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Nawaz strongly refutes high treason allegations against him

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LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly rejected the allegations of high treason levelled against him in a petition pending adjudication before the Lahore High Court and maintained that “the act of sedition is even unthinkable for me”. Though Mr Sharif did not attend Monday’s hearing of the petition by a full bench, his […]

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Court withdraws non-bailable warrants against journalist

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered to remove name of Dawn reporter Cyril Almeida from Exit Control List (ECL) and also withdrew non-bailable arrest warrants issued against him. On October 8, journalist Almeida and former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appeared before the court for hearing of treason case. Almeida’s advocate Ahmad […]

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Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrest

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KARACHI: The Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) have expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Amnesty called upon the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to harass or intimidate journalists. Mr Almeida, an […]

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CPNE deplores treason case against Cyril

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ISLAMABAD: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed concern over filing of a treason case against Cyril Almeida and placing his name on the exit control list. In a statement released on Wednesday, Arif Nizami, the council’s president, senior vice president Imtinan Shahid and Dr Jabbar Khattak stressed that all state and non-state […]

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Cyril Almeida broke no law, says PPP chairman

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Pakistan Peo­ples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has expressed surprise and dismay on the issuance of an arrest warrant against Dawn assistant editor Cyril Almeida by the Lahore High Court. “Treating Mr Almeida like he is a criminal and trying him for treason no less is shocking! This adds on to the perception that […]

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LHC issues warrants for Almeida, orders govt to put him on ECL

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida on Monday and ordered the authorities concerned to put his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) for not attending the proceedings in a petition seeking action against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on […]

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Reporter of leading daily newspaper prohibited for leaving country for his story

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Karachi (Oct 11):  Cyril Almeida, reporter and columnist of “Dawn”, Pakistan’s leading English daily newspaper, was placed on “Exit Control List (ECL)” to prevent him from leaving the country, after publication of his story of a meeting between the top civil and military leadership of the country on international pressures on Pakistan to curb militant […]

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