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NAB chief writes to President Zardari, says officers under pressure

Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Admiral (retd) Fasih Bokhari in a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari stated that NAB officers were under pressure from the Supreme Court has they were not being given enough time to investigate cases and to implement the court’s orders.   His letter that came to fore over a week […]

Pervez Musharraf admits mistake of NRO

Pervez Musharraf

Former President General (R) Pervez Musharraf has admitted that the NRO was his mistake, but he claimed that no female students or girls were killed in the Lal Masjid tragedy, say media reports.   All Pakistan Muslim League Chief General (retired) Pervez Musharraf was talking to media on the sideline of his party meeting.   […]

Power of Media: Altaf Hussain apologizes to journalists over his abusive remarks

Feeling the heat of his abusive remarks, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has extended his unconditional apology to journalists and anchor persons if they were offended by any of his words.   A couple of days ago, Altaf Hussain while addressing to his party workers abusive remarks about journalist community, warning him of […]

Human Rights Watch urges Pakistani Judges to halt criticism bans

The Human Rights Watch said Tuesday Pakistan’s judges should cease using their contempt of court powers to prevent the media from airing programming critical of the judiciary.   A press statement from the HRW said, Since Pakistan’s independent judiciary was restored to office in 2009, the judiciary has repeatedly sought to prevent its criticism in […]

Two consecutive blasts kill four in Karachi

At least four people were killed and eleven sustained injuries in twin blasts that occurred in Orangi Town, Karachi. The second blast took place right next to the gate of an Imambargah, while the first one occurred 50 feet away from the place.   Some media and emergency rescue personnel were injured in the second blast along […]

Prime Minister Ashraf urges nation to move forward for new era of development

Strongly dispelling the impression of any clash among state institutions, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that they should forgive each other and move towards a new era of development and progress in the country.   Speaking to the media, he said all the state institutions are working within their prescribed parameters. He said […]

Powerful blast kills two officials in Karachi

At least two personnel of Rangers lost their lives when an explosive-laden vehicle went off outside the Sachal Rangers Headquarters in North Nazimabad Block B area of Karachi, early on Thursday.   Apart from two causalities over 10 people sustained injuries in the incident, officials said. IG Sindh Fayyaz Leghari said that this was a […]

Who will regulate media?

The various press associations of the country are rather muted when journalists are attacked but they can really heat things up when journalism is attacked. Usually, all attempts that seek to regulate the press should be viewed with suspicion. Governments can never quite feel comfortable with a free press but what of a press that […]

Taliban threaten to Media for Malala’s coverage

Issuing orders to target national and international media organizations over Malala’s coverage, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud has appointed his subordinates in different cities of the country. According to a report published by BBC Urdu, intelligence agencies have intercepted the telephonic conversation of Hakeemullah Mehsud with one of his sub-ordinate Nadeem Abbas alias ‘Intiqami’ […]

Arsalan Iftikhar case: Memon slams the verdict

Karachi: Sharjeel Memon, the provincial minister for Information said here today that the Supreme Court’s verdict on Arsalan Iftikhar’s review petition is a part of the judicial marshal law and Chaudhry Nisar should be ashamed for putting blame on media. Sharjeel, who was talking to the media men after attending a seminar held here at […]

Why verdict is missing in popular talk shows

Why verdict is missing in popular talk shows Its not been long since the romance between television viewers and the political talk shows started in Pakistan. Being a society which was also restricted from a free access to information, knowing inside stories of the hitherto inaccessible political world was no less than an introduction to […]

Who set agendas for media in Pakistan

Who set agendas for media in Pakistan Pakistani media usually clamours about being vocal for common people’s rights, being just and only representing the true facts without an amalgamation of biased analysis. This claim should have been held true had the people not developed their own sense of judgment. But now, thanks to the 24/7 […]


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