Home dept opposes transfer of convicts in Wali Babar case

Home dept opposes transfer of convicts in Wali Babar caseKARACHI: Sindh home department on Tuesday opposed the transfer of convicts, accused in the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar, from Larkana to Karachi Central Jail. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Aftab Gorar and Justice Amjad Ali Sahito, heard the plea about the transfer of Syed Muhammad Ali Rizvi, Faisal Mehmood, Tahir Naveed and Muhammad Shahrukh […]

Re-discovering the wonders of radio

Re-discovering the wonders of radioOn December 7, 2018 there concluded a series of weekly radio programmes in Urdu broadcast from August 11, 2017 to December 7, 2018. The undersigned had the privilege of presenting this series on the FM 105 radio network of Pakistan and simultaneously also broadcast on the Voice of Youth radio network. The series was titled […]

Freedom: the great debate

Freedom: the great debateWhen the fundamental rights to ‘liberty’ and ‘dignity’ guaranteed by Articles 9 and 14 of the constitution have limited real-life utility, the heavily conditioned Article 19 promising free speech is dead in the water. Why? Because we are a society where deference to authority is ingrained at every stage of one’s socialisation, where ‘freedom’ is […]

SC rejects man’s bail for violating cyber law

SC rejects man’s bail for violating cyber lawISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed bail of a Christian man involved in violating the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) 2016 by sharing objectionable photos of a woman on social media and blackmailing her. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the appeal of […]

‘Radio broke nexus between language and power’

‘Radio broke nexus between language and power’KARACHI: The power of radio in reaching the widest audience in the world was recognised on Wednesday at the Arts Council Karachi where famous broadcasters and radio channel owners gathered to mark World Radio Day. This year’s theme, as given by Unesco, is ‘dialogue, tolerance and peace’. According to UN Secretary General António Guterres, whose […]

TV journalist held for ‘defaming’ state institutions granted bail

TV journalist held for ‘defaming’ state institutions granted bailA duty magistrate in Lahore on Sunday granted bail to Din News TV host Rizwanur Rehman Razi ‘Dada’, who was arrested a day earlier for allegedly uploading “defamatory and obnoxious” posts against the judiciary, government institutions and intelligence agencies on his Twitter account. The magistrate ordered his release on bail against a surety bond of Rs100,000. The Federal Investigation […]