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APP Reporter Seriously Injured In Pre-dawn Attack

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PESHAWAR: Senior Sports Reporter of the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Peshawar Bureau, Ijaz Ahmed Khan sustained serious head injury in a pre-dawn attack near Northern Bypass in the limits of Khazana Police Station here on Wednesday. He was rushed to a hospital by his relatives, where he got stitches on his head. He was […]


Journalist murder case: Two major suspects arrested

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KARACHI: Two major arrests have been made in connection with the murder of journalist Aziz Memon, while police are searching one more key suspect who is still at large, revealed a source close to the investigation of the case. The body of Aziz Memon (associated with Sindh TV Chanel KTN and daily Kawish) was found […]


Live bullets thrown at protest camp

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RAWALPINDI: An unidentified person threw live bullets on the peaceful protesters at the protest camp outside the offices of the Jang and The News at Murree Road here on Monday against the illegal arrest of Jang/Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and flee the scene. The unknown person also abused and harassed the peaceful protesters before […]


NAB approves reference against Nawaz, Jang editor

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has approved filing of a reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Jang Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rahman and two others in a land case. The approval to file a reference against the four suspects in the 34-year-old case was given in a meeting of the NAB regional […]


PFUJ expresses resolve to continue struggle

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed its resolve to continue its struggle for freedom of press. “May 13 is observed as day of remembrance, for four journalists, who were sentenced to five public lashes (each) and imprisonment in 1978, during General Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorial regime,” the statement jointly issued by PFUJ President Shahzada […]


Journalists slam draconian laws used to imprison MSR

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LONDON: Senior journalists Hamid Mir and Mujib-ur-Rehman Shami have said that the arrest of Geo and Jang Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman in a 34 years old case by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a demonstration of how draconian laws are being used to punish the people the government doesn’t like to bring media under control […]


Judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman extended till June 1

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Tuesday extended the judicial remand of Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till June 1 in a case pertaining to the purchase of a private piece of land more than thirty years ago. Jail authorities didn’t produce Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before the court due to coronavirus situation. However, District Jail Assistant Superintendent Ashiq […]


LHC issues notice to NAB on Mir Shakil’s bail plea

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on post-arrest bail petition by Jang group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman in a 34-year-old case of 54-kanal land allegedly allotted to him by then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif. At the outset of the hearing, Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem, […]


Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman completes two months under unlawful custody

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ISLAMABAD: The continuing countrywide protests by workers of the Geo-Jang Group along with journalist organizations, civil society and political workers for the release of Editor-in-Chief of Geo-Jang Group Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman under arrest by the NAB for the last two months without a reference or a case, continued on Monday. The protesting journalists dubbed Rahman’s incarceration […]


Life of a journalist in perpetual peril

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The life of a journalist seems to be in perpetual peril. The correspondent of an English-language daily in Umerkot is the latest among the journalist community to have faced physical assault. More than two dozen armed men entered by force the house of AB Arisar located in the desert region on Wednesday and subjected his […]


Why we are seeking justice for our son, Daniel Pearl

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Assalam-o-Alaikum and Ramazan Mubarak. Eighteen years ago, in 2002, we lost our son, Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and brutally murdered in Karachi, Pakistan. We still remember the day Daniel was born, in a hospital in Princeton, New Jersey. He was an unusually easy baby, always peaceful, self-assured and self-entertained, even in discomfort and stillness. […]


Jang-Geo Group workers continue protest for Mir Shakil-ur Rahman’s release

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RAWALPINDI: The workers of Geo, Jang and The News along with representatives of civil society, political workers continued their countrywide protest on the 54th day against the illegal arrest of Editor-in-Chief of Geo and Jang Group Shakil-Ur-Rahman and pledged to continue their struggle till his release. Carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in favour […]


250 journalists in jails worldwide: CPJ urges UN chief to take action to secure release

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ISLAMABAD: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and its 191 partner organisations, including Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)  in a letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres have urged him to take action to secure release of 250 jailed journalists worldwide. “On behalf of the #FreeThePress campaign, made up of 192 press freedom and human rights […]


Countrywide protests against curbs on press freedom

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RAWALPINDI: The countrywide protests by workers of the Geo-Jang Group along with a large cross-section of civil society, political workers and journalist organizations continued on Monday against the government’s draconian restrictions on the constitutionally-guaranteed fundamental right of press freedom and independence of expression, which have of late resulted in the persecution of Editor-in-Chief of Geo […]