Panel orders ministry to provide kidnapping footage

Panel orders ministry to provide kidnapping footageISLAMABAD: The three-member Information Commission of Pakistan on Thursday allowed the appeal of former senator Farhatullah Babar against the Interior Ministry and ordered it to provide the CCTV footage of the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan to the appellant. Matiuallah Jan was kidnapped on July 21 last from near the Government Girls’ School G-6/1-3 […]

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s remand extended till Nov 10

Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s remand extended till Nov 10LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till November 10. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is in custody for more than 217 days in the case. Moreover, the NAB had filed a reference over a property […]

LHC suspends Pemra ban on Motorway incident

LHC suspends Pemra ban on Motorway incidentLAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday suspended a notification of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) regarding the ban on the coverage of the Motorway gang-rape incident in electronic media. A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan and Justice Shakilur Rehman Khan passed the order on a petition by a […]

PBC includes more lawyers in body set up to defend journalists

PBC includes more lawyers in body set up to defend journalistsISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) — mother institution that regulates the affairs of the legal fraternity — on Saturday included more lawyers in the “Journalistic Defence Committee” it has constituted to provide legal assistance to and defend journalists. Through a notification the PBC further said that 12 lawyers in addition to seven lawyers had […]

Pakistan slaps ban on TikTok over ‘indecent content’

Pakistan slaps ban on TikTok over ‘indecent content’ISLAMABAD: After several warnings, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Friday placed a ban on TikTok in the country as different segments of society continued to complain against indecent/immoral short video sharing through the Chinese app. The telecom regulator issued instructions to relevant officials for blocking the application in the wake of the nature of […]

Detention of convict in Pearl murder case extended

Detention of convict in Pearl murder case extendedISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has extended for another three months the detention period of Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted of kidnapping The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) bureau Chief Daniel Pearl, the Supreme Court was informed on Wednesday. A three-judge SC bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, at the previous hearing on Sept 28 […]

Matiullah Jan’s kidnapping issue: Interior ministry refuses to send representative to Information Commission

Matiullah Jan’s kidnapping issue: Interior ministry refuses to send representative to Information CommissionISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry Thursday refused to send its representative to the Information Commission to explain why it has refused providing CCTV footage on the kidnapping of journalist Matiullah Jan recently to a citizen who had demanded it under the Right to Information Act of 2017. Earlier, the Interior Ministry had refused to even acknowledge […]

SC seeks record of case against Jang owner

SC seeks record of case against Jang ownerISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court hearing a post-arrest bail plea of Chief Executive of the Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakeelur Rehman on Thursday summoned the NAB prosecutor general and asked the trial court to furnish complete update of the case. A three-judge SC bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam had taken up the appeal of […]