Pakistani journalists face criminal complaints for covering dissident political leader

Pakistani journalists face criminal complaints for covering dissident political leaderJournalists in the town of Badin in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have been protesting against the police for falsely involving ten journalists in criminal complaints. Three of the journalists have been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). The journalists said that they are being victimized for covering the activities of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza, a dissident […]

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Case against Geo TV quashed

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court quashed on Friday a case lodged against Geo TV for broadcasting a programme whose contents were deemed sacrilegious. The management of the TV channel, the host of the programme and some others were booked on charges of airing the objectionable contents in a morning show in May. On the directive of …

FIR of attack on Hamid Mir lodged

KARACHI: Karachi police have registered an FIR against unidentified assailants into an armed attack against senior journalist Hamid Mir. The case was registered on behalf of sub-inspector Shahadat Khan under section 15 of Anti-Terrorism Act and 324/34 and 427 of PPO at the Airport Police Station. According to the FIR, the attack on Hamid Mir …

Media and the inept Balochistan government

By: Ejaz Haider The cabinet-less Balochistan government, as effective as a blindfolded man walking down a busy highway, decided this week to lodge a First Information Report against a private TV channel for airing a video of how the self-styled Balochistan Liberation Army goons destroyed the Quaid’s Residency in Ziarat. But this isn’t all. The …