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Dawnleaks report to be unveiled Monday or Tuesday: Nisar

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TAXILA – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar vowed again that the Dawn Leaks report would be unveiled either on Monday or Tuesday citing the delay was due to Panama case verdict. “Dawn leaks report issuance was revoked due to Panama Gate verdict but now it will be surfaced till Tuesday,” he said while addressing here a […]


Qaim condoles death of brother of The Nation correspondent

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KHAIRPUR – Former Sindh chief minister and PPP leader Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited the house of senior journalist and correspondent of Daily The Nation Ghaffar Mahar here on Wednesday and offered condolences over the death of his brother Zahid Ali Mahar (Mukhtiarkar Revenue taluka Sangar) who had passed away 15 days ago due to […]


Broadcasters’ association files appeal

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), represented through Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, has denied an allegation contained in a writ petition that the Pakistani media are broadcasting “indecent and immoral material”. The petition has called upon the Islamabad High Court to censor TV channels so that no shows, dramas and advertisements fall within the purview […]


After one year of reinvestigation, no progress in the case of Shan Dahar’s killing

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On 19 April 2016 Sindh Police announced they would reopen the investigation of the killing of Abb Takk Television journalist Shan Dahar at the urging of his family and local press groups, including IFEX member the Pakistan Press Foundation. A year later the investigation remains at a stand still, while threats against the family hint […]


PPF is concerned over “Criminal Extradition Law” in Oman

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Qaboos bin Said al Said, Sultan of Oman to expressed concern over public prosecutors announcement on 27 March 2017, “Criminal Extradition Law” procedures would be follow for Internet activists, those residing outside the country. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged Sultan of Oman […]


Keeping safe and secure

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As a profession, journalism in Pakistan is one of the most dangerous ones to be in. The number of journalists killed over the past decade puts Pakistan at the top of countries where it is almost impossible to work freely and fairly as a media person. Despite the challenges, we continue to strive and struggle […]


‘Dawn leaks’ probe report within 2-3 days: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the inquiry report into the ‘Dawn leaks’ will be submitted to his ministry within two to three days. The inside story published in Dawn about a high-level civil-military huddle, which both civil and military officials called ‘fabricated and concocted’, stirred a huge controversy last year. Subsequently, […]


PPF concern over the continuing harassment of Somalian Journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minster of Somalia to express alarm at continuing harassment of journalists in Somalia by security agents, unidentified non-state actors and government officials that has long perpetuated a cycle of violence and fear, severely limiting the freedom of the press. PPF Secretary General Owais […]


Pemra’s hands are tied as courts grant stay orders

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531 cases pending in courts; propaganda against regulator dispelled ISLAMABAD: In the aftermath of recent incidents of hate-speech and violence, a few anchorpersons and columnists, through TV talk shows and tweets, have attempted to propagate that Pemra has not taken appropriate actions against those TV channels accused of spreading hatred. This is intellectual dishonesty on […]


PPF concern over the assault on two journalists by Uganda police

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 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Republic of Uganda  expressed concern at the assault by police of two journalists, Siraji Kiberu of Kingdom Television and Dodoviko Mukasa of Central Broadcasting Services (CBS) radio as they were covering the arrest of opposition member of parliament on Friday 31st […]


PPF seeks end to free expression violations in Ghana and Mexico

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) voiced concern over the violation of media rights in Ghana and Mexico. On April 8, 2017 PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali wrote to Nana Akufo-Addo, President the Republic of Ghana regarding the alleged torture to Kendrick Ofei, a freelance journalist. Ofei, who was brutally assaulted by some soldiers on March […]


Nisar told not to spare anyone spreading blasphemous content

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday told Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan not to spare anyone involved in spreading blasphemous content on the internet and social media. During a meeting with the interior minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Sharif said: “Ensure that all perpetrators are brought to justice, without any exceptions.” […]


Journalists demand action against police for failing to nab attackers

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MIRPURKHAS – Senior journalist and general secretary of National press club taluka kot Ghulam Muhmmad , Muhammad Ismail Gorchani , who was seriously injured in murderious attack near 10 mile Mori, taluka Kot Ghulam Muhammad on Tuesday night has been admitted in ICU ward of civil hospital Hyderabad due to his serious condition, while Kot […]


APNS under fire in Senate body

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Tuesday directed the ministry to expedite the process of preparation of draft of amendment to Pemra (Amendment) Act 2007 so that the authority could become stronger and establish its writ more effectively. The meeting chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha was discussing the issue […]