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پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن صحافی محمود خان اور شہزاد خان کو خراج تحسین پیش کرتا ہے جنہوں نے خبر کا احاطہ کرنے کے لیے خود کو فرنٹ لائن پر رکھا اور مہلک دھماکے میں اپنی جانیں گنوادیں

 اَگست 8 ، 2016ء کو صوبہ بلوچستان کے دارالحکومت کوئٹہ میں ایک بم دھماکہ ہوا جس میں کم از کم 73 افراد ہلاک ہوئے، مرنے والوں میں دو صحافی بھی شامل تھے۔ دھماکے میں سو سے زائد زخمی ہوئے تھے۔ پرووینشل سنڈیمن ہسپتال،جسے سول ہسپتال کے نام سے جانا جاتا ہے،  کے ایمرجنسی وارڈ کے […]


Over 100 Harvard fellows stand in solidarity with Pak journalists

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BOSTON: Over 100 journalists from around the world have called on the government of Pakistan to end impunity and take action against those who are attacking, harassing, and intimidating journalists. Standing in solidarity with Absar Alam, the Nieman Fellow 2005 at Harvard, this was demanded by 107 Harvard-educated journalists from across the world. Absar Alam […]


Increase in violence against journalists deplored

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ISLAMABAD: Over 100 journalists from around the world have expressed their concerns over “an alarming surge in attacks on journalists in Pakistan” and urged the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government to end impunity and take action against those who are attacking, harassing and intimidating journalists. The concern was shown by Harvard-educated journalists from across the world […]


Application against Gharidah Farooqi submitted to Federal Investigation Agency FIA

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ISLAMABAD: An application has been submitted to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for registration of a cybercrime case against television presenter Gharidah Farooqi. The application has been submitted by Advocate Irfan Jahangir. He emphasized that the anchor in her controversial tweet had mocked the importance of animal sacrifice under Islamic teachings. The petition states that […]


Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) practice of ‘calling to office sans reason harassment’

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has termed the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) practice of calling someone to its office without any notice or reason “harassment”. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard a petition against the FIA’s misuse of power. The chief justice remarked why there is an impression that the FIA takes action against […]


Media representatives to give input on journalists’ protection bill

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ISLAMABAD: The sub-committee of National Assembly on Human Rights on Friday decided to invite media representatives for their input on the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2021. “Representatives from Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and regional union of journalists can expand on the concerns and the challenges journalists face,” said MNA Lal Chand […]


Sindh Governor inks ‘Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Practitioners Bill-2021’

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KARACHI – Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Wednesday signed nearly a dozen new and amended bills including ‘the Sindh Protection of Journalists and Other Practitioners Bill-2021’ which were received from the Sindh Law Department. The bills encompassing the measures that address terms of employment of the workers, employees social security, provision of safe transportation facility […]


Geo News team attacked during London Afghan protest

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LONDON: A group of Afghan nationals held a protest outside Pakistan High Commission London on Friday afternoon which turned violent when a Geo News reporting team was attacked by some of the demonstrators. “The Watan Group” had organized the protest to seek justice for the daughter of the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan who was allegedly […]


A journalist in Landi Kotal being threatened for Vlog

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Some villagers threatened Mehrab Shah Afridi, a journalist from Khyber District, and attempted to attack him inside the Landi Kotal Press Club, causing anguish and indignation within the journalist community. These intimidators serve Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri, according to Mehran Shah Afridi, also a TNN correspondent from Landi Kotal Tehsil. Speaking […]


Restrictions on media

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Journalists Beyond Borders (BRF) in its yearly report ((2021) has decried and disparaged the government for its consistent drive of tightening the screws around Pakistani media with no sign of expiration to review the policy that is indeed tyrannical and unacceptable for being at variance with the constitutional imperatives. The report ranked Pakistan at 145 […]


Nadeem Malik refuses to appear before Federal Investigation Authority

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ISLAMABAD—Samaa TV anchor Nadeem Malik, in response of a notice issued by FIA’s counter-terrorism wing, has decided not to appear before the agency. He said that he “will not appear before the FIA. I am in my office. Catch me here,” he tweeted. FIA had sent the notice over Malik’s remarks on Arshad Malik’s case […]


Attacks on journalists: The National Assembly (NA) body to summon interior minister, secretary, Nadra head, DG Federal Investigation Authority in next meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday decided to summon Interior Minister, Interior Secretary, Nadra chairman, DG FIA and IG Islamabad in its next meeting with regards to targeting of journalists. The committee, which met here with Mian Javed Latif in the chair, took a number of issues, including PTV […]


Punjab Assembly speaker Okays amendment to journalist’s bill

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LAHORE: After serious reservations and protest by the journalist community, Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Parvaiz Elahi has notified amendments to the Punjab Privileges Amendment Bill 2021. In the Amendment Bill, one schedule was included in the 1972 Act. Parvaiz Elahi in a statement in Monday said that he held journalists in great esteem and the […]


‘Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) not aimed to control media’, minister assures Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE)

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Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib has assured the representatives of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) Ordinance is not aimed to curtail press freedom. Addressing concerns of the CPNE during a visit to the head office of Daily Times (DT) in Lahore, the minister said […]