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CM gives Rs54mn cheque for Multan Journalist Housing Society

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Tuesday handed over a cheque worth Rs. 54 million to Director General Multan Development Authority Muhammad Ali Abbas for development works at the Multan Journalists Housing Society. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the amount would be utilised for development works, so that 534 allottees could […]


Media reporting on crime needs to move beyond FIRs

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Islamabad: Communication Research Strategies (CRS) has launched the Islamabad series of ‘Police Media Sath Sath’ Webinars focused on maturing the relationship between police and media and paving the way for police reform in Pakistan, says a press release. Zafarullah Khan, an expert in sociology of Internet and a well-known trainer on civic issues, moderated the […]


NPC employees demand four months of unpaid wages

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ISLAMABAD—National Press Club (NPC) has failed to pay salaries to its employees for four months. On Tuesday, they demanded the immediate disbursement of their wages. Tariq Virk, a reporter at Urdu daily Jinnah and a member of the NPC election committee, tells JournalismPakistan.com that the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the club’s polls, which created problems for the employees. […]


IFJ, PFUJ welcome arrest of Geo journalist Wali Khan Babar’s murderer

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Pakistan affiliate, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have welcomed the arrest on June 15 of the killer of Geo News journalist Wali Khan Babar. IFJ urged the Pakistan government to move proactively to end impunity regarding all crimes against journalists. Karachi Police arrested the Kamran […]


Editor Anis-ur-Rehman still missing, police reluctant to register FIR

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ISLAMABAD—Islamabad Police are reportedly unwilling to register an FIR for the missing editor of Nawa-e-Waqt Group’s magazine Nada-e-Millat. Anis-ur-Rehman visited the Saudi Embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday for whom he used to do translations from Lahore. He went missing later that evening. Reports say Rehman’s friend Sajid Shah has had to run from pillar to […]


UN body asks govt to clarify reported persecution of media

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has asked the government of Pakistan to clarify the reported persecution of media and media owners, including Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman. In a letter, David Kaye, a special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion, and Leigh Toomey, the vice-chair of the […]


Sacked PTV employee moves IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The sacked head of the current affairs (HCA) at state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for his reinstatement. Last week, PTV fired two employees, the head of current affairs Chaudhry Mohammad Akram and producer Taimur Younus, for airing an “incorrect map of Pakistan” in which occupied Kashmir was shown […]


Murderer of TV reporter remanded to police in arms case

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KARACHI: The administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts on Tuesday remanded in police custody a suspect in a case pertaining to possession of illicit weapons. Police claimed to have arrested Kamran, alias Zeeshan alias Shani, who had been reportedly sentenced to death in the murder case of Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar, for possessing […]