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Pakistan Press Foundation commemorates the ninth death anniversary of slain journalist Abdul Haq Baloch

Nine years ago on September 29, 2012, Abdul Haq Baloch 37, correspondent for ARY News and Secretary General of Khuzdar Press Club, was murdered on his way back to home from Khuzdar Press Club after attending a meeting. Four masked men on motorcycles opened fire on his car, approximately 100 yards away from the press […]


Senior journalist Waris Raza returns home after being ‘abducted’ in Karachi

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Senior journalist and columnist Waris Raza, who was reportedly abducted from his house in Karachi late on Tuesday night, was released on Wednesday evening, confirmed family and colleagues. Speaking to The Express Tribune, Raza’s daughter Laila said that four vehicles arrived at their residence between 2:30 to 3:00 in the morning and asked for her […]


Journalist picked up from his home in Karachi and later released

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the detention of senior journalist Waris Raza and welcomes his safe release. We are alarmed by yet another incident of a journalist being picked up without warrants and being held for hours. It is an alarming trend being used to intimidate the media in the country and to silence voices […]


Pakistan Press Foundation remembers “Muhammad Aamir Liaqat” who died nine years ago while covering protests in Peshawar.

On September 21, 2012, a driver for ARY News, Muhammad Aamir Liaquat, was killed in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa when police opened fire on demonstrators staging a violence protest outside a cinema against the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ video. Pakistan Press Foundation pays tribute to the work of Liaquat as a frontline media worker. Liaquat received a […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن “محمد عامر لیاقت” کو یاد کررہی ہے جو نو سال قبل پشاور میں احتجاجی مظاہروں کی کوریج کرتے ہوئے جاں بحق ہو گئے تھے

21 ستمبر 21، 2012 کو اے آر وائی نیوز کے ڈرائیور، محمد عامر لیاقت، خیبر پختونخوا کے شہر پشاور میں اس وقت جاں بحق ہوگئے تھے جب پولیس نے ‘Innocence of Muslims’ نامی ویڈیو کے خلاف ایک سینما کے باہر پر تشدّد احتجاج کرنے والے مظاہرین پر فائرنگ کی۔ پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن ایک فرنٹ لائن […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن مصری خان اورکزئی کو یاد کررہا ہے جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی صحافت کے لیے وقف کردی

گیارہ سال قبل 14 ستمبر 2010 کو سینئر صحافی ، ہنگو یونین آف جرنلسٹ کے صدر اور روزنامہ اوصاف اور روزنامہ مشرق ، سمیت کئی اخبارات کے نمائندے، مصری خان اورکزئی ، کو تین نامعلوم افراد نے ہنگو پریس کلب خیبر پختونخوا کے سامنے فائرنگ کر کے ہلاک کر دیا تھا۔ اس وقت اورکزئی کی […]


Pakistan Press Foundation commemorates the life of Misri Khan Orakzai, a journalist who sacrificed his life in the line of duty

Eleven years ago on September 14, 2010, senior journalist, President of the Hangu Union of Journalist (HUJ) and correspondent for number of newspapers including Daily Ausaf and Daily Mashriq, Misri Khan Orakzai 48, was shot dead by three unidentified men in front of Hangu Press Club, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Early morning when Orakzai was entering the […]


Media persons harassed by police outside session’s court

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Whether it was due to influence of the accused or police indifference, media persons outside the judicial magistrate Shoaib Akhtar’s court were harassed, intimidated and threatened by the Jaffer family on Monday. It was the date of hearing and all the prominent members of the House of Jaffer, Zahir Jaffer, his father Zakir Jaffer, mother […]


Tehreek-i-Taliban issues warning to media

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PESHAWAR: The proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has issued a stark warning to national me­dia and journalists, asking them to refrain from calling them a “terrorist outfit” or they will be treated as enemies. In a statement apparently released by the TTP on social media on Monday, its spokesman Mohammad Khurasani reportedly said they were monitoring […]


PPF remembers media workers Ejaz Raisani and Muhammad Sarwar lost on the frontlines

On September 3, 2010, two media staffers — Samaa TV camera operator Ejaz Raisani and Aaj News driver Muhammad Sarwar — were killed in a suicide attack on a procession in Quetta, the capital city of the Balochistan province that claimed the lives of at least 64 people and  over 160 injured in the blast. […]


پی پی ایف فرنٹ لائن پر زندگی کی بازی ہار جانے والے میڈیا ورکرز اعجاز رئیسانی اور محمد سرور کو ان کی برسی پر یاد کررہا ہے

ستمبر3 2010، کو صوبہ بلوچستان کے دارالحکومت کوئٹہ میں ایک جلوس پر خودکش حملے میں سما ٹی وی کے کیمرہ آپریٹر اعجاز رئیسانی اور آج نیوز کے ڈرائیور محمد سرور ہلاک ہو گئے تھے، اس دھماکے میں کم از کم 64 افراد ہلاک اور 160 سے زائد زخمی ہوئے تھے۔ اس جلوس کا اہتمام شیعہ […]


PFUJ: Suspected abduction of a Pakistani reporter Muhammad Iqbal Mengal

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Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has shown its deep concern over the suspect abduction of a Pakistani reporter while he was performing his duties in Afghanistan and demanded the Afghan & Pakistan authorities to ensure his safe rescue. A reporter from Pakistan Muhammad Iqbal Mengal has been missing for two days in Afghanistan. Muhammad […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) طالبان کے ہاتھوں اغوا ہونے بعد ایک فضائی حملے میں بچھڑ جانے والے مرحوم صحافی عبدالعزیز شاہین کو یاد کر رہی ہے۔

29 اگست، 2008 کو، مقامی اخبارات آزادیؔ اور خبرکارؔ کے لیے کام کرنے والے ایک صحافی، عبدالعزیز شاہین، خیبر پختونخوا کی وادی سوات میں طالبان کے ایک ٹھکانے پر جیٹ فائٹرز کے ایک حملے میں، جہاں وہ طالبان کے پاس یرغمال تھے، مارے گئے تھے۔ 35 سالہ صحافی نے اپنے پیچھے ایک بیوہ، تین بیٹے اور […]


Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) commemorates the life of the late journalist Abdul Aziz Shaheen, lost in an airstrike after being kidnapped by the Taliban

On August 29, 2008, a journalist working for local dailies Azadi and Khabarkar, Abdul Aziz Shaheen, was killed in an attack by jet fighters on a Taliban hideout, where he was being held by the Taliban, in the Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The 35 year old journalist left behind a wife, three sons and a daughter. […]