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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 […]


Kasur journalists condemn Mir Shakil’s detention

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KASUR: Journalists and members of civil society condemned strongly the arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman at Kasur on Sunday. Journalists, lawyers, traders, students and people from various walks of life took out a protest rally from Chandni Chowk upto Railway Station and raised slogans in favour of Mir Shakil and against the government. […]


Govt wants its version believed on Mir Shakil’s arrest

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ISLAMABAD: “Whenever the name of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) pops up, visible anger and displeasure can be seen on the prime minister’s face. The reason of this unhappiness is that Imran Khan wants if his opponents are nabbed by NAB, then they should not be released. But what is happening is totally opposite to what […]


NAB summons Nawaz in Jang group owner case

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before it on March 20 in the case against Jang group owner Mir Shalikur Rehman. According to NAB, Nawaz Sharif had illegally leased 54-kanal land to Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in 1986 and he was summoned to record his […]


Slain journalist Memon’s body exhumed

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Slain journalist Aziz Memon’s body exhumed in the presence of sessions court judge presiding over the case on Sunday. The body of the deceased journalist who has been claimed to have been killed under controversial circumstances was taken to the coroner’s office for an autopsy. DNA samples and specimens have been taken from the dead […]


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 […]