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Courts won’t allow govt to ban media: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) on Saturday directed the Pakistan Telecommunica­tion Authority (PTA) to submit the rules proposed to regulate social media and warned that constitutional courts never allowed the government to ban media as is happening in a neighbouring country. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah while hearing the case on media ethics and […]


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman jailed for speaking truth: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

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MULTAN: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said that sending Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman to jail is government’s message to the media that if “you speak the truth, the same fate awaits you”. “The government is so obsessed with the media that it has used every tactic to put curbs on it,” he said, adding […]


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest: Journalists continue countrywide protests

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ISLAMABAD: The workers of the Geo and Jang Group while condemning the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman have announced to initiate a protest movement till his release. The workers of the Jang Group also formed an action committee comprising representatives from Geo News, Jang and The News which will be headed by President Jang Workers […]


Society without freedom of expression cannot develop: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah has said that freedom of expression falls foremost in the fundamental human rights enshrined in the Constitution but Pakistan ranks at 143 in the freedom of expression in the world. He said no society can develop without freedom of expression. “The constitutional courts of Pakistan will […]


What makes Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest a perfect case for a suo moto notice

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ISLAMABAD: NAB is known for abuse of power and this is what the superior judiciary has repeatedly said in its past orders and observations but what the Bureau has done in the case of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman is worst. A former Chairman NAB told this correspondent on condition of anonymity that as per the Bureau’s standard […]


Journalist Aziz Memon’s body to be exhumed today

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The body of journalist Aziz Memon will be exhumed today for his second post-mortem examination to ascertain the actual cause of his death. A three-member medical panel led by the medical superintendent of the PMC Hospital Nawabshah has been notified for the purpose. The provincial health secretary, the relevant session’s judge, Kandiaro judicial magistrate, members […]


Protests across UK demand release of Jang/Geo editor-in-chief

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LONDON: British Pakistani community members and journalist organisations have strongly condemned the illegal arrest and detention of Jang and Geo’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman as well as the illegal shutdown of Geo News by the PTI-government controlled Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). A large number of community members and journalists from three unions gathered outside […]


NAB told to decide plea of Mir Shakil’s family for daily visits

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday instructed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to decide as per law an application by family of Jang group’s editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman for visiting him on a daily basis during physical remand in a case about 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif […]


Moot focuses on journalism for peace, interfaith harmony

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LAHORE: A media conference on “Promoting Peace Narrative Through Journalism” was organised here on Saturday under the auspices of Media Foundation 360 (MF360). The organisation works on professional training of journalists, making them agents of positive change in society. It has completed an eight-month project on promoting peace through mass media. The event was also […]


Date of indictment in DHA double murder case fixed for March 28

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A district & sessions court on Saturday fixed the date of indictment in the DHA double murder case for March 28, providing prime suspect Atif Zaman with a lawyer on state expense because his personal attorney could not appear in court again. At the judicial complex in the Central Jail Karachi, the additional district & […]


Assault on the media

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WITH coronavirus disrupting routine lives, economies and endangering large swaths of the world’s population, nowhere is it business as usual except in our beloved land. The arrest of Jang-Geo chief editor Mir Shakilur Rehman and the reaction of the media freedoms and human rights organisation in Pakistan as well as around the globe against the move made […]


Arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman: Ahsan terms it assault on freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: Former federal minister and Secretary General Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Ahsan Iqbal stated that his party and whole opposition will fight for freedom of media with full vigour for the sake of democracy and decency in the country. He termed the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman an assault on freedom of expression provided by the […]


Pakistan court: Free speech under threat in country

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has made it clear that freedom of expression is a fundamental human right enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan and, the courts being custodians of the constitution, would not allow curbs on freedom of expression in forms of banning any media house or TV channel. IHC Chief Justice Athar […]