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Issuing non-bailable arrest warrant, placing Almeida on ECL excessive: HRCP


Dawn.comSeptember 25, 2018


The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in a statement on Tuesday expressed concern over the issuance of a non-bailable arrest warrant against journalist Cyril Almeida and the placement of his name on the no-fly list.

On Monday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had issued warrants for Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida and ordered the concerned authorities to put his name on the ECL for not attending proceedings in a petition seeking action against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on treason charges.

It should be mentioned that Almeida was being represented by his counsel in court, but the bench had insisted on him being present in person.

"The HRCP is greatly perturbed to learn that the LHC has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for journalist Cyril Almeida, requiring him to appear at the next hearing of a case seeking action against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on charges of treason," read a statement issued by HRCP Chairman Dr Mehdi Hasan.

The HRCP termed the court’s decision "regrettable", adding that "Mr Almeida, a widely read and highly respected journalist, is being hounded for nothing more than doing his job — speaking on the record to a political figure and reporting the facts."

"As a law-abiding citizen, Mr Almeida has no reason not to appear before the court as directed. Placing him on the Exit Control List (ECL) and issuing a non-bailable warrant is an excessive measure."

"The ease with which Mr Almeida’s interview with the former prime minister was perceived as an attempt to allegedly defame state institutions, and the pace at which this has spiralled into charges of treason, only serve to further choke press freedom in Pakistan," the statement read.

While remarking that "journalism — sensible, rational, independent journalism — is not a crime or treason", the HRCP urged the court "to give Mr Almeida the opportunity to appear at the scheduled hearing of his own volition and to have his name removed from the ECL immediately."

The controversy
The case in which Almeida has been ordered to be produced before the court was filed by civil society member Amina Malik through Advocate Azhar Siddique.

It seeks action against Nawaz Sharif under treason charges for allegedly trying to defame state institutions in an interview to Dawn. It also seeks action against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for allegedly not honouring his oath of office and disclosing the minutes of a National Security Council (NSC) meeting to Nawaz.

Soon after the publication of Sharif's interview, Indian media had blown up his remarks, terming it an admission on part of the former prime minister that non-state actors from Pakistan were involved in the Mumbai attacks in which terrorists had killed more than 150 people and injured over 300 others in about a dozen shooting and bombing attacks in different localities.

The NSC, after a meeting, had issued a statement saying: "The participants observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities. The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions."

It is pertinent to mention that the NSC statement had not named Nawaz while addressing the controversy around the 'misleading' comments about Mumbai attack. Soon after the NSC meeting, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a press conference had clarified that the NSC had in fact condemned “misreporting” and not his party’s supreme leader’s statement.

Separately, Nawaz had rejected the NSC statement, describing it as "painful and regrettable", and said that it was "not based on facts"
 

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c#unts. mind your own business. I have seen a sudden itch in shugal society and rent jurnos.

It means things are going in right direction when they have an unscratchable itch.
 

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Issuing non-bailable arrest warrant, placing Almeida on ECL excessive: HRCP


Dawn.comSeptember 25, 2018


The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in a statement on Tuesday expressed concern over the issuance of a non-bailable arrest warrant against journalist Cyril Almeida and the placement of his name on the no-fly list.

On Monday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had issued warrants for Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida and ordered the concerned authorities to put his name on the ECL for not attending proceedings in a petition seeking action against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on treason charges.

It should be mentioned that Almeida was being represented by his counsel in court, but the bench had insisted on him being present in person.

"The HRCP is greatly perturbed to learn that the LHC has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for journalist Cyril Almeida, requiring him to appear at the next hearing of a case seeking action against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on charges of treason," read a statement issued by HRCP Chairman Dr Mehdi Hasan.

The HRCP termed the court’s decision "regrettable", adding that "Mr Almeida, a widely read and highly respected journalist, is being hounded for nothing more than doing his job — speaking on the record to a political figure and reporting the facts."

"As a law-abiding citizen, Mr Almeida has no reason not to appear before the court as directed. Placing him on the Exit Control List (ECL) and issuing a non-bailable warrant is an excessive measure."

"The ease with which Mr Almeida’s interview with the former prime minister was perceived as an attempt to allegedly defame state institutions, and the pace at which this has spiralled into charges of treason, only serve to further choke press freedom in Pakistan," the statement read.

While remarking that "journalism — sensible, rational, independent journalism — is not a crime or treason", the HRCP urged the court "to give Mr Almeida the opportunity to appear at the scheduled hearing of his own volition and to have his name removed from the ECL immediately."

The controversy
The case in which Almeida has been ordered to be produced before the court was filed by civil society member Amina Malik through Advocate Azhar Siddique.

