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Senior journalist Matiullah Jan abducted in broad daylight and released after twelve hours

On July 21, senior Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan was abducted from the country’s capital Islamabad. Twelve hours later, Jan was released, however, there has been no explanation provided for his abduction. According to family sources Jan was released by unidentified persons in a deserted area in Fateh Jung, outside the capital. Press reports added that […]


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 […]


Journalists continue protest against arrest of Jang-Geo head

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LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: The Jang/Geo Media Group workers and other journalists on Tuesday continued protests against arrest of the Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a fake case and demanded his immediate release. They expressed strong concern over shifting of Geo News to last numbers on cable network and shutting down its […]


PBA complains to govt on Rs1 bn unfair tax relief to ARY

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has written a letter to the government hinting at possible favoritism to the ARY in Rs1 billion fraud case that the government had caught in 2013. The illegal exemption certificate on airtime/content claimed by the FBR worth multimillion rupees has opened up a new Pandora’s box prompting the PBA […]


Speakers urge Media to promote progressive portrayal of women

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The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) organized a seminar entitled “Inclusive and Equal Portrayal of Women by the Media” on 12th March 2020. It was held in connection with Media4Women Campaign running from March 1st to March 15th in partnership with the Free Press Unlimited. Tasneem Ahmar, Executive Director at Uks Research Centre on Women and […]


Freedom of media

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It is a matter of shame that even after 73 years of independence our governments have not realized and understood the importance of freedom of expression. We have had a long history of demonstrations and movements against the highhandedness of the various governments that tried to suppress the media – both electronic and print. Today […]


Journalists continue countrywide protests against arrest of Mir Shakil

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ISLAMABAD/ KARACHI/ LAHORE: The workers of Geo, Jang and The News lodged protest on Monday outside the Geo News offices in Islamabad on the call of Joint Action Committee of the workers of Geo and Jang Group against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and closure and shifting of Geo from its original position to […]


Facts expose NAB’s fishy handling of Jang/Geo chief’s case

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ISLAMABAD: From call up notice of NAB’s “Complaint Verification Cell” to the arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang/Geo Group, the entire handling of the case by the Bureau’s Lahore office was both unusual and fishy. Following is the account of the events that raises serious questions about the conduct of the NAB: […]


Amnesty Int’l concerned over Jang/Geo head’s arrest

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COLOMBO/BRUSSELS: Amnesty International Monday expressed deep concern over the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman. A twitter message sai: “Amnesty International is deeply concerned with the arrest of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rahman in what appears to be yet another incident of harassment of journalists in Pakistan. He must be guaranteed a fair […]


Three opposition parties file petition against arrest of Jang group owner

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Three opposition parties — the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) — have jointly filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against what they called a crackdown by the government on Geo TV and the arrest of Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman. Hearing another petition in this […]


Protest rallies in Sindh against Mir Shakil’s arrest

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SUKKUR: Sindh Journalists’ Council and Small Traders Union Sukkur have taken out a protest rally against the arbitrary arrest of editor-in-chief Jang/Geo group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. After marching on the streets, the rally terminated at the Ghanta Ghar, Sukkur. It was led by senior journalists Sahil Jogi, KB Sheikh and President Sukkur Small Traders Union Javeed […]


Arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman: Journalists continue country-wide protest

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ISLAMABAD: Protests by journalists continued in different parts of the country against the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and demanded his immediate release. Former Senator and former federal minister for information and broadcasting Javed Jabbar strongly condemned the arbitrary, unlawful arrest of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by NAB and requested the Lahore High Court and […]