2 terrorists linked with Pearl killing arrested

2 terrorists linked with Pearl killing arrestedMANSEHRA  –   Two Pakistan Taliban terrorists have been arrested for their involvement in the kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl and several terror-related activities in the country, officials said on Friday. The Counter-Terrorism Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mansehra district said they are the most dreaded terrorists of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Daniel Pearl, […]

Govt striving to resolve media issues: Samsam

Govt striving to resolve media issues: SamsamLAHORE: Punjab Information and Culture Minister Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari said Thursday the government was making all-out efforts to solve the problems of the journalist community. He was chairing a departmental meeting at the office of DGPR Punjab here on Thursday. Secretary Information Momin Agha, DGPR Punjab Dr. Muhammad Aslam Dogar and others attended the […]

Journo, brother injured in armed attack

Journo, brother injured in armed attackMIRPURKHAS : A local journalist and his brother were seriously injured in an attack by suspects in Baloch Para of Lalchandabad here the other day. According to police, local journalist Fahad Malik and his younger brother Abdul Wahab Malik were at their house when suspect Sarwar Awan and his two sons including Azeem Sarwar Awan […]

Journalist’s bail extended by one week

Journalist’s bail extended by one weekKARACHI: A district court on Wednesday extended by one week an interim pre-arrest bail of journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and giving defamatory remarks about institutions of the state. The Federal Investigation Agency had booked Mr Jillani in a case registered under Sections 500 (punishment for […]

Media muzzled

Media muzzledPrevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) is just an addition to the already existing laws that are often used against the media and journalists; laws that allow the government of the day and the state to resort to newer tactics of censorship without having to use muscle power. To this day, no one knows […]

Ex-servicemen body supports Pemra’s restrictions

Ex-servicemen body supports Pemra’s restrictionsISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) has supported the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) decision to impose restrictions on TV channels over inviting retired military officers to their talk shows and other programmes as defence analysts. A statement issued by the PESS on Sunday said that the society distanced itself from a decision taken […]