advocate Muhammad Nawaz represented Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in Thursday’s hearing. The Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief is in custody for more than 160 days in a case which was of documentary […]

Harassment of women journalists: Complaints to be sent to FIA, says Bilawal

Harassment of women journalists: Complaints to be sent to FIA, says BilawalISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party and Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday said the issue of harassment of women journalists would be discussed with the other political parties and the recorded statements would be pursued till their logical end. “On this issue of online harassment of women journalists, anchors […]

SHC dismisses plea against detention in Pearl case

SHC dismisses plea against detention in Pearl caseKARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) has dismissed a petition challenging the extended detention of the men accused of kidnapping and murdering Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, terming it inadmissible. A division bench, comprising Justice Nazar Akbar and Justice Abdul Mobeen Lakho, on Monday heard the petition regarding the extended detention of the accused. Ahmed […]

Publishers, HR activists to contest Tahaffuz bill

LAHORE: The publishing industry, education sector, research and human rights organisations have expressed their concern at the Tahaffuz-i-Bunyad-i-Islam Bill recently passed by the Punjab Assembly and threatened to challenge the proposed legislation in a court of law. “We believe the bill is an invasion on freedom of expression and critical thinking and will also spell […]

Women journalists seek protection against attacks on social media

Women journalists seek protection against attacks on social mediaKARACHI: A group of well-known Pakistani female journalists and commentators have sought protection against what they termed “vicious attacks” directed at them through social media, allegedly by people linked to the PTI government. A joint statement, which has been signed so far by 30 female journalists belonging to various media outlets and mediums, stated that […]

PBA urges Pemra to suspend license of BOL News

PBA urges Pemra to suspend license of BOL NewsLAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has urged Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take strong action against BOL News by passing prohibitory order and suspension and revocation of its license for using blackmailing tactics to extort business from advertising agencies. According to details, PBA in its complaint to Pemra against M/s […]