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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 […]


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 […]