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FIA, IB attack Ausaf van for helping Jang

ISLAMABAD: Continuing with its assault on the freedom of press at the behest of Chief of Ehtesab Bureau, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the wee hours of Wednesday took on the workers of daily Ausaf for selling newsprint to the Jang Group. Taking the vindictive step, plain clothed F1A and IB officials intercepted the van […]


Taliban stop visas to journalists

ISLAMABAD, FEBRUARY 26: The Taliban have restricted the entry of Pakistani and other foreign journalists into Afghanistan, a Taliban diplomat said on Friday. “We have stopped issuing visas to Pakistani and journalists from other countries after the publication of some photographs in various papers”, the diplomat said. Source: Dawn Date:2/27/1999


Office of English daily attacked

On 30 January 1999, three unidentified-armed men ransacked the offices of English daily Khyber Mail International based at Peshawar (city of NWFP province). The attackers severely beat up the messenger Mohammad Javed and ransacked the office. He told the police that the intruders bearing Kalashinkov and a pistol. The attackers tied up his feet and […]


Cases registered against dailies

On 28 January 1999, the Police of Sindh province has registered cases of ‘sedition’ against Jang, Amn, and Parcham (Local Urdu dailies), for publishing an advertisement of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, a political party in the province of Sindh. The papers were charged with sedition aimed at inciting people against the state. The cases have […]


SC to take up Jang Group petition on Feb 1

ISLAMABAD: A three member Supreme Court bench will start hearing from February 1 of Jang Group’s petition filed against the government’s attempt to muzzle the freedom of the press. The bench is headed by Mr. Justice Khalil ur Rahman Khan, and comprises Mr. Justice Sheikh Ijaz Nisar and Mr. Justice Chaudhry Muhammad Arif. The Jang […]


FIA team attempts to enter Jang, The News offices

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) attempted to enter the offices of the Jang Group of Newspapers here at Davis Road on Friday consisting of about eight persons, parked their vehicle some way off from the building and then arrived at the offices of the Group, housing both The News and Jang. They wished to […]


Journalists again boycott Senate

Journalists again boycotted the proceedings of the Senate and walked out of the press gallery to protest against the victimisation of the Jang Group of Newspapers. They were followed by the combined opposition, including the MQM, which also staged a token walk out on Friday. The governmentÂ’s representatives who came to the gallery to urge […]


Saif levels charges

ISLAMABAD (APP): Chairman Ehtesab bureau, Senator Saifur Rehman Khan, on Friday while giving his impressions about the allegations levelled by Mir Shakil ur Rahman, charged that it was an element in the deep rooted conspiracy in which Mir Shakil ur Rahman was involved. According to a press release of Ehtesab Bureau, he said that special […]


Heavy police posse in front of Urdu daily office

KARACHI, JANUARY 29: At least 10 mobiles, with a good number of police personnel, remained in deployment for some time before the offices of an Urdu daily on Eleandor Road on Friday evening. According to the editor of the newspaper, Ajmal Dehlvi, who is also an MQM senator the police force inquired about the newspaper […]


FIA build up outside Lahore Office

LAHORE, JANUARY 29: Some officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) patrolled outside the offices of Jang Group of Newspapers on Davis Road on Friday evening, some staffers of the group claimed. “They remained outside the premises as the main gate was locked by the security staff, a worker told this reporter. “On hearing about […]


Media walk-out over Jang issue

ISLAMABAD: The issue of gagging the press by harassing the Jang Group spilled over to the press galleries in the National Assembly and Senate on Thursday afternoon when the media joined hands in condemning the government’s attempts to curb their expression of freedom. In this regard, the journalists staged a token walkout from the galleries […]


Mushahid proposes body to resolve Govt-Jang dispute

ISLAMABAD: An adjournment motion on the complaints of government harassment of Jang Group’s publications by the government stood talked out in Senate here on Thursday after Federal Information Minister Mushahid Hussain proposed a five-man committee to look into and resolve the controversy. The federal minister spoke after about 40-minute hard-hitting speech of the Leader of […]


Govt accused of victimizing Jang group

KARACHI, JANUARY 28: Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of the Jang group, has accused the government of pursuing a policy of victimisation against it in a bid to stop its publications from criticising the government’s acts of omission and commission. He refuted the government’s claims that the actions taken by the authorities were not aimed at hitting […]


Clearance of Pak journalists not timely completed: State Dept

WASHINGTON: “The Secret Service has investigated the matter and determined that background cheeks and clearance were not completed in a timely manner regarding certain members of the (Pakistani) press that were denied entrance to the White House,” the Department of State said in a formal diplomatic note to the Pakistan government on January 22, 1999. […]