Lawyers, rights groups slam threats hurled at journalist

Lawyers, rights groups slam threats hurled at journalistISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in a joint statement “strongly condemned” death threats hurled at senior journalist Ahmad Noorani for writing an investigative piece about the business fortunes of close relatives of a retired army officer and prime minister’s aide. The statement, issued […]

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Upping the ante on censorship

Upping the ante on censorshipA discernibly aggressive form of self-censorship has become a key characteristic of Pakistan’s supposedly ‘free media’ of late. There are no-go areas that have been so well-defined for newsrooms over the past few years that almost all conventional media houses understand the limits to the selection of stories and opinion pieces. This however does not […]

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Journalists martyrdom day observed in Quetta

Journalists martyrdom day observed in QuettaQUETTA: The Balochistan Union of Journalists (BUJ) on Friday observed the martyrdom day of journalists in remembrance of those journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty during the last 12 years in the province. A meeting was held in the Quetta Press Club to mark the day, which was presided over by […]

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SHC seeks details on detention of Omar Sheikh, others

SHC seeks details on detention of Omar Sheikh, othersKARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday sought details about the powers of federal and provincial governments regarding detention of prisoners on a petition challenging the detention of four men set free by SHC after setting aside the trial court order in the abduction and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. The two-judge bench headed by Justice […]

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