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Journalists claim ‘voice of the people’ being silenced

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HYDERABAD:Accusing local authorities of trying to silence the voice of the people, journalists condemned the demolition of the Tando Allahyar district press club. On Friday, the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) visited the camp set up by local journalists adjacent to the press club, which was razed on Wednesday, in order to express solidarity. “This […]


HRCP concerned at rights defender’s disappearance

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LAHORE: Four months after the disappearance of political worker and human rights defender Idris Khattak, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) remains greatly concerned as to his physical and mental well being. Allegedly, Mr Khattak was forcibly disappeared on Nov 13, 2019, by four plainclothes men on the Swabi motorway interchange in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. […]


Media mogul’s arrest

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THE arrest of Jang Group owner Mir Shakilur Rehman by NAB has once again highlighted the anti-graft watchdog’s high-handedness and propensity to target critics. In a move that bears all the telltale signs of a witch-hunt, the bureau called Mr Rahman to appear before it and then proceeded to arrest him for allegedly acquiring land through illegal […]


Jang group owner remanded in NAB custody for 12 days

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday gra­nted 12-day physical rem­and of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman to the National Accounta­bi­lity Bureau (NAB) in a case relating to a 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him in 1986 by the then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif. NAB arrested Mr Reh­man on Thursday when he made his […]


Bahawalpur protests

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BAHAWALPUR: Journalists of different organisations Friday held protest meetings against the arrest of Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau. Journalists organised meetings in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahimyar Khan districts and their tehsils and condemned the arrest of Mir Shakil. The News International


NAB chairman directs probe into sharing photos of MSR on social media

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ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal has directed investigations into the sharing the pictures of Editor-in-Chief of Jang/Geo Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman on social media and report within seven days for fixing responsibility. According to a NAB press release, the chairman took strict notice of the pictures and directed Director General NAB, […]


Religious leaders condemn govt for victimising Jang-Geo Group

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LAHORE: Religious leaders have continued condemning the government for victimizing Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for speaking truth and criticizing the PTI government’s anti-people policies. JUP President Shah Awais Noorani said the Jang/Geo Group has always been patriotic and stood up for democracy throughout history while many governments in the past leveled baseless allegations of […]


Faisalabad newsmen slam Mir Shakil’s arrest

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FAISALABAD: Journalists of Faisalabad Friday strongly condemned the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. In their separate statements, office-bearers of the Faisalabad Press Club and different journalists’ bodies termed the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman as highly unjustifiable act. They said Mir Shakil was detained in a case filed 34 years ago and he had […]


Yousaf Gilani slams arrest of Mir Shakil

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MULTAN: Former prime minister Yusaf Raza Gilani Friday strongly condemned the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. Talking to reporters here at an inauguration of a furniture exhibition, the former PM said the detention of Mir Shakil is a direct and brutal attack on the freedom of the press. He said the arrest of […]


Society without freedom of expression can’t develop: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah has said that freedom of expression comes first in fundamental human rights given in the Constitution but Pakistan stands at number 143 in freedom of expression among the world countries. He said no society can develop without freedom of expression. “The constitutional courts of Pakistan will […]


CPJ demands Pakistani government immediately lift restrictions on Geo TV

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The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Pakistani authorities to immediately lift restrictions placed on Geo TV and allow it to broadcast freely across the country. In a statement issued on Saturday afternoon,  CPJ said that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority had contacted cable distributers and ordered them to stop transmitting […]


Rallies staged in KP against arrest of MSR

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PESHAWAR: The journalists on Friday staged rallies across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to condemn arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, the Editor-in-Chief of Jang, Geo and The News. Speaking at a protest meeting, Peshawar Press Club President Syed Bukhar Shah termed the arrest a bid to gag the press. “The government is using all possible means to intimidate the […]


US, UK shows concern over Mir Shakil’s arrest

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ISLAMABAD/ LONDON: The US Department of State said it was concerned over the arrest of Jang/Geo Media Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who was detained by the NAB in relation to a property he had purchased from a private party 34 years ago. In a statement, Alice G Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State […]


Cable operators buckle under Pemra pressure again: Govt shutting down, relegating Geo News

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LAHORE/KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday granted 12-day physical remand of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a 34-year-old property case. The second part of crackdown against the Jang-Geo group unfolded immediately after Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan’spress conference on the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of the Jang/Geo Media Group ended […]