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Faisal Mota’s appeal

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has not set aside the death sentence of Faisal Mehmood alias Mota in the 2011 murder case of TV journalist Wali Khan Babar, but ordered rehearing of his appeal against the trial court’s order. The order issued by the Larkana bench of the Sindh High Court on Aug 16 said […]


Be vigilant of hostile narratives on social media, COAS advises youths

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Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa urged youths on Thursday to remain mindful and vigilant of of hostile narratives through social media. “Educated youth is prime target of ISIS [Da’ish] and affiliates, be extra cautious,” the chief of army staff (COAS) was quoted by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as saying. Gen Qamar visited Inter-Services Publication Directorate wherein […]


SHC overturns death sentence of Faisal Mota, orders retrial in Wali Khan Babar murder case

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Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of Faisal Mehmood, alias Mota — the primary accused in the Wali Khan Babar case — and ordered a retrial by the lower courts. The SHC was hearing an appeal filed by Faisal Mota, who was awarded a death sentence in absentia, by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in […]


Gt Road Rally: Except four channels all others including state-run TV shut

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LAHORE: Several cable operators on Saturday shut all news channels, including the state-run TV and showed broadcast of only four TV channels on the occasion of rally of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. When the cable operators were asked about this issue, they said that ‘you know who was getting these channels shut.’ It is […]


PML-N workers manhandle journalists

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RAWALPINDI: Journalists from ARY News, Bol TV, and 92 News were allegedly manhandled by PML-N workers and supporters covering the former prime minister’s rally in Islamabad on Wednesday. Safdar Klasra, a reporter with Bol TV, told Dawn that he was taking a photo of an ambulance that was stuck in traffic near the Faizabad interchange. […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لئےتحقیقاتی صحافتی فیلوشپس

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درخواستوں کی وصولی کے لئے دوسرا اعلان آخری تاریخ 20 اگست 2017ء پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کےلئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس کے لئے درخواستوں کی موصولی “پاکستان میں تحقیقاتی صحافت میں معاونت” کے پراجیکٹ کا حصہ ہیں جس کا مقصد تحقیقاتی صحافت کو فروغ […]

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Investigative Journalism Fellowships for Pakistani Journalists

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Second Call for Applications Closing Date August 20, 2017 Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with Netherlands-based Free Press Unlimited, seeks applications for fellowships on investigative journalism. The call for applications is part of the “Supporting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan” project, which aims to promote investigative journalism by providing support to media professionals focusing on […]

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Asma Jahangir lashes out at the powers that be

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ISLAMABAD: Outspoken human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday criticised military involvement in politics and the judiciary’s role over the years, wondering why only politicians were held accountable in Pakistan. Addressing a ‘Meet the Press’ event at the National Press Club, the senior lawyer sarcastically observed that the law on freedom of expression allowed individuals to speak […]

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Two policemen suspended for manhandling journalist

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KARACHI: Two policemen were suspended on Saturday for manhandling a journalist while he was covering a police encounter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Sajid Rauf, an Express News reporter, was manhandled by policemen of the Sharae Faisal police station near Lal Flats on main Rashid Minhas Road. “After hearing gunshots, I reached the spot and saw two robbers lying […]

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Imran requests SC to announce verdict ‘at the earliest’

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has requested the apex court to announce its verdict in the Panamgate case “as early as possible, so that Pakistan can march forward”. The Supreme Court, after concluding hearings in the Panamagate case, reserved its judgement last week. A date for the judgement has yet to be announced. […]

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Jang Group allowed to submit further replies in contempt case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court allowed the management of the Jang Group on Tuesday to submit additional replies to a contempt notice issued to the management of the group over a reporter’s phone call to a judge of the apex court and misrepresentation of an earlier court order by The News on June 21. A three-judge […]

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Plea against talk shows on Panama case dismissed

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking directions to restrain private TV channels from telecasting talk shows on Panama case. Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza held that under the democratic norms the ban could not be imposed on the important issue merely because it was causing mental agony to a citizen. The […]

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LHC reserves judgment on petition against TV talk shows

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LAHORE : The Lahore High Court (LHC) reserved judgment on maintainability of a petition requesting to restrain private TV channels from debating Panama Papers case in talk shows. A local resident, Amjad Farooq, had moved a petition in LHC and his counsel advocate AK Dogar said that according to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules […]

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Imran’s allegation and the reporter’s response

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ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has charged that MSR and his pro-PML-N propagandists get exposed every time they target him with falsehood and fail to print facts they themselves got confirmed. He wrote in his twitter account and also displayed a copy of the letter by Austin Robertson, ex-director, who mentioned in the letter, “I […]

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