War on JANG

20 03 2008
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NEWS IN REVIEW

source:http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/spedition/waronjang/

February 1999

Feb. 10
Jang Group newsprint released, accounts unfrozen

SC adjourns hearing in Jang, PFUJ petitions

Walkouts in NWFP Assembly on arrest of MPA, press freedom

Govt condemned for biased attitude against press

New batch of journalists takes over at hunger-strike camp

Feb. 09 PRESS FREEDOM MARCH

KARACHI:Benazir Bhutto leading a massive press freedom march on Monday.–The News photo by Aijaz Hashmi
Massive press freedom march in Karachi
Mir Shakil pleads SC to suspend notices against Jang Group
Hearing of Jang Group’s plea today

Newsmen pledge to uphold press freedom

Benazir writes to HR groups on govt’s victimisation of Jang Group

Overseas Pakistanis criticise govt for targeting Jang Group

I am duty-bound to protect interests of Jang: Hameed

All-party rally in favour of press freedom
Journalists hold protest meeting, start hunger-strike
PBC seeks to be impleaded in Jang Group petition

Various political parties brought out a rally to express solidarity with the journalists’ struggle against the government’s attitude towards Jang Group on Monday. The rally — led among others by PPP’s Benazir Bhutto and JI’s Prof Ghafoor Ahmed — is seen passing through I I Chundrigar Road. –The News photo by Aijaz Hashmi

Feb. 08

Journalists urge government to give up hold on press
Hundreds demonstrate in support of press freedom
Chakwal march condemns victimisation of Jang Group
Rally against ‘attack’ on freedom of press
All parties freedom of press rally today
Jang Group assured of people’s support for press freedom
KUJ to hold protest meetings from today
Naib Ameer Jama’at-e-Islami, Prof Ghafoor Ahmad speaking at the seminar on ‘Freedom of press and our responsibilities’ organised by the JI at Karachi Press Club on Sunday. Seated at the dais are Abdus Sattar Afghani, Naimatullah Khan, Fatahyab Ali Khan, Mehmood Sham and Amin Khatak. — The News photo

Feb. 07
Shahbaz intervenes on Jang Group issue
APNS associates itself with Jang Group, PFUJ petitions in SC
Journalists to go ahead with Monday’s protest plan
Some accounts of Jang restored, claims Saif
Journalists take out rallies against govt’s high-handedness
Political parties, former CJ, extend support to Jang Group

Feb. 06
Maleeha asks government to end siege
Journalists’ hunger strike in Pindi, Lahore
Commonwealth Press Union announces full support for Jang Group
Journalists to observe hunger strike from 8th

Feb. 05

Release of newsprint delayed despite SC orders
Jang’s 894 newsprint reels lying cleared: KPT
Benazir asks world to decry reign of terror against press
JI announces solidarity with journalists
PAI rally for press freedom
Jang-government row almost settled: adviser
Journalists, politicians vow support for Jang Group
Jang Group: opposition slams federal govt in Balochistan PA
KARACHI: Government agencies personnel in plain clothes beating a Jang Group worker at the Karachi Port Trust on Thursday.–The News photo by Aijaz Hashmi

Feb. 04
SC orders limited release of newsprint to Jang Group
Mushahid Hussain’advocates’ free press
FIA, IB attack Ausaf van for helping Jang
Thousands demonstrate to support Jang Group, press freedom
FIA, police besiege Javed Press
Hyderabad journalists take out rally against Jang victimisation
Journalists condemn govt action against Jang Group
Awam workers stage demo against govt

Feb. 03
CPJ asks govt to cease all actions against Jang Group
Journalists boycott PM
Police beat protesting newsmen again
Benazir for united struggle to save freedom of press
Opposition condemns govt for baton-charging journalists
Rallies against victimisation of Jang Group
Jang Group’s decision to abolish contractual system hailed
FIA, police delay newspapers’ distribution
‘Confiscation of newsprint attempt to crush press freedom’

Feb. 02
SC orders release of newsprint to Jang Group
Customs officials refuse to release newsprint despite court orders
Newsmen protesting against confiscation of newsprint beaten
Opposition to launch agitation for press freedom
Soomro offers Mir Shakil help to resolve crisis
Journalists, opposition walk out of Senate
Mir Shakil seeks SC help for return of ‘stolen’ newsprint
FIA closes 7 cable network stations
Benazir, PFUJ condemn police action
PAI decides to hold rallies in Sindh, Punjab
Mushahid sees no point in registering sedition cases
Workers seek SC help for return of ‘stolen’ newsprint
Move to abolish contract system from Jang/News hailed
Jang Group affair: PPP MPAs stage demo against govt’s action