It seeks action against Nawaz Sharif under treason charges for allegedly trying to defame state institutions in an interview to Dawn. It also seeks action against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for allegedly not honouring his oath of office and disclosing the minutes of a National Security Council (NSC) meeting to Nawaz.

Soon after the publication of Sharif's interview, Indian media had blown up his remarks, terming it an admission on part of the former prime minister that non-state actors from Pakistan were involved in the Mumbai attacks in which terrorists had killed more than 150 people and injured over 300 others in about a dozen shooting and bombing attacks in different localities.

The NSC, after a meeting, had issued a statement saying: "The participants observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities. The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions."

It is pertinent to mention that the NSC statement had not named Nawaz while addressing the controversy around the 'misleading' comments about Mumbai attack. Soon after the NSC meeting, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a press conference had clarified that the NSC had in fact condemned “misreporting” and not his party’s supreme leader’s statement.

Separately, Nawaz had rejected the NSC statement, describing it as "painful and regrettable", and said that it was "not based on facts"
**** you selective human rights watch. Anyone who thinks is bigger than courts should get arrested.
 

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first of all what authority does a mere foreign funded NGO who claims itself in self style ''Human'' Rights Commission of ''Pakistan'' has the authority to question our free and fair judiciary system on the first place?

He should be prosecuted for contempt of court and for supporting a traitor and must be tried in treason case along with him to be put on gallows!
 

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so no media person can be trail its violation of human rights
no political traitor can be trail its violation of political rights
no mullah can be trail its violation of religious rights

only common man can be hanged as they like
 

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Issuing non-bailable arrest warrant, placing Almeida on ECL excessive: HRCP


Dawn.comSeptember 25, 2018


The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in a statement on Tuesday expressed concern over the issuance of a non-bailable arrest warrant against journalist Cyril Almeida and the placement of his name on the no-fly list.

On Monday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had issued warrants for Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida and ordered the concerned authorities to put his name on the ECL for not attending proceedings in a petition seeking action against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on treason charges.

It should be mentioned that Almeida was being represented by his counsel in court, but the bench had insisted on him being present in person.

"The HRCP is greatly perturbed to learn that the LHC has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for journalist Cyril Almeida, requiring him to appear at the next hearing of a case seeking action against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on charges of treason," read a statement issued by HRCP Chairman Dr Mehdi Hasan.

The HRCP termed the court’s decision "regrettable", adding that "Mr Almeida, a widely read and highly respected journalist, is being hounded for nothing more than doing his job — speaking on the record to a political figure and reporting the facts."

"As a law-abiding citizen, Mr Almeida has no reason not to appear before the court as directed. Placing him on the Exit Control List (ECL) and issuing a non-bailable warrant is an excessive measure."

"The ease with which Mr Almeida’s interview with the former prime minister was perceived as an attempt to allegedly defame state institutions, and the pace at which this has spiralled into charges of treason, only serve to further choke press freedom in Pakistan," the statement read.

While remarking that "journalism — sensible, rational, independent journalism — is not a crime or treason", the HRCP urged the court "to give Mr Almeida the opportunity to appear at the scheduled hearing of his own volition and to have his name removed from the ECL immediately."

The controversy
The case in which Almeida has been ordered to be produced before the court was filed by civil society member Amina Malik through Advocate Azhar Siddique.

It seeks action against Nawaz Sharif under treason charges for allegedly trying to defame state institutions in an interview to Dawn. It also seeks action against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for allegedly not honouring his oath of office and disclosing the minutes of a National Security Council (NSC) meeting to Nawaz.

Soon after the publication of Sharif's interview, Indian media had blown up his remarks, terming it an admission on part of the former prime minister that non-state actors from Pakistan were involved in the Mumbai attacks in which terrorists had killed more than 150 people and injured over 300 others in about a dozen shooting and bombing attacks in different localities.

The NSC, after a meeting, had issued a statement saying: "The participants observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities. The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions."

It is pertinent to mention that the NSC statement had not named Nawaz while addressing the controversy around the 'misleading' comments about Mumbai attack. Soon after the NSC meeting, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a press conference had clarified that the NSC had in fact condemned “misreporting” and not his party’s supreme leader’s statement.

Separately, Nawaz had rejected the NSC statement, describing it as "painful and regrettable", and said that it was "not based on facts"
Tumharey loye tumharey bachon key liye Pakistan ki zameen tang kar dein gay ham :D
 

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Issuing non-bailable arrest warrant, placing Almeida on ECL excessive: HRCP


Dawn.comSeptember 25, 2018


The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in a statement on Tuesday expressed concern over the issuance of a non-bailable arrest warrant against journalist Cyril Almeida and the placement of his name on the no-fly list.

