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Women journalists seek protection against attacks on social media

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KARACHI: A group of well-known Pakistani female journalists and commentators have sought protection against what they termed “vicious attacks” directed at them through social media, allegedly by people linked to the PTI government. A joint statement, which has been signed so far by 30 female journalists belonging to various media outlets and mediums, stated that […]


PBA urges Pemra to suspend license of BOL News

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LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has urged Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take strong action against BOL News by passing prohibitory order and suspension and revocation of its license for using blackmailing tactics to extort business from advertising agencies. According to details, PBA in its complaint to Pemra against M/s […]


SC chides police over report in journalist kidnap case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday censured the capital police chief over the report on the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan which the court found “altogether unsatisfactory”. “In which age do you live?” Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed asked Islamabad Inspector General of Police Amir Zulfikar Khan during the hearing of a contempt […]


Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for 20th

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LAHORE: The accountability court Wednesday extended judicial remand of Jang/ Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman for August 20. The accountability court judge, Asad Ali, has also directed authorities to produce Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before the court. It is pertinent to mention that the Jang-Geo editor-in-chief is in custody for more than 145 days in a case which […]


Court moved for release of Pearl murder suspects

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KARACHI:The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to law officers on a plea challenging the provincial government’s second notification for extending the confinement of four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Shamsuddin Abbasi, issued notices to the Sindh advocate general and prosecutor general, […]


Police submit report to SC in journalist abduction case

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ISLAMABAD: As the Supreme Court resumes hearing a contempt of court case against senior journalist Matiullah Jan on Thursday (today), the capital police furnished a report conceding that they are still waiting for replies from different departments the assistance of which they had sought to unearth the kidnapping incidence of the journalist. “But efforts are under way […]


PFUJ announces probe/monitoring body

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), an umbrella organization of all the journalists unions across the country, has set up a six-member committee to probe the incident of kidnapping of Matiullah Jan from the high security zone of Islamabad as well as to monitor the progress in police investigation. The Union has also decided […]


VOA Urdu in trouble for airing Biden video

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The Urdu service of Voice of America (VOA) has landed itself in the middle of a struggle between America’s two major parties — Republican and Democratic — to win over Muslim votes. Some Urdu journalists may lose their jobs for airing a video that favours Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. There are only 3.5 million Muslims – […]


Let us rise

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WE are living in disturbing times. “No one is above the law and every citizen, including the state, is subservient to the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution,” said the chief justice of the Islamabad High Court in his verdict on the kidnapping of senior journalist Matiullah Jan in broad daylight in the federal […]


South Kashmir-based editor, journalist, Qazi Shibli, again detained by Indian police: IIOJK

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 01 (APP):South Kashmir-based editor and journalist, Qazi Shibli, has been detained by Indian police in Shergari police station, Srinagar, since Friday afternoon, in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service one of his family members said that he had been waiting outside the police station in Srinagar on Friday […]


CPJ asks India to release detained Kashmiri journalist Qazi Shibli

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APP: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based independent watchdog body, on Saturday called on India to immediately release Qazi Shibli, editor of The Kashmiriyat, a news website based in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, from custody. Shibli was detained at the Shergarh police station in Srinagar on Friday after questioning by the […]


Sh Rasheed again urges PM Imran Khan to release Mir Shakilur Rahman

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday said that he had again asked the prime minister to release Jang/Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman. Talking in Geo News Show, ‘Naya Pakistan’, the minister said that if the people from the NAB are also listening they should have a big heart on the festival of Eid. […]


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 […]