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Journalist granted bail on posting critical comments on Facebook

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Karachi July 6: On July 5, Zafar Achakzai, a journalist of daily “Qudrat” Quetta-based Urdu newspaper, granted bail against Rs80, 000 after six days of remand by court in Quetta, Balochistan a province of Pakistan. On June 29 Achakzai was booked by Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) under Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016, for […]

Mangroves in peril

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A CAVALIER approach to environmental issues is outmoded, myopic and often indicative of a callous disregard for human life. According to a report in this newspaper yesterday, an LNG import terminal project to be constructed at Port Qasim will entail the cutting down of around 900 mangrove trees. The project envisages the import of 4.5 […]

The playful side of Esharp

The age of internet has made many things possible, including the emergence of a universe where artists and fans can communicate and engage with one another without a middle man. Though the role of traditional media has not been rendered thus far, the arrival, growth and acceptance of social media platforms has had a strong […]

Quetta court grants bail to journalist arrested by FIA over ‘anti-state’ social media posts

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A Quetta court on Wednesday granted bail to journalist Zafarullah Achakzai, arrested by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for allegedly writing against national security institutions on social media. Achakzai, who was working for Qudrat, a Quetta-based daily, had been arrested by the FIA on June 25 under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016. He was later remanded to […]

PPF raises concern over the killing and free expression violations

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned over the brutal murder, conviction and detention of journalists and blogger in Mexico, Vietnam and Myanmar. On July 4, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico is alarmed at the brutal murder of journalist Salvador Adame; whose burnt body was […]

Journalist Taha Siddiqui’s case shifted to cybercrime circle

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ISLAMABAD: The investigating officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), accused of harassing journalist Taha Siddiqui, informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that he had become irrelevant to the case as it had been transferred to the cyber crime circle. FIA’s deputy director Noman Ashraf Bodla in a written reply to the IHC in response […]