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KPC meeting discusses Rangers action

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club’s (KPC) Joint Action Committee (JAC) has called upon the Rangers’ director general to ensure action against those who barged into the KPC premises a few days ago and violated its sanctity. In a statement on Wednesday, the JAC sought an apology from the chief of the paramilitary force and warned […]


Intimidating the press

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Journalism in Pakistan is a dangerous profession. According to the CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists) a total of 61 journalists have been killed here in the line of duty since 1992, 34 of which were murders. A less severe form of this silencing of dissenting voices is practiced through persistent intimidation and scare tactics, one […]


Pakistan Rangers enter Karachi Press Club without permission

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has expressed serious concern at the entry of the Pakistan Rangers into the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on July 27 without permission of the club. PPF stressed that it is essential that law enforcement agencies respect the integrity and independence of press clubs so that they can continue to function as […]


Outcry over Rangers ‘raid’ on Karachi Press Club

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday said that Pakistan Rangers personnel barged into its premises, condemning the action and terming it a violation of the sanctity of the KPC. In a statement, the KPC governing body said law and order and security were matters of special importance but on its basis, ‘intrusion’ into […]


Balochistan minister booked over social media activist’s murder

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QUETTA: The Levies Force registered a case against provincial Minister for Food and Population Welfare Sardar Abdul Rehman Khan Khetiran and his “two guards” on Sunday over the murder of a social media activist, Anwar Jan Khetiran. The activist was murdered on July 23 by some armed men in Naharkot, in Balochistan’s Barkhan district, when […]


Pakistan: Supreme court hints to ban YouTube

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Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken notice on Wednesday of objectionable content on social media and YouTube and hinted at shutting down the video-sharing platform in the country. Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin and Justice Mushir Alam were on the bench hearing the case hinted about banning TouTube while hearing the case of a man, Shaukat […]


Senior journalist, cameraman thrashed while covering scuffle

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BADIN – A senior journalist and his cameraman received thrashing at the hands of enraged mob here on Thursday. As per details, people from Mallah community went to a bank near Kazia Wah for borrowing a loan that suddenly a dispute arose with the bank staff that soon changed into a confrontation. Meanwhile, a senior […]


Pakistan’s Supreme Court takes notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube, other social media platforms

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube and other social media platform and issued notices to the Foreign Ministry and the Attorney General of Pakistan. The apex court was hearing a case against suspect Shaukat Ali pertaining to a sectarian crime when the topic came under discussion. The court […]


‘Playing with law won’t be allowed’

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ISLAMABAD: Journalist Matiullah Jan, who went missing for 12 hours on Tuesday, linked his abduction to the contempt case being heard by the Supreme Court, while the apex court observed that no institution has the right to take law into its own hands. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar […]


Freedom of Press: Journos need to show spirit they exhibited in Matiullah Jan case

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It could be a message for all ‘critical voices’ not merely journalists but people from a cross section of society. The pattern was not something journalists were not used to. It happened with many of them in different circumstances, some were not as lucky as my colleague and the independence of judiciary and rule of […]


Senior journalist Matiullah Jan returns home after alleged abduction in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Matiullah Jan, who was allegedly abducted from the federal capital’s Sector G-6 earlier in the day has been released late Tuesday, family sources confirmed. He was released near Fateh Jang, a small town in Punjab. Jan, who is said to be in a stable condition, has left for his home with his […]


Wali Babar murder accused goes on trial in illegal weapons case

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The administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts on Monday tasked the ATC-XV to dispose of the illegal weapons case against Wali Babar murder accused Kamran, alias Zeeshan Shani, who was on the run for nine years to evade capital punishment. Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon had disclosed to a news conference last month that […]


SC to hear contempt case against journalist over ‘derogatory’ tweet

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear a contempt of court case against journalist Matiullah Jan over his alleged derogatory tweet against the court and its judges. The tweet in question had claimed that former president Ziaul Haq hanged ousted premier Zulfiqar Bhutto through former’s “tout judges”. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice […]


IOK Journalists Protest against Assault on A Photojournalist in Tangmarg

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists held a demonstration in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district against an assault on a photojournalist by a government official, in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The journalist, Sajad Hameed, who works as a photojournalist with Kashmir Times, said that he was performing his professional duty and covering a protest by locals against Public Health Engineering […]