PBA slams attack on Mir, urges restraint

Mir case

KARACHI: The Executive Committee of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), in a meeting held in Karachi on Thursday, once again condemned the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and urged concerned authorities to apprehend those responsible for the incident. “Since a judicial commission has been appointed to probe the incident, PBA stresses the need to …

FIR of attack on Hamid Mir lodged

KARACHI: Karachi police have registered an FIR against unidentified assailants into an armed attack against senior journalist Hamid Mir. The case was registered on behalf of sub-inspector Shahadat Khan under section 15 of Anti-Terrorism Act and 324/34 and 427 of PPO at the Airport Police Station. According to the FIR, the attack on Hamid Mir …

Jail chief denies Wali Babar killers getting VIP treatment

KARACHI: District Jail administration Shikarpur is providing illegal facilities to the convicts of Wali Babar murder case due to their political backing, The News has learnt. An official of District Jail Shikarpur told The News on the condition of anonymity that convicts of Wali Babar case Faisal Mehmood alias Nafsiyati, Naveed alias Polka, Muhammad Ali …

MQM seeks ban on Taliban’s media coverage

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) urged the government on Wednesday to promulgate an ordinance to restrict the print and electronic media from publishing or broadcasting any statement of the Taliban. The MQM coordination committee appealed to the government to provide full protection to all newspaper and electronic media offices so that journalists could continue …

Attacks on media houses: Journalists warn of countrywide rallies

KARACHI/PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD – Like other parts of the country, journalists’ organisations on Tuesday staged protest demonstrations against the bomb attacks on Nawa-i-Waqt Group offices and other media houses in Karachi. Leaders of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists including Khurshid Abbasi, Amin Yousaf, President of Karachi Union of Journalists GM Jamali, Secretary of Karachi Union of …

Journalist picked up, thrashed by police

KARACHI: A young journalist accused police on Friday of picking him up and thrashing him last week. Ali K. Chishti, a correspondent of Friday Times, said he was intercepted by some half a dozen policemen in the PECHS area minutes after he had left his office with driver on Aug 30. Mr Chishti, who felt …