Detention of convict in Pearl murder case extended

Detention of convict in Pearl murder case extendedISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has extended for another three months the detention period of Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted of kidnapping The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) bureau Chief Daniel Pearl, the Supreme Court was informed on Wednesday. A three-judge SC bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, at the previous hearing on Sept 28 […]

Matiullah Jan’s kidnapping issue: Interior ministry refuses to send representative to Information Commission

Matiullah Jan’s kidnapping issue: Interior ministry refuses to send representative to Information CommissionISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry Thursday refused to send its representative to the Information Commission to explain why it has refused providing CCTV footage on the kidnapping of journalist Matiullah Jan recently to a citizen who had demanded it under the Right to Information Act of 2017. Earlier, the Interior Ministry had refused to even acknowledge […]

SC seeks record of case against Jang owner

SC seeks record of case against Jang ownerISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court hearing a post-arrest bail plea of Chief Executive of the Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakeelur Rehman on Thursday summoned the NAB prosecutor general and asked the trial court to furnish complete update of the case. A three-judge SC bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam had taken up the appeal of […]

Pervaiz Rasheed demands laws for protection of all

Pervaiz Rasheed demands laws for protection of allISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Senator and former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed said that ban is being imposed on everything and the desire to keep society blind, deaf and dumb is not coming to end and these all are a great burden on the state of Pakistan. He said that good laws should be […]

Rabbani slams PEMRA ban on Nawaz speeches

Rabbani slams PEMRA ban on Nawaz speechesISLAMABAD: PPP Senator Mian Raza Rabbani on Saturday said the Pemra restrictions on airing the speech of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and reporting on the motorway rape case was a clear violation of Articles 19 and 19(A) of the Constitution. “The federal government continues to violate Articles 19 and 19(A) of the Constitution, […]

Raza Rabbani concerned over shrinking space for freedom of expression

Raza Rabbani concerned over shrinking space for freedom of expressionStressing that peace was a prerequisite for economic progress and political stability of the country, Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) central leader Mian Raza Rabbani on Friday said political parties had joined the recently formed Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to launch a peaceful campaign for the ouster of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government. He added that the […]

PEMRA bans speeches of ‘proclaimed offenders’ following Nawaz’s ‘fiery speeches’

PEMRA bans speeches of ‘proclaimed offenders’ following Nawaz’s ‘fiery speeches’Days after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s fiery speeches from London, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday banned broadcast and rebroadcast of any speech, interview or public address of absconders or proclaimed offenders. The regulatory body in a statement prohibited the broadcasting of content including […]

PBC constitutes ‘Journalists Defence Committee’

PBC constitutes ‘Journalists Defence Committee’ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has constituted “Journalists Defence Committee” for providing free legal assistance and services to journalists and/or their elected bodies in the courts of law. In a press statement, issued by PBC general secretary on Tuesday, in view of the prevailing policies of the government undermining the freedom of expression through […]