December 24, 2016
For long ARY had been attacking the Geo-Jang Group and its boss Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and aired 24 programs that the court found “seriously defamatory” and which “simply had no foundation.”
The campaign is said to be focused on ARY and the “lies that it has been spreading against the group,” an insider tells JournalismPakistan.com. “It will cover both print and television.”
On December 23 ARY UK had to broadcast the highly critical judgment against it, as ordered by Judge Sir David Eady. It was to be repeated on December 24.
The London court also awarded £185,000 in libel damages to Mir Shakil - one of the highest general compensatory awards in recent years.
Daily Times, November 5, 2016
Millions of American women marched against Donald Trump and what they believe he stands for. In several cities, spewing pretty much the same sort of arbitrary venom and canned hostility they have ironically blamed him for displaying.
How are they any better? Trump didn't take a bazooka and hold the US to ransom, he won the vote ...Read more...
In 1948, arrest warrants for Faiz Ahmed Faiz were issued for a news item published in Imroze, Lahore. He was set free honorably (The Press in Chains -Zamir Jafri).
The draconian Press and Publications Ordinance, enforced by the military government of Ayub Khan in 1960, was consistently used to close down newspapers and suppress freedom of press. However in 1984, the Federal Shariat Court termed the PPO unIslamic.