Media freedoms under threat

Media freedoms under threatFor the past several years, international media watchdogs have been listing Pakistan among most dangerous countries for media practitioners. Yet there is no sign of improvement. In fact, harassment, assault and murder remain the wages of freedom of expression. In its Media Freedom report, 2020, the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) presents a grim […]

News agent shot dead in Batkhela

News agent shot dead in BatkhelaBATKHELA: A newsagent was gunned down while his associate suffered injuries when unknown assailants opened fire on them here on Monday night. According to Levies personnel and residents, Sardar Ali along with his associate Zahir Shah was on way home at 9pm on Monday when unknown assailants attacked them. As a result, Mr Ali was […]

Pearl case accused moved to new premises

Pearl case accused moved to new premisesKARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday moved Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the prime accused in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl, and his four associates from jail to a newly-built facility inside the prison, sources privy to the development said. The move came in line with the Supreme Court’s orders last week that […]

Sindh PA to pass journalists’ protection bill soon: Nasir Shah

Sindh PA to pass journalists’ protection bill soon: Nasir ShahKARACHI: Leaders of various political parties, rights groups and journalists fraternity during a seminar on Saturday expressed serious concerns over harassment of journalists, unannounced censorship through financial curbs on media houses, threats to owners and journalists by anti-media forces to compel them to toe the official line or face government’s wrath. They demanded of the […]

Written SC order in Daniel Pearl case

Written SC order in Daniel Pearl caseISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has issued written order about its February 02 hearing in connection with release of the accused Ahmad Omar Sheikh in Daniel Pearl murder case. It has been said in the written order that facility of comfortable residence in jail be provided to Ahmad Omar Sheikh for two days. All the necessary […]