Nawaz strongly refutes high treason allegations against him

Nawaz strongly refutes high treason allegations against himLAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly rejected the allegations of high treason levelled against him in a petition pending adjudication before the Lahore High Court and maintained that “the act of sedition is even unthinkable for me”. Though Mr Sharif did not attend Monday’s hearing of the petition by a full bench, his […]

Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrest

Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrestKARACHI: The Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) have expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Amnesty called upon the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to harass or intimidate journalists. Mr Almeida, an […]

LHC issues warrants for Almeida, orders govt to put him on ECL

LHC issues warrants for Almeida, orders govt to put him on ECLLAHORE: The Lahore High Court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida on Monday and ordered the authorities concerned to put his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) for not attending the proceedings in a petition seeking action against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on […]

The Media in Pakistan

Having been affiliated with the Pakistani media industry for over a decade, Puruesh Chaudhary has become as an integral part of the country’s crop of young and ambitious players in the media sector. From initially working with two leading, local television channels – DAWN and SAMAA TV – Chaudhary has been invited to deliver lectures …

Copies of Dawn burnt again

Gohar Ali Khan HYDERABAD: Armed men continued to snatch and burn copies of Dawn in Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Dadu, Hala and Benazirabad for the second day on Sunday. Dozens of bundles of the newspaper were snatched from stalls and hawkers in Hyderabad and other towns in interior of Sindh. According to Sindh regional manager of Dawn …