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Monthly Archives: October 2022

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) wants end to violence against journalists, media workers

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ISLAMABAD. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has decided to dedicate the “International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists” to Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif who was killed in suspicious circumstances in Kenya. The UN International Day to end impunity for Crimes against Journalists is observed on November 2 each year across the world […]


Centre to probe reporter’s killing if Punjab doesn’t: Sana

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said it is the responsibility of the Punjab government to investigate the killing of an innocent female reporter during the PTI long march or the federal government will fulfil its legal obligation. The minister tweeted that her colleagues had stated that she had been pushed. He demanded that […]


Investigative team questions Arshad Sharif’s hosts in Kenya

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The Pakistani investigative team, sent to Kenya to probe the killing of journalist Arshad Sharif, questioned Khurram Ahmed and his brother Waqar Ahmed, local media reported Sunday. A two-member fact-finding committee was set up by the interior ministry to investigate Sharif’s murder. The team, including Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Director Athar Waheed and Intelligence Bureau’s […]


Reporter falls to death trying to cover march

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LAHORE: Sadaf Naeem, a journalist covering Imran Khan’s long march for a private media outlet, was “run over” by the container of the PTI chairman after she reportedly fell off the vehicle trying to get an “exclusive interview” with the former prime minister. Ms Naeem, 35, left her husband and two younger daughters behind. According […]


Chief Minister (CM) grieves over death of journalist

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Sunday expressed his deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Channel-5 reporter Sadaf Naeem. The chief minister said that he was deeply grieved over the death of the reporter, lauding that Sadaf was a professional, hardworking and a competent journalist. He expressed his […]


Senior journalist laid to rest

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Naseer Qureshi, senior journalist and founding member and Chief News Editor of national news agency “INP”, has passed away. His Namaz-e-Janaza was offered in DI Khan and later he was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in DI Khan city. Well-known socio-political figures, including editor of “INP” Aftab Chaudhry participated in the funeral prayers. […]


Court orders journalist Chaudhry Ghulam Hussain’s release

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LAHORE: A Lahore district and sessions court on Saturday granted post-arrest bail to senior journalist and anchorperson Chaudhry Ghulam Hussain in a case pertaining to a bank fraud. Ghulam was arrested on Thursday from a coffee shop in Lahore by the Federal Investigation Agency. The FIA spokesperson had said that the senior journalist was arrested […]


Pemra warns against airing anti-institutions content

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ISLAMABAD: To prevent the possibility of anti-state commentary from going on-air during the live coverage of PTI’s long march, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued guidelines for television channels. The Pemra, in its notification, has directed channels to implement the delay mechanism while airing speeches of PTI’s leaders, as they address the […]


Journalism at Risk

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It’s extremely painful to pen this piece, as I got the news of the untimely demise of a senior colleague, and a top Pakistani investigative journalist, Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead on Sunday night in Kenya, while the actual details of the assassination are yet to be investigated as the case unfolds in next […]


Away from public gaze

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Balochistan replaced its ineffective Balochistan Freedom of Information Act, 2005 with a more promising Balochistan Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2021, in February 2021. There can be no doubt that this was a move in the right direction, aimed at improving service delivery, transparency and accountability in governance. Under the new law, all public bodies […]


Disseminating wrong information is unethical

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Irrespective of whether some people liked or did not appreciate his pursuits as a journalist, particularly his irresistible propensity to hurl incessant flak at the establishment and the PDM leadership in the wake of removal of Imran Khan from the Premiership as a result of the no-confidence motion against him, the fact is that Arshad […]


Journalist Moeed Pirzada leaves Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD—senior journalist and anchor Moeed Pirzada has left Pakistan and gone to the UK, Daily Times reported. “I am no longer in Pakistan, I have returned to YouTube Vlog after four days. I am constantly traveling”, he said in his message on social media. “My location is constantly changing, believe me I am not in […]


Training session held for sports journalists

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PESHAWAR: A training session was organized for the young sports reporters here on Friday. It was organized by Pakistan Sports Writers Association in collaboration with Sports Writers Association, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Speaking on the occasion, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Secretary Information Arshad Khan said journalists were playing an important role in country’s development, and that was the reason […]


Investigators find ‘bullet’ in Arshad Sharif’s body

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ISLAMABAD: Those close to the investigations in the brutal killing of senior TV anchorperson Arshad Sharif in Kenya and the members of the medical board that conducted the autopsy of the slain journalist at a Islamabad hospital were surprised to find a “piece of metal”, later declared as a bullet, from the body that had […]


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