Feb. 01

Pirzada, Minto, Makhdoom to plead Jang Group’s case today
Mir Shakil vows to fight on
Benazir condemns sedition case against newspapers
Mir Shakil announces to regularise contractual employees
FIA, police make swoop on Jang building
Govt action against Jang Group termed pressure tactics
ISLAMABAD: Makhdoom Ali Khan, Iqbal Naeem Pasha, Abid Hassan Minto and Sharifuddin Pirzada arriving at the Supreme Court on Monday to plead the Jang Group’s case. –The News photo

January 1999

Jan. 30
FIA team attempts to enter Jang, The News offices
PHC moved on govt’s tactics against Jang Group
Benazir asks SC to take suo moto action against Saif
Altaf slams govt for threatening Jang Group
Saif declines to comment on tapes
In case of arrest, future course to be decided by staff: Mir Shakil
Journalists again boycott Senate on Jang Group issue
Saif levels charges
Professional bodies flay Jang Group’s victimisation
Govt intimidation to Jang Group widely condemned
PPP for full bench to try PM, Saif
Government flayed for tussle with press

Jan. 29

Cassette exposes govt’s assault on press
Journalist bodies, trade unions, intellectuals hold big rally
Govt under fire in NA over Jang issue
Media walk-out over Jang issue
Nasim assails govt harassment of Jang Group
Govt action against Jang Group: Ulema to observe protest today
KARACHI: Editor-in- Chief of Jang Group, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman showing important documents at a crowded press conference on Thursday at the Karachi Press Club. –The News photo

Jan. 28
Jang Group, journalists’unions move Supreme Court
PFUJ, APNEC seek abolition of Information Ministry
‘Cases of tax evasion against Jang Group legal’
Jang Group issue again echoes in NA
‘Stories published by Jang are baseless’
Govt action against Jang Group condemned
‘Government’s anti-Jang Group campaign unconstitutional: Ghinwa
Qazi lauds Jang Group’s role against government
Jang Group’s victimisation condemned

Jan. 27

Journalists unions, press workers slam Saif for press advice
Senators demand halt to intimidation of Jang Group
Opposition wants debate in NA on action against Jang Group
I asked Jang to appoint responsible people to important posts: Saif
Benazir asks CJ to take suo moto notice of govt’s attack on Jang Group
LAHORE: Justice (retd) Nasim Hassan Shah, Prof Dr Tahirul Qadri, Imran Khan and others at a seminar arranged by Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman Memorial Society here on Tuesday. –The News photo

Jan. 26
Jang group to seek justice from court
Saif admits to pressuring Jang group
Speaker disallows debate on Jang Group
I asked Mir Shakil to ‘control’ his men: Saif
Ghafoor lambasts govt for victimising Jang Group
Hearing in cases against Jang group on Feb 15

Jan. 01
Action against Jang Group deplored

December 1998

Dec. 30
Senate body to probe Jang Group victimisation

Dec. 27
FIA prepares draft of charges

Dec. 22
APNS asked to observe one-day country-wide strike
Govt’s action against against Jang condemned

Dec. 21
Govt issues rebuttal to Jang Group’s allegations
Saif pressuring FIA officers to register cases against Jang Group
Benazir asks govt to stop harassing Jang Group

Dec. 20
Jang Group ready to face all cases in court: spokesman
FIA planning action against Jang Group
APNS concerned at govt-press relations

Dec. 19
FIA raid an attempt to stifle freedom of expression: PTI leader

Dec. 18
Case against Mir Shakil filed

Dec. 17
CPJ alarmed at govt’s efforts to control press
Case against Jang Group prepared
Nawaz accused of intimidating press
Raid on newspaper offices condemned
Nawaz accused of intimidating press
Press, parliament integral parts of democracy: Wasim

Dec. 16
Senators walkout to protest raid at Jang offices
Leaders condemn raid at Jang Group offices
Government not to succumb to tax blackmail
APNS, CPNE slam raid on Jang offices
Raids at Jang, The News widely condemned
PML government fully believes in freedom of press: spokesman

Dec. 15
FIA raids Jang Group offices
Govt tried to stop Observer story in Jang newspapers


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