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Journalist gunned down in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead in a commercial area of Haripur on Sunday morning. Sources said that Bakhsheesh Elahi, the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily K-2, was going to his office from his house on Lora Road when men on a motorcycle opened fire on him and sped away. They said Mr Elahi received […]


Express Tribune staffer facing threats

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A senior staffer of The Express Tribune has been receiving threats from unknown people for the past several days. Chief reporter of The Express Tribune Lahore bureau, Rana Tanveer, has been facing the threats due to his work reporting on issues of minority communities. Two days ago, Tanveer was hit by a speeding car and […]


Journalist beaten up by politician’s guards: police

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KARACHI: A journalist was on Saturday beaten up by guards of a politician belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional for raising objections over rash driving, said SSP-South Saqib Ismail Memon. The police officer told Dawn that he visited the JPMC hospital where the reporter of The Express Tribune, Zubair Ashraf, was sent for a medical […]


First death sentence handed to man for blasphemy on social media

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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday sentenced a man to death for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said. ATC Judge Shabir Ahmed announced the sentence for the 30-year-old accused in Bahawalpur, according to Shafiq Qureshi. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested the accused, who belongs to the Shia […]


PPF welcomes the Gambian courts verdict

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of Gambia welcomed the issuance of arrest warrants for the accused in the killing of Deyda Hydara, a journalist and founder of independent Point Newspaper. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter appreciates courts verdict and hopes this will […]


Journalists warned against recording parliamentary proceedings

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Islamabad –  National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday once again warned journalists against video recording proceedings inside the Parliament House, otherwise they would their entry passes would be cancelled. According to a notice issued by the National Assembly Secretariat any kind of video recording with mobile phones or other gadgets is strictly prohibited. […]


Sindh planning to provide health cover to journalists

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Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said the provincial government was formulating a plan to provide health cards to working journalists, while also assuring assistance for resolving other issues faced by media personnel. He was speaking at an Iftar reception hosted by the Sindh Information Department at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday. […]


PPF shows concern over the violation of media freedom

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Pakistan Press Foundation raise voiced over the suspension, restrictions and violations of freedom of media and opinion in the Bahrain, Nigeria Croatia and Indonesia. On June 7, 2017, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain expressed concern over the suspension […]


PPF welcomes the courts verdict in favour of journalist in East Timor

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Rui Maria De Araújo, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to welcomed the verdict in favour of Raimundos Oki, a senior reporter for the Timor Post and his former editor Lourenco Martins at the district court in Dili, East Timor. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter […]


Govt targeting Pakistan’s oldest newspaper, says RSF

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WASHINGTON: An International media advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders, urged Pakistani authorities on Tuesday not to impose sanctions against Dawn and two of its journalists. The group, better known by its French acronym RSF, also opposed the government’s plan to impose a “code of conduct” on the entire print media. In a statement issued in […]


PPF concerned about the suspension of daily “Al-Wasat” in Bahrain

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain expressed concern over the suspension of “Al Wasat” in Bahrain on June 4 publish an article allegedly insulted “sisterly Arab state”. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, in his letter, urged the government of […]


Pemra issues notice to channel for showing foreign programmes

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show cause notices to Aaj TV for showing programmes aired by foreign entities. The channel has been asked to file a reply within seven days, i.e, by June 12, 2017, 12:00 pm.  Pemra has directed the channel to explain its position over broadcasting BBC programme, which […]


PPF condemned the demolition FM building in Nigeria

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria expressed concern over the demolition of Breeze FM building on May 22, 2017, in Nasarawa State of North Central Nigeria Umaru Tanko Al-Makura. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali condemned the action of the governor and demand the thorough investigation of this […]


Dawn staffer Mehdi Haider passes away

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LAHORE: Syed Mehdi Haider, senior sub-editor in Dawn Lahore, died of liver cancer in Karachi on Sunday. He was 53. He joined Dawn’s Reading Section in October 1990 when the newspaper started publishing its late night edition ‘Section 2’ from Lahore. He moved to the newsroom in the late 1990s. His funeral prayer was held […]