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PPF remembers murdered journalist Mukarram Khan Atif

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A decade ago, senior journalist Mukarram Khan Atif, 40, a correspondent for Washington-based Pashto language “Deewa Radio” and a reporter for a private TV channel “Dunya News” was gunned down in Shabqadar area of Charsadda district by Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan on Jan 17, 2012, in response to his refusal to give coverage to the Taliban on […]


پی پی ایف قتل ہونے والے صحافی مکرم خان عاطف کو یاد کررہی ہے

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ایک دہائی قبل واشنگٹن میں قائم پشتو زبان “دیوہ ریڈیو” کے نامہ نگار اور نجی ٹی وی چینل “دنیا نیوز” کے رپورٹر،  40 سالہ سینئر صحافی مکرم خان عاطف کو 17 جنوری 2012  کو تحریک طالبان پاکستان نے ریڈیو پر طالبان کو ان کے مطلب کی کوریج دینے سے انکار پر ضلع چارسدہ کے علاقے […]


Ex-chief judge, journalists to be indicted on 20th

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) has virtually discarded the opinion of amici curiae about absolving Jang Group’s editor-in-chief Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman and senior journalists Ansar Abbasi and Aamir Ghauri in contempt proceedings related to an affidavit of former Gilgit-Baltistan chief judge Rana Mohammad Shamim and decided to indict them as well as Mr Shamim on […]


پی پی ایف سچ بولنے والی نوجوان آواز ولی خان بابر کو یاد کررہا ہے

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جیو نیوز کے رپورٹر، 29 سالہ صحافی ولی خان بابر کو 13 جنوری 2011 کو کراچی کے علاقے لیاقت آباد میں گولی مار کر ہلاک کر دیا گیا تھا۔ بابر اپنی پیشہ ورانہ ذمہ داریاں ادا کرکے جیو نیوز کے دفتر سے گھر واپس آ رہے تھے کہ رات 9 بجکر 21 منٹ پر موٹر […]


PPF remembers Wali Khan Babar, young voice killed for speaking truth

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Journalist Wali Khan Babar, 29, reporter of Geo News was shot dead on January 13, 2011 in Liaquatabad area of Karachi. Babar was returning home from the Geo News office after performing his professional responsibilities, when two assailants on a motorcycle intercepted his car at 9:21pm and shot him five times through the driver’s window […]


PPF remembers journalists killed in Quetta blast on their eighth death anniversary

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On January 10, 2013 three media professionals cameraman Imran Shaikh, reporter Saif ur Rehaman from Samaa TV and Mohammad Iqbal, a photographer from NNI news agency, were killed. Rehman who was injured initially died later at a hospital from his injuries, while the other two died on site. The journalists were reporting on an explosion […]


Framing charges against journalists: Order ‘a disturbing act of retaliation’: The Committee to Protect Journalists

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WASHINGTON, D.C: The Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the Islamabad High Court (IHC)’s decision to indict Pakistani journalists Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Aamir Ghauri, and Ansar Abbasi, calling it a dangerous attack on press freedom and freedom of expression.In a statement the CPJ said: “On December 28, 2021, the Islamabad High Court […]


PPF remembers journalists Muhammad Imran and Tahir Awan, killed during professional duty

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On 4th day of January 2009 Muhammad Imran from Daily Aitadal and Tahir Awan , a freelance reporter for the Apna Akhbar newspapers were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the Government Polytechnic College in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. On 4 January at around 18:55, a hand grenade was thrown […]


Pakistan:  PPF joins calls urging IHC to drop contempt case against  journalists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) joins appeals to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to drop contempt proceedings against Jang Group Editor in Chief Mir Shakilur Rahman, Editor Aamir Ghauri and Editor Investigations Ansar Abbasi of the groups daily newspaper “The News”. The media has a responsibility to inform the public of important developments and the contempt […]


The killers of slain journalist Shan Dahar are still at large

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At the beginning of 2014, on January 1st Zakir Ali – also known as Shan Dahar –Bureau Chief of Abb Takk Television channel in Larkana district of Sindh was shot by armed men and taken to a local hospital where he remained unattended until he succumbed to his injuries. It has been seven years since the […]


م‍قتول صحافی شان ڈاہر کے قاتل اب تک مفرور ہیں

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2014کے آغاز پر یکم جنوری کو سندھ کے ضلع لاڑکانہ میں اب تک ٹیلی ویژن چینل کے بیورو چیف, ذاکر علی – جو شان ڈاہر کے نام سے بھی معروف ہیں   -انہیں مسلح افراد نے گولی مار دی۔ انہیں مقامی اسپتال لے جایا گیا جہاں انہیں نظر انداز کیا گیا یہاں تک کہ وہ اپنے زخموں کی تاب نہ […]


Karachi Union of Journalists condemns Rangers’ assault on Jang journalist

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The Karachi Union of Journalists has slammed the Rangers assault on a Jang journalist on Friday and asked the DG to take action against the personnel involved in the incident. Waqas A Alam tweeted on Friday that he was stopped by Rangers personnel while on his way to work and did not see that the […]


Dawn photographer beaten up by Rangers in Karachi

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KARACHI: Faysal Mujeeb, a photographer working for Dawn-White Star was manhandled by Rangers personnel while he was covering a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) event in Azizabad on Thursday evening. The event, ‘Yaum-i-Shuhada’ was held near ‘Nine Zero’, formerly the headquarters of the MQM led by its founder leader, Altaf Hussain. Mr Mujeeb said he was […]


President signs protection of journalists, media professionals bill

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday gave his assent to the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill to safeguard the rights of working journalists. The president signed the legislation at a ceremony attended by cabinet ministers and a large number of journalists and media professionals. The bill focused on protecting lives of journalists, […]