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Arshad Sharif’s Kenya visit visa was sponsored by Nairobi businessman

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SLAIN journalist Arshad Sharif’s visit visa to Kenya was sponsored and he didn’t get the entry visa on arrival, immigration authorities in Kenya have said. The authorities involved in the murder investigation of Arshad Sharif have told the Geo News here that Arshad arrived in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, on a visit visa after he […]

Impunity rate for journalists’ killings ‘shockingly high’: report

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ISLAMABAD: Commemorating the Internati­onal Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on Wednesday, UNESCO warned that the global impunity rate for journalists’ killings remains shockingly high at 86 per cent. A Unesco report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity for the period 2020-21 shows that the impunity rate has fallen […]

Sana rules out curbs on freedom of expression

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday ruled out any curbs on the freedom of expression, insisting that no bill against the rights guaranteed by the Constitution would be passed. The remarks came a day after reports that the federal government had approved an amendment to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) act, empowering it to […]

Journalists raise concerns for safety of colleagues amid growing threats

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KARACHI: Speaking at an event marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, senior journalist Mazhar Abbas Wednesday urged journalists to fight the fight and not run away from the battlefield. Abbas’s comments came during a panel discussion focused on targeted attacks on journalists and the imposition of curbs on press freedom […]

Lack of accountability in journalists’ murders is staggering

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ISLAMABAD—Daily Dawn on Wednesday said if the killers of journalists are not brought to justice, the culture of using violence to silence the media is unlikely to end. In an editorial to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the paper quoted a Freedom Network’s report, which says only two killers […]

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorized to act against anti-state social media posts

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ISLAMABAD—the federal government has delegated the powers to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those who make social media posts against state institutions. The Federal Cabinet approved the summary of amendments to the schedule of the FIA Act, 1974, on behalf of the Interior Ministry. Further, the federal government has approved an amendment […]

Misbehaviour with foreign journalists at Peshawar Airport

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The authorities at the Peshawar Airport on Wednesday misbehaved with foreign journalists who came to Pakistan to attend International Peace and Sports Conference arranged by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority. Foreign female journalist Nargiz Mahmudzade from Europe and Sri Lanka’s Ram Prakash were insulted during the body search process at the airport. Nargiz who […]