Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand extended till Sept 3

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s judicial remand extended till Sept 3LAHORE: An accountability court Thursday extended judicial remand of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till Sept 3. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Advocate Muhammad Nawaz represented Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in Thursday’s hearing. The Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief is in custody for more than 160 days in a case which was of documentary […]

Harassment of women journalists: Complaints to be sent to FIA, says Bilawal

Harassment of women journalists: Complaints to be sent to FIA, says BilawalISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party and Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday said the issue of harassment of women journalists would be discussed with the other political parties and the recorded statements would be pursued till their logical end. “On this issue of online harassment of women journalists, anchors […]

SHC dismisses plea against detention in Pearl case

SHC dismisses plea against detention in Pearl caseKARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) has dismissed a petition challenging the extended detention of the men accused of kidnapping and murdering Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, terming it inadmissible. A division bench, comprising Justice Nazar Akbar and Justice Abdul Mobeen Lakho, on Monday heard the petition regarding the extended detention of the accused. Ahmed […]

Publishers, HR activists to contest Tahaffuz bill

LAHORE: The publishing industry, education sector, research and human rights organisations have expressed their concern at the Tahaffuz-i-Bunyad-i-Islam Bill recently passed by the Punjab Assembly and threatened to challenge the proposed legislation in a court of law. “We believe the bill is an invasion on freedom of expression and critical thinking and will also spell […]

Women journalists seek protection against attacks on social media

Women journalists seek protection against attacks on social mediaKARACHI: A group of well-known Pakistani female journalists and commentators have sought protection against what they termed “vicious attacks” directed at them through social media, allegedly by people linked to the PTI government. A joint statement, which has been signed so far by 30 female journalists belonging to various media outlets and mediums, stated that […]

PBA urges Pemra to suspend license of BOL News

PBA urges Pemra to suspend license of BOL NewsLAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has urged Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take strong action against BOL News by passing prohibitory order and suspension and revocation of its license for using blackmailing tactics to extort business from advertising agencies. According to details, PBA in its complaint to Pemra against M/s […]

SC chides police over report in journalist kidnap case

SC chides police over report in journalist kidnap caseISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday censured the capital police chief over the report on the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan which the court found “altogether unsatisfactory”. “In which age do you live?” Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed asked Islamabad Inspector General of Police Amir Zulfikar Khan during the hearing of a contempt […]

Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 20th

Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 20thLAHORE: The accountability court Wednesday extended judicial remand of Jang/ Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for August 20. The accountability court judge, Asad Ali, has also directed authorities to produce Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before the court. It is pertinent to mention that the Jang-Geo editor-in-chief is in custody for more than 145 days in a case which […]