On Monday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had issued warrants for Dawn Assistant Editor Cyril Almeida and ordered the concerned authorities to put his name on the ECL for not attending proceedings in a petition seeking action against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on treason charges.

It should be mentioned that Almeida was being represented by his counsel in court, but the bench had insisted on him being present in person.

"The HRCP is greatly perturbed to learn that the LHC has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for journalist Cyril Almeida, requiring him to appear at the next hearing of a case seeking action against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on charges of treason," read a statement issued by HRCP Chairman Dr Mehdi Hasan.

The HRCP termed the court’s decision "regrettable", adding that "Mr Almeida, a widely read and highly respected journalist, is being hounded for nothing more than doing his job — speaking on the record to a political figure and reporting the facts."

"As a law-abiding citizen, Mr Almeida has no reason not to appear before the court as directed. Placing him on the Exit Control List (ECL) and issuing a non-bailable warrant is an excessive measure."

"The ease with which Mr Almeida’s interview with the former prime minister was perceived as an attempt to allegedly defame state institutions, and the pace at which this has spiralled into charges of treason, only serve to further choke press freedom in Pakistan," the statement read.

While remarking that "journalism — sensible, rational, independent journalism — is not a crime or treason", the HRCP urged the court "to give Mr Almeida the opportunity to appear at the scheduled hearing of his own volition and to have his name removed from the ECL immediately."

The controversy
The case in which Almeida has been ordered to be produced before the court was filed by civil society member Amina Malik through Advocate Azhar Siddique.

It seeks action against Nawaz Sharif under treason charges for allegedly trying to defame state institutions in an interview to Dawn. It also seeks action against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for allegedly not honouring his oath of office and disclosing the minutes of a National Security Council (NSC) meeting to Nawaz.

Soon after the publication of Sharif's interview, Indian media had blown up his remarks, terming it an admission on part of the former prime minister that non-state actors from Pakistan were involved in the Mumbai attacks in which terrorists had killed more than 150 people and injured over 300 others in about a dozen shooting and bombing attacks in different localities.

The NSC, after a meeting, had issued a statement saying: "The participants observed that it was very unfortunate that the opinion arising out of either misconceptions or grievances was being presented in disregard of concrete facts and realities. The participants unanimously rejected the allegations and condemned the fallacious assertions."

It is pertinent to mention that the NSC statement had not named Nawaz while addressing the controversy around the 'misleading' comments about Mumbai attack. Soon after the NSC meeting, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a press conference had clarified that the NSC had in fact condemned “misreporting” and not his party’s supreme leader’s statement.

Separately, Nawaz had rejected the NSC statement, describing it as "painful and regrettable", and said that it was "not based on facts"
It is about time Pakistani courts claim any foreigner/ foreign office trying to influence/ play politics on our land WILL BE CHARGE: fined + deported with no visa for Pakistan for next 10 yrs! PLUS the traitor they were supporting to get FULL CITIZENSHIP of the country that is interfering ...THEY can freely raise the terrorist/ traitor/ piece of shit
 

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first of all what authority does a mere foreign funded NGO who claims itself in self style ''Human'' Rights Commission of ''Pakistan'' has the authority to question our free and fair judiciary system on the first place?

He should be prosecuted for contempt of court and for supporting a traitor and must be tried in treason case along with him to be put on gallows!

It is about time Pakistani courts claim any foreigner/ foreign office trying to influence/ play politics on our land WILL BE CHARGE: fined + deported with no visa for Pakistan for next 10 yrs! PLUS the traitor they were supporting to get FULL CITIZENSHIP of the country that is interfering ...THEY can freely raise the terrorist/ traitor/ piece of shit

before issuing your fatwas to kill or skin alive any one please bare in mind hrcp not a foreign ngo its very much pakistani

http://hrcp-web.org/hrcpweb/about-hrcp/mission-vision/
 

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before issuing your fatwas to kill or skin alive any one please bare in mind hrcp not a foreign ngo its very much pakistani

http://hrcp-web.org/hrcpweb/about-hrcp/mission-vision/
it is kid!

but if u take yr say at face value, then its far far more serious then this and Dr Mehdi Hassan should have known for breaching contempt of court laws and the public opinion abt traitor and their facilitators.

This all makes it far more easier to eventually sending him to gallows along with his ''most respected and widely read journalist''
 

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it is kid!

but if u take yr say at face value, then its far far more serious then this and Dr Mehdi Hassan should have known for breaching contempt of court laws and the public opinion abt traitor and their facilitators.

This all makes it far more easier to eventually sending him to gallows along with his ''most respected and widely read journalist''
oh so dear granny now you have changed your stance .. !? that was pretty much my point now you can continue with skinning alive and decapitating everyone bakwas , not arguing further
 

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