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 […]

PPF condemns attack on journalist in Sri Lanka

PPF condemns attack on journalist in Sri LankaPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Nadarajah Kugarajah. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal attack on a journalist for doing his job and urged the concerned authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter […]

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 […]

PPF condemns summoning human rights activists in Kuwait

PPF condemns summoning human rights activists in KuwaitPakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait has expressed concern over the decision of Electronic and Cyber Crime Combatting Department (ECCCD) to summon two human rights activists Abdul Hakim Al-Fadhli and Hamed Jameel for their social media activities. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in […]

Govt to crack down on social media misuse

Govt to crack down on social media misuseISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has announced to launch a major crackdown against elements using social media to propagate extremist narrative. Addressing the closing session of a training workshop for parliamentarians at the PIPS here on Wednesday, the minister said a mechanism to this effect has been prepared in consultations with the security agencies. […]