US concerned at SHC order in Pearl case

US concerned at SHC order in Pearl caseSpokesperson says Sindh govt will definitely challenge decision in apex court • Family praises Pakistan’s bid to stop release of men charged in case WASHINGTON/KARACHI: The US State Department took a rare break from the Christmas holidays on Friday to express its concern at the Sindh High Court’s order to release four men charged with […]

SHC orders release of accused in Daniel Pearl murder

SHC orders release of accused in Daniel Pearl murderKARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the release of a British-born militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl who was kidnapped and beheaded in Karachi in 2002. The decision by Sindh High Court comes months after it sparked outrage for overturning the murder conviction and death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, […]

Governmentt fully believes in press freedom: Faraz

Governmentt fully believes in press freedom: FarazISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Sunday said that the government fully believed in press freedom, thus rejecting the reports that the media was being pressurized in the country. He made these remarks on popular microblogging site Twitter while lambasting a senior journalist’s claim about barring a media house from airing […]

Media barred from covering Karachi Bar polls

Media barred from covering Karachi Bar pollsKARACHI: Police stopped journalists from entering Karachi High Court to cover the Karachi Bar annual election on Saturday. The police ordered all the media persons to stay out of court. A large number of litigants were also present outside the court for case hearings but now facing severe difficulties as Karachi Bar Association elections were […]

DNA report in Daniel Pearl murder case submitted to SC

DNA report in Daniel Pearl murder case submitted to SCISLAMABAD: A senior counsel representing the parents of slain Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief Daniel Pearl on Tuesday submitted a DNA report in the Supreme Court to establish the fact that a body found in Karachi after the journalist’s murder in 2002 was that of the son of Judea and Ruth Pearl. The […]

138 journalists killed in Pakistan since 1990: IFJ

138 journalists killed in Pakistan since 1990: IFJISLAMABAD: As the year 2020 draws to a close, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in a ‘White Paper on Global Journalism’ listed five countries, including Pakistan and India, as the ‘Most Dangerous Countries for Practice of Journalism in the World’. The white paper marks the 13th anniversary of the ‘The List of Journalists Killed […]

SHC case about Daniel Pearl murder seems to be weak: SC

SHC case about Daniel Pearl murder seems to be weak: SCISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday noted that the Sindh government case about kidnapping and killing of Daniel Pearl, Bureau Chief of Wall Street Journal in Pakistan, seems to be weak, as there are many loopholes in it. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam conducted hearing of […]

Daniel Pearl murder case: Third witness to testify in court

Daniel Pearl murder case: Third witness to testify in courtISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a case against acquittal of accused by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in American journalist Daniel Pearl murder case till Wednesday. A three-member special bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Yahya […]