Registration of anti-terrorist case against TV channel against freedom of expression: Senate committee

ISLAMABAD: Expressing its displeasure over registration of a case under anti-terrorist law against a private TV news channel, the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday directed the Balochistan government to refrain from registration of cases against media. The committee meeting chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that...

Mobile shop blown up in Charsadda explosion

CHARSADDA: Unidentified militants blew up a mobile shop with explosive material in Charsadda on Monday. The militants had planted a remote-controlled explosive device outside a mobile shop in Sardheri area. The shop, owned by Azizur Rehman, was damaged in the explosion. Bomb Disposal Squad said that one kilogramme of explosive...

Journalist threatened to leave Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Faced with threats from the law enforcement agencies, Karachi-based journalist Ali Chishti has been forced to move to the federal capital after being threatened by the Karachi police to leave the city. “Why am I so sure that they were police personnel? Because they had official weapons, official mobiles,...

Who is taking on journalists?

ISLAMABAD: With Karachi often described as a mafia city, it is increasingly becoming hostile towards journalists who are being forced into silence and compelled to flee the city. Infact, two journalists have had to leave their hometown within the last month. Although writing a report about parties harbouring militant wings...

Judicial inquiry into journalist’s abduction demanded

PESHAWAR: The media watchdog organisation Freedom Network (FN) has demanded a judicial inquiry into reports that men in police uniforms kidnapped, tortured and detained investigative journalist Ali K Chishti. “What Chishti has described is shocking that the Karachi police could kidnap a journalist to deliver him to the Boss,” FN...