APC condemns censorship, gags on media

APC condemns censorship, gags on mediaISLAMABAD: The main opposition leaders – Nawaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as well as the opposition parties’ APC declaration Sunday condemned curbs on the media. Reading out the allparties conference (APC) declaration, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said the meeting condemned unprecedented gags on the media and censorship. He also […]

Court extends remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till Oct 1

Court extends remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till Oct 1LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till October 1. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Senior lawyer Amjad Parvez represented Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman during the hearing. The court adjourned the hearing till October 1. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is in custody for more […]

Daniel Pearl murder case hearing adjourned

Daniel Pearl murder case hearing adjournedISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a case, against acquittal of accused by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in Daniel Pearl murder case, due to death of Prosecutor General (PG) Sindh’s mother.  A three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Qazi […]

Two charges dropped against journalist Bilal Farooqi

Two charges dropped against journalist Bilal FarooqiPolice on Saturday dropped two charges against journalist Bilal Farooqi, who was detained the previous evening over his social media posts that were allegedly critical of the military and promoted sectarian hatred. The investigating officer submitted a preliminary investigation report to the District South judicial magistrate-VI, saying that the offences under the Pakistan Penal Code’s […]

Police ordered to file challan against journalist Farooqi

Police ordered to file challan against journalist FarooqiKARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Saturday ordered the police to file a challan in a case against journalist Bilal Farooqi. Farooqi, a news editor at The Express Tribune, was detained in relation to an FIR registered against him two days ago. According to the FIR, he was booked under Section 505 of the Pakistan Penal […]

Journalist Bilal arrested for ‘objectionable’ posts

Journalist Bilal arrested for ‘objectionable’ postsKARACHI: Bilal Faroo­qui, a journalist associated with English daily Express Tribune, was detained from his home in Defence Housing Society by police on Friday evening, according to his family, friends and official sources. The chief of Karachi police, Additional IG Ghulam Nabi Memon, confirmed that the Station Investigation Officer of the Defence police station had […]