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Pemra chairman receives second complaint against senior official

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman has received second complaint of women harassment against a senior officer in less than two months. The first complaint was filed by a female employee of State Life Insurance Corporation in the mid of November last year who claimed that Pemra’s senior officer harassed her and misbehaved […]


Bad health of prime suspect delays indictment in DHA double murder case

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Indictment in the DHA double murder case was deferred once again on Thursday after the jail authorities failed to produce the prime suspect, Atif Zaman, in the court citing his bad health. A hearing of the case was held in the judicial complex at the Karachi Central Jail. An additional sessions judge of District South […]


In Balochistan, journalists to protest against lay-offs

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QUETTA:The journalist community of Balochistan has announced to launch protests against the dismissal of media workers in the country. “Protest camps will be set up in front of the provincial assemblies across the country, while a demonstration will be held on February 12 in front of the parliament during the assembly session,” said Pakistan Federal Union of […]


Fawad, anchorperson seek police action

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LAHORE: The row between Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and anchorperson Mubasher Lucman took a surprise turn on Monday when the two filed applications with police, seeking action against each other for hurling `serious threats.’ In his application submitted to the Model Town station house officer, Mr Chaudhry said that he was […]


CM Murad Ali Shah notices cases against journalists in Sindh

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KARACHI: Issue of cases against journalists was raised during the meeting of Provincial Public Safety and Police Complaint Commission held at the Sindh Chief Minister House chaired by Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah. Shah was informed by members of the commission that journalists in various districts especially in Sukkur range were being booked in […]


Rights bodies ask govt for concrete action against attacks on media

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KARACHI: In a joint appeal, members of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and other rights organisations have called upon the government to take concrete action against threats, intimidation and harassment against journalists and to unequivocally condemn attacks on the independent media in Pakistan. In the letter addressed to President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister […]


Lawyer- media tensions over PIC attack coverage.

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ISLAMABAD: The once cordial relations between lawyers and the media have seemingly reached a low point after Wednesday’s attack by the legal fraternity on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) in Lahore. Scores of lawyers stormed the PIC vandalizing the facility and thrashing everyone in sight apparently to “settle the score” with doctors who, they […]


Attack on PIC: Lawyers accuse media of partial reporting

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LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: After an attack at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore, a joint meeting of lawyers representing various bodies of the legal fraternity severely criticised the media and charged it with partial reporting. A joint meeting of the Pakistan Bar Council, Supreme Court Bar Association, Punjab Bar Council, Lahore High Court Bar Association, Lahore […]


Lawyers beat reporters, citizens

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LAHORE: Before marching towards the Punjab Institute of Cardiology on Wednesday, lawyers gathered at GPO Chowk and tortured media representatives and several citizens. The lawyers chased away reporters and tortured reporters — Ahmad Faraz, Salim Shaikh, Hasnain Chaudhry, Hasan Hafeez, Nadeem Chaudhry, Ali Sahi, Burhanuddin, cameraman Ramzan Malik and woman journalist Ambar Qureshi. They also […]


40 booked for hurling life threats at media persons

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DERA GHAZI KHAN: Civil Lines police have registered a case against 40 unidentified people, including three nominated contractors of building department for hurling life threat at the media person covering a tender opening event at the building department. The police registered the case on the complaint of media person who stated that contractors tried to […]


Minister condemns violence and threats by protesters outside Dawn offices

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KARACHI: Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Saturday condemned the incidents of “violence and threats” by protesters outside the Dawn offices in Islamabad in recent days. In a tweet, Ms Mazari said: “Peaceful protest is everyone’s right but giving threats to others cannot be acceptable. I disagree often with @dawn_com’s line but I strongly condemn […]


Dawn’s Islamabad bureau besieged by protesters for the second time this week

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Protesters on Friday besieged Dawn’s Islamabad bureau — the second time this week — and chanted slogans against the media group and set copies of the newspaper on fire. Nearly 100 people who had arrived in vans gathered outside the newspaper’s office. Police arrived at the scene but the protesters dispersed on their own after about 40 […]


Show of solidarity with Dawn over threats

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ISLAMABAD: A large number of journalists, media workers, civil society activists, politicians, labour leaders and students assembled outside the offices of daily Dawn across the country on Thursday to show solidarity with the staff in the wake of an episode earlier this week in which a mob besieged the newspaper’s Islamabad bureau. The unidentified men […]


IPI executive board condemns death threats to Dawn editor and CEO

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The undersigned members of the global Executive ~ of the International Press Institute (IPI) vehemently condemn death threats made against fellow P1 Executive Board member and Dawn editor Zaffar Abbas as well as Dawn CEO Hamid Haroon during demonstrations outside the offices of Dawn in Pakistan. “On December 3 protestors laid siege to Dawn’s Islamabad […]