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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 […]


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 […]


Pemra nets Rs70m in fines

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s electronic media watchdog has imposed fines to the tune of Rs70 million in 119 cases over the course of the past two years. According to a report, submitted to the Islamabad High Court by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Absar Alam, the authority has issued 166 show cause notices to […]


G-B papers resume publication after PFUJ talks with govt

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ISLAMABAD: Intensive and long talks were held between representatives of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and federal and Gilgit-Baltistan governments to sort out the issue of registration of cases against journalists. According to sources, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Hafizur Rehman, G-B information minister and senior government officials, federal government’s Principal Information Officer (PIO) Rao Tehseen, […]


Govt ‘committed’ to journalists safety: Minister

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the government was committed to safeguarding the rights of journalists across the country. Addressing a protest rally taken out by journalists outside the Parliament against the closure of newspapers in Gilgit-Baltistan owing to government’s apathy, she said that all the issues […]


Journalists’ killings: Pakistan stands sixth among 20 deadliest countries

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WASHINGTON: A recent report from the Committee to Protect Journalists has said 40 journalists have been killed in India and 60 in Pakistan in the last 25 years, reports foreign media. These numbers merely indicate cases that have been reported. All in all, the report says 1,234 journalists have been killed worldwide since 1992. The […]


Pakistan Press Foundation concern over the criminal charges on Canadian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has expressed serious concern over the criminal charges on  Justin Brake, reporter and editor for The Independent.ca, for his reporting on the Indigenous occupation of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric construction project in October 2016. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged […]


PPF seeks justice for Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, expressed serious concern over the brutal murder of a journalist Cecilio Pineda Birto on March 2 in Altamirano city, Guerrero state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Mexico, to thoroughly investigate and bring to justice, the perpetrators […]


Nisar threatens to block social media websites

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ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday warned the administration of social networking sites to take off blasphemous content, or their access will permanently be blocked in Pakistan. The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday had ordered the government to block access to the blasphemous content on the social media. On Thursday, the […]


Social media working with freedom to lie: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said it seemed that social media was working under freedom to lie rather than freedom of expression. He said that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassination through social media. The minister directed the Ministry of Interior officials to […]


IHC wants blasphemous content on social media blocked

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  ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday urged religious scholars to jointly deal with the issue of blasphemous content on social media. The court observed that the bureaucracy had apparently failed to tackle such a sensitive issue which sometimes resulted in the murder of alleged blasphemers. The judge, who […]


IHC summons Nisar over blasphemy on social sites

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ISLAMABAD: Hearing a contempt petition against non-implementation of court orders regarding blockage of blasphemous content on the social media, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to appear before the court in person on Wednesday (today). The bench in its order noted: […]


Three ‘extortionists’ impersonating journalists, law enforcers held

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The Sindh Rangers on Tuesday arrested three suspects, who allegedly work as facilitators for a political party. A spokesman for the Sindh Rangers said the arrested men – Faraz Tariq, Mohammed Sajjad and Zarrar Ahmed – extorted money from Lalu Khait, Liaquatabad area, as they pretended to be journalists and officials of the law enforcement […]


PHWU hosts reception for newly-elected KUJ officials

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Workers Union (PHWU) hosted a reception in honour of the newly-elected office-bearers of the Karachi Union of Journalists at its union office here on Saturday. On this occasion, the leadership of both unions agreed to take forward the ongoing struggle for the protection and safety of journalists in the metropolis in […]