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Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said that right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance. Talking to a private news channel, he said he strongly condemned […]


PFUJ concerned at violence against journalists

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed grave concern over the violent attack on BOL News journalist Asad Kharal and kidnapping of Waqt TV analyst Gul Bukhari, in Lahore. In a statement, the union President Afzal Butt and Secretary-General Ayub Jan Sarhandi said both incidents had similar patterns and indicated the involvement […]


British High Commission expresses concern over Gul Bukhari’s abduction

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Lahore: The British High Commission in Pakistan on Wednesday expressed its concern over the abduction of journalist Gul Bukhari, who holds Pakistani as well as British nationality, saying it was reaching out to her for consular assistance. Bukhari, abducted by unknown persons in Lahore on Tuesday night, was reported to have returned home early on […]


British-Pakistani commentator briefly ‘abducted’ in Lahore, Pakistan

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Lahore, June 6: A British-Pakistani commentator was briefly ‘abducted’ in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province of Pakistan Gul Bukhari, a contributing writer of Daily The Nation, Lahore, was intercepted by some unidentified persons in Cantonment area of Lahore, while she was on her way to appear in a TV show of Waqt News […]


Pakistani journalist thrashed by armed men

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Lahore, June 6:  A Pakistani journalist was beaten up by unknown persons in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province. Asad Kharal, an investigative journalist, was thrashed by some masked armed persons near Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore on night between Tuesday and Wednesday. He received multiple injuries and was rushed to Services Hospital Lahore. […]


Journalist Gul Bukhari home after hours long ‘abduction’ in Lahore

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Journalist and activist Gul Bukhari was abducted by unknown persons in Lahore on Tuesday night, police sources said. Early on Wednesday, her family confirmed she was home and “fine”. According to sources, Bukhari was on her way to the Waqt TV studio on the Fatimah Jinnah Road (Queen’s Road) for a talk show when the […]


Senior journalist and anchorperson Asad Kharal beaten up in Lahore

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LAHORE: Investigative journalist and television anchorperson Asad Kharal was reportedly attacked and injured by ‘masked men’ near Allama Iqbal International Airport in the wee hours of Wednesday. SP Cantonment Bilal Zafar confirmed the incident to The Express Tribune. “Asad Kharal was allegedly tortured by unidentified men. We have already received a complaint of the incident,” […]


Two accused in journalist murder case get bail

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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday issued release order on bail of two accused brothers charged with the murder of a local journalist in the Swabi district. A single bench of Justice Ikramullah Khan issued the release order. The accused were directed to furnish bail bonds for securing their release. During arguments, Sahibzada […]


AWP condemns attack on private TV channel office

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The Awami Workers Party (AWP) condemned the armed attack on the office of Vash TV channel in Karachi. In a joint statement, AWP senior vice-President Yousufmasti Khan, general secretary Akhtar Hussain Advocate and spokesperson Farooq Tariq expressed deep concerns at frequent attacks on the Balochi language channel ‘Vaash’ by armed men and termed it an […]


Journalists end boycott of JUI-F activities after Fazl’s assurance

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) on Tuesday ended the boycott of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) after its chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman assured the journalist community of visiting the press club and tendering an apology over the torture of media persons by its workers. The PPC and KhUJ announced conditional […]


Journalists sign petition against curbs on media

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LAHORE: More than 50 journalists, including editors and columnists, media persons and media freedom organisation representatives in Pakistan and abroad have signed a petition against curbs on media in the country in recent days. Initiated by journalist Beena Sarwar, the petition states that the signatories were seriously concerned over some recent actions. The petition stated […]


Marriyum condemns murder of journalist

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb has strongly condemned the heinous murder of Zeeshan Butt, a journalist, and vowed to ensure that his murderers would meet their due fate. The Minister, in a statement issued here on Wednesday, said that the culprits did not deserve any […]


Court orders to produce missing journalist within three days

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HYDERABAD: The District and Session Judge Hyderabad Amjad Ali Bohio on Wednesday directed Hyderabad SSP Peer Muhammad Shah to produce the missing journalist Kamran Sahito in three days. The petitioner Miral Ali Sahito, father, informed the court that his son, a sub-editor at the Sindh Express, was allegedly picked up by policemen from their residence […]


‘Strict actions should be taken against those involved in violence against journalists’

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LAHORE: An International Conference on “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: A Pakistani Perspective on UNESCO Report” was held in the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), University of the Punjab. Norwegian Ambassador Tore Nedrebo, Swedish Ambassador Ingrid Johnson, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zakarya Zakir, ICS Director Dr Noshina Saleem, UNESCO Communications Consultant […]