Accountability Court extends Mir Shakil’s judicial remand for 22 days

Accountability Court extends Mir Shakil’s judicial remand for 22 daysLAHORE—An accountability court in Lahore on Monday extended the judicial remand of Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman, owner of Jang Group, in a graft case for 22 days. Along with the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Mir is facing a case of illegal land allotment. According to the National Accountability Bureau’s reference, then chief minister of Punjab Nawaz […]

Death threats to Hamid Mir, Muhammad Malick in social media video

Death threats to Hamid Mir, Muhammad Malick in social media videoISLAMABAD—Freedom Network on Monday demanded that Press Information Department (PID) take a serious view of a video in which death threats were hurled to television presenters Hamid Mir of Geo News and Muhammad Malick of 92 News. Mir, in a tweet, said that a cleric from Rawalpindi abused some opposition leaders and honorable judges in […]

PEMRA serves notices on 12 channels for ‘irresponsible coverage’

PEMRA serves notices on 12 channels for ‘irresponsible coverage’ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (PEMRA) on Monday issued notices to several news channels for ‘irresponsible coverage’ of the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi. The regulator served notices on ARY, Geo, Express-News, DawnNews, BOL, Such, GNN, Abb Takk, Capital, GTV, Dunya News and Channel 24. “Channels have been asked to respond within 7 […]

SC to take up plea for urgent hearing of Pearl case today

SC to take up plea for urgent hearing of Pearl case todayISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will take up on Monday the Sindh government’s request for urgent hearing of its appeal against the overturning of Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh’s conviction for the killing of Wall Street Journal (WSJ) bureau chief Daniel Pearl. The apex court at the last hearing on June 1 had asked the Sindh government to furnish complete record […]

Musaddik apologises

Musaddik apologisesIslamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-N Senator Musaddik Malik got embroiled into a controversy after he said on national television that a certain journalist “should be set on fire” for not being respectful enough towards victims of the PIA plane crash tragedy. “This Tahir [the journalist] sahib, I don’t know who he is. Is he the head […]

Pearl murder case: SC to hear appeal against SHC verdict tomorrow

Pearl murder case: SC to hear appeal against SHC verdict tomorrowISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday fixed the hearing of the US journalist Daniel Pearl murder case for June 29. A three-member bench of the top court will hear the Sindh government and Daniel Pearl parents plea seeking suspension of the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) judgment regarding acquitting/ releasing the accused in Daniel […]

NAB files reference against Nawaz, Jang editor-in-chief

NAB files reference against Nawaz, Jang editor-in-chiefLAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday filed its reference before an accountability court in a 34-year-old land allotment case against Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and two others. The reference filed under section 18 (g) read with section 24 (b) of the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 accused […]

Pakistan: Directive by electronic media regulator imposes restrictions on coverage of health services

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 25 introduced a set of restrictive directives for reporting and coverage of COVID-19 by television channels. The restrictions imposed in the directives include “any violence at hospitals, emergency situation, attack, offensive behavior towards healthcare workers may not be telecast in order to protect honor and dignity […]