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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) official Steven Butler allowed entry into Pakistan after 8 hours of interrogation

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Foreign journalist and member of a leading media watchdog, Steven Butler was allowed entry into Pakistan on Thursday after eight hours of questioning at the Lahore airport. Buttler, the Asia programme coordinator of Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is in Pakistan to attend the Asma Jahangir Conference–Roadmap for Human Rights in Pakistan, an event named […]


PPF alarmed by detention of Committee to Protect Journalists’ Steven Butler at Lahore airport

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) detention of the Committee to Protect Journalists Senior Program Consultant Steven Butler upon his arrival in Lahore. The authorities must explain the basis for his temporary detention and questioning for over eight hours. According to Geo, Butler was detained by the FIA at […]


PPF condemns death threats to Nawa-i-Waqt reporter Bakhtzada Khan; urge authorities to take action

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the death threats to Nawa-i-Waqt reporter Bakhtzada Khan in Haripur city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It is imperative that authorities ensure the safety of the journalist by taking such threats seriously and ensuring action against the suspect. On October 9, Khan, who is also the general secretary of […]


The Jhang Saddar police have declared innocent TV anchor and vlogger Imran Riaz Khan

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INNOCENT: The Jhang Saddar police have declared innocent TV anchor and vlogger Imran Riaz Khan, who was booked on June 29 on the complaint of a citizen on the charge of speaking against state institutions. Khalid Mahmood Malik said in his FIR registered under sections 505-1 (C), 505-2, 501 and 109 of the PPC and […]


Journalist booked in extortion case after covering eviction of ‘displaced persons’

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The Second Additional Judicial Magistrate and Civil Judge of Ghotki, Mohammad Ashraf Dehraj, on Monday adjourned the hearing of an alleged extortion case against a journalist until Sept 19. Nasrullah Gaddani, a reporter associated with daily Awami Awaz and senior vice president of the Mirpur Mathelo Press Club was booked vide FIR No. 182/22 at […]


Waqar Satti gets bail before arrest till Sept 19th, journalists bodies show support

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Senior reporter Geo News Waqar Satti was granted bail before arrest till Sept 19th by Rawalpindi Additional District Judge, against a fabricated case lodged by the Punjab government. A large number of journalists were present to express solidarity with fellow journalists. Journalist bodies already condemned the religiously motivated case against journalists and termed it a […]


PPF condemns the decision of PEMRA to ban the transmission of Bol News 

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the decision of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)  to ban the transmission of Bol Television Network comprising Bol News and Bol Entertainment. We urge the authorities to  immediately lift the ban and ensure that the transmission should not be suspended until the completion of legal procedures. On Sep 5, 2022, PEMRA […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) bans BOL news channel transmission over ’security clearance’

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday decided to immediately take both the BOL News and BOL Entertainment TV channels off the air for not getting “security clearance from the Interior Ministry”. The decision to the effect was taken during its 174th meeting presided over by Pemra Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig, according to […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) alarmed by the registration of a blasphemy case against journalist Waqqar Satti over a video he posted on Twitter.

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is alarmed by the registration of a blasphemy case against Waqqar Satti over a video he posted on his Twitter account with his personal views.   This is an alarming trend to troll journalists and their families on social media platform by well-organized social media wings of political parties. On Aug 27, […]


Lahore Press Club President Azam Chaudhry finds a bullet on his work desk

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ISLAMABAD—Azam Chaudhry, President of Lahore Press Club, found a bullet lying on his desk as he arrived at his work desk Saturday. He said whosoever had done this cowardly act should instead have come face to face to attack him. “I have dedicated myself to protecting the rights of journalists,” he said on Twitter. Press […]


Journalist Waqar Satti booked for allegedly linking ‘disrespectful’ statements about Islam to Imran

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Rawalpindi police have registered a case against journalist Waqar Satti on allegations of attributing “disrespectful” statements “not based on facts” about Islam to PTI chairperson Imran Khan. The case was registered at RA Bazar police station on Saturday on the complaint of a cable operator, Chaudhry Nasir Qayyum, under Sections 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts […]


Court Grants Police 2-Day Physical Remand of Jameel Farooqui

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ISLAMABAD – Judicial Magistrate Mian Azhar Nadim on Tuesday granted Ramna police two-day physical remand of YouTuber Jameel Farooqui in a case of sharing video on social media accusing cops of Islamabad police of torturing and sexually abusing Dr Shehbaz Gill during custody. Officials of Ramna police stations brought YouTuber Jameel Farooqui to Islamabad from […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) Condemns Manhandling of Bol’s Anchor

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ISLAMABAD: G M Jamali President Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Secretary General Rana Muhammad Azeem on Tuesday (23rd of August, 2022), while condemning the  manhandling of Bol News Anchor Jameel Farooqui by Police, maintained: “Police must follow the law of the land if someone has committed a crime. If Farooqui must be charged […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the arrest of Bol TV anchorperson Jameel Farooqi

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the arrest of Bol TV anchorperson Jameel Farooqi and calls for the media person to be released till a proper investigation takes place and reaches its conclusion. The news of Farooqi’s arrest came to light on August 22. According to Dawn, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against Farooqi […]