Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Shujaat say Jang-Geo editor-in-chief should be released

Shahbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Shujaat say Jang-Geo editor-in-chief should be releasedLAHORE: PML-N President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and PML-Q President and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain have demanded release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. In a message on Monday, Shahbaz prayed that God gift health to Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman’s elder son Mir Javed Rahman. He said Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman should be released on humanitarian […]

Politicians, civil rights activists demand release of Mir Shakil

Politicians, civil rights activists demand release of Mir ShakilISLAMABAD: The arrest of Jang Geo Media Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a 34-year-old property case was roundly condemned on Sunday, with many prominent users demanding his immediate release. Senior politicians from across the spectrum, journalists from major media outlets and other notables tweeted in favour of the veteran […]

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s bail plea: LHC directs NAB to submit reply by Thursday

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s bail plea: LHC directs NAB to submit reply by ThursdayLAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit reply till Thursday to a petition, filed against the detention of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, in relation to a 34 -year-old property case. A two-member LHC bench, headed by Justice SardarNaeem Ahmad, was hearing two petitions pertaining to the […]

Govt believes in freedom of expression: Firdous

Govt believes in freedom of expression: FirdousISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting DrFirdousAshiqAwan said on Monday that the government believes in freedom of expression. Talking to the media organisations’ owners and journalists here, who called on her, she said the government would continue to provide facilities for responsible journalism. She further said that settlement of the […]

Pakistani journalist goes missing in Sweden

Pakistani journalist goes missing in SwedenKARACHI: A journalist Sajid Hussain, formerly associated with The News in Karachi, has been missing since March 2 in Uppsala city of Sweden and his whereabouts are unknown yet. Swedish Police have also been informed about Hussain’s disappearance and he was added on a missing person database on March 5. Stockholm Police’s spokes- person told […]

Leading businessmen demand release of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief

Leading businessmen demand release of Jang-Geo Editor-in-ChiefISLAMABAD: Leading businessmen and office-holders of different chambers of commerce have condemned the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of Jang and Geo Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanded his immediate release. Former senior vice president of FPCCI, Secretary General United Business Group (SZ) and Chairman Baig Group Mirza Ikhtiar Baig said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman has […]

PM Imran Khan says free media must for democracy

PM Imran Khan says free media must for democracyISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that independent media is necessary for democracy. He said that the independent media has a crucial role in democracy, as it worked as a watchdog and if he was sincere, he would take action against a minister, pointed out to be involved in corrupt practices. He said […]

How NAB chairman demolishes his own case against Mir Shakil!

How NAB chairman demolishes his own case against Mir Shakil!ISLAMABAD: On November 9, 2018, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had issued a press release conveying incumbent NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal’s direction for initiation of Bureau’s action against “frivolous complaints” received by the anti-graft body. The press release clearly read, “During the Inquiry process, accused and complainant are called for recording of their statements in […]