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Daily Archives: September 29, 2020

Eight years on murder investigations of ARY News reporter remain in cold storage

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“My brother’s case is just a file which is locked in some cupboard, I guess,” said Abdul Razzaq as he discussed the case of his brother, Abdul Haq Baloch, a correspondent for ARY News television station and Khuzdar Press Club, who was murdered on September 29, 2012. Eight years ago, Baloch was gunned down by […]


No press freedom

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THE situation is bad enough if the press and citizens of a country are denied freedom of expression. It is at its worst if there is a system in place to ensure they are deprived of this right. Pakistan is passing through such a phase, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. The union’s […]


Int’l Federation of Journalists Calls for Impartial Probe After Pakistani Reporter Killed

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MOSCOW: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called for an independent inquiry after Pakistani reporter Abid Hussain Abidi was shot dead by unidentified gunmen. Abidi, a reporter for the Jurm-o-Saza newspaper, was gunned down on Friday in Malakwal district, the IFJ said. The slain journalist’s brother has said that the attack was in retaliation […]


Efforts underway to provide broadband access to rural areas in Pakistan: Amin Ul Haque

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KARACHI – Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque Monday said that in line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Digital Pakistan vision, efforts were underway to provide broadband access to rural areas in Pakistan and efforts would be geared towards ensuring that the facility of e-commerce is made available in small […]


SC extends Umer Sheikh’s detention in Pearl’s murder

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ISLAMABAD – Accepting the appeals of Sindh government and Daniel Pearl’s parents, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued notices to the respondents and extended detention of Umer Sheikh, who had allegedly beheaded the reporter of The Wall Street Journal. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam conducted hearing of the […]


Peshawar homes of Bollywood stars to be restored


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PESHAWAR: The ancestral homes of two Bollywood legends are to be saved from crumbling in Peshawar. The houses belonged to the families of Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar who migrated to India in the years before Pakistan was created from British India in 1947. Officials in Peshawar say the dilapidated homes are to be bought, […]


Press, backbone of democracy, not free: Justice Isa


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ISLAMABAD: A free and robust press is the backbone of democracy, while a democracy without a free press quickly descends into an empty world, with its principles reduced to hollow ideas, said Supreme Court Judge, Justice Qazi Faez Isa. He was addressing the oath-taking ceremony of the Press Association of Supreme Court (PAS) as the […]