PBC constitutes ‘Journalists Defence Committee’

PBC constitutes ‘Journalists Defence Committee’ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has constituted “Journalists Defence Committee” for providing free legal assistance and services to journalists and/or their elected bodies in the courts of law. In a press statement, issued by PBC general secretary on Tuesday, in view of the prevailing policies of the government undermining the freedom of expression through […]

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No press freedom

No press freedomTHE situation is bad enough if the press and citizens of a country are denied freedom of expression. It is at its worst if there is a system in place to ensure they are deprived of this right. Pakistan is passing through such a phase, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. The union’s […]

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SC extends Umer Sheikh’s detention in Pearl’s murder

SC extends Umer Sheikh’s detention in Pearl’s murderISLAMABAD – Accepting the appeals of Sindh government and Daniel Pearl’s parents, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued notices to the respondents and extended detention of Umer Sheikh, who had allegedly beheaded the reporter of The Wall Street Journal. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam conducted hearing of the […]

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