LHC terms FIR against journalist unnecessary

LHC terms FIR against journalist unnecessaryISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench on Tuesday termed the First Information Report (FIR) registered against journalist Asad Ali Toor infructuous. Mr Toor was represented by Advocate retired Col Inamur Rahim and Imaan Zainab Hazir-Mazari before Justice Sadiq Mahmud Khurram. Besides, prominent lawyers Umar Gillani, Imtiaz Haider and Sikandar Naeem Qazi being part […]

Jang group editor released from jail

Jang group editor released from jailLAHORE: Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group Mir Shakilur Rehman was released from the jail on Wednesday as he furnished a bond of Rs10 million along with two sureties with an accountability court in light of the bail granting order by the Supreme Court. The SC had allowed post-arrest bail to Rehman two days ago in a […]

Journalist Protection Bill finalized, says Shibli Faraz

Journalist Protection Bill finalized, says Shibli FarazISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said the Journalist Protection Bill had been finalized by the Ministry of Information and Human Rights Division. In a tweet, he said it would soon be submitted to Parliament for approval. “Protecting the rights of journalists and workers is our number one priority,” he […]

Jang Group chief asked to furnish Rs10m bond, surrender passport

Jang Group chief asked to furnish Rs10m bond, surrender passportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued the bail granting order for Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman in a 34-year-old plots reference with certain conditions. A three-page order authored by Justice Mushir Alam, who headed the SC bench which heard Mr Rehman’s post-arrest bail application, directed him to furnish a bond of […]

SC grants bail to Jang Group chief in NAB reference

SC grants bail to Jang Group chief in NAB referenceISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Monday granted bail to Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in captivity for around eight months, in a reference filed by the National Account­ability Bureau (NAB) about a 34-year-old matter of land purchase. Headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice […]

Why journalists have impression of being harassed: IHC

Why journalists have impression of being harassed: IHCISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC), while maintaining its order for not harassing ‘The News’ reporter Fakhar Durrani, Thursday served notices to the federal government and others and sought their replies. During the hearing, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that allegedly some people are misusing the Pakistan Electronic Crime Act. “If even there is […]

31 newspapers removed from media list in KP for not fulfilling criteria

31 newspapers removed from media list in KP for not fulfilling criteriaPESHAWAR: The provincial information department has removed 31 provincial, regional and local newspapers from the media list for not fulfilling the criteria under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Advertisement Policy 2018, according to officials.   After removal from the media list, they said, the government advertisements would not be issued to such newspapers. These newspapers so far […]

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalist 2020

2020 presents a grim picture for press freedom in Pakistan – Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) 2020 presents a grim picture for press freedom in Pakistan with multiple attempts to silence the voices of the media in the print, broadcast and online spheres. The media in Pakistan continues to work under an environment of fear and significant constraints […]