July 09, 2017
Published 12 days ago
KARACHI - Abdullah Zafar, a reporter with The Nation in Karachi was picked up by ‘people in plainclothes’ from his home Sunday, the Freedom Network reported.
The network, Pakistan's first watchdog organization to monitor press freedom violations, demanded his safe return.
In June a group of men wearing both plainclothes and uniforms of the Frontier Corps stormed the house of his journalist Zafar Achakzai in Quetta and took him away.
He was detained for several days for sharing content on social media against the security forces. He was released on bail by a judge this week.
The News October 21, 2016
Every so often we hear of some person who has been arrested for touching someone’s child. His defense is always that it was an innocent gesture of affection or that he was struck by a bout of homesickness and thinking of his own children back home and meant no harm.
Probably he did not mean anything untoward and one ...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 Sindh Times was launched in Karachi by an advocate in December 1945.