Counsel, witnesses, judges in Pearl case received threats, SC told

Counsel, witnesses, judges in Pearl case received threats, SC toldISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was told on Tuesday that the murder trial of Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief Daniel Pearl was transferred from the Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) Karachi to the ATC Hyderabad after the counsel, witnesses and even the judges hearing the case received threats. Advocate Faisal Siddiqui, who is representing the parents […]

‘PPP stands for freedom of press, protection of journalists’

‘PPP stands for freedom of press, protection of journalists’ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the Senate Senator Sherry Rehman said that the PPP stands for the freedom of press and protection of the journalists. During a meeting with members of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Sherry Rehman discussed the proposed “the Protection of Journalists and Media professionals Bill 2020”. The […]

Journalists, lawyers and human rights activists call for early enactment of effective Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill

Journalists, lawyers and human rights activists call for early enactment of effective Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals BillThirty leading editors, journalists, lawyers and human rights activists expressed concern at the delay in approval of the draft Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2020 that would provide a safe environment for practice of journalism in Pakistan.  The draft Bill, which provides a strong base for legislation for protection of media, was presented […]

SHC judgment on Daniel Pearl

SHC judgment on Daniel PearlISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will resume hearing on the appeals of the Sindh government and Daniel Pearl’s parents against the Sindh High Court’s judgment to release the alleged murderers of the bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal in Pakistan from January 5. A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, […]

Contempt plea filed against the government in Pearl case

Contempt plea filed against the government in Pearl caseKARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the provincial and jail authorities on a petition seeking contempt proceedings against them for not releasing four men after their conviction order was set aside in the abduction and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl. Petitioners Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib […]