UK minister says media freedom cannot be curbed

LONDON: Britain’s Secretary of the State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith has said that freedom of the press is fundamentally important to protect all kinds of freedoms and no government or authority shall be allowed to take away these freedoms under any excuse or pretext. The senior Tory leader and UK government figure …

FIR order against journalists unlawful

FIR

ISLAMABAD: The unanimous opinion of legal experts is that the additional sessions judge and the Justice of Peace Islamabad, who passed an order under section 22-A Cr.PC to register an FIR against journalists under the treason and terrorism acts, is unlawful and the JP didn’t fulfil the requirements of the law. The JP has transgressed …

UK rally backs Hamid Mir, warns against ban on Geo

UK rally backs on ban geo

LONDON: Pakistanis in Britain have called on the government of Pakistan to ensure that Hamid Mir gets justice through a thorough and completely transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a well-planned gun attack aimed at ending his life in Karachi a week ago. At a large rally held outside Pakistan High Commission here, British Pakistanis …

IHC, LHC dismiss pleas for ban on Geo, Jang Group

ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Friday dismissed the petition of a local journalist, seeking ban on Geo television. The petitioner named the Federation of Pakistan through secretary Ministry of Defence, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Mir Ibrahim Rehman, chief executive officer Geo TV, Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Amir …

FO condemns attack on Hamid Mir

ISLAMABAD: While the Defense Ministry wants to ban Geo and Jang Group newspapers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday showed some compassion when it condemned attack on Hamid Mir. At the weekly media briefing, the spokesperson was reminded that the US State Department, Reporters without Borders and the Amnesty International had condemned the brutal attack …