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‘Prime suspect’s killing just proves the obvious’

Saher Baloch Karachi: Mohabbat Khan Babar expressed his belief in the adage ‘you reap what you sow’ as he talked about the killing on Saturday of Liaqat Ali, the prime suspect in the murder case of his brother, Geo News reporter Wali Khan Babar, in a police “encounter”. “He was a criminal; he had to […]


The News staffer’s house attacked again

Usman Manzoor ISLAMABAD: In yet another attempt to threaten senior journalist of The News, Shakeel Anjum, for exposing criminals, some half a dozen unknown men attacked his house on Saturday night, breaking a light fixture at the main gate, harassing the family and leaving a ‘message’ for the journalist. Fortunately the family of Shakeel Ajum […]


Suspect in TV reporter murder case shot dead

KARACHI: Liaquat Ali, the prime suspect in the 2011 murder of television journalist Wali Khan Babar, was killed and an accomplice of his was wounded in what was claimed to be ‘an encounter with police’ in Clifton in the early hours of Saturday. A policeman also sustained injuries, officials said. They claimed that the gunfight […]


Workshop with Radio Professionals On Producing News and Current Affairs Program: Gender Sensitive Reporting

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) With the Support of IPDC (UNESCO) Workshop with Radio Professionals On Producing News and Current Affairs Program: Gender Sensitive Reporting May 21-23-2012 Lahore Speakers and participants of a workshop developed a consensus on the independent role of the media to overcome the critical social issues relating to gender-based imbalances and women […]


Reporters Without Borders concerned over growing attacks on journalists

PESHAWAR: A leading global press freedom watchdog on Tuesday expressed concern over growing attacks on journalists in Pakistan with Abdul Razaq Gul becoming the fifth journalists killed this year. “The authorities must work actively to protect journalists, who keep on being the victims of physical attacks, threats, kidnap attempts and even murder,” Paris-based Reporters Without […]


MQM slams attack on media men

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Coordination Committee has strongly condemned the shooting of Aslam Khan and Muhammad Khalil, reporter and cameraman of a private news channel while they covered Awami Tehreek’s rally at Napier Road, Lyari. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, they termed the incident an attack on the freedom of press. They […]


‘Blasphemous content’: Police register FIR against Facebook

By Qaiser Zulfiqar ISLAMABAD: A day after the authorities briefly banned access to microblogging website Twitter due to ‘blasphemous’ material, the city capital police on the orders of a city court on Monday registered a case against social networking giant Facebook. Margalla police station registered a First Information Report (FIR) against Facebook and three other […]


Protests against killing of journalists in Balochistan

QUETTA: Local journalists and activists of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan held a demonstration on Sunday against the killing of a journalist in Turbat area of Kech district. The bullet-riddled body of Razzaq Gul, who worked for the Express TV, was found in Turbat on Saturday. He was kidnapped and killed by unknown people and […]


Pakistan restores Twitter after block over “blasphemous” posts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan restored access to Twitter after briefly blocking the microblog over “blasphemous” posts about a Facebook competition involving caricatures of Prophet Mohammed. The website was blocked Sunday by the telecoms authority on the orders of the IT ministry amid accusations it refused to remove messages about the Facebook contest. But the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority […]


TUJ condemns torture on tribal journalist

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: Tribal Union of Journalists, South Waziristan Agency Unit, Saturday strongly condemned torturing of a tribal journalist allegedly by personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) in Wana, South Waziristan Agency.To condemn the act on the part of the personnel of the FC, a meeting of TUJ, South Waziristan Agency unit was held with Mohammad Roshan […]


Bullet-riddled body of journalist found in Turbat

By Shehzad Baloch QUETTA: The bullet-riddled body of a journalist was found dumped in a deserted area near Turbat city in Kech district on Saturday morning. At least 17 journalists have been killed in Balochistan during the last three years. Relatives of Express News correspondent Razzaq Gul said that he had been kidnapped from near […]


World Press Freedom Day Celebrated by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) on May 3, 2012

Pakistani journalists are killed, unjustly detained, abducted, beaten and threatened by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, militants, tribal and feudal lords, as well as, some political parties that claim to promote democracy and the rule of law. Sixwere killed in the line of duty in Pakistan during 2011. For every journalist who has been deliberately […]


Demo against manhandling of journalists in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: A large number of journalists and photographers protested against beating-up of two journalists outside the local press club on Tuesday. They chanted slogans against the Jamshoro administration as two journalists of a private TV channel, Aziz Palari and Ismail Barejo, were beaten up. They were residents of Nooriabad and Kotri.They demanded of the government […]


Pakistan Broadcasting Association advises Pemra to be specific

ISLAMABAD: Secretary General Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) Syed Sarfraz Hussain Shah, on behalf of PBA members, has rejected the accusations levelled by the Pemra against entire broadcasting industry. He gave his remarks in response to the press release titled “Pemra to take action against derogatory programmes, excessive advertisements and foreign content,” says a PBA press […]