Journalist shot dead in Dera Ismail Khan

Journalist shot dead in Dera Ismail KhanA local journalist was shot dead by unidentified persons inside his house in Dera Ismail Khan on Monday night, police said on Tuesday. According to the first information report (FIR), lodged at the Cantt police station today on the complaint of the deceased’s cousin, Qais Javed had entered his house and was in his front […]

‘Pakistan a hard country for independent journalism’

‘Pakistan a hard country for independent journalism’Writings and columns of journalist Mazhar Abbas helps the readers understand the complexities of Pakistani politics. Abbas’s colleague and senior journalist Suhail Warraich made this observation as he spoke at the launch of Abbas’s book ‘Aur Phir Yun Hua’ on the third day of the International Urdu Conference under way at the Arts Council of […]

Journalists pledge to show genuine image of Pakistan, UAE

Journalists pledge to show genuine image of Pakistan, UAEDUBAI: Pakistan’s journalist’s body working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has vowed to show a “pragmatic, authentic and genuine” image of their homeland and the emirates. The Pakistan Journalists Forum (PJF) arranged a gathering on the premises of the Pakistan Association Dubai to celebrate the 49th National Day of the UAE and welcome the […]

Sindh govt lawyer cites testimonies in Pearl killing case

Sindh govt lawyer cites testimonies in Pearl killing caseISLAMABAD: The Sindh government’s counsel Farooq H. Naek on Thursday cited the testimonies of a taxi driver and a police liaison officer to establish that Wall Street Journal journalist Danial Pearl was indeed kidnapped and later murdered. The counsel argued before a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam that Nasir Abbas, the […]

Pearl’s murder was related to international terrorism, court told

Pearl’s murder was related to international terrorism, court toldISLAMABAD: The Sindh government’s counsel Farooq H. Naek on Wednesday tried to convince the Supreme Court that the kidnapping and subsequent cold-blooded murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl was part of events related to international terrorism. To substantiate the claim, he cited the testimony of principal accused Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh who, during the recording […]

SC adjourns hearing of appeals in Daniel Pearl murder case

SC adjourns hearing of appeals in Daniel Pearl murder caseISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a case against the acquittal of accused persons by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in the American journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder case till Wednesday. A three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice […]