May 19, 2017
KARACHI – The Sindh High Court Friday threw out an Interior Ministry letter that refused security clearance to four BOL Group directors.
The court ruled the ministry did not mention the reasons in that letter. It said the ISI had already given the required clearance earlier.
Electronic media regulator PEMRA on May 3 announced the cancellation of BOL News licenses. It said the Interior Ministry regretted giving security clearance to the company’s directors - Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, Ayesha Shoaib Shaikh, Viqas Atiq and Sarwat Bashir.
The Sindh High Court on May 4 ordered that BOL transmission be allowed back on the air.
The SHC Friday directed the ministry to issue a new letter mentioning the reasons for giving or not giving the security clearance.
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Salamat Ali, a Pakistani correspondent of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Review, was sentenced to one-year by a military tribunal on 29 November 1979 in Rawalpindi. Arrested on 13 November, Mr Ali, 45, was brought to the military court in chains where a major passed the sentence. The reporter was found guilty for writing an article – An Upheaval is Forecast – on the volatile situation of Balochistan. It was published on 19 October 1979.
Three progressive periodicals - Savera (edited by Zaheer Kashmiri), Naqoosh (edited by Ahmed Nadim Qasmi) and Adab-i-Latif (edited by Mirza Adeeb) - were proscribed by the Muslim League government of Punjab for six months in 1948. This was the first attack on the freedom of press in the country (The Press in Chains - Zamir Jafri).