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Thousands demonstrate to support Jang Group, press freedom

IAHORE: About 4,000 journalists, political and Human Rights activists and lawyers staged a march here on Wednesday to condemn the official treatment of Jang Group of Newspapers. The rally was held on the call of the Committee for a Free Press of the Lahore Press Club in support of Jang Group against intimidation by the […]

LHC calls for evidence to prove grounds were other than those before SC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has asked the local lawyer M. D. Tahir to place on record the evidence and the documents to prove that his case was different from the case filed before the Supreme Court of Pakistan by the Jang Group’s management. These directions were passed by the court in a writ […]

SC allows release of 200 reels to Jang group

ISLAMABAD, FEBRUARY 3: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the government to release 200 reels of newsprint to the Jang group of newspapers and issued notice to the chairman of the Central Board of Revenue why Customs authorities had not released 1,093 reels of newsprint as was directed by the court in its order passed […]

Sindh govt bans anti-Pakistan RAW literature

KARACHI: Sindh Home Department has banned pieces of literature allegedly mailed by Indian agency RAW to various persons in Pakistan/Azad Kashmir, containing subversive materials, official sources stated here on Wednesday. The literature banned: i) My Father – A Kashmir Betrayed. ii) Incomplete partition – The Genesis of the Kashmir Dispute 1947-1948. iii) A Law That […]

Mushahid Hussain ‘advocates’ free press

ISLAMABAD, (APP/PPI): Federal Minister for Information Mushahid Hussain Syed told the Senate on Wednesday that the government was strongly committed to the freedom of the Press and it intended to have the best of relations with the press. He said he had held a positive meeting with Editor-in-Chief of Jang, Mir Shakilur Rehman, on Wednesday […]

Journalists condemn govt action against Jang Group

PESHAWAR: Journalists here staged a demonstration on Wednesday to condemn government’s action against Jang Group of Publications and vowed to continue their protest to preempt moves at muzzling the press. In a rare show of unity, journalists from the Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ), its Dastoori faction and workers, associated with the newspaper industry, marched […]

KUJ flays sedition cases

KARACHI, FEBRUARY 3: Karachi Union of journalists has condemned the registration of sedition cases against three newspapers and the government’s “intimidatory” actions against Jang publications. A resolution adopted at the KUJ’s executive committee meeting, held under the chairmanship of KUJ president Wirasat Hasnain at Karachi Press Club on Wednesday, demanded an end to the government’s […]

FIA, police besiege Javed Press

KARACHI: The sleuths of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the local police on Wednesday again cordoned off the Javed Press and tried to stop the publication of the group’s newspapers. Clad in civvies, the FIA officials along with the policemen started gathering outside the Javed Press after the Supreme Court’s verdict to release 200 […]

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 […]