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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 […]


Attack on Dawn News Office by Unknown Group of people.

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Around 30 to 35 unidentified people on 2 Dec 2019 staged a protest outside Dawn News office in Islamabad over publication of a news report regarding the ethnicity of the London bridge attacker. Holding banners, chanting slogans against the newspaper, standing outside the office from 3:30 PM and making the staffers hostages, they demand for […]


Pakistani media community to set guidelines, protocols for journalists’ safety

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s media fraternity has decided to set up national protocols and guidelines for the safety of the media personnel, the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) announced in a press release issued Thursday, terming it “a milestone for safety of media houses and media practitioners”. The guidelines and protocol “will envisage self-regulation charter having […]


Fire erupts at PTV station

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KARACHI: A fire broke out at the Pakistan Television (PTV) Karachi station loca­ted in the New Town area on Friday, which destroyed wooden structures, said officials. No one was hurt in the incident. A fire brigade official added that the blaze erupted at the set designing store at around 12.36pm. Four fire engines rushed to […]


Journalists thrashed by mills owner Our staff reporter

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A Daska based journalist and his cameraman were beaten by the owners and employees of a local flour mill in Daska. According to the FIR, Rana Ghulam Mustafa, a reporter of ARY News Channel, and cameraman Irfan went to the said rice mills in Daska for getting the version of the millers regarding the shortage […]


Pakistan among world’s worst for unsolved journalists’ murders

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KARACHI:During one of his recent trips to the United States, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan’s media was freer than in Britain. US President Donald Trump, too, around the same time, expressed envy, saying that Pakistan’s premier was fortunate to have such a positive press. One of the reasons for this “freer” press is believed to be […]


Vetran journalist shot dead in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A veteran journalist Tanvir Khan was killed on Tuesday. He left behind two daughters, a son and a widow. His funeral was conducted at PC Ground in which journalists, lawyers and members of civil society participated in large numbers. Police have registered a case against four suspects and started an investigation. Tanvir was shot […]