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Geo reporter beaten up by CDA official, guards

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ISLAMABAD: An official of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) along with security guards attacked a team of Geo News channel on Friday and beat up senior reporter Ayaz Akbar Yousafzai here at the National Cricket Ground F-7. “I was pushed many times, beaten up by Chaudhry Shahzad, two other persons namely Abid Kiani, his son […]


HRCP alarmed at arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression

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PESHAWAR: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious alarm over arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, a climate of intimidation and the authorities’ stated intent to act against any perceived slight to the armed forces through the social media. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with growing […]


IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated information on journalists killing to UNESCO

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KARACHI: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017 request that has sought information on the status of judicial inquiries into the killings of 55 journalists in Pakistan from 2006 to 2016. In a letter, Game also asked the Prime […]


Tolerance and the media

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My previous article, ‘Tolerant Pakistan’ was very well-received. All the peace-loving segments of society supported my viewpoint that prosperity cannot be achieved without ensuring a tolerant society based on equal rights and social justice. In order to ensure that Pakistan moves towards a bright future, we need to make Quaid-e-Azam’s August 11, 1947 speech our […]


Global cyberattack

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Digital security has been at the centre of many a discussion after a number of pre-elections hacks, including the US and French elections. If there were any doubts about whether the world has done enough to protect the vast troves of data existing in digital servers, a resounding answer was provided recently when a ransomware […]


ARY CEO appears before court after three years

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ISLAMABAD: Finally! After issuance of two arrest warrants, scores of summons and directions from the court, ARY CEO Salman Iqbal here Thursday appeared before the court of additional district & session judge (ADSJ) three years after initiation of the legal proceedings where IMCL has filed a criminal complaint against the TV channel for leveling false, […]


Imran accuses govt of harassing social media activists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday accused the federal government of abusing the cybercrime law to victimise his party’s social media activists. “Govt abusing cybercrime law to politically victimise PTI social media activists by threatening/arresting them. Unacceptable in a democracy,” Mr Khan posted on Twitter following the arrest of Salar Kakar, a […]


ARY CEO with travel documents summoned in court today

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ISLAMABAD: ARY CEO Salman Iqbal is to appear and produce his passport containing entry and exit immigration stamps, etc, in the court of Islamabad additional district & sessions judge (ADSJ) here today. The court during the earlier hearing directed Salman Iqbal to produce travel documents on the next date of hearing on May 18 as […]


Nawa-i-Waqt staffer shot dead

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LAHORE – A staffer of daily Nawa-i-Waqt was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen at his Dera in Manawan police limits on Wednesday afternoon. The body was shifted to the morgue for autopsy. The deceased was identified by police as 35-year-old Amir Shakeel, a designer at Nawa-i-Waqt and resident of Eden Society. Police investigators said […]


Balochistan: Slain journalist Gul’s family awaiting justice since five years

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KARACHI, May 18: No progress is still seen in the murder case of slain journalist Razzaq Gul, a district correspondent of Express News TV channel from Turbat, Balochistan province of Pakistan, as the police have badly failed to apprehend any assailant despite lapse of five years. According to Turbat police, Gul’s murder case has been […]


PPF voiced against media freedom in the Thailand, Iran and Tanzania

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) voiced concern over the violation of Media freedom in the Thailand, Iran and Tanzania. On May 15, 2017, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand expressed serious concerns over the detention of six online media activists including human rights lawyer Prawet Praphanukul […]


‫مقتول صحافی رزاق گل کے اہل خانہ پانچ سال سے انصاف کے منتظر

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کراچی، 18 مئی: پاکستان کے صوبہ بلوچستان کے شہر تربت میں ایکسپریس نیوز ٹی وی کے ضلعی نامہ نگار مقتول صحافی رزاق گل  کے مقدمہ  میں ابھی تک کوئی پیش رفت نہیں   ہو سکی ، پانچ سال کا طویل عرصہ گزرجانے  کے باوجود پولیس کسی بھی حملہ آور کو گرفتار کرنے میں ناکام رہی ہے۔ […]


Crackdown on social media?

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The government and the Army may have settled the ‘Dawn leaks’ issue but it continues to generate an unsavoury controversy in political circles and on the social media. The Opposition parties are well within their rights in demanding to know full facts of the ‘settlement’, but others have felt free to violate the law of […]


PPF alarmed at Tanzanian’s President statement

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to John Magufuli, President United Republic of Tanzania, has expressed serious concerns on his statement “Media freedom has limits” during oath taking ceremony of the ministers. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government to take decisive action for the freedom of media and […]