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Geo/Jang group tenders apology to ISI, armed forces

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ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of an attack on life of Hamid Mir – senior journalist and anchorperson – Geo TV network and Jang media group on Monday tendered apology to Pakistan’s armed forces and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for hurling allegations on ISI chief Lt Gen Zaheerul Islam. In a published apology in English daily The […]

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Senators for an end to protracted media clash


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ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday resumed discussion on political situation in the aftermath of attack on Hamid Mir. Speaking on the occasion, they said a committee of parliamentarians should be formed to resolve the conflict among different media groups. Taking part in the debate, Hafiz Hamdullah of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) asked the government to take […]

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US dispels notion of funding Pakistani media outlet

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ISLAMABAD: Terming recent statements by political leaders and journalists alleging foreign funding for a specific Pakistani media outlet as “misleading or inaccurate,” the United States on Monday clarified that the embassy provides funding and support to a broad range of organisations to facilitate professional development and capacity building activities. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan […]

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Osama commission’s call for intelligence reforms ignored

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ISLAMABAD: The debate on bringing the intelligence agencies under legal oversight has not popped up suddenly after the attack on Hamid Mir, as even the Abbottabad Commission represented by an army general had also made strong calls for intelligence reforms. However, like all other reports, the government and intelligence agencies did not pay any heed […]

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Need to debate role of agencies, bring them under rule of law

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ISLAMABAD: The political class continues to suffer and journalists are under attack from ‘invisible’ players as no civilian government has been daring enough to bell the cat by bringing the intelligence agencies under any legal discipline. The attack on Hamid Mir and the allegations on the ISI by his family necessitate a debate on this […]

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