Mashaal Radio shutdown: Is Pakistan suppressing foreign media?

Mashaal Radio shutdown: Is Pakistan suppressing foreign media?The shutting down of a US-funded Pashto-language radio station has raised concern over Pakistani authorities clamping down on free speech and Western media outlets in the country. Shah Meer Baloch reports. Flags of the US, RFE/RL and the Czech Republic waving in the wind in front of the RFE/RL headquarters in Prague (picture-alliance/dpa/M.Kamaryt) Pakistan’s Interior […]

Contempt notices issued to TV channel’s owner, anchor

Contempt notices issued to TV channel’s owner, anchorISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued contempt notices to the owner and four employees of Waqt TV on Wednesday after taking exception to a programme aired this week. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the notices to Rameeza Majeed Nizami, the owner of Nawa-i-Waqt Group, anchorperson Matiullah Jan, bureau chief Sardar Hameed and producers Mohammad […]

Radio broadcast continues from Prague after bureau’s closure

Radio broadcast continues from Prague after bureau’s closurePRAGUE: With its Pakistan bureau shut by the authorities last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Pashto-language station is broadcasting from its headquarters in a distant Prague, waiting for “the dust to settle”, according to its senior editor. The Islamabad office of Radio Mashaal, or Torch in Pashto, with a target audience of some 10 million […]

Protest held against journalist’s detention Listen

Protest held against journalist’s detention ListenJournalists and members of the civil society attended a demonstration organised by the Young Journalists of Pakistan (YJP) outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday evening to protest against the alleged harassment and detention of a journalist, Fawad Hasan. Hasan, who is associated with Express Tribune, was allegedly picked up by security officials from the […]