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Mir Shakil pleads SC to suspend notices against Jang Group

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Executive of Jang Group of Publications, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, on Monday, filed an application before the Supreme Court pleading the apex court to suspend the income tax notices served against the Group. Filed under Order 33, Rule 6 of the Supreme Court Rules, the application says that the unlawful directions and the notices […]

Rally against govt’s attempt to muzzle press

QUETTA: People belonging to different walks of life took part in a rally taken out in protest against government’s attempt to muzzle the press and its victimization towards the Jang Group of Newspapers. The rally organised by Committee for Free Press (CFP), was taken out from Quetta Press Club and largely attended by intellectuals, mediamen […]

Rally demands withdrawal of sedition cases

KARACHI: The mammoth Press Freedom March, organised by the All Parties Press Freedom Committee to express solidarity with the Jang Group, on Monday demanded of the government to stop victimizing the Jang Group and bring an immediate end to the negative tactics against newspapers and withdraw the sedition cases against three newspapers. The resolution was […]

Saif Claims settlement Shakil denies

ISLAMABAD, FEBRUARY 7: The government on Sunday claimed that the matter concerning Jang Group has been more or less settled while the chief executive of the group still seems unsure about it. Ehtesab Bureau chief Senator Saifur Rehman told Dawn on Sunday night that after a series of meetings between the two sides during the […]

Mir Shakil meets Shahbaz, Federal , Ministers, Saif

ISLAMABAD: Chief Executive of the Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman met Punjab Chief-Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Federal Information Minister Mushahid Hussain, Federal Law Minister Khalid Anwar, Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ch. Nisar and Chairman Ehtesab Bureau Senator Saifur Rehman on Saturday.. The meeting lasted for five hours during which the government promised […]

Amnesty urges government to ensure freedom of expression

ISIAMABAD: The National Executive Committee of Amnesty International, meeting in Multan on February 7, 1999, called on the Pakistan government to remove all obstacles preventing the full exercise of the right to freedom of expression, says a press release. The Amnesty International also urged the authorities to prevent recurrence of any of the infringements, harassment […]

Jang spokesman regrets news items on media row

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman for the Jang Group of newspapers has denied news items appearing in sections of the press suggesting all matters with the government had been resolved Expressing regrets over the news item released by an official news agency and similar items by other agencies, the spokesman, in a statement on Sunday said news […]

Journalists urge government to give up hold on press

LAHORE: The symbolic hunger strikes by journalists and press workers against the government bid to gag the press, particularly victimisation of the Jang Group, continued in far and wide of the country on Sunday. The hunger-strike camp at the Lahore Press Club on Sunday completed its fourth day. At the end, Jugnoo Mohsin read five […]

APNS expresses support for Press freedom

KARACHI: The meeting of the APNS held in Lahore on Thursday, February 4,1999has rejected the belief emanating from certain quarters that the APNS has done nothing to support either the freedom of Press or the Jang Group in its present confrontation, with the government, says a Press release issued by Dr Tanvir A. Tahir, Executive […]

Mir Shakeel, Saif hold talks

ISLAMABAD (APP): Senator Saifur Rahman, chief of Ehtesab Bureau, and Mir Shakeel ur Rehman, Chief Executive, Jang Group of Newspapers, held a one-to-one meeting for one-and a-half hours here on Saturday and discussed all issues between the government and the Jang Group. Sen. Saif pointed out that the on-going media campaign was basically uncalled for. […]

PM to announce information policy in third week, says Ahsan

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will announce the national information policy, with focus on encouraging the private sector to take lead in the field of communications technology and software development, in the third week of February. Another aspect of focus of the policy will be the use of information technology as a means for […]

Supreme Court orders release of 200 reels of newsprint. FIA, police besiege Javed Press

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on 4 February 1999 ordered the government to release of 200 reels of newsprint from the 1,093 reels of impounded newsprint to the Jang Group of newspapers. In the contempt of court petition by the Jang Group, a notice was sent to the respondents, Chairman Central Board of Revenue (CBR) […]

KUJ condemns police threats to journalist

KARACHI: The Karachi Union of journalists (KUJ) has condemned the crude and unveiled threats issued by the Sindh Police against Mazhar Abbas, chief reporter of Star and former office-bearer of KUJ. In a statement issued here on Friday, the President and General Secretary of the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ), Wirasat Hussnain Rizvi and Afzal […]

Journalists hunger strike in Pindi, Lahore

RAWALPINDI: The journalists of Rawalpindi and Islamabad set up a hunger strike camp on Friday outside The News and Jang building to voice protest against the government steps detrimental to the freedom of press. The camp was attended by Ilyas Shahid, senior vice president of PFUJ (Dastoor), President RIUJ, Zafar Mehmood Malik, President Jang Union […]