An Insider Account of Pakistani Censorship

Imran Khan, Tahir ul Qadri, and the ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence] are our best friends,” our weekly editorial meeting at Pakistan’s Express Tribune was (jokingly) told on Aug. 13, 2014, a day before the two political leaders began their separate long marches from Lahore to Islamabad, and plunged the country into crisis. “We know it’s not …

What a parliament that is silent!

KARACHI: A Jang Group spokesman said on Wednesday that an advertisement headlined “For God’s sake help us dear parliamentarians” has been appearing on the front pages of The News and Jang for two consecutive days and the editorial staff of the Jang Group has also contacted the heads, other leaders, senators and MNAs of almost …

Army asked to lift ban on Geo TV

KOHAT: Pakistan Rah-e-Haq (PRH) chairman Maulana Ibrahim Qasmi has asked the Pakistan Army to lift the ban on Geo TV and Jang Group and disperse the sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). He was speaking at the party’s convention here on Saturday. Maulana Obaidullah, Maulana Hameed, Maulana Haider Wakeel …

Cable operators can’t block any channel on their own: SHC

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday observed that cable operators had no right to close the transmission of any channel on their own. Hearing identical petitions filed by the Independent Media Corporation (IMC) against non-restoration of Geo News transmission after the lapse of the suspension order of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), …

SHC issues notice to DAG for July 6 in Geo case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to Deputy Attorney General (DAG) on petition of Independent Media Corporation (IMC) against non-restoration of Geo News transmission despite lapse of suspension order of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The petitioner submitted that Pemra had ordered its regional managers to restore the transmission …