SC admits treason plea against journalists, SAFMA

SAFMA

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a petition filed by political analyst Zaid Hamid seeking a treason trial against well-known journalists and the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) for allegedly undermining the Two Nation Theory and glory of Islam. The petition has also nominated director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), minister for …

Altaf expresses concern over threats against journalists

LONDON: Founder of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain has expressed concern over threats made against journalists. He has demanded that the government should take a serious notice of the threats and provide protection to senior journalists and anchor-persons. In a statement issued from London, Hussain said, “It is on the record that the …

Freedom of expression

The murderous attack on Raza Rumi in Lahore in which his driver died was claimed by militant extremists, as was the subsequent threat to veteran media personality Imtiaz Alam. While the motive and responsibility for the dastardly assault on Hamid Mir in Karachi is still a matter of speculation, the threat to the freedom of …

Jio Hamid Mir

Hamid Mir attack

After the shameless attack on our senior colleague Hamid Mir last Sunday, the entire narrative on the media is now about Mir’s employer versus the ISI, the spy agency that Mir had suspected would attack him long before the attack happened. The usual suspects that are normally made to come forward whenever spy agencies or …

Attacks on journalists: ‘Despots’unnerved by independent media, says Jabbar Khattak

KARACHI: Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors Society (CPNE) Secretary General, Dr Jabbar Khattak on Wednesday said certain ‘despotic’ elements did not like the presence of an independent media in the country and were targeting media persons because they spread awareness among the masses. Addressing editors from Sindh at the CPNE Secretariat, he said the threat …