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A case of murder and pardoning — Remembering Sajid Tanoli

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) remembers journalist Sajid Tanoli, a reporter with a regional Urdu daily newspaper Shumal, who in 2004, was killed by Khalid Javed, the mayor of Mansehra in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province The murder of Tanoli and the eventual pardoning of the murderer by the victim’s family is a common trend that has been […]


Senator Mandviwalla’s observation: ‘Commission has no powers to solve genuine issues of journalists’

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Thursday observed that the Commission as per Government Bill does not have the powers to solve genuine issues of journalists. The committee meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Faisal Javed. At the outset, the Committee discussed the “The Protection of Journalist Bill, 2021” […]


‘Firing’ on journalist in Multan condemned

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LAHORE: The Multan Union of Journalists (MUJ) on Wednesday organised a protest to demand the arrest of suspects involved in an ‘armed attack’ on a journalist in Multan. PFUJ Multan chapter office bearers including its President Malik Shahdat Hussain, general secretary Mazhar Khan and others assembled outside the Multan Press Club and also condemned the […]


Member Of Provincial Assembly Awais, four others charge sheeted in Nazim Jokhio murder case

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Police submitted a charge sheet in the Nazim Jokhio murder case to a Malir judicial magistrate on Wednesday against Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Jam Awais and four other suspects, declaring Awais’s brother MNA Jam Abdul Karim and four others as absconders. Filing the charge sheet, Investigation Officer (IO) Inspector Sirajuddin Lashari said there was sufficient […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society’s condolence

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KARACHI: “Sarmad Ali, President and Nazafreen Saigol Lakhani, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society have expressed profound grief on behalf of APNS office bearers and members of the Executive Committee over the sad demise of Syed Shams–ud-Doha Shah, Chief Editor, Daily Al Falah, Peshawar. The APNS offers condolence to the bereaved family and […]


Lahore police claim arrest of prime suspect in journalist murder case

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Police in Lahore on Wednesday claimed the arrest of a prime suspect for the murder of a journalist earlier this week. According to police, the reporter, who was gunned down outside the Lahore Press Club, was killed because of a financial dispute with a jeweller in the provincial capital. Law enforcers said they arrested suspect […]


Prime suspect arrested in connection with murder of  journalist Hasnain Shah

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Police have arrested the prime suspect in connection with the murder of Capital TV crime reporter Hasnain Shah, who was killed by  gunmen outside the Lahore Press Club on January 24.  According to police, Shah was killed because of a financial dispute with a jeweller in the provincial capital, Express Tribune reported.  Shah was struck by seven bullets to his chest after […]


Saleem Safi withdraws tweet about his column that Jang dropped

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ISLAMABAD – Saleem Safi, an analyst, and columnist, on Sunday withdrew a tweet complaining an article he wrote for Daily Jang was not published because of censorship. In his tweet posted at 2:03 am Sunday, he had said: “My latest article on current political situation which could not published (sic) in Daily Jang due to […]


The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors demands immediate arrest of journalist’s killers

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has strongly condemned the murder of journalist Hasnain Shah and demanded of the authorities to immediately arrest and punish his killers. According to a statement issued by the CPNE, Hasnain was shot by unidentified assailants on a motorcycle while sitting in his car outside the Lahore Press […]


Drama, film, digital media best platforms to promote image of the country: Fawad

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DUBAI, Jan 22 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday said that drama, film and digital media were the best platforms to portray and promote image of a country in the world. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of screening of Pakistani films at Dubai Expo 2020 here, he said Pakistan used […]


India bans 35 Pakistan-based YouTube channels, two websites

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Information and broadcasting ministry under Modi administration claims they were running ‘anti-India propaganda’ Some of the youtube channels were being operated by anchors of pakistani tv news channels Some of the YouTube channels were being operated by anchors of Pakistani TV news channels. The Indian government has ordered to block 35 YouTube channels and two […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists moves court against journalists protection law

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has challenged before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) the definition of ‘journalist’ as well as Section 6 of the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act, 2021. PFUJ Secretary General Nasir Zaidi filed the writ petition in the Islamabad High Court through Journalists’ Defence Committee (JDC) of […]


Long-time radio icon Yawar Mehdi passes away in Karachi

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KARACHI: Yawar Mehdi, a well-known broadcaster and radio icon, has passed away in Karachi after battling a long illness, Geo News reported Wednesday. Mehdi was a valuable asset to Radio Pakistan, where he served for a long time as a producer of radio programme Bazm-e-Talaba. As a result of his services, Mehdi established a name […]


Why is PTI and its ministers trolling journalist Asma Shirazi again

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf once again finds itself in the middle of an online battle with journalists, with journalist Asma Shirazi its prime target — once again. The journalist took to twitter to talk about ARY News’ coverage of a Supreme Court hearing, where her picture was used despite her not being involved in the case. This […]