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    Daily Jang Rawalpindi 17 January 2016

  • 'Sab Se Bari Jang' launched

    It happened on Saturday evening when a book detailing the movement for freedom of expression of 1977-78 titled Sab Se Bari Jang, written and compiled by eminent journalist and poet Ahfazur Rehman, was launched at the Arts Council...

  • REVIEW: In the name of freedom:Ahfazur Rahman's Sub Se Barri Jang

    Besides, three women courted arrest in Lahore (Elizabeth Khalid and Rosy Majeed, both in the Punjab University’s journalism department, and Enver Sultana of daily Sadaqat, Lahore)...

    The names of those sentenced to whipping by a military court on May 13, 1978, must be recorded for history — Khawar Naeem Hashmi of Musawaat, Lahore (four lashes and six months of rigorous imprisonment or RI), Nasir Zaidi of Nawa-i-Multan, Multan (five...

  • Jang Group executive director kidnapped in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Gunmen have kidnapped Jang Group Executive Director Abid Abdullah in Peshawar, a senior police official said Thursday...

    Mushtaq Khan said that Abdullah, who arrived in Peshawar from Islamabad on Tuesday, was seized as he left for a hotel after visiting the local printer for Jang...

  • SC seeks clarification on Jang newspaper's 'fake news' on 'CJP wanting Shahbaz to be next PM'

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday took notice of a "fake news" in Jang newspaper and summoned Mir Shakeelur Rahman, the chief editor and publisher of The News and Jang, to court for a clarification...

    The Urdu daily on Monday prominently carried a story on its front page with the headline "Wants Shahbaz Sharif to become prime minister", attributing the quote to the Chief Justice of Pakistan...

  • Jang group 'must clarify' why correction of 'fake news' wasn't published: CJP

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday ordered The News and Urdu daily Jang to publish a clarification explaining why the newsgroup failed to run a correction regarding a news story that appeared in the newspapers on Monday claiming the CJP wanted Shahbaz Sharif to be the next prime minister...

    The CJP on Monday took notice of a "fake news" story published in The News and Jang dailies titled "Wants Shahbaz Sharif...

  • APNS slams denial of govt ads to Dawn, Jang groups

    KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has condemned the move on the part of federal as well as Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to stop providing advertisements to the Dawn and Jang media groups, terming the act a violation of the principles of press freedom...

    The resolution further said the executive committee of APNS stood by Dawn and Jang media groups and urged the federal and provincial governments to...

  • CPJ calls on government to lift suspension of ads to Dawn and Jang media groups

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Pakistani authorities to stop withholding government advertisements to the Dawn and Jang media groups and grant ads to media outlets "without regard for their editorial stances"...

    Citing news reports and information from the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), CJP noted in a statement on Monday that the federal government and governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab...

  • NAB arrests Jang group owner in 34-year-old land case

    LAHORE: The National Acc­ountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday arrested Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34-year-old case related to 54-kanal land he allegedly acquired “illegally” in the tenure of then chief minister of Punjab Nawaz Sharif...

    “We will present evidence against him in court,” it said and asked the Jang group to refrain from levelling baseless allegations against NAB...

  • Unfair to label Jang group owner's arrest as 'revenge' tactics by govt: Awan

    Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said it was unfair to term the arrest of Jang Group's Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rahman as revenge tactics by the government for his media house's stance...

    ”Commenting on previous remarks made by Imran about Rahman, the PM’s aide said that the premier made those remarks after the Jang Group's editor-in-chief had stated that...

  • Lahore court directs NAB to facilitate Jang Group owner's meeting with family as per law

    An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to facilitate the meetings of Jang Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman with his family members according to the law...

    Editorial: Mir Shakilur Rehman's arrest bears all the telltale signs of a witch-huntOn Saturday, Rehman's son Mir Ibrahim Rahman, mother Mrs Khalilur Rehman and wife Shaheena Shakeel filed an application in the court,...

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