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Senior tribal journalist dies after prolonged illness

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LANDIKOTAL: Senior journalist and founder of journalism in the erstwhile Fata, Sailab Mehsud passed away on Thursday after prolonged illness, family sources said. A family member of Sailab Mehsud said the 70-year-old veteran journalist, whose real name was Rifatullah, breathed his last at a private hospital in Islamabad. He said Sailab Mehsud remained at the […]


Pemra told to air awareness message about stray dogs on all TV channels

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court directed the chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday to ensure that a public awareness message regarding a helpline about stray dogs was aired by all news channels and cable TV networks across the province. The two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar also directed […]


UK lawyers condemn Jang-Geo editor-in-chief’s unlawful arrest

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LONDON: Pakistan Human Rights Forum (UK) has condemned the illegal arrest of Jang/Geo Media Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The press release was signed by Shahid Dastgir Khan, who is one of the oldest and founding members of PTI and has served as an adviser on political and legal issues to […]


Release Jang-Geo editor-in-chief, demands CJA

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TORONTO, Canada: The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) calls on the Government of Pakistan to release the Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in detention since March 12. The CJA stated Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun are contrary to the bureau’s established practice and […]


NAB chairman briefed on Mir Shakil case

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LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal was briefed on Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman’s case during his visit to the provincial headquarters here on Thursday. According to NAB, a combined investigation team (CIT) accompanied by legal and land revenue experts headed by NAB Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem briefed the chairman on […]


Arrest of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief: Journalists continue countrywide protest

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI/LAHORE: The workers of the Geo, Jang and The News Thursday continued their countrywide protest against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and closure of Geo news at some places and shifting of its number from the original position on the cable. The protest call was given by the Joint Action Committee of the workers […]