Pakistan- Journalist says he faces vindictive action over unveiling corruption

Pakistan- Journalist says he faces vindictive action over unveiling corruptionPESHAWAR: A case has been registered against senior journalist Ghulam Akbar Marwat in Lakki Marwat over unveiling alleged corruption in the distribution of subsidized flour. The Food Department has also accused the journalist of blackmailing. The journalist community has condemned the vindictive action against the journalist over reporting malpractices. Ghulam Akbar Marwat, who is president […]

THE YEAR IN COMEDY

THE YEAR IN COMEDYPakistan’s politics repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce. So, while you may initially be inclined to shed tears over it, a better reaction, I humbly suggest, might be to enjoy the absurdities for what they are. It is the greatest comic show, better than anything you could find on Netflix. And it certainly […]

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorshipPakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]

Police visit journalist house to arrest hardcore criminal

Police visit journalist house to arrest hardcore criminalISLAMABAD: Islamabad police on Friday visited home of a The News journalist in search of a hardcore criminal. The journalist is a senior member of The News investigation team. Showing the picture of a 50 years plus person with beard on his face, the Aabpara Police of Islamabad informed the members of the journalist’s family […]

PPF concerned over detention of journalist in Mozambique

PPF concerned over detention of journalist in MozambiquePakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique has expressed concern over the detention of a journalist along with a researcher and driver. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the detention of journalist and termed it an act to threaten journalists from investigating any story. PPF called on […]

Case registered against Sharif’s guards over attack on journalist

Case registered against Sharif’s guards over attack on journalistIslamabad police have registered a first investigation report (FIR) against five persons, including the security guards of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, for assaulting a Samaa TV cameraman on Monday. TV footage had showed Syed Wajid Ali, the cameraman, lying on the ground outside the parliament building after a security guard […]