December 26, 2016
ISLAMABAD – A driver and engineer of Geo Television’s news gathering van were intercepted and beaten up by armed private security guards in Sector E-11 Monday.
According to Geo the assailants were in a Land Cruiser bearing registration No. EU008. They forced the two out of the van, and beat them up severely.
The attackers also damaged the windows and the vehicle’s door before fleeing.
Geo said it had obtained CCTV footage of the attack.
Pakistan Observer, December 14, 2016
I have never been to a torture chamber but the other day I accompanied my wife to a beauty parlor and was invited in since there were no other customers. Half an hour into observing the self-inflicted cosmetic cruelty that women voluntarily engage in, and you get the impression it makes Gitmo look like a holiday resort.
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The editor, one of its owners, and the printer of Pakistan Observer, a premier English daily published from Dacca, were arrested under the Public Safety Act in February 1952 for publishing an editorial severely criticizing Prime Minister Nazimuddin.
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.