International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalist 2020

2020 presents a grim picture for press freedom in Pakistan – Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) 2020 presents a grim picture for press freedom in Pakistan with multiple attempts to silence the voices of the media in the print, broadcast and online spheres. The media in Pakistan continues to work under an environment of fear and significant constraints […]

Release Jang-Geo editor-in-chief, demands CJA

Release Jang-Geo editor-in-chief, demands CJATORONTO, Canada: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) calls on the Government of Pakistan to release the Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in detention since March 12. The CJA stated Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun are contrary to the bureau’s established practice and […]

NAB chairman briefed on Mir Shakil case

NAB chairman briefed on Mir Shakil caseLAHORE: National Accountability Bureau chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal was briefed on Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s case during his visit to the provincial headquarters here on Thursday. According to NAB, a combined investigation team (CIT) accompanied by legal and land revenue experts headed by NAB Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem briefed the chairman on […]

Journalists continue protest against arrest of Jang-Geo head

Journalists continue protest against arrest of Jang-Geo headLAHORE/RAWALPINDI: The Jang/Geo Media Group workers and other journalists on Tuesday continued protests against arrest of the Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a fake case and demanded his immediate release. They expressed strong concern over shifting of Geo News to last numbers on cable network and shutting down its […]

PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARY

PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARYISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has written a letter to the government hinting at possible favoritism to the ARY in Rs1 billion fraud case that the government had caught in 2013. The illegal exemption certificate on airtime/content claimed by the FBR worth multimillion rupees has opened up a new Pandora’s box prompting the PBA […]

Freedom of media

Freedom of mediaIt is a matter of shame that even after 73 years of independence our governments have not realized and understood the importance of freedom of expression. We have had a long history of demonstrations and movements against the highhandedness of the various governments that tried to suppress the media – both electronic and print. Today […]