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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]