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Balochistan unrest: Journalist shot dead in Usta Mohammad

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QUETTA: A young journalist affiliated with a Quetta-based newspaper was shot dead at his home in the Usta Mohammad district of Balochistan on Sunday morning. Zafarullah Jattak, 35, was sleeping in his home at the time of the attack. The deceased was working as tehsil reporter for Daily Intikhab. According to DSP Khawand Bukhsh, armed […]

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RIGHT TO INFORMATION

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“Article 19-A has empowered the citizens of Pakistan by making access to information a justiceable right of the People rather than being largesse bestowed by the State at its whim.”………… All State functionaries have to understand that in a very real sense, they are employed in the service of the People of Pakistan and are […]

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Journalists protest kidnapping of Sindh colleagues

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PESHAWAR: The journalist community on Tuesday staged a protest against the kidnapping of two colleagues in Sukkar in the Sindh province and demanded the government to secure their safe release. A group of journalists from Sukkar have started a train march from Sukkar to Peshawar against the abduction of Hakim Ali Abru and Shahid Ali […]

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CCP to hold ‘Un-silence Pakistan: a tribute to Sabeen Mahmud’ today

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KARACHI: The Concerned Citizens for Peace (CCP) is holding a public gathering today (Saturday) at The Arts Council, Karachi, from 6pm to 9pm to commemorate the late Sabeen Mahmud, founder of PeaceNiche and T2F (The Second Floor), and to pay tribute to the other fallen heroes – journalists, workers, and activists – who have been […]

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Channel was sold to me, applicant tells SHC

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notices to Labaik TV Chief Executive Officer Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh, its director Siddique Ismail on contempt of court application against them for disobeying the court orders. The notices were issued on application of Mohsin Mujtaba, who sought attachment of assets and properties of Labaik TV and restraining […]

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Axact chief, eight others sent to jail on judicial remand

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: A judicial magistrate remanded on Monday the chief executive officer of a software company and eight other officials in prison in a fake degrees and money laundering case. The Federal Investigation Agency had detained Axact CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, Viqas Atique, Zeeshan Anwar, Mohammad Sabir, Zeeshan Ahmed, Mohammed Rizwan, Imran Ahmed Khan, Atif Hussain […]

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Pakistani journalists face criminal complaints for covering dissident political leader

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Journalists in the town of Badin in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province have been protesting against the police for falsely involving ten journalists in criminal complaints. Three of the journalists have been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). The journalists said that they are being victimized for covering the activities of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza, a dissident […]

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Journalist must be more proactive on issues of gender discrimination

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KARACHI: Although the Sindhi media is proactive in reporting the issues of child marriages and gender discrimination topics, the other mainstream mediums don’t make these subjects part of their agenda setting. These views were shared by speakers and participants at the media training session on The Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act, 2013, at Regent Plaza […]

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PFUJ warns media against hiring Azhar Abbas, Kamran Khan

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The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) will not tolerate any curbs on freedom of expression and democratic institutions, says a resolution passed in an emergency meeting of PFUJ’s Executive Council, which was convened on Saturday to review the challenges facing the media industry. The meeting also discussed the recent crisis of Bol Network and […]

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