New York Times | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

HRW flays raid on journalist’s house

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – The raid by a paramilitary force on a journalist’s house is just the latest attempt by Pakistan’s security agencies to intimidate journalists who criticise the government and military, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement issued from New York. On January 12, soldiers from Pakistan Rangers entered and, without a warrant, searched […]

Freedom of Expression , , ,


The power of a journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Top journalists around the world want to be remembered for their scoop. From Watergate to Axact scam, the pride of any journalist is his or her story and its credibility. Delcan Walsh, the New York Times correspondent who became the news last year when he was declared persona non grata by the Pakistani government […]

General News , , ,


Axact inquiry: Nisar asks NYT to refrain from jumping to conclusions

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Indicating that an inquiry against Axact over its alleged involvement in the business of bogus degrees may take weeks, if not months, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has asked The New York Times not to draw any conclusions before the inquiry was completed. Talking to reporters on Wednesday, he criticised the allegations levelled […]

General News , , ,


FIA launches probe into fake degrees allegations

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: A day after the publication of a New York Times report against a Pakistani software company, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched on Tuesday a probe into the alleged fake degrees scam, ‘raided’ its offices in Islamabad and Karachi and asked its top management to appear before investigators on Wednesday. On Monday, the newspaper […]

General News , , , ,


The readers’ editor

Pakistan Press Foundation

For Dawn to have a readers’ editor in this age of blogs is a unique experiment, full of possibilities and pitfalls. Because he has to deal not only with complaints but also with Dawn’s code of ethics, many critics, I believe, have sharpened their knives. Blogs accommodate a large number of online comments in a […]

General News , , , ,


Violence not acceptable means to change govt: US

Pakistan Press Foundation

WASHINGTON: The United States sent a clear message to Pakistan on Monday, telling all parties to the political impasse that it would not accept any effort to bring a change through violence or extra-constitutional means. “Violence and destruction of private property and government buildings are not acceptable means of resolving political differences,” said US State […]

Freedom of Expression , , , , ,


Pakistan wants to bring peace through dialogue with Taliban, India: PM

Pakistan Press Foundation

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated his commitment that he wants peace with India and even the Taliban through dialogue. In an interview to a British daily The Telegraph, he said Pakistan is desirous of settling all the disputes with Indian including Kashmir through dialogue. “My responsibility is to restore peace in Pakistan and bring […]

Freedom of Expression , , , ,