Corporate America’s top shareholder referee gets tougher on activists

By Michael Flaherty NEW YORK, Mar 30 : Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world’s top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. Since Cristiano Guerra formally took over in […]

Two more missing Pakistani activists return

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Jan 30 : Two more missing Pakistani activists have reappeared after vanishing earlier this month, their families told Reuters today, but relatives were unable to shed any light on who had been holding the men or why. Waqas Goraya and Ahmed Raza Naseer, who went missing from the eastern city of […]

Second missing Pakistani blogger found, leaves country fearing for life: family

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Jan 29 : Pakistani blogger Aasim Saeed who went missing earlier this month has been found but has quickly left the country fearing for his life, his family said today. Saeed’s father said his son was detained by “state agencies” while visiting Pakistan from Singapore, though he did not name which […]

Clashes as hardliners demand missing Pakistanis face blasphemy charge

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Jan 19 : Hardline religious protesters threw stones at supporters of five missing Pakistani activists today and demanded that police charge the missing men under a blasphemy law that carries a mandatory death sentence. The liberal activists, who have posted blogs criticising the political influence of the military and speaking […]

Missing Pakistani activists’ families decry blasphemy allegations

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 : Families and supporters of five missing Pakistani activists today denounced what they called a campaign to accuse the men of blasphemy, a highly charged allegation that could endanger their lives were they to reappear. The accusations, made online and in a complaint to police, have unsettled Pakistan’s small […]