SC chides police over report in journalist kidnap case

SC chides police over report in journalist kidnap caseISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday censured the capital police chief over the report on the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan which the court found “altogether unsatisfactory”. “In which age do you live?” Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed asked Islamabad Inspector General of Police Amir Zulfikar Khan during the hearing of a contempt […]

Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 20th

Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 20thLAHORE: The accountability court Wednesday extended judicial remand of Jang/ Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for August 20. The accountability court judge, Asad Ali, has also directed authorities to produce Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before the court. It is pertinent to mention that the Jang-Geo editor-in-chief is in custody for more than 145 days in a case which […]

Court moved for release of Pearl murder suspects

Court moved for release of Pearl murder suspectsKARACHI:The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to law officers on a plea challenging the provincial government’s second notification for extending the confinement of four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Shamsuddin Abbasi, issued notices to the Sindh advocate general and prosecutor general, […]

Police submit report to SC in journalist abduction case

Police submit report to SC in journalist abduction caseISLAMABAD: As the Supreme Court resumes hearing a contempt of court case against senior journalist Matiullah Jan on Thursday (today), the capital police furnished a report conceding that they are still waiting for replies from different departments the assistance of which they had sought to unearth the kidnapping incidence of the journalist. “But efforts are under way […]

PFUJ announces probe/monitoring body

PFUJ announces probe/monitoring bodyISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an umbrella organization of all the journalists unions across the country, has set up a six-member committee to probe the incident of kidnapping of Matiullah Jan from the high security zone of Islamabad as well as to monitor the progress in police investigation. The Union has also decided […]

VOA Urdu in trouble for airing Biden video

VOA Urdu in trouble for airing Biden videoThe Urdu service of Voice of America (VOA) has landed itself in the middle of a struggle between America’s two major parties — Republican and Democratic — to win over Muslim votes. Some Urdu journalists may lose their jobs for airing a video that favours Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. There are only 3.5 million Muslims – […]

Let us rise

Let us riseWE are living in disturbing times. “No one is above the law and every citizen, including the state, is subservient to the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution,” said the chief justice of the Islamabad High Court in his verdict on the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan in broad daylight in the federal […]

South Kashmir-based editor, journalist, Qazi Shibli, again detained by Indian police: IIOJK

South Kashmir-based editor, journalist, Qazi Shibli, again detained by Indian police: IIOJKISLAMABAD, Aug 01 (APP):South Kashmir-based editor and journalist, Qazi Shibli, has been detained by Indian police in Shergari police station, Srinagar, since Friday afternoon, in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service one of his family members said that he had been waiting outside the police station in Srinagar on Friday […]