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Journalists’ Protection Act: Islamabad High Court seeks comments from Human Rights ministry

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Wednesday, sought comments from the Ministry of Human Rights in a petition challenging the Section 6 (Good faith Obligation of journalists and media persons) of the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act, 2021. A single bench of Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the directions, while hearing the […]


PPF remembers Chishti Mujahid — Slain in 2008, no progress on investigation yet

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) remembers the work of a photojournalist and columnist for the Urdu-language weekly Akbar-e-Jehan Dr Abdus Samad Chishti Mujahid, was fatally shot by a gunman in Quetta, the capital of the Balochistan province on February 9, 2008. Mujahid’s murder was the result of a headline — a headline he had not himself […]


PPF remembers Allah Noor and Amir Nawab – journalists murdered in the line of duty

On 7 February 2005 Allah Noor, reporter of Khyber TV, and Amir Nawab, correspondent of Associated Press Television News were killed when men armed with AK-47 machine guns opened fire on them in a van near the town of Wana, South Waziristan, KPK. 4 prominent Journalists of the area including Allah Noor, Amir Nawab, Anwar Shakir, […]


پی پی ایف دورانِ ڈیوٹی قتل ہوئے والے صحافیوں اللہ نور اور عامر نواب کو یاد کررہی ہے

فروری7، 2005 کو خیبر ٹی وی کے رپورٹر اللہ نور اور ایسوسی ایٹڈ پریس ٹیلی ویژن نیوز کے نمائندے عامر نواب اس وقت ہلاک ہو گئے تھے جب اے کے 47 مشین گنوں سے مسلح افراد نے فاٹا کے جنوبی وزیرستان کے علاقے وانا کے قریب ایک وین میں ان پر فائرنگ کی۔ علاقے کے […]


The Islamabad High Court resumes petition against implementation of online content rules

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will Thursday (today) resume hearing in identical petitions filed against the implementation of “Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards), Rules 2020.” A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah will conduct hearing of the petitions wherein he had […]


MPA Aqibullah Khan misbehaves with journalist during visit to Swabi hospital

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SWABI: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MPA Aqibullah Khan on Monday allegedly misbehaved with a journalist when the latter drew his attention towards out-of-order equipment in the Bacha Khan Hospital Complex, Shahmansoor, here. Mr Aqibullah, his brother, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, and newly-elected Swabi tehsil mayor Attaullah Khan, were on a visit to the hospital to inspect […]


36-year-old land allotment case: Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman honourably acquitted

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LAHORE: An Accountability Court on Monday acquitted Jang-Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and others in a 36-year-old private property case as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) failed to prove any of the charges of violation of laws, corrupt practices and loss to national exchequer. The Accountability Court judge, Asad Ali, while announcing the 20-page judgment […]


قتل کے بعد معافی کا مقدمہ — پی پی ایف صحافی ساجد تنولی کو یاد کررہی ہے

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پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) اردو کے ایک علاقائی روزنامے شمال کے صحافی ساجد تنولی کو یاد کر رہی ہے جنہیں 2004 میں صوبہ خیبر پختونخوا میں مانسہرہ کے میئر خالد جاوید نے قتل کر دیا تھا۔ تنولی کا قتل اور متاثرہ خاندان کی جانب سے قاتل کو بالآخر معاف کرنا ایک عام رجحان […]


A case of murder and pardoning — Remembering Sajid Tanoli

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) remembers journalist Sajid Tanoli, a reporter with a regional Urdu daily newspaper Shumal, who in 2004, was killed by Khalid Javed, the mayor of Mansehra in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province The murder of Tanoli and the eventual pardoning of the murderer by the victim’s family is a common trend that has been […]


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 […]