Another attack on Jang/Geo Group in the offing?

Another attack on Jang/Geo Group in the offing?ISLAMABAD: After establishing a controversial case against the Jang-Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and arresting him, preparations have been made for another attack on the largest media group of the country. In a latest development as part of steps to gag the voice of independent media, the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government has contacted the […]

S Asia’s top editors, media professionals protest Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest

S Asia’s top editors, media professionals protest Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrestDELHI/KATHMANDU/DHAKA/COLOMBO/BOSTON: Leading editors and media professionals from South Asia today protested actions against the media in Pakistan and India: the detention of Pakistani editor and publisher Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in Lahore and legal action against the independent Indian online portal, The Wire. “The preoccupation of the world public and opinion makers with the COVID-19 pandemic has […]

I’ve discussed Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest with PM, says Sheikh Rashid

I’ve discussed Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest with PM, says Sheikh RashidLAHORE: The Railways Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, has said he has discussed the issue of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest with Prime Minister Imran Khan. Addressing a press conference at Pakistan Railways headquarters here on Saturday, he said he believed the government should have friendly relations with all media groups. “In a core committee meeting, […]

Sindh to hire private counsel to plead Daniel Pearl case appeal

Sindh to hire private counsel to plead Daniel Pearl case appealISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has decided to engage a private counsel to plead appeal against the Sindh High Court (SHC) order for acquittal and releases of prisoners in Daniel Pearl murder case. The SHC on April 2 commuted death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh – convicted for kidnapping and murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl […]

SHC verdict in Pearl case will be challenged, FM tells US

SHC verdict in Pearl case will be challenged, FM tells USISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah MehmoodQureshi on Saturday assured the United States the government would challenge the overturning by the Sindh High Court of the death penalty handed down earlier to the main accused in murder of journalist Daniel Pearl. In a statement, MrQure­shi said there is an appellate forum (the Supreme Court) where the verdict […]

Media workers complain of restrictions

Media workers complain of restrictionsLAHORE: Media workers have complained while returning home from their duties, they are denied access to their residential areas by police, who beefed up security measures on several roads. The journalists were said to have introduced themselves by displaying their press identity cards, but the armed police personnel refused to let them pass. A journalist […]

CFWIJ launches COVID-19 resources for journalists and newsrooms

CFWIJ launches COVID-19 resources for journalists and newsroomsKARACHI: The Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ) has launched its COVID-19 resources page focused on women journalists covering coronavirus around the world. This page aims to provide tools to journalists and newsrooms. During these unprecedented times, CFWIJ is monitoring reporting around the pandemic by women journalists the world over. A map by CFWIJ shows […]

Global forums of news publishers, editors write to PM: Immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman urged

Global forums of news publishers, editors write to PM: Immediate release of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman urgedISLAMABAD: The World Association of News Publishers and the World Editors Forum, which represent 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries, has expressed deep concern at the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of the Jang/Geo Media Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and called for his immediate release. “We take this opportunity to […]