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High courts grant protective bails to journalists facing sedition cases

High courts grant protective bail to journalists facing sedition cases

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The Islamabad High Court and Lahore High Court have granted protective bail to news anchors Arshad Sharif, Moeed Pirzada, Sami Ibrahim and Imran Riaz Khan after a slew of sedition cases were registered against them in cities across the country.

Rights Watch | 16th April 2022

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Khichiwala police arrested two young men and are conducting raids to apprehend three more suspects for abducting and gang-raping a 14-year-old girl on April 13.

FIR against journalist Asad Toor pointless: LHC

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November 18th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Lahore High Court has ruled that a police complaint against Asad Ali Toor, a journalist, for defaming the military has become infructuous saying no evidence was found to support the accusation.

Self-censorship today worst than under military rule: PFUJ

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September 28th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The government has forced the country’s news outlets to resort to self-censorship of a kind not seen even during military rule: PFUJ

The curious case of Hafiz Ehtasham, complainant against Journalist Asad Toor

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September 16th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Ehtasham, the spokesperson of Laal Masjid's Shuhada Foundation, has a long history of taking frivolous legal actions for which he has been reprimanded by the court. But he insists that his FIR against journalist Asad Toor is for the "greater good".