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ARY News ‘pulled off air’ in parts of country

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ISLAMABAD: ARY News went off air on Monday evening in many parts of the country with the channel blaming the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for the move. However, Pemra didn’t give any reason for its action. The channel’s transmission started to face disruptions at around 8pm in Islamabad, parts of Punjab and Sindh, though it […]


Probe team on online drive now a JIT with intel officials

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ISLAMABAD / KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team — formed to trace and arrest those running a negative social media campaign on the tragic army helicopter crash in Balochistan — has been reconstituted and converted into a joint investigation team (JIT) with representation from the premier intelligence bodies, besides the four FIA officials announced on Sunday. […]


Doctor sent to jail for ‘harassing journalist’

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LARKANA: An employee of the People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) was booked under sections 506/2 and 504 of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Market police station for allegedly hurling life threats to the Larkana Press Club vice president, Tariq Durrani. The suspect, Dr Tariq Soomro, was arrested after Mr Durrani, a journalist working for […]


PM Shehbaz terms social media campaign against martyrs ‘horrifying’

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday condemned the social media campaign initiated against the martyrs of the Pakistan Army, termed it “horrible”, and asked the nation to reflect on the issue. Taking to his official Twitter account, the premier wrote: “The social media campaign belittling & ridiculing the sacrifices of our martyrs was horrifying.” He […]


Former PCB media manager Khalid Butt passes away

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KARACHI: Former Pakistan Cricket Board media manager and veteran journalist Khalid Butt passed away on Friday. In a press release, the PCB expressed its sadness at the passing of Khalid and said it sent a message of condolence to his family. “Khalid was a renowned journalist who had worked with Pakistan Times and APP,” said […]


CM Punjab approves Rs20m grant for Lahore Press Club

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LAHORE—Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has approved a grant of Rs20 million for Lahore Press Club, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported. During a meeting with club President Azam Chaudhry and Secretary-General of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Rana Muhammad Azeem, the CM promised to launch the second phase of the journalist colony. […]


Journalist sentenced for defamation

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KARACHI: A sessions court on Saturday sentenced journalist Asad Kharal for three months in prison in a defamation case. Mr Kharal was present on bail in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Fateh Mubeen Nizam. But he was not taken into custody as his counsel undertook to file an appeal against his conviction […]


‘I apologise for running social media campaign against Pak army’

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ISLAMABAD: An ex-office bearer of PTI’s student wing, Muhammad Muneeb Kiyani admitted on Friday in his confessional statement that he ran a smear campaign on social media against the Pak army soldiers, report TV channels. Stating that he feels ashamed and sorry now, he said he did the wrong due to the influence of certain […]


Pakistani journalist says ‘physically assaulted’ during Taliban detention in Kabul

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KABUL: Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick revealed on Saturday that he was “physically assaulted” during his 21-hour detention by the Taliban in Kabul. In a tweet, the journalist also revealed that his producer and driver were released by Taliban authorities after being detained for 42 hours. Mallick and his crew went missing in Kabul on Thursday […]


PPF condemns actions of police in Rawalpindi that left photojournalist Faisal Khan injured

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the actions of police in Rawalpindi during a protest by teachers and clerks in which photojournalist Faisal Khan was injured. The decision of the police to baton-charge protesters resulted in the injury of the journalist, along with ten teachers and clerks. It is the job of a journalist to cover […]


PPF welcomes safe return of Pakistani journalist who went missing in Kabul; urge an investigation into incident

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) welcomes the safe return of Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick who had gone missing in Kabul, Afghanistan, a day earlier. World Is One News (WION) Bureau Chief for Pakistan Mallick, was said to have been missing for many hours before his safe return was confirmed. Mallick was in Afghanistan to cover the […]


Journalist Anas Mallick safe in Kabul: Pakistan envoy

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick, who had gone missing in Kabul a day ago, is “safe”, Pakistani envoy Mansoor Ahmed Khan said on Friday after talking to him on the phone. “Regarding reports about Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick, I have just talked to him on phone briefly. He is in Kabul and safe. Embassy will […]


Pakistan Federal Union Of journalists (PFUJ) condemns police attack on journalist covering teacher’s protest

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Senior photojournalist Faisal Khan was covering the protest of the teachers when the Punjab police baton charged him. News Analysis, Top News, PFUJ condemns police attack on journalist covering teacher’s protest, photojournalist Faisal Khan, Rawalpindi police torture, Teachers protest in Rawalpindi Source: Asia Think Tank


Veteran journalist Khalid Butt passes away

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Veteran journalist and former advisor to Chief Minister Punjab on media Khalid Butt breathed his last on Thursday evening. He was not feeling well for the last many days. Mr. Khalid Butt was associated with daily Pakistan Observer as Resident Editor of Lahore. He started his journalistic carrier from daily Pakistan Times and then worked […]