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October 8, 2018 12:00 AM KhUJ protest on Oct 9 against media curbs, journalists’ sacking

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) has decided to hold protest demonstration on October 9 against the sacking of journalists and the threats to media outlets. According to a press release, the decision was taken at a meeting of the KhUJ. The members of the Peshawar Press Club and KhUJ attended the meeting. The meeting expressed deep concern

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM UK seeks ‘urgent explanation’ as Hong Kong bans journalist

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an “urgent explanation”, the UK said Saturday, as foreign governments sounded the alarm over eroding freedoms in the former British colony. Victor Mallet, the FT’s Asia news editor and a British national, earned the ire of authorities for hosting a speech 1

October 1, 2018 12:10 PM Fact check: Maleeka Bokhari not appointed as Chairperson BISP

ISLAMABAD: Minster for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has strongly condemned the spread of fake news about the appointment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s lawmaker Maleeka Bokhari as chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme. In a tweet the minister said that without effecting freedom of social media there was need to take strict 1

October 1, 2018 12:00 AM UIPM urges world leaders to mitigate sufferings of minorities

Islamabad: Universal Interfaith Peace Mission, Chairman and Coordinator, United Religions Initiative, Multi Cooperation Circle, Islamabad, Dr Allama GR Chishti has appealed to Prince Ghazi bin Mohammad bin Talal, prime mover of ‘A Common Word Movement’, special envoy to King Abdullah II of Jordan, Bishop William Swing, Head of United Religions Initiative 1

October 1, 2018 12:00 AM AJK PM’s helicopter comes under Indian fire

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider had a close call on Sunday when the Indian security forces opened fire at his helicopter while flying inside Pakistan’s airspace near the Line of Control (LoC). Haider was reportedly travelling to offer condolences to an acquaintance when his helicopter came under fire near Tarori 2

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Freedom of expression being stifled: Farhatullah

ISLSMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) Secretary General Farhatullah Babar on Saturday said that freedom of expression is being stifled through various means. Some brandish guns and some others wield contempt law and dissent and as a result free expression is stifled, he said, while addressing a seminar on Media & Democracy organised 1

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Europe surge into 4-point lead over US at Ryder Cup

PARIS: Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia withstood a late fightback in a 2 and 1 win over Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau to trigger a sustained European charge in Saturday’s morning fourballs at the Ryder Cup as the hosts stretched their lead over the United States to 8-4. Four-time major champion McIlroy looked a shadow of himself in Friday’s opening fourballs

September 26, 2018 12:00 AM Arrest warrants for journalist dismays Bilawal

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed surprise and dismay at issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida on treason charges by the Lahore High Court. “Treating Almeida like he is a criminal and trying him for treason no less is shocking! This adds on to the perception that media is under siege

September 25, 2018 4:31 PM Bilawal surprised over arrest warrants for journalist on treason charges

Karachi: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has expressed surprise and dismay on issuance of arrest warrants for English daily journalist on treason charges by the Lahore High Court. “Treating Mr Almeida like he is a criminal and trying him for treason no less is shocking! This adds on to the perception that media is under 3

September 25, 2018 1:12 PM HRCP sets up National Interfaith Working Group

Islamabad: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has recently established a National Interfaith Working Group as part of an ongoing project on advocacy and legal aid for religious minorities. In a statement issued today at the group’s inaugural meeting in Islamabad, HRCP has reiterated that ‘freedom of religion and belief remains integral to the Commission’s 5