Geo reporter Ali Imran goes missing

Geo reporter Ali Imran goes missingKARACHI: The Geo News reporter Ali Imran went missing on Friday evening. According to the family sources, Ali Imran had gone to nearby bakery but did not return home. He told the family he would return in half an hour, but did not return despite passage of many hours, said the worried family members. They […]

SC adjourns Pearl murder case for four weeks

SC adjourns Pearl murder case for four weeksISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned for four weeks the hearing of an appeal from the family of American journalist Daniel Pearl against the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani man convicted over the 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The key suspect in Pearl’s slaying, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and three other […]

Journalists hold countrywide rallies for press freedom

Journalists hold countrywide rallies for press freedomISLAMABAD: On a call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), the journalist community across the country held protest rallies against shrinking space for freedom of press, speech and expression in the country following fascist and dictatorial policies, adopted by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. Speakers at the protest rallies and demonstrations, arranged by […]

No right to censor

No right to censorIN an age that requires transparency and leveraging the rapid flow of information, Pakistan appears to be swimming against the tide. Protestations against rising media censorship and growing curbs on the constitutionally mandated freedom of expression have been rising since the PTI government took power more than two years ago. Today, it is no secret […]

Journalist beaten up for covering participants leaving PDM Karachi rally

Journalist beaten up for covering participants leaving PDM Karachi rallyKARACHI: A journalist working for a private news channel was beaten up by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) activists at Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally in Karachi on Sunday, ARY News reported. As per details, a local news channel reporter who was present at Karachi’s Bagh-e-Jinnah to cover the opposition parties public gathering under the banner […]

IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra on journalist’s petition

IHC issues notices to govt, Pemra on journalist’s petitionISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) issued notices to the secretaries of the interior and information ministries, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman and the inspector general of Islamabad on Friday on a petition filed against the alleged harassment of a journalist. Chief Justice Athar Minallah called for a reply from the above-named […]

Panel orders ministry to provide kidnapping footage

Panel orders ministry to provide kidnapping footageISLAMABAD: The three-member Information Commission of Pakistan on Thursday allowed the appeal of former senator Farhatullah Babar against the Interior Ministry and ordered it to provide the CCTV footage of the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan to the appellant. Matiuallah Jan was kidnapped on July 21 last from near the Government Girls’ School G-6/1-3 […]

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s remand extended till Nov 10

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s remand extended till Nov 10LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till November 10. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is in custody for more than 217 days in the case. Moreover, the NAB had filed a reference over a property […]