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“Everyone in the country is allowed to exercise the fundamental right to freedom of speech in Pakistan, but it’s only possible through education,” the prime minister said, while addressing the Air University convocation in Islamabad.
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Ahmad Noorani
ISLAMABAD: Who says the chief of the ‘angels’ is ordering and monitoring the closure of all channels of the Geo Group through cable operators and stopping the distribution of daily Jang, which existed even at the time of the creation of Pakistan, ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The attempted assassination of one of Pakistan’s best-known journalists demands purposeful action at all levels of government, law, police and community - and revived Commonwealth and international action, said Commonwealth Journalists ...
 
 
Waseem Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The veiled threat received by Geo News anchor Hamid Mir from an intelligence agency’s officials has striking similarities with the e-mail warning received by the slainjournalist Saleem Shahzad prior to his kidnapping and ultimate ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: We have an unchecked and unfettered electronic media. We have unchecked and unfettered intelligence agencies, including the all-powerful ISI. If one needs to be regulated for crossing the limits, the other too cannot be given the licence ...
 
 
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LAHORE: The counsel for the petitioner in case against Jang/Geo Group Thursday resorted to rowdyism and pushed the lawyer of the defendant calling him traitor.
Additional Session Judge Ghulam Abbas Sayal adjourned hearing into petition of a ...
 
 
Fakhar Durrani
ISLAMABAD: Contrary to established journalistic norms, some media groups blacked out the news of the first official statement of Hamid Mir after an assassination attempt on him.
While the media did cover the actual story of the attack on Hamid ...
 
 
our correspondent
KARACHI: Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir has said that he stands for national sovereignty, supremacy of rule of law, democracy and freedom of expression, and his voice could not be silenced.
Hamir Mir issued his first official statement on ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has said that he talked to the Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Pervaiz Rathore regarding the closure of Geo News in ...
 
 

KARACHI: Hameed Haroon, the President of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), appealed to Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif to rein in the knee-jerk retaliatory measures that had been initiated by various segments of the ...
 
 
Tariq Butt
ISLAMABAD: The intermediaries of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have been told that 13 Taliban prisoners who were to be released have been handed over to the government by the army for the purpose.
“However, they will be freed only after ...
 
 
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BARA: Thirty-seven militants were killed and more than a dozen injured in air strikes by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircraft in Bara and Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency early Thursday, official sources claimed.
It was not possible to ...
 
 
Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: Former president Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer Farogh Nasim on Thursday requested the Special Court to order the government to provide him with a copy of the Federal Investigation Agency’s report, which was the basis of the treason ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief Professor Muhammad Ibrahim Khan said on Thursday that the allegations by senior journalist Amir Mir, the brother of Geo News anchorperson Hamid Mir, against the ISI should be probed.
Speaking ...
 
 
M. Waqar Bhatti
KARACHI: Just three months after SSP Chaudhry Aslam was assassinated, yet another brave cop of the Karachi Police who fought against criminals for the best part of his career lost his life in a suicide bombing on Thursday.
Inspector Shafiq ...
 
 
Azeem Samar
KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to constitute the sixth administrative division of the province with the name of Bhanbhore, comprising the districts of Badin, Thatta and Sujawal. Earlier, there were five existing administrative divisions ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the power plant in Uchh Sharif on Friday (today).
The sources told ‘The News’ here on Thursday evening that the prime minister would inaugurate 404MW Uchh-II power plant. A power plant is ...
 
 

HELD SRINAGAR: A major day of voting was marred by violence on Thursday as suspected militants killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were travelling on buses after conducting balloting.Maoist insurgents ambushed one of ...