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Politicians, media, traders won’t be tried in military courts

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday categorically stated that the military courts would not be used to hold trials of politicians, businessmen and media persons and only terrorism-related trials would be conducted in these courts. Addressing a press conference here, the minister emphasised that the country’s judicial system would continue to carry […]

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Media now in TTP crosshairs

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KUNAR: After killing thousands of members of various state organs, as well as others, the violent Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has decided to extend its war by declaring the country’s media as “party” to the conflict. For the first time since its inception in 2005, the banned militant outfit has not only issued a fatwa against […]

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Supreme Court seeks to regulate TV channels

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NASIR IQBAL ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan wants formulation of a mechanism by the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) to empower a regulator to shut off disparaging or objectionable broadcast by the electronic media to protect society from polarisation. “The IT ministry will look into the possibility of finding out such a mechanism so […]

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43 killed, 63 injured in one week: Fafen

Forty-three people were killed and 63 injured in 17 incidents of political violence from March 9 to 15, 2013 across the country, showing a sharp decrease as compared with preceding week’s casualties – 106 killed and 156 injured in 27 incidents, says the Free and Fair Election Netwrok (Fafen). Civilians constituted majority of the 106 […]

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