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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. […]


سات سال کے بعد: کیس بند ہوگیا مگر انصاف نہیں مل سکا – ارشاد مستوئی ، عبدالرسول خجک اور محمد یونس کی یاد میں

سات سال قبل، 28 اگست، 2014 کو تین میڈیا ورکرز – – اے آر وائی نیوز کے اسائنمنٹ ایڈیٹر اور آن لائن نیوز ایجنسی کے بیورو چیف ارشاد مستوئی، ایک ٹرینی رپورٹر عبدالرسول خجک اور آن لائن نیوز ایجنسی کے اکاؤنٹنٹ محمد یونس کو – – صوبہ بلوچستان کے دارالحکومت کوئٹہ میں نامعلوم مسلح افراد […]


7 years later: Case closed but no justice — Remembering Irshad Mastoi, Abdul Rasool Khajjak and Muhammad Younas

 Seven years ago, on August 28, 2014, three media workers — ARY News Assignment Editor and Online News Agency Bureau Chief Irshad Mastoi, a trainee reporter Abdul Rasool Khajjak and Online News Agency accountant Muhammad Younas — were murdered by unidentified gunmen in Quetta, the capital city of the Balochistan province. The case has currently […]


بارہ سال بعد بھی صحافی جان اللہ ہاشم زادہ کو انصاف نہیں مل سکا

بارہ سال قبل 24 اگست 2009 کو افغانستان کے شمشاد ٹیلی ویژن کے لیے پشاور میں مقیم بیورو چیف جان اللہ ہاشم زادہ کو پاکستان کے شمال مغربی ضلع خیبر میں جمرود کے قریب منی بس پر افغانستان سے واپس جاتے ہوئے گولی مار کر ہلاک کر دیا گیا تھا۔  پشاور پریس کلب کے اس […]


12 years later no justice for the journalist Janullah Hashimzada

Twelve years ago, on August 24, 2009, the bureau chief based in Peshawar for Afghanistan’s Shamshad Television, Janullah Hashimzada, was shot to death while travelling back from Afghanistan on a minibus near Jamrud in the northwestern Khyber district of Pakistan. At the time, the then Peshawar Press Club President Shamim Shahid said that the incident […]


پی پی ایف مقتول صحافی حاجی عبدالرزاق سربازی کی یاد منا رہا ہے

آٹھ سال قبل 21 اگست 2013 کے اس بدنصیب دن لاپتہ صحافی حاجی عبدالرزاق سربازی کی لاش کراچی میں پائی گئی تھی۔ بلوچی زبان کے اخبار ڈیلی توار کے کاپی ایڈیٹر عبدالرزاق 24 مارچ 2013 سے شہر سے لاپتہ تھے۔ پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) سے بات کرتے ہوئے سعیدہ سربازی نے کہا کہ […]


Pakistan Press Foundation remembers journalist Abdul Razzaq Sarbazi on his 8th death anniversary.

On this fateful day, eight years ago on August 21, 2013, the body of the missing journalist, Haji Abdul Razzak Sarbazi, was found in Karachi. A copy editor for the Balochi-language newspaper Daily Tawar, Abdul Razzak had been missing from the city since March 24, 2013. Speaking to Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Saeeda Sarbazi said […]


The European Union foreign ministry spokesperson raises concerns over violence against journalists in Pakistan

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BRUSSELS: The European Union is concerned over the continued reported cases of violence, intimidation, abduction, and killing of journalists in Pakistan, EU spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Nabila Massrali said Tuesday. There is a “clear, negative trend” in the freedom of media in recent years, Massrali said in a statement. “The backtracking in […]


Two journalists detained by the Federal Investigative Agency

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) is concerned at the arrest of two journalists — Amir Mir and Imran Shafqat — in Lahore on August 7 by the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA). While the investigating body has issued a statement for the reasons for their arrest, it is an overreach of the FIA’s powers to detain the […]


Protest rallies condemn growing threats to journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Speakers in countrywide protest rallies on Monday condemned growing threats and violence against journalists and media workers and demanded respect to Freedom of Press and Free Speech and Expression in the country. Journalists and media workers and members the civil society attended the rallies in all the major cities across the country which were […]


Two journalists briefly detained for ‘defaming’ army, judiciary

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) cybercrime wing on Saturday briefly held two journalists for uploading content on their YouTube channels allegedly “against the army, judiciary and women”. Both journalists, who were picked up from their residences here, were released after a detention of a few hours. “The station house officer of the FIA cybercrime […]


Pakistan Press Foundation pays tribute to journalist Mehmood Khan and Shehzad Khan who put themselves on the frontline to cover the story and lost their lives in the deadly blast.

On August 8, 2016, a bomb blast rippled through Quetta, the capital of the Balochistan province killing at least 73 people, two journalists were amongst the dead. Over a hundred were injured in the explosion. A large number of lawyers had gathered outside the emergency ward of the Provincial Sandeman Hospital, known as Civil Hospital, […]