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Treason case against Nawaz, Abbasi adjourned till 19th

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court full bench on Monday deferred hearing of a petition seeking treason case against two former prime ministers — Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi — and a journalist. Abbasi and journalist Cyril Almeida appeared before the bench along with their counsels. However, Advocate Naseer Bhutta filed an application on behalf […]

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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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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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Our security obsession

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EVENTS over the past two weeks have revealed the degree to which the process of democratisation in Pakistan remains infantile. The cautious optimism, induced by a long-awaited transition from one government to another, masks the degree to which the Pakistani state continues to be seen as distinct from the government manning its various offices. If […]

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