Sindh govt lawyer cites testimonies in Pearl killing case

Sindh govt lawyer cites testimonies in Pearl killing caseISLAMABAD: The Sindh government’s counsel Farooq H. Naek on Thursday cited the testimonies of a taxi driver and a police liaison officer to establish that Wall Street Journal journalist Danial Pearl was indeed kidnapped and later murdered. The counsel argued before a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam that Nasir Abbas, the […]

Pearl’s murder was related to international terrorism, court told

Pearl’s murder was related to international terrorism, court toldISLAMABAD: The Sindh government’s counsel Farooq H. Naek on Wednesday tried to convince the Supreme Court that the kidnapping and subsequent cold-blooded murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl was part of events related to international terrorism. To substantiate the claim, he cited the testimony of principal accused Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh who, during the recording […]

SC adjourns hearing of appeals in Daniel Pearl murder case

SC adjourns hearing of appeals in Daniel Pearl murder caseISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday adjourned hearing of a case against the acquittal of accused persons by the Sindh High Court (SHC) in the American journalist Daniel Pearl’s murder case till Wednesday. A three-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice […]

CJA welcomes experts’ report on safe refuge for journalists at risk

CJA welcomes experts’ report on safe refuge for journalists at riskKARACHI: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) has welcomed the report of the Independent High-Level Panel of Legal Experts (IHLPLE) on media freedom published on Monday and urged the Commonwealth governments to implement its recommendations to provide safe refuge to journalists at risk. Endorsing the report, CJA president Mahendra Ved said: “This is a timely report […]

IOJK journalist nominated for RSF Press Freedom Awards

IOJK journalist nominated for RSF Press Freedom AwardsRAWALPINDI: A journalist from Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) has been nominated for the 2020 RSF Press Freedom Awards. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have issued a list of 12 journalists and media outlets from 12 countries who have been nominated for the awards, to be awarded in Taipei on December 8, says an RSF […]

PEMRA ban on airing Nawaz speeches challenged in court

PEMRA ban on airing Nawaz speeches challenged in courtISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and 15 renowned journalists, anchorpersons and media analysts have filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra)’s prohibition order to all TV news channels banning the broadcast of speeches, interviews and public addresses by proclaimed offenders and absconders. […]