Satirical novel “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” has been seized

Satirical novel “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” has been seizedAward-winning satire “A Case of Exploding Mangoes “by   journalist turned novelist Mohammed Hanif  about Pakistan’s former Martial law administrator /president Gen Zia-ul-Haq has been confiscated in a raid on the publisher and the author  is reported to receive a defamation notice from Gen Zia’s son. The book allegedly, pokes fun at the country’s former military […]

Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon sends legal notice to filmmaker Jami

Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon, through his lawyer, sent a legal notice to filmmaker Jamshed Mahmood on Monday under Section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002, asking for an unconditional public apology and retraction of rape allegations. Talking to, the director, popularly known as Jami, said that he had received the notice and was in […]

Fawad, anchorperson seek police action

Fawad, anchorperson seek police actionLAHORE: The row between Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and anchorperson Mubasher Lucman took a surprise turn on Monday when the two filed applications with police, seeking action against each other for hurling `serious threats.’ In his application submitted to the Model Town station house officer, Mr Chaudhry said that he was […]

Fawad slaps another anchorperson

Fawad slaps another anchorpersonLAHORE: Federal Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry slapped an anchorperson for defaming him on Sunday. Anchorperson Mubasher Lucman has now become the second victim of the minister’s outrage over the past six months. Earlier he had slapped Sami Ibrahim in June. Mr Chaudhry slapped Mr Lucman allegedly for tagging him with TikTok stars Hareem […]

Govt officers urged to use social media responsibly

Govt officers urged to use social media responsiblyISLAMABAD: Special As­­­­­sistant to the Prime Min­ister on Information and Broad­casting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that social media was taking over electronic media and government officers needed to adapt to the changing scenario. Addressing information officers at a function held at the Information Services Academy (ISA), the special assistant said that electronic […]

Notice issued on journalist’s plea against conviction

Notice issued on journalist’s plea against convictionKARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the prosecutor general of Sindh on an appeal of a journalist against his conviction in a case of possessing literature to incite religious hatred. An antiterrorism court had sentenced Nasrullah Khan Chaudhry to five years in prison last week and Mr Chaudhry, a journalist […]