Security guards damaged my reputation: Nawaz

Security guards damaged my reputation: NawazISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif expressed regret over the assault of a private television channel cameraman and said the behaviour of his security guards had damaged his reputation. Journalists staged a protest on the arrival of Mr Sharif in the accountability court on Tuesday. Mr Sharif, however, went straight to the courtroom to attend the trial […]

Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrest

Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrestKARACHI: The Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) have expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Amnesty called upon the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to harass or intimidate journalists. Mr Almeida, an […]

CPJ calls on Pakistan to act on pledged commitments to press freedom

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Office of the Prime Minister Islamabad, Pakistan Via facsimile: +92-51-2852663 Your Excellency: We are writing to express our deep concern about the deteriorating climate for press … Read More

Pakistan Geo media group targeted by ongoing attacks

VIENNA: The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over Pakistani regulators’ decision suspending the licence of the Geo media group. Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) suspended Geo TV, … Read More

Tahir Ashrafi against ban on any channel, asks PM to step in

ISLAMABAD: Allama Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, has strongly opposed banning of any media group, including Geo/Jang Group operations, on any pretext. He also asked Prime Minister Nawaz … Read More