IHC disposes of petition against Geo, Jang Group

petition against Geo

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) disposed of the petition regarding cancellation of licence of Pakistan’s most famous TV channel Geo News and checks on the publications of the Jang Group as the petitioners failed to pursue the case. On the occasion of hearing of the case on Thursday, the petitioners and their counsel did …

Moves on to weaken independent media, democracy

Geo independent media

ISLAMABAD: The intriguing but matching timing of an attack on the most influential media group in Pakistan — the Jang/Geo Group — and the street agitation of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) have raised many eyebrows here. This situation raises the fundamental question of whether the stage is being set to …

Ansar Abbasi gets more threats, another columnist warned

ISLAMABAD: Amid government’s complete silence and FIA’s failure to track the faceless Internet thug “Khaki Power”, editor investigations of The News, Ansar Abbasi, has received a fresh email warning him “not to cross the red lines”. The “Khaki Power” using the same e-mail address –khaki@safe-mail.net — has also threatened another senior columnist, whom he told …

JI leaders express concern over threats to columnists

LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq and Secretary General Liaqat Baloch have expressed deep concern over the threats being received by well-known columnists and analysts Ansar Abbasi and Ahmed Noorani, through emails and telephone. In a joint statement here Sunday, they called on the government and the law enforcement agencies to expose the elements hurling threats …

Journalist Noorani files complaint of harassment with FIA

assassination of journalism

ISLAMABAD: Ahmad Noorani, The News correspondent in Islamabad, has moved the Cyber Crimes Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after receiving threatening calls and repeated threatening messages. Noorani was sent abusive messages and threats by a retired brigadier of the Pakistan Army Tarik Niazi on Twitter and Facebook. The account used by Brigadier (retd) …

Ansar Abbasi receives e-mail threat

ISLAMABAD: Editor Investigations of The News Ansar Abbasi on Saturday received a threatening e-mail message from someone identifying himself as “Khaki Power” and threatening the senior journalist to “Behave” and “weigh the pros and cons” of his words. Received from “Khaki Power” via the email address “khaki@safe-mail.net”, the message clearly said: “This is not a …