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Probe launched against torture of two journalists in Balochistan

Probe launched against torture of two journalists in Balochistan

The authorities in Pakistan said they have launched an investigation into torture of two journalists in Chaman for reporting on a coronavirus quarantine centre near the Afghan border.Television reporters Saeed Ali Achakzai and Abdul Mateen Achakzai said they were abused while spending three days in detention in Balochistan province. Photos released by the men showed them with apparent red welts across their backs.BalochistanĀ“s Home Minister Ziaullah Langove said an inquiry was underway into the "brutal incident"."Three officials who were directly involved in the incident have been suspended," Langove said, adding that the original case against the journalists had been dropped.Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) also showed concern over the incident.Meanwhile, Pakistan Feder

Hundred days of arrest for a case with no evidence

It has been hundred days since Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Editor-in-Chief of Jang Group has been in National Accountability Bureau (NAB) detention, held behind bars.In the most recent development, a bench of the Lahore High Court adjourned the hearing in his bail petition in a 34-year-old land property case on the grounds that the bench had received the case files late. Previously, another bench hearing the case had been dissolved due to the unavailability of one of its members. The court has already sought a reply from NAB on the petition.As per the details of the case, there is no real justification for there to even be a case regarding the purchase of the land. Nevertheless, Mir Shakil still continued to cooperate with NAB. And now we have a situation where even after a hundred days, there i...