Zardari for ensuring freedom of expression

Zardari for ensuring freedom of expressionISLAMABAD – Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday advocated freedom of expression, right to information and an end to crimes against journalists. In a message on the World Press Freedom Day, to be marked today (Wednesday), Zardari said that there was a systematic erosion of freedom of expression in the name of ideology and […]

PFUJ rejects govt’s order for action against newspaper

PFUJ rejects govt’s order for action against newspaperISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) led by Afzal Butt has rejected the government’s demand from the APNS to take ‘disciplinary action’ against the Dawn newspaper. According to a press release, the PFUJ said: “We totally reject this direction because the dismissal of the Information Minister, Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs and Principal […]

Dawn Leaks: Nisar directed to implement committee recommendations

Dawn Leaks: Nisar directed to implement committee recommendationsISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan to implement recommendations of the committee, which probed Dawn Leaks, in letter and spirit. In a meeting on Thursday, the interior minister briefed the prime minister about important issues including the Dawn Leaks case. According to the interior ministry spokesperson, all the legal […]

Dawn leaks commission submits final report

Dawn leaks commission submits final reportISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said it has received the report, compiled by a committee that probed into the publication in the daily Dawn of a controversial story about a national security meeting and that the report will be submitted to the prime minister on Wednesday [today]. “The Dawn Leaks report was formally […]

Foreign Office refutes ‘malicious allegations’ against Tariq Fatemi

Foreign Office refutes ‘malicious allegations’ against Tariq FatemiISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Monday rebutted news stories against Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM) Tariq Fatemi as “irresponsible and malicious allegations.” “A section of the media has been running baseless stories about Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), alleging that he has left the country,” the Foreign […]

Dawnleaks report to be unveiled Monday or Tuesday: Nisar

Dawnleaks report to be unveiled Monday or Tuesday: NisarTAXILA – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar vowed again that the Dawn Leaks report would be unveiled either on Monday or Tuesday citing the delay was due to Panama case verdict. “Dawn leaks report issuance was revoked due to Panama Gate verdict but now it will be surfaced till Tuesday,” he said while addressing here a […]