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Rights activist shot dead after seminar on Baloch issue

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Sabeen Mahmud, social media campaigner and human rights activist who founded the social forum T2F, was shot dead on Friday evening, minutes after the end of an interactive discussion ‘Unsilen­cing Balochistan’ organised by her and attended by journalists and rights activists, including the founder leader of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Abdul Qadeer […]

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Pakistan’s proposed ‘cyber hudood’

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: Imagine going to jail for sending emails and posting pictures of friends and family without obtaining their ‘permission’. Retweeting a meme you thought was funny. Making a critical comment on the cyber space about a deal made by a country having ‘friendly’ relations with Pakistan. Imagine having all your online activity stored at every […]

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Dawn Marketing Director killed in Karachi

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Mr Masood Hamid, Director Marketing, Pakistan Herald Publications Private Limited (PHPL), was found murdered in his car in Defence Housing Authority’s phase-8 on Friday night, The Dawn Media Group said in a statement. Mr. Hamid was killed by a single shot, and apparently died on the spot. The unknown gunmen also left the weapon […]

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Unequal responses

Pakistan Press Foundation

The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo Paris attack reignited the debate around freedom of expression. Numerous conversations ensued on the horror of the attack, the condemnations it elicited, the debate on the motives of the attackers and the justifications offered and repulsed. However, while no degree of coverage provided to such atrocities can suffice when […]

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Faisal Mota challenges death sentence in Wali Babar murder case

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: A worker of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Faisal Mehmood alias Mota, on Tuesday petitioned the Sindh High Court against capital punishment handed down to him by an antiterrorism court in the Wali Khan Babar murder case. He was arrested along with many others during a raid in and around the MQM headquarters, popularly known […]

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Rangers thrash The Nation reporter

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI – The Rangers manhandled a staff member of The Nation during snap-checking in Allah Wali Chowrangi area at Tariq Road intersection on Sunday. According to details, Abdullah Zafar, a staff reporter of The Nation was on his way to home from office located at MA Jinnah Road when traffic police personnel intercepted him at […]

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Pakistan: Newspaper reporter arrested near Pak-Afghan border

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: A correspondent of a Pakistani newspaper was arrested by security agencies in North Waziristan near Pak-Afghan border. The security forces detained Nasrum Minallah, correspondent of Express Tribune, along with his father, also a reporter, and four other journalists at Kajori check post in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) near Pak-Afghan border, at about 03:00PM on […]

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Will YouTube ever be unblocked?

Pakistan Press Foundation

Governments of Pakistan in the last decade have shown a propensity to inflict self-harm when it comes to new technologies, particularly the internet. The YouTube ban that was imposed more than two years ago has become an irrelevant laughing-stock. The ban has given rise to a reported acceleration in the development of proxies that may […]

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Literary gathering in Riyadh in honour of Pakistani writer

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ISLAMABAD: Naushaba Siddiqui, a noted academician and author of several books in Urdu, was honoured at a literary gathering held in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. Poet Shaukat Jamal, who hosted the programme, said Siddiqui had remained a dedicated teacher for about 40 years at various colleges in Karachi, according to a Saudi Gazette report […]

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