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Death sentence of Wali Babar’s killers quashed

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SUKKUR: A double bench of the Sindh High Court, Larkana, on Thursday, accepting the appeal of convicted accused in journalist Wali Babar case, quashed the sentence passed by the ATC Court, Kandhkot. Reports said that on Thursday, Justice Muhammed Kareem Agha and Justice Zulfiqar Ali Sangi of Sindh High Court Bench, Larkana, had quashed capital […]


IFJ concerned over attack on Geo-Jang offices

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Thursday expressed concern over last week’s attack on the office of Geo and Jang media group in Karachi. “The IFJ expresses its concern over the actions of protesters who attacked the Geo-Jang media group and the lack of police presence as this publicized protest turned violent,” it said. […]


CPJ urges India to drop charges against Kashmiri journalists

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The Committee to Protect Journalists, New York-based non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists, has called upon the Indian government to drop investigations into the work of journalists Mir Junaid, Sajad Gul and Yashraj Sharma and allow them to report without interference. On January 30, Indian police in occupied […]


Journalists, HR organisation slam police for harassing journalist, family

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SUKKUR: The Sindh Journalists Council, Journalists Alliance, Human Rights activists and lawyers took out protest rallies in Sukkur, Khairpur, Sanghar and other cities against the raid by the Shikarpur Police on the house of senior journalist Sahil Jogi. Addressing the rallies, Shafiq Shar and Aftab Nizamani among others alleged that Sukkur and Shikarpur Police were […]


Attack on media

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THE attack on the head offices of the Jang Group by charged protesters exhibits the kind of pressure that journalists in the country must work under. On Sunday, scores of people ransacked the reception areas of the Geo office in Karachi, and also beat up a cameraman and other staffers. The mob was said to […]


Attacking the media

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Peaceful protest in a democratic society is a fundamental right, but if it turns into vandalism it undermines the very fundamental rights that a society must protect at all costs. The mob attack on the Jang/Geo Karachi office on Sunday, with staff threatened and attacked, is yet another sign of increasing intolerance in Pakistan. Though […]


Jang-Geo Media Group attack: Case registered, 13 arrested

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KARACHI: The administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts on Monday remanded 13 suspects to jail for their alleged involvement in the attack on Geo News and Jang Media Group’s central offices in Karachi. The offices were attacked on Sunday by a violent mob, enraged over a video snippet from a television programme that had reportedly […]


Attack on Jang-Geo offices in Karachi, reception ransacked, workers besieged

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KARACHI: The central office of the Geo and Jang Media Group was attacked on Sunday by protesters in Karachi. A mob broke a walkthrough gate installed at the entrance of the building as well as the main entrance door to the building. The staff inside the building were also attacked and violently pushed around. According […]


Journalist seeks judicial probe into his torture, humiliation

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CHARSADDA: A journalist here on Friday demanded a judicial probe into the alleged torture and humiliation he faced at the hands of some local leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Speaking at a press conference, the journalist Saifullah Jan, who is a member of the governing body of the Charsadda Press Club, also accused the […]


Journalist kidnapped, tortured in Charsadda

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CHARSADDA: A group of armed men on Thursday allegedly kidnapped a journalist from a busy bazaar in a broad daylight subjected him to torture, dragged him to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) office, humiliated him there and video filmed the criminal act. The accused, identified as Abdullah, Iftikhar, Faheem, sons of Zaidullah, Saadat and Sher […]


Journalist protection bill to be tabled soon, says Nasir Shah

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KARACHI – Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has assured to table a proposed bill in the Sindh Assembly soon for protection of journalists and media professionals. “Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is taking self-interest in legislation for the protection of journalists. No delay will be made in tabling the Pakistan […]


PPF’S Draft Protection of Journalist and Media Professionals Bill, 2020.

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AS INTRODUCED IN THE SINDH ASSEMBLY A Bill To promote, protect and effectively ensure the independence, impartiality, safety and freedom of expression of journalists and media professionals. WHEREAS it is the responsibility of the State to safeguard the right to freedom of expression, as contained in Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973, as […]


Media freedoms under threat

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For the past several years, international media watchdogs have been listing Pakistan among most dangerous countries for media practitioners. Yet there is no sign of improvement. In fact, harassment, assault and murder remain the wages of freedom of expression. In its Media Freedom report, 2020, the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) presents a grim […]


News agent shot dead in Batkhela

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BATKHELA: A newsagent was gunned down while his associate suffered injuries when unknown assailants opened fire on them here on Monday night. According to Levies personnel and residents, Sardar Ali along with his associate Zahir Shah was on way home at 9pm on Monday when unknown assailants attacked them. As a result, Mr Ali was […]