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PFUJ condemns robbery attempt at Imtiaz Alam’s home

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned a second burglary attempt at the residence of veteran journalist Imtiaz Alam in Lahore, which it termed alarming, and a failure of the provincial government.                            In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi called for an inquiry into the incident and immediate arrest […]


Rights Experts Slam Use Of Force Against Journalists Covering US Protests

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UNITED NATIONS: The monitors for freedom of expression for the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights Wednesday condemned the use of force against journalists reporting on demonstrations that have rocked cities across the United States over the past two weeks following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, by police […]


GPKSC UK expresses grave concern over persecution of journalists in IOJK

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Expressing grave concern over the increased incidents of victimization of journalists in Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir by the Indian occupational forces, the world-fame Kashmiri rights forum – Global Pakistan Kashmir Supreme Council United Kingdom, said the increased victimization of journalists coupled with swelling restrictions imposed to suppress the voice of media in Indian- occupied Jammu […]


International groups call on Trump to speak up for press freedom

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President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 via email Dear President Trump, We are writing to you as journalists, press freedom organizations, and industry groups to express our deep dismay at the recent violence perpetrated against journalists in the United States as they have sought to report on mass […]


Kidnapper of Canadian journalist killed in encounter

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PESHAWAR: The Bannu Police during an encounter killed an alleged terrorist who had links with the kidnapping of Canadian female journalist Khadija Abdul Qahaar, an official said on Tuesday.  Khadija Abdul Qahaar, who claimed she had converted to Islam, along with her translator and guide was on her way to Miramshah in the hope of […]


PFUJ concerned over rapidly growing media crisis

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) has expressed grave concern over the rapidly growing media crisis in the country, which, it believes, is the result of ill-designed and ill-conceived media policy of the government.         “The crisis in the media industry is rapidly increasing, resulting in forced retrenchments, closure of the news outlets, and a decline […]


Hamid Mir serves legal notice on Punjab information minister

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ISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice on Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan for terming Prof. Waris Mir, Mir’s father, a traitor. ISLAMABAD—Hamid Mir, senior journalist and host of current affairs show Capital Talk on Geo News has served a legal notice […]


Islamabad High Court stays PIC decision on information about Presidency staff

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday suspended the decision of the Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) to provide information about the employees of the Presidency to a citizen. A single bench, comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah, on the request of the federation, issued the stay order on the PIC decision and issued notices to the […]


PFUJ condemns ‘indecent’ remarks by Gill

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned “indecent” remarks by PM’s Special Assistant Shehbaz Gill while responding to a journalist’s. The question was about Gill’s removal from Quaid-e-Azam University. In a joint statement President PFUJ Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi demanded the prime Minister Imran Khan take notice of Shehbaz […]


Media related troubles continue for govt

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ISLAMABAD: New York Times and Washington Post have covered an incident that will add to government’s worry about its perception of media handling and freedom of speech that has increasingly been under the limelight. According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and Council of Newspaper Editors, MPA Fayyazul Hassan Chohan made incendiary remarks, […]


Shikarpur journalist shot at, wounded

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SHIKARPUR: A senior journalist associated with a Sindhi daily was shot and wounded by some masked assailants near the Gul Wah (irrigation channel) area here on Tuesday. Jameel Ahmed Mahar, also the senior vice president of Shikarpur Union of Journalists (SUJ), was chased and attacked in the area falling within the limits of Chak police […]


SC Rejects Sindh Govt’s Appeal Against Acquittal Of Accused In Daniel Pearl Case

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The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected the Sindh government’s petition to suspend the Sindh High Court (SHC) judgment in the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl. Justice Manzoor said that the appeal cites irrelevant provisions and hence the accused will be released and acquitted as per the SHC’s verdict. He said that the kidnapping […]


SC to hear appeal against SHC judgment on Pearl case today

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Monday, will start hearing on appeals against the Sindh High Court judgment to acquit the accused involved in murder of Daniel Pearl, Bureau Chief of Wall Street Journal in Pakistan. On April 2, the SHC acquitted Adil Sheikh, Salman Saqib and Fahad Nasim and modified the sentence […]


After 2-Year Legal Battle, Samaa FM Staffer Wins Sexual Harassment Case Against Colleagues

“I worked at a hostile workplace for five years. I could not afford to quit the job. However, I kept complaining to my boss who was ironically guilty of catcalling himself”, says Tehreem Muneeba, a Radio broadcaster based in Islamabad. “I kept fighting against the ‘hostile workplace’ for two long years and today, the court